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Frank J. Palella, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

BIOGRAPHY




Frank J. Palella Jr., M.D. is a professor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.



Dr. Palella's research focuses on the natural history, clinical outcomes, responses to therapy and complications of HIV disease. He wrote a landmark article documenting dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated deaths and opportunistic disease as a consequence of highly active antiretroviral therapy use. The article is the most cited in HIV/AIDS literature.



He currently serves as the principal investigator or co-investigator of six studies, many funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Palella has been on Northwestern's faculty in the division of infectious diseases since 1992. He is a Northwestern alumnus, having completed his undergraduate degree, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Northwestern.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - 1987
  • Residency
    Mcgaw Medical Center/Nu - 1990
  • Fellowship
    Mcgaw Medical Center/Nu - 1992

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Infectious Disease

PRIMARY LOCATION


Infectious Disease Center

676 N. Saint Clair

Arkes 940

Chicago, IL 60611

312-926-9630

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus