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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

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Fred A. Zar, M.D.

Academic Title: Professor of Clinical Medicine                                                                                        

Administrative Positions: Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine; Director Internal Medicine Residency Program

Division: General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Location: 840 S. Wood St., Room 440 CSN, Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)996-5014 (Office) Fax: (312)413-8283



MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (1979)

Resident, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago,IL (1979-1982)

Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (1982-1984)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  1. Zar FA, El-Bayoumi E and Yungbluth MM. Histologic Proof of Acalculous Cholecystitis due to Cyclospora cayatanensis.  Clin. Infect. Dis. 15:33:E140–1, 2001.
  2. Moorthi K, Radhakrishnan P and Zar FA. Purulent pericarditis and cardiac tamponaade caused by Staphylococcus aureus urosepsis.  J. Gen. Intern. Med. 17(S1): 58–9, 2002.
  3. Radhakrishnan P, Lingegowda V, Molagavalli V, Zouras W and Zar FA. Positive PPD test in health–care workers (HCW): A study of the compliance of antibiotic prophylaxis.  J. Gen. Intern. Med. 17(S1): 209, 2002.
  4. Zar FA, Bakkanagari SR, Moorthi KMLST and Davis M. A comparison of vancomycin and metronidazole in the treatment of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea stratified by disease severity.  Clin. Infect. Dis. 45:302-7, 2007.
  5. Zar FA and Davis M. Further insights into vancomycin and metronidazole for the treatment of Clostridium difficile–diarrhea stratified by disease severity.  Clin. Infect. Dis. 45:1649–51, 2007.