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Omar Perez, Pathologist, Pathology

Omar Perez, PhD, PharmD


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Dr. Omar Perez is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Pathology at UI Health. As the Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Dr. Perez focuses on providing cutting-edge diagnostic testing to identify disease-causing pathogens. He works alongside clinicians to help diagnose etiological agents of infectious-disease illness and in selecting the best treatment options for patients. Dr. Perez also is active in basic and translational research studying pathogen-host interactions. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and he also is a military microbiologist with the United States Army Reserves.

Language : English, Spanish

Specialties & Services

  • Pathology
  • Clinical Virology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Drug optimization
  • Clinical Pathology


Department of Pathology

840 S. Wood St., Suite 130
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Fellowship: Northwestern University
  • Postgraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD, PharmD)