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The Division of Immunotherapy is laboratory and clinic based, utilizing methods that allow the safe isolation, manipulation and preservation of population of stem cells and immune cells for therapeutic purposes.

Currently DIAD collaborates with the Divisions of Rheumatology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology, and the Departments of Neurology and Transplant Surgery in innovation approaches and active protocols for the treatment of severe lupus, amyloidosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and post transplant Lymphoproliferative disorders and cancers.

The Division invites inquires from physicians who would like to apply hematopoietic stem cells or immune cells toward innovative approaches to disease management and organ regeneration.

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease
by Richard K. Burt and Alberto M. Marmont
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Patient Education Booklet
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Phone Numbers
Practice Number: (312) 908-0059
Fax: (312) 908-0064
Dr. Burt's Office: (312) 908-0059
24 hr Service: (312) 915-8197

Practice Information
Office Location:
750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Suite 649
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Office Hours:

8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm

Department Chair(s):  Douglas Vaughan, MD
Ambulatory Medical Director(s):  Yu Oyama, M.D.
Division Chief(s):  Richard K. Burt, MD

Physicians in the Practice

Joaquin Brieva, MDRichard K Burt, MD
William H Pearce, MD

Care Provided For

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorders
  • CIPD
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Intestinal Failure
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sickle Cell
  • Vasculitis

Treatments and Procedures

Our physicians offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultation including:

  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Intestinal stem Cell Transplant
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