Omar Al-Heeti, MD

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

    About me

    Dr. Omar Al-Heeti treats a variety of bacterial, viral and fungal infections that can occur throughout the body. He also helps cure wound and surgical infections. 

    His research interests focused on viral infection in those who are immunocompromised and mycobacterial infections. His additional interests include medical education and global medicine.



    Education & training

    Infectious Diseases Specialist
    Board Certifications
    Internal Medicine
    Infectious Diseases
    Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Undergraduate Degree
    BA, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
    Infectious Disease, Northwestern University, Chicago IL


    Al-Heeti OM, Cathro HP, Ison MG. Adenovirus Infection and Transplantation. Transplantation. 2022;106(5):920-927. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000003988

    Al-Heeti O, Kumar RN, Kling K, Angarone M, Achenbach C, Taiwo B. Remdesivir retreatment: another unproven intervention for COVID-19. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2022;77(3):854-856. doi:10.1093/jac/dkab472

    Wu EL, Al-Heeti O, Hoff BM, et al. Role of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in the Treatment of Persistent Mycobacterium abscessus Central Nervous System Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022;9(8):ofac392. Published 2022 Jul 30. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofac392

    Pincus NB, Joshi T, Gatesy SWM, Al-Heeti O, Moore WJ, Bachta KER. Breakthrough daptomycin-, linezolid-, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia during protracted daptomycin therapy: A case report. IDCases. 2022;29:e01593. Published 2022 Aug 4. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2022.e01593

    Osmanovic S, Al-Heeti OM, Lin AY, et al. Staphylococcus aureus infection of the optic nerve. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015;35(1):48-50. doi:10.1097/WNO.0000000000000190

    Kiernan DF, Al-Heeti O, Blair MP, et al. Peripheral retinal nonperfusion in septo-optic dysplasia (de Morsier syndrome). Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(5):671-673. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.92

    Al-Heeti O, Wu EL, Ison MG, et al. Transfusion-Transmitted Cache Valley Virus Infection in a Kidney Transplant Recipient With Meningoencephalitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2023;76(3):e1320-e1327. doi:10.1093/cid/ciac566

    Takekoshi D, Al-Heeti O, Belvitch P, Schraufnagel DE. Native-valve endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium chelonae, misidentified as polymicrobial gram-positive bacillus infection. J Infect Chemother. 2013;19(4):754-756. doi:10.1007/s10156-012-0492-6

    Rivera AS, Al-Heeti O, Petito LC, et al. Association of statin use with outcomes of patients admitted with COVID-19: an analysis of electronic health records using superlearner. BMC Infect Dis. 2023;23(1):115. Published 2023 Feb 24. doi:10.1186/s12879-023-08026-0