Dr. Mitchell Weinstein grew up in Montreal, Canada and earned a B.A. in Life Sciences in 1989 and an M.D. with honors in 1992 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He received his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1996. He has been double board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Weinstein has worked as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Toronto and at several community hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area. He moved to the Chicago area in 1999 and worked at several hospitals in Northwest Indiana. He joined Lakeshore Infectious Disease Associates in 2009 and is on staff at Saint Joseph Hospital, where he also functions as the Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division and the Chairman of the Infection Control program. He is actively involved in post-graduate education and resident teaching on the Infectious Diseases teaching service at Saint Joseph Hospital. He is also on staff at Kindred Lakeshore Hospital, where he cares for complex patients with chronic medical needs and as of 2019 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Dr. Weinstein’s philosophy of care involves taking the best available scientific evidence based data and applying it to each individual patient so that they canjointly come up with an optimal, personalized plan of therapy.
Dr. Weinstein’s particular areas of clinical interest include HIV care, HIV PrEP, Hepatitis C management, Hepatitis B, syphilis and other STDs, bacterial infections including multi-resistant pathogens (MRSA and others), tuberculosis, Clostridium difficile infections, viral infections, travel medicine and parasitic infections, wounds and skin, bone and joint infections. He has been widely quoted in the media on several topics in Infectious Diseases and interviewed on CBS Channel 2, NBC News Channel 5, ABC Channel 7, DNAinfo Chicago, WBBM radio, The Wall Street Journal and others.
In his rare free time, Dr. Weinstein is a passionate Chicago (and Canadian) sports fan, enjoys spending time with his pug, loves to travel, and is an avid distance runner.
Appointments can be made to see Dr. Weinstein by calling 773-665-3261