Dr. Andrew Trotter
Andrew Trotter, MD MPH is an infectious disease specialist and internist at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Immunology and International Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s Chicago campus. His clinical work focuses on the care of people living with HIV both in urban centers in the US and in resource-poor international settings. His interests include strategies to improve access to medical care, quality of care and retention in care in marginalized and vulnerable populations. Currently, Dr. Trotter’s clinical practice includes both hospital-based and community-based HIV care. He sees health care through the lens of social justice and human rights, no matter where it may be.
Dr. Trotter recently returned to the US after living in Nepal for three years volunteering at an academic teaching hospital, providing HIV care both in hospital and community settings and taking part in a program to provide treatment for hepatitis C. He continues to have strong ties with Nepal. In addition to Nepal, he has been involved in clinical and research projects in Namibia and India.
After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Trotter received his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine where he took part in clinical experiences in Bolivia and India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received his Master in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health with a focus on community medicine. While completing his infectious disease fellowship at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Trotter’s research focused on methods to assess HIV drug resistance in resource-limited settings in collaboration with the World Health Organization. This included the implementation of a public health project in Namibia.