Interstitial Lung Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension

Get to Know Dr. Alexandra Funaki

Radiation oncologist Dr. Alexandra Funaki at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center specializes in thoracic vascular imaging and the diagnosis of thoracic disease.

Funaki has clinical interests in all interstitial lung disease, which is often the result of long-term exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos, the primary cause of mesothelioma.

She is part of the mediastinal tumor, lung cancer and mesothelioma treatment programs at the University of Chicago. Funaki works closely with mesothelioma specialist and medical oncologist Dr. Hedy Kindler.

Funaki’s areas of expertise also include pulmonary hypertension, vascular malformations in the thorax and atypical infections, including fungal pneumonia and nontuberculous mycobacterial pneumonia.

Specialties of Dr. Alexandra Funaki

  • Radiation oncology
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Fungal pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Dr. Alexandra Funaki’s Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • West Suburban Medical Center (Internship)
  • Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Awards and Certifications for Dr. Alexandra Funaki

  • Board certified in diagnostic radiology
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology (Member)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (Member)
  • Radiological Society of North America (Member)

Publications of Dr. Alexandra Funaki

  • Oshinsky, C., Bhavani, S. & Funaki, A. (2018, August). Cement cardiac embolism following kyphoplasty noted on thoracic imaging. Radiology Case Report. 
  • Labby, Z.E. et al. (2013, July). Variability of tumor area measurements for response assessment in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Medical Physics.
  • Funaki, B. et al. (2000, August). Radiologic Gastrostomy Placement: Pigtail- Versus Mushroom-Retained Catheters. American Journal of Roentgenology.  
  • Funaki, B. et al. (1999, December). Percutaneous biliary drainage in patients with nondilated intrahepatic bile ducts. American Journal of Roentgenology.