Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Divisions & Programs

Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care offers education in primary care medicine and a broad range of pediatric specialties related to a child’s environment and general well being. Through Feinberg’s partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), the Division’s program includes many clinical activities:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Behavioral and developmental assessment/ management
  • Care for adolescents and youth with/at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Care of hospitalized patients not requiring subspecialty care
  • Care for children with neurofibromatosis
  • Child abuse and neglect consultation
  • Clinical ethics consultation
  • Lead poisoning assessment/management
  • Nutritional evaluation/management (for obese and underweight children)
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • “Second opinion” diagnostic consultation

Scholarly pursuits include many associated with these clinical activities and sports medicine.

Education

The faculty of 20 physicians provide core teaching in pediatrics for medical students, residents, fellows, and others. Awards received by faculty members include two A Todd Davis awards and a 2012 award from the Ray E. Helfer Society.

The Division has two types of fellowships: the two-year fellowship for Academic General Pediatrics and an accredited fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics (also called Protective Service Team or PST).

Research

The physicians of the Division at Lurie Children’s conduct clinical research, epidemiologic studies, and engage in scholarship in a variety of areas that fall under Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care umbrella, including injury prevention, epidemiology of common infections, child abuse, maternal-infant attachment, prevention of lead poisoning, high-risk adolescent behavior, neurofibromatosis, end-of-life decision making, and various aspects of ethics in pediatrics.

Patient Care

Division physicians provide primary care for patients in multiple locations: Lurie Children’s, the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Pediatrics - Uptown, the Outpatient Center of Lake Forest, and the Outpatient Center of Arlington Heights. Specialty care and programs available through this Division include adolescent medicine, lead poisoning evaluation, and the Nutrition Evaluation Clinic for obesity/overweight and under-weight children.

Joel Frader, MD

Joel Frader, MD
Division Head,
Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care.

Fellowship

Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care.

This page last updated Nov 20, 2012

Department of Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
310 Superior Street
Morton 4-685
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 503-1180
Fax: (312) 503-1181
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