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:
- Care of hospitalized patients not requiring subspecialty care
- Care for children with neurofibromatosis
- 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.
The faculty physicians provide core teaching in pediatrics for medical students, residents, fellows, and others. They regularly participate in resident conferences, fellow workshops, and other educational events throughout the institution. Awards received by faculty members include two A Todd Davis awards and a 2012 award from the Ray E. Helfer Society.
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, maternal-infant attachment, prevention of lead poisoning, neurofibromatosis, end-of-life decision making, and various aspects of ethics in pediatrics.
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 lead poisoning evaluation, and the Nutrition Evaluation Clinic for obesity/overweight and under-weight children.
Joel Frader, MD
Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care
For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care.
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