Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Infectious Diseases

The mission of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Feinberg School of Medicine, through our work and our partnership with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), is achieving excellence in teaching, research, clinical care and advocacy related to childhood infections and their prevention.


The Division’s ten pediatric faculty members provide clinical services at Lurie Children’s as well as education and instruction to medical students, residents, and fellows training in our institution. Our specialists are board-certified in pediatrics and in pediatric infectious diseases.

Since 1996, the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has been the recipient of the Outstanding Division of the Year Award 13 times. The Lurie Children’s Pediatric Housestaff presents this award in recognition of commitment to resident education. In 2007, the Division was honored with the establishment of three endowed professorships.

The Division offers one fellowship annually through ERAS during the fall Application Cycle. All applications will be processed through the National Resident Matching Program.


Our faculty members have unique backgrounds, different areas of interest, and are well known for their significant research and academic contributions. Every year, members of our division share their research findings and clinical expertise in courses and hospitals and at symposia across the country and around the world.

Patient Care

The division consists of specialists and scientists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with a wide variety of infectious diseases, including many that are rarely seen in this country. Children throughout the nation are referred to our division and specialists to receive excellent clinical care. Some of these major illnesses treated include:

Pat Seed

Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD
Division Head,
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases.


Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Infectious Diseases.