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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Marcelo R Malakooti

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

As Medical Director and Director of Innovation (IGNITE Innovation) and Strategy for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, my research is focused on generating innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes and quality of care, while fostering dynamic strategies to minimize waste and optimize resources. In particular, through IGNITE Innovation I build multi-disciplinary innovative strategies and platforms for novel idea generation, solutions for costly systems including patient care processes, and creative approaches to forwarding patient safety, quality and care delivery for value formation.

Chariya A Christmon

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Primary interests lie in Pediatrics, specifically newborn care and neonatology

Craig B Langman

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Professor Craig B. Langman, is the Isaac A. Abt, MD, Professor of Kidney Diseases, and Tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Head of Kidney Diseases at the Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and director of the two Davita Children’s Dialysis Centers in Chicago. His funded research focuses on the basic and clinical expression of inherited or acquired disorders of calcium, phosphorus vitamin D, and FGF23 metabolism, mechansims of cardiovascular diseases in children with obesity or chronic kidney disease, the proteomics of...

Peggy Gatsinos

Instructor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

I have a particular interest in urgent care/emergency medicine pediatric care as well as the education of residents and medical students.

Robert S Greenberg

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Greenberg is the Division Head for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Lurie Children's Campus) and the Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Pediatrics. His interests include leadership, innovative systems for providing inpatient care, and medical informatics.

Erin Talati Paquette

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

I am interested in developing and promoting best practices in health care at the intersection of medical practice, ethics and policy. My current research involves studying the informed consent process for children participating in research and for parents making decisions for their children, evaluating disparities in research enrollment and participation, and in the use of medico-legal partnerships to address the social determinants of health. Additional interests include the role for conflict resolution training to improve communication in the ICU, evaluating health care access in relation to...

Peter A Lio

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

I am interested in Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) and alternative medicines. We have created a center called the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center that is devoted to taking care of patients with eczema and their families, with an emphasis on education about the disease. I am also very interested in connective tissue diseases such as lupus and dermatomyositis. I am a medical acupuncturist and am interested in alternative medical approaches to dermatologic diseases. Finally, I am interested in medical student and resident education.

Marla A Mendelson

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics

Adult Congenital Heart disease Heart disease and Pregnancy with ongoing research in Preconception evaluation Women's cardiovascular health during her lifetime

Yiannis L Katsogridakis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

My interests and experiences in education, healthcare delivery, and quality improvement, as well as my MPH in clinical effectiveness, all influence my current and future endeavors. These interests are reflected in my educational, research, clinical, and administrative pursuits.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lurie Children's is the Fein­berg School of Medicine's affiliated hospital dedicated to pediatric care. Lurie Children's is Illinois' only freestanding hospital exclusively for children and offers pa­tients access to world-class care in a modern, kid-friendly environment.

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Faculty Development

Our faculty is one of our greatest resources. To support them on the paths to successful, fulfilling careers, we make faculty development a priority.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Pediatrics strives to create and maintain training programs that mirror the diverse patient population we serve in Chicago. We believe that diverse faculty, residency and fellowship programs are essential to our long-term success as leaders in academic medicine.

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Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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