Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Sandra M Sanguino, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care) and Medical Education

My primary interest is in the career advising of medical students.

Peter T Osgood, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

My medical career to date has fostered a progressive interest in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, gastrointestinal (GI) motility, and disorders of brain-gut interaction. Though my training has combined laboratory-based and clinical research, educational initiatives, and quality improvement projects, my primary focus now lies in the clinical care and research of gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Patrick J Myers, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr. Myers is the Fellowship Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern University. He trained as a pediatrics resident and neonatology fellow at the University of Chicago. Dr. Myers also serves as the webmaster for the Organization of Neonatal Program Directors.

Lazaro N Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto is a pediatric critical care physician, biomedical informatics specialist, and clinical data scientist. He graduated from medical school at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2006, and then completed a Pediatrics residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2011, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 2014. He obtained advanced fellowship training in informatics and data science research also at CHLA and completed a Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health & ...

Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care)

Dr. Flais engages in clinical care of pediatric patients in the outpatient setting, medical student and graduate medical education, and authoring/editing parenting book titles with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jennifer A Strople, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

My primary clinical interest is pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) with a goal to improve outcomes in patients with these diseases. My research overlaps with this clinical interest through participation in ImproveCareNow, a collaborative chronic care network that focuses on improving care and health of children with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and in several clinical studies that will advance understanding of these complex diseases and better direct clinical care. In addition to this clinical focus, I have a passion for medical trainee and...

Joel E Frader, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Palliative Care )

I have a strong interest in medical ethics, especially ethical issues in pediatrics, end-of-life care, research on human subjects, transplantation, children with differences of sex development (DSD) and gender identify nonconformity (GIN), medical and surgical innovation, transplantation and conscientious objection to requested care by health care professionals. My main clinical interests are in pediatric palliative and hospice care, multidisciplinary care of children with DSD/GIN and parent support for difficult decisions under conditions of uncertainty. More recently I have developed interes...

Chariya A Christmon, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Primary interests lie in Pediatrics, specifically newborn care and neonatology

Aaron Hamvas, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr. Hamvas has a longstanding interest in genetic contributions to lung diseases that affect newborns, children and adults, he has combined his clinical interests in the care of newborn respiratory diseases with an integrated investigative program to understand the modifiable factors that influence outcomes of newborns.

Wendy J Brickman, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Currently I am an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, splitting my time between research and clinical care. I have been fortunate to train and practice and Lurie Children's. Prior to practicing medicine I pursued advanced degrees in secondary education and biochemistry, both of which have enhanced my skills as a pediatrician.

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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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