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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Charles W Morrow

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

My clinical interests include health and nutrition, obesity, procedural sedation, and the care and coordination of the medically complex child.My educational interests include the oversight and evaluation of pediatric residents.

Cynthia E Castiglioni

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Cynthia Castiglioni completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and received her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing her pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, she joined the Division of Hospital Based Medicine in 2009.  Cindy holds the position of Medical Director for Floor 21 at the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and has previously served as the Clinical Practice Director for the Division of Hospital Based Medicine.  In 2016, she completed a Masters in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety through Nor...

Cynthia J Mears

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care)

Chrinic fatigue symdrome and chlamydia and adolescentimmunizations ,especially flu

Jami L Josefson

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

I am a physician scientist with a research interest in the developmental origins of obesity. I study metabolism in pregnancy and the near and long-term metabolic outcomes in children. My long-term goal is to facilitate early intervention to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Craig F Garfield

Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine) and Medical Social Sciences

Child health within the context of the family, with particular emphasis on the social determinants of health, the role of fathers and special attention to the ability of technology to support parenting.

Stephen H Sheldon

Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Pediatric Sleep Medicine including but not limited to Pediatric Sleep-disordered breathing, Obstructive sleep disordered breathing in children, Central sleep disordered breathing in children, Non-invasive positive airway pressure including NIV; Pediatric Sleep-related movment disorders, Pediatric Parasomnias, Infant sleep apnea, Pediatric Narcolepsy

Deepa R Nair

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

My primary interests involve medical student & resident education, care of the acutely ill child & parental education on health maintenance for their children, preventative medicine, and child safety/injury prevention.

Amanda Marma Perak

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Dr. Perak is committed to preventing cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart attack) by promoting optimal health from the beginning of life. Her research centers on defining and intervening at the origins of cardiometabolic function. Specific areas of focus include molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular health development (e.g., microbiome), maternal-fetal cardiometabolic health, and behavioral intervention. Her clinical and teaching interests are in preventive cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging.

Patrick T Lyons

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Patrick Lyons graduated from the pediatrics residency program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in 2015 and has been on faculty within the division of Hospital Based Medicine since then. He is highly involved in the design, build and continuous improvement of the electronic medical records system (EMR) used at both the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine. His clinical interests include management of critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care as well as general pediatric acute care.

Shayna Hibbs

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr. Hibbs has a research interest in perinatal epidemiology, particularly in understanding social determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes. Dr. Hibbs also has an academic focus in medical education.

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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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs 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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