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Sabrina Tsao

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

My interests include: - Adults with congenital heart disease with arrhythmias, particularly, which type of device (pacemakers/defibrillators) is indicated in patients to prevent sudden cardiac death.- Management of arrhythmia in patients of all ages, from fetal arrhythmias to adult congenital patients.- Catheter ablation - of complex arrhythmias, and ways to minimize fluoroscopy.- Utilization of resynchronization in single ventricle patients and in patients with cardiomyopathy.- Screening athletes and patients on ADHD medications.- Prevention of sudden death in congenital central hypoventilati...

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.

Amir F Kagalwalla

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

Clinical and Research interests include Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in pediatric populations including studying the mechanisms of fibrosis and remodeling,identifying non invasive biomarkers to assess recurrence of esophageal inflammation. Also interested and I am studying the impact of elimination diets in inducing and maintaining clinical and histological remission in children with EoE.

Jacek Topczewski

Research Professor of Pediatrics

1983-1988 M.Sc. University of Warsaw, Poland - Biology / Biochemistry1989-1996 Ph.D. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland - Biology / Biochemistry1997-2002 Research Associate with Dr. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee - Zebrafish developmental Biology

Kiley P Johnson

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I am a clinician who enjoys providing primary care to general pediatric patients in an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Joshua D Robinson

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Radiology

Dr Robinson's overall goal as a pediatric cardiologist is to expand the use of non-invasive cardiac imaging in patients with congenital and pediatric acquired heart disease in order to gain insights into mechanisms of disease progression, reduce the need for costly invasive procedures and to improve patient outcomes. His clinical practice and advocacy efforts focus on complex congenital heart disease, pediatric aortic valve disease and aortopathy and improving the transition from pediatric to adult-centered healthcare. His research in assessment of congenital heart disease by functional 4D MRI...

Tomoko Hayashida

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 20% of US population. Primary causes for CKD varies from genetic disorder to metabolic problems, but many are unknown. Regardless of the primary cause, CKD progresses with two essential phases; injury to podocyte, the primary barrier for filtration units of kidney, and progressive scarring of kidney, which would eventually obliterate the filtration units and lead to loss of kidney function.My research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlining these two features of CKD in order for developing novel therapeutic approaches for CK...

Soyang Kwon

Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Kwon is interested in epidemiological studies of child well-being and health, with a focus on health behaviors including physical activity and diet.

Kelly L Cox

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician in Cardiology at Lurie Children’s Hospital. I completed my general pediatric training at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. I completed my clinical cardiology training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by completion of non-invasive cardiac imaging training. 

Nashmia Qamar

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

My clinical interests include providing evidence-based care in the diagnosis and management of food allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency. My research interests include food allergy, atopic march, and asthma. In particular, I am interested in elucidating the mechanisms that underlie the development of natural tolerance to foods so as to contribute to improved tools to evaluate current therapies as well as potentially develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of food allergies. I am also currently involved in clinical trials examining oral immunotherapy and other novel treatment mod...

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