Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Sanghee Kim

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Kim is a pediatric hospitalist at Lurie Children's. Her clinical interests include general pediatric patients including care of hospitalized children, care coordination, and sedation services.

Cynthia V Stack

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Clinical EEG and Epilepsy in children and neonates; neonatal neurology; neurological complications of pediatric(medical) disease

Preethi L Raghupatruni

Instructor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care)

I am general pediatrician who has a deep focus in preventative medicine, specifically in obesity and mental health. I strive to create a strong medical home and advocate for all my patients.

Debora Matossian

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology)

Debora Matossian, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Feinberg School of Medicine and nephrology attending physician at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr. Matossian has completed her pediatric nephrology training at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago (now Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital) and concomitantly received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University. During her fellowship training, Dr. Matossian obtained experience in clinical research with focus on the pediatric kidney transplant population. Her particula...

Peter T Osgood

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

My medical career to date has fostered an interest in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, gastrointestinal (GI) motility, and disorders of brain-gut interaction. I have completed dedicated training in advanced GI motility diagnostics and interventions and work as an academic pediatric neurogastroenterologist actively engaged in clinical and translational research.

Sarah A Taylor

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

My primary interest in pediatric liver disease and liver transplantation is the immune mechanism of neonatal liver disease, in particular gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD) and biliary atresia. Through clinical research on outcomes in GALD and laboratory research on the mechanism of disease, our group has made a significant impact that has advanced the care of infants and mothers affected by GALD. Currently, my active area of research is on the immune pathogenesis of biliary atresia, the leading cause of pediatric liver transplantation. I am investigating the role of macrophages in...

Megan Lagoski

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I am interested in improving medical education across different levels of training especially with outreach education.

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.

Alexis A Thompson

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation)

Dr. Alexis Thompson is currently the Hematology Section Head at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She holds the A. Watson and Sarah Armour Endowed Chair for Blood Diseases and Cancer at Lurie Children’s. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is also the Associate Director for Equity and Minority Health at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has served on regional and national on advisory committees for governmental agenc...

Karen M Sheehan

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Medical Education and Preventive Medicine (Public Health Practice)

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center and the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities.

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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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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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