Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Defne A Magnetta

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Dr. Defne Magnetta completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed her Pediatrics Residency at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh from 2013-2016. She completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh from 2016-2019 and served as Chief Pediatric Cardiology Fellow during her final year. Dr. Magnetta completed her Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation at Ann & Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago from 2019-2020, and remained as Faculty following he...

Elizabeth L Johnson

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, and the Director of the Dynamic Brain Laboratory. She studies the brain dynamics underlying memory and cognitive control across the human lifespan. Research combines methods from cognitive psychology and human neuroscience, including invasive and noninvasive electrophysiology, electrical stimulation, eyetracking, and structural imaging. Outcomes of this research advance basic science and translate to better quality of life.

Reema L Habiby

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

I am a pediatric endocrinologist primarily engaged in clinic care and medical education. My clinical interests include the care of children with growth disorders including Turner syndrome, disorders of puberty, adrenal disorders and the care of children with long-term endocrine sequelae of cancer treatment and brain tumors. I am the co-director of the Turner Syndrome Multidisciplinary Clinic. I am the Interim Division Head, director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program and I serve as a college mentor for the Feinberg School of Medicine Class of 2022.

Brandi M Kenner-Bell

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Dermatology) and Dermatology

Brandi Kenner-Bell completed her MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she continued on to complete her pediatrics residency at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kenner-Bell then moved on to a second residency in dermatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL as well as her pediatric dermatology fellowship at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Amanda L Hauck

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

My primary interests are in pediatric cardiology and pulmonary hypertension with additional emphasis on pediatric echocardiography. I have specialized interest in evaluating heart function in children with congenital or acquired heart disease using advanced techniques including strain imaging. My research goals lie in assessment of pulmonary hypertension and establishing the best non-invasive measures of heart function in children.

Anne D Ryan

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Ryan has been a member of the Division of Hospital Based Medicine at Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Children's Hospital since 2005.

Mary L Kreiter

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

I enjoy caring for children with disorders of growth, puberty and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid gland. I also enjoy care of children with diabetes

Matthew M Davis

Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

I am general pediatrician/internist with deep interest and multifaceted activities in population-centered, timely health services and policy research within the context of community needs. I also have strong interests in interdisciplinary research that stretches over the lifecourse, and translational research that connects medical advances with community impact. My central areas of methods expertise are survey research and policy-focused analyses of health services data, and my areas of subject matter expertise include vaccines and health insurance.

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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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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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