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Ellen Gould Chadwick

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Chadwick is Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Chair in Pediatrics, Director of the Section of Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection and attending physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She joined the Northwestern faculty in 1985 after completing her pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Memorial Hospital at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Zarina S Norton

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine) and Medical Education

Dr. Norton's clinical expertise are in general pediatric acute inpatient care, pediatric urgent care and well child care. Her academic interests are in the field of medical education. As a former Pediatric Chief Resident and current Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Lurie Children's Hospital, Dr. Norton is committed to medical education, particularly in the areas of curriculum development and learner assessment. She has gained national recognition as an educator through the Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program and has received grant funding for h...

YouYang Zhao

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Pharmacology

Youyang Zhao, Ph.D., is William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Program for Lung and Vascular Biology at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute. Dr. Zhao joined Lurie Children’s in July 2017 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he started with Assistant Professor in ...

Todd A Florin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Florin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is Director of Research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Lurie and Head of the Grainger Initiative for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research. Dr. Florin is a nationally recognized expert in the field of respiratory infectious diseases in the acute care setting. His work has been funded by a K23 mentored career development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

Jin-Shei Lai

Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., OTR/L., is a registered occupational therapist and a trained psychometrician. She has been a member of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Proton Collaborative Group and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). Dr. Lai has significant research experiences in outcome measurement, quality of life, symptom management and late effect due to the illness and/or its treatment in chronic illness for both pediatric and adult populations. She is the lead developer of the pediatric Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness scales, including ...

Arika G Gupta

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I completed by fellowship in Neonatology at Northwestern and have been an attending at both Lurie Children's and Prentice Women's Hospital since graduating in 2015. I have a passion for simulation-based education and am part of the faculty in the kidSTAR Medical Education Program at Lurie Children's. I am also actively involved in the Society for Simulation In Healthcare and have recently served on the planning committee for their yearly international meeting.

Tina Q Tan

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Tan is Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases attending; Medical Director of the International Patient Services Program (IPS); co-Director of the Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic; and Director of the International Adoptee Clinic at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Tan received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her resid...

Kavita S Hodgkins

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Kavita S. Hodgkins, MD, MSCI, is a Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She practices as an Attending Physician in the outpatient clinics of Lurie Children's Hospital and also serves as the Director of Resident and Medical Student Education for the Division of Kidney Diseases. She has a joint position with the Urology Division at Lurie Children's Hospital and works closely with the Urology Division to provide cohesive care for patients with chronic kidney disease associated with abnormal developm...

Jenifer Cartland

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Cartland is the Administrator for Data Analytics and Reporting and the Director of Child Health Data Lab at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cartland is a public policy analyst with twenty years of experience working on child and adolescent health and welfare issues. Her areas of expertise include health care financing, community-based interventions, program evaluation, and child and adolescent injury. Monthly CHDL Data Briefs can be found at http://www.luriechildrensresearch.org/chdl/Publications/.

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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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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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