Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Lee M Bass, MD

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

My interests are focused on diagnosis and treatment of children with Gastrointestinal and Liver disease. Specifically, I focus on gastrointestinal endoscopy, both for diagnostic purposes but also for new modalities of therapy and diagnostics including treatment of GI bleeding, complex polyposis syndromes, Gastrointestinal Strictures, treatment of Portal Hypertension, capsule endoscopy, Single Balloon Enteroscopy and new techniques such as Trans-nasal Endoscopy. I have an interest in cholestatic liver disease and participate in the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (CHiLDRE...

Mark D Adler, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

I am a pediatric emergency medicine practitioner and educator who began my work at Northwestern and Lurie Children's in 2001, having completed residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I am the Director of the founder of the kidSTAR Medical Education Program. I am actively involved in the Society for SImulation In Healthcare and the INSPIRE pediatric simulation research consortium.

Katheryn E Gambetta, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

My specialty area is Heart Failure and Heart Transplant so one of my long term goals is to be able to engage in research that improves function in cardiomyopathies to lessen the need for heart transplantation, and to improve the quality of life for children who have undergone heart transplantation. I am very interested in pharmacogenomics, regenerative therapies and the genetics of cardiomyopathies.

Elaine R Morgan, MD

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

Expertise in care of children with a variety of cancers, especially pediatric leukemia, palliative care and hemophagocytic syndrome Expertise in palliative care and pain management Expertise in clinical bioethics

Jhumku D Kohtz, PhD

Research Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)

I have had a long-standing interest in studying RNA regulatory mechanisms in development. My lab has focused on studying the mechanism of action of Evfs, novel long non-coding RNAs that regulate transcription factors essential for proper GABAergic interneuron development. Although a critical role for developmentally regulated transcription factors in patterning and differentiation has been established for some time, the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is only beginning to be understood. With genome-wide sequencing technologies, it is now known that the majority of transcripts are non-co...

H. William Schnaper, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

William Schnaper received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University and his M.D. from University of Maryland, then served as Resident and Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. After two years in the National Health Service Corps he was a Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology at St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University, then joined the Faculty there. After 4 years in the extracellular matrix laboratory of Hynda Kleinman at the NIDR, NIH, he joined the Faculty in Pediatrics at Northwestern in 1994.

Nobuko Hijiya, MD

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

Leukemia (ALL, AML, CML), Lymphoma, experimental therapeutics (new agents), and survivorship in children

Jessica E Pryor, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I enjoy participating in the care of pediatric patients in a variety of settings from newborn care to critically ill pediatric patients. My practice in pediatric hospitalist medicine allows me to have the privilege of caring for patients with a wide spectrum of disease. In addition to my clinical practice, I enjoy the opportunity to teach and mentor medical students and residents both in the classroom setting, as well as the clinical setting.

Amy E Bobrowski, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

I received my medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001, and subsequently completed a pediatric residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). I also received a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University Graduate School in 2007,and completed an extra year of training in Transplant Nephrology at Northwestern in 2008. I currently hold a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine within the Departmen...

Ann-Marie T Tantoco, MD

Instructor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Pediatrics

Dr. Ann-Marie Tantoco practices as a med-peds hospitalist in Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

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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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Graduate Research Resources

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