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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Rishi K Agrawal

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Children with disabilities and complex medical needs require effective systems of care.  Challenges lie in financing, delivering, and coordinating care accross a vast continuum that includes hospital systems, primary care, home health, and other settings.  Clinically, I am a pediatric hospitalist at La Rabida Children's Hospital, a Lurie Children's partner that delivers complex and chronic care to children with disabilities, chronic conditions, and medical complexity.   My academic interests lie in health services research and advocacy for systems and policy improvement. I also teach medical a...

Michael B Spewak

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Spewak is a hospital pediatrician and co-director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Educational Support Program and of the Lurie Children's-McGaw Medical Center Medical Education Elective. He is a member of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the Lurie Children's Pediatric Advocacy Advisory Board. His clinical and academic interests include caring for hospitalized children before, during, and after hospitalization and diagnostic medicine; medical education and academic support for lea...

Jennifer L Trainor

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

Dr. Trainor is Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and directs the fourth year electives and career advising in pediatric medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Sonali Chaudhury

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

Dr Chaudhury is a pediatric stem sell transplanter with special interest in transplantation strategies to reduce toxicities, stem cell transplants for non-malignant disorders utilizing reduced intensity transplants, immunologic mechanisms of graft failure and graft versus host disease (GVHD) following stem cell transplantation (SCT) and pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. These efforts are directed at making transplant safer, better tolerated and more accessible by reducing associated toxicities and improving outcomes.

Uchenna C Ewulonu

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Uchenna Ewulonu is a pediatrician in the department of Pediatrics, Hospital-Based Medicine. She works at both Lurie Children's Hospital, Prentice Women's Hospital and Central Dupage Hospital. She enjoys caring for children of all ages, from neonates to adolescents.

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.

Jessica Teresa Fry

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I study the experiences of families who have children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit.  My focus is on medical decision-making and the interactions of families with medical providers in the process of that decision-making. I also have an interest in how social media may impact medical information and decisions.  In addition to this research and my work as a clinical neonatologist, I also work with the Lurie Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care team to provide palliative care consultation and support in the perinatal and neonatal populations.

Steven R Boas

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care)

Dr. Boas is the founder and sole physician at the Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago and has been caring for people with CF since 1989. Dr. Boas is dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with acute or chronic respiratory disorders and individuals of all ages with cystic fibrosis. His areas of expertise include Pediatric Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, Exercise Related Disorders, and Chest Wall Disorders. His practice actively participates in both independent and national clinical research involving the newest therapies available for children with asthma and cystic fibrosis...

Valeria C Cohran

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

My primary interest is intestinal failure and transplantation. Children with intestinal failure are living longer with transplant free survival given advances in intestinal rehabilitation. I have participated in the first trial of teduglutide in pediatric short bowel syndrome. In the future there are other clinical trials that I hope to be able to participate in. There are patients who are unable to be tapered from TPN and will undergo intestinal transplantation. This is also a fragile population that require special expertise with regard to the nutrition and immunosuppression.

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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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