Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

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.

Melanie M Makhija

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

I have clinical and research interests in food allergy including immunotherapy and biologic treatments, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma and primary immunodeficiency. I am currently a primary and co-investigator on several multi-center national and international food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis and asthma clinical trials.

Lauren M Pachman

Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

Dr. Pachman's translational team studies Juvenile Myositis (JM), an often chronic pediatric systemic vasculopathy associated with skin inflammation and proximal muscle weakness of unknown etiology. Her laboratory has identified genetic, immunologic and environmental factors that play a role in the onset of symptoms and govern outcome. RNASeq, miRNA and Gene expression micro array studies of untreated children's diagnostic muscle biopsies identified massive dysregulation of IFN-a induced genes in JDM. Epigenetic and miRNA studies of diagnostic muscle biopsies indicate critical differences assoc...

Marisa S Klein-Gitelman

Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman has been the division head in pediatric rheumatology since 2002. She has expertise in pediatric lupus, vasculitis, uveitis and neuro inflammatory diseases. She has published/co-authored over 100 journal articles, case reports and reviews, 107 abstracts, 10 chapters in textbooks, and has received over 3500 citations. Her roles as a team member, consensus builder and division head have led to leadership positions and the opportunity to mentor others. She has served in leadership positions both regionally and nationally, and is a current board member of the American ...

Kristin J Krosschell

Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and Pediatrics

Primary research focused on clinical outcome measures in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and surrogate outcomes for clinical trials, and exercise and participation in SMA.  Also lead the Northwestern PT GoBabyGo! Program examining early mobility adaptations and use in young children.

Patrick C Seed

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology-Immunology

Patrick C. Seed, MD, Ph.D. is President and Chief Research Officer at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an Attending Physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases int eh Department of Pediatrics and past Division Head. Dr. Seed’s lab aims to translate molecular knowledge of microbial/microbiome genetics, physiology, and pathogenesis into diagnostics and treatments for a broad range of pedi...

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...

Joel B Fisher

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. My college education was at the University of Chicago and graduated in 1978 with a major in Geophysical Science. I lettered on the Cross Country and Track Team. I graduated University of Illinois medical school in 1982. I completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 1985. I completed a fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Minnesota in 1987. I was an attending neonatologist at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia PA from 1987 through 1993. In 1993 I was named the site leader of the NICU at Northwest Communi...

Ravi R Jhaveri

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

After having served on the faculty at both Duke and UNC, Dr. Jhaveri joined the faculty at Lurie/FSM in October 2018. He currently serves as Associate Division Head for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.Dr. Jhaveri is active in leadership of several infectious diseases society at the national level. From 2015-2019, he served as a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Board of Directors. He is the current Vice-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Leadership Institute working group and the IDSA Standards, Practice and Guidelines Committee. He is a member of the AASLD-IDS...

Priya G Jain

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

I came to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending after graduating fellowship in 2014. I am currently the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship and serve as a College Mentor at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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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