Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Karen M Sheehan, MD, MPH

Karen M Sheehan, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work


Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center and Lurie Children's Healthy Communities.

Academic Focus

Dr. Sheehan is interested in youth development, injury and violence prevention, and population health.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Sheehan divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1989)
  • MPH: University of Illinois - Chicago, Public Health (1996)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1992)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

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