Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Duri Yun

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Dermatology) and Dermatology

Dr. Duri Yun is a board certified dermatologist who practices general pediatric dermatology and has a special interest in teledermatology. Her expertise includes birthmarks, inflammatory skin disorders, skin infections and exanthems.

Raye Ann O deRegnier

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My overall research and clinical goals have been focused on the development of NICU graduates, particularly during the first three years of life. The overarching theme of my research has been to improve understanding about how high risk conditions affect brain development and function in newborn infants and to improve early detection of developmental difficulties and evaluate therapeutic interventions.

Loretta S Li

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

Dr. Loretta Li is a pediatric oncologist with clinical expertise in hematologic malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma. She has a particular interest in caring for patients with high-risk leukemia including those with relapsed or refractory disease. She leads a translational leukemia research laboratory that uses a variety of approaches to identify new therapeutic targets, develop preclinical models of disease, and test novel therapeutic agents in cell lines and mouse models. She is committed to offering patients access to new therapies through clinical trials. By working to incorporate...

Amanda Marma Perak

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Dr. Perak is committed to preventing cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart attack) by promoting optimal health from the beginning of life. Her research centers on defining and intervening at the origins of cardiometabolic function. Specific areas of focus include molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular health development (e.g., microbiome), maternal-fetal cardiometabolic health, and behavioral intervention. Her clinical and teaching interests are in preventive cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging.

Jennifer P Rubin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy)

In addition to caring for infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of neurologic conditions, I have specialized training and interest in acquired demyelinating diseases (multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica) and genetic white matter diseases (leukodystrophies). I am the director of Lurie's Leukodystrophy Care Center, a multidisciplinary program developed to provide the best possible care to patients with leukodystrophies and their families at every stage of their disease. 

Lee M Bass

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 (CHiLD...

Ankur Datta

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My work focuses on the use of local, regional, and national databases to analyze neonatal outcomes and provide disease specific counseling for neonatal care to families.

Elizabeth L Johnson

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, and the Director of the Dynamic Brain Laboratory. She studies the brain dynamics underlying memory and cognitive control across the human lifespan. Research combines methods from cognitive psychology and human neuroscience, including invasive and noninvasive electrophysiology, electrical stimulation, eyetracking, and structural imaging. Outcomes of this research advance basic science and translate to better quality of life.

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Faculty Development

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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

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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