Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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John Joseph Millichap, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Current clinical practice utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric epilepsy and comorbidities. Dr. Millichap has over 40 peer-reviewed medical publications and serves as the Section Editor of the Resident and Fellow Section of the journal Neurology and the Editor of Pediatric Neurology Briefs. As a member of the academic faculty of Northwestern University, he is involved in the education of trainees and grant-funded clinical research concerning epileptic encephalopathies and epilepsy genetics. <a href="http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0798-0131" title="O...

Sameer Patel, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

I am the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. I lead efforts to promote judicious use of antibiotics and limit the emergence of antibiotic resistance. My clinical and research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, multi-drug resistant infections, and patient safety and quality.

Ramsay L Fuleihan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

My main clinical interest is the diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases and my research interest is focused on elucidating the pathogenesis of primary immune deficiency diseases, understanding the natural history of these diseases and developing novel approaches to their therapy. Lymphocyte development is another area of interest, which ties in closely with primary immunodeficiency disease as many of these diseases results from failure of lymphocyte development. In addition, I am also interested in the immunopathogenesis of allergic diseases especially food allergy and th...

Lazaro N Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto is a pediatric critical care physician, biomedical informatics specialist, and clinical data scientist. He graduated from medical school at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2006, and then completed a Pediatrics residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2011, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 2014. He obtained advanced fellowship training in informatics and data science research also at CHLA and completed a Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health & ...

Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

I am interested in developing and promoting best practices in health care at the intersection of medical practice, ethics and policy. My current research involves studying the informed consent process for children participating in research and for parents making decisions for their children, evaluating disparities in research enrollment and participation, and in the use of medico-legal partnerships to address the social determinants of health. Additional interests include the role for conflict resolution training to improve communication in the ICU, evaluating health care access in relation to...

Darren E Eblovi, MD, MPH

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I was raised and attended high school in Boulder, Colorado. I studied economics and Spanish at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana until 2004, where I played on the tennis team and played piano in the jazz ensembles. I served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador with the Rural Health and Sanitation Program from 2006-08. I earned an MD/MPH from the University of Colorado, and completed residency in pediatrics from the University of Chicago in 2016.

Rishi K Agrawal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

The innovations of pediatric specialty care have extended the lives of children with complex medical needs, neurological impairment, and technology dependence. However, our systems of care have difficulty meeting the complex needs of this emerging population. Challenges lie in coordination of care through a vast continuum that includes hospital systems, primary care, home health, etc. My interests lie in defining this population of patients; studying their needs on clinical and systems levels, and advocating for quality improvement.

Catherine J Hunter, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) and Pediatrics

Dr. Catherine Hunter was delighted to join the faculty at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University in the summer of 2012. Dr. Hunter is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland where she completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology. She received the national physiology prize and first class honors for her work. After a summer research internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital she decided to pursue a medical degree from Cornell University. After medical school she completed her General Surgery training at Harbor-UCLA medical center in Los Angeles, and was awarded board...

Alina M Lopez, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Through my practice in pediatric hospitalist medicine, I am both challenged and greatly rewarded by the opportunity to serve a wide range of patients with a vast spectrum of disease. I have also sought to balance my clinical work with ample opportunities to contribute to medical education, both at the resident and medical student levels; in doing so, I am able to focus my teaching, provide valuable feedback, and ultimately better serve trainees as an instructor and a mentor. Additionally, as I continue to grow professionally as a pediatric hospitalist, I remain dedicated to supporting quality ...

Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care)

Identify children at risk CAD. Utlize the new NHLBI guidelines (member expert panel) to reduce cardiovascuar disease in children and adolescents. Provide tools, support, and provide recognition for pediatric office based education and to mentor community pediatricians to provide more teaching to medical students, residents, and other trainees.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lurie Children's is the Fein­berg School of Medicine's affiliated hospital dedicated to pediatric care. Lurie Children's is Illinois' only freestanding hospital exclusively for children and offers pa­tients access to world-class care in a modern, kid-friendly environment.

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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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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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