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Department of Pediatrics

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Katheryn E Gambetta

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

As an attending pediatric cardiologist with specialty training in heart failure and heart transplantation, I take care of children with various forms of cardiac dysfunction whether it is due to congenital heart disease, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, exposure to anthracycline or other cardiotoxic chemotherapeutic agents, or an underlying sarcomeric cardiomyopathy; and children who have undergone heart transplantation. My long term goals are to improve the lives of children and their families and improve the quality of care so that children will live the best life possible!  I feel that persona...

Megan Lagoski

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I am interested in improving medical education across different levels of training especially with outreach education.

Karen A Mangold

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

I completed my fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital and have been an attending at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital since graduating in 2011. I am involved in the kidSTAR Medical Education program, and I am the program director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship. I also run the McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholars program.

Steven O Lestrud

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine)

Pediatric pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease of childhood, Mechanical ventilation.

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...

Donald Zimmerman

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

I have had the opportunity to study problems in a number of areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Recent efforts have included studies of the evolution of the metabolic syndrome led by Dr. Xiaobin Wang. I have been continuing work on thyroid disease including thyroid cancers with recent work focusing on detection of thyroid cancer metastases. I have participated in studies of micro-RNA's in craniopharyngioma and in studies within Diabetes Trialnet.A number of pediatric centers are planning to collate data on treatment of thyroid cancers. Along with some of my Lurie colleagues, I plan to con...

Kiley P Johnson

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I am a clinician who enjoys providing primary care to general pediatric patients in an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Delphine R Nelson

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

I completed all of my medical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, and have a Masters from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Epidemiology. My past publications have focused on response to vaccination in patients with chronic kidney disease and post transplantation.  In 2012 spent 5 months working at a hospital in Haiti, which fueled my interest in global health, and in particular in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the work.  My research focus is now on AKI using quality improvement intitiatives and improvement science to improve both...

Jennifer A Strople

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

My primary clinical interest is pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) with a goal to improve outcomes in patients with these diseases. My research overlaps with this clinical interest through participation in ImproveCareNow, a collaborative chronic care network that focuses on improving care and health of children with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and in several clinical studies that will advance understanding of these complex diseases and better direct clinical care. In addition to this clinical focus, I have a passion for medical trainee an...

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