Department of Pediatrics

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Dedicated to understanding and promoting child health.

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Faculty Spotlight

Eric L Wald

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

My clinical interests focus on cardiac intensive care, chiefly the post-operative care of neonates and children undergoing congenital heart surgery.My primary research interest involves HPA axis dysfunction post-surgery, during sepsis, ARDS and other conditions involving oxidative stress.

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 ...

Donald M Lloyd-Jones

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

Dr. Lloyd-Jones attended Swarthmore College for his BA (Major in History), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons for his MD, and Harvard School of Public Health for his Master of Science (Epidemiology). He was a resident, chief resident and cardiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School. In 2004, he moved to Northwestern and in 2009, he became Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. From 2012-2020, he was Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the NUCATS Institute. He is currently P...

Maria E Perez

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

Dr. Perez graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine (now Rowan University), and then completed her pediatric residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital/ Atlantich Health in Morristown, NJ.  She then went on to complete her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  After training, Dr. Perez was on staff as an attending physician at Goryeb Children's Hospital.  She was also the associate program director for the pediatric residency program, and developed and led the Goryeb Academic Pediatr...

Mary C Elliott

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

As a hospital-based pediatrician, Dr. Elliott works at both Lurie Children's Hospital and Prentice Women's Hospital with clinical areas of focus including management of critically ill newborns in the Neonatal ICU and general pediatric acute care. Dr. Elliott’s interests also include clinical education of medical students and residents. 

Sara M Ros

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I am a pediatric hospitalist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Prentice Women's Hospital. Outside of my clinical responsibilities I am interested in medical education and quality improvement.

Alan M Krensky

Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology) and Microbiology-Immunology

We study the role of RANTES, a chemokine, and granulysin, a proinflammatory molecule in health and diseases, including cancer, infection, transplantation and autoimmunity.

Peggy Gatsinos

Instructor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

I have a particular interest in urgent care/emergency medicine pediatric care as well as the education of residents and medical students.

Lisa Simons

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

I am a clinician-educator in the Division of Adolescent and Young Medicine with specific interests and expertise in mental health care for adolescents, LGBT health, gender-affirming health care and HIV prevention and treatment.  I work with young people in our Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic as well as in the Gender Development Program.

Mark H Fishbein

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

Primary research interest include the quality of life related to families of children with feeding disorders, clinical imaging related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, and lifestyle interventions used to treat childhood and familial obesity.

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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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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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