Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Rintaro Hashizume

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

Dr. Hashizume's primary research interests in understanding of the molecular mechanisms, that affect the aggressive/ invasive biological behavior of pediatric malignant glioma and would accordingly reveal potential therapeutic targets for glioma therapy.

James W Collins

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr. Collins earned BS and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and a MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He’s the medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and the associate program director of the pediatric residency program at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has authored numerous research articles and is a frequent lecturer on issues related to birth outcomes. Dr. Collins has received several awards for his research, teaching, and leadership in infant health.

Nazia Husain

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an attending physician in Cardiology at Lurie Children’s Hospital. I completed a post-graduate degree in public health from Yale University with a focus in epidemiology and biostatistics; clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology from Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University) and non-invasive cardiac imaging at Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School). My interests include clinical pediatric cardiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging; including echocardiography, fetal...

Peter R Koenig

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

As a clinical educator, my goals are to combine my clinical interests in general pediatric cardiology as well as more specialized clinical expertise in echocardiography and exercise medicine, with my interests in fellow education.

Debra Weese-Mayer

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

Debra E. Weese-Mayer, M.D. is the Beatrice Cummings Mayer Professor in Pediatric Autonomic Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief of the first Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP) at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr. Weese-Mayer is recognized internationally for her clinical and research work in the emerging discipline of pediatric autonomic medicine and is a lead translational researcher at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. She is recognized internationally for her expertise as a leader ...

Victoria A Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I am interested in the intersection between education and clinical care, and how we can optimize education for our front line providers and patients as clinical best practices continue to evolve. I have ongoing projects in the areas of readmission reduction, discharge process improvement, asthma education, and health disparities for patients with English as second language.  I serve as Program Co-Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship, and the Rotation Leader for the Hospital Based Medicine elective for pediatric residents.  I am also an Associate Physician Advisor, working to...

Yongchao C Ma

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Neuroscience

Children's Research Fund Professor in Neurobiology Genetic, Mitochondrial and RNA Regulation of Neural Development and Neurodegeneration

Erin O Harvey

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Harvey designed, opened and now serves as Medical Director for Lurie Children's Immediate Care Services (formerly Convenient Care). With extended hours and walk-in service, Immediate Care offers same-day medical services for the unexpected illnesses.  Her clinical interests include inpatient care of general pediatric patients and providing sedation for medical imaging. She is dedicated to medical education as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Carolynn L Price

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Price is a pediatric hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Based Medicine as well as an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed a Chief Residency year in which she had experiences on hospital administration committees focused on patient safety and quality improvement. She has an interest in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Ajay Bhasin

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Pediatrics

Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2016. His primary focus is in the care of hospitalized adults and hospitalized children.

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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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