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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Allison S Remiker

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

My clinical interests are the relationship between the immune system and hematologic disorders in children, which can lead to a variety of disorders including immune thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, amongst other diseases. My research interest is evaluating the utility of novel and previously developed drugs for use in immune hematology conditions.

Melanie M Makhija

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

I have clinical and research interests in food allergy including oral immunotherapy and epicutaneous immunotherapy, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma and primary immunodeficiency. I am currently a primary and co-investigator on several multi-center national and international food allergy, immunology and asthma clinical trials.

Emily CZ Roben

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

Originally from Northern California; completed medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg Schoo of Medicine in 2011, then Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital/Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in 2014 and 2017, respectively.

Renee C B Manworren

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

My research seeks to culturally transform our sensitivity to children's pain: to better prevent, assess, treat and understand children's pain, especially for predictable pain and pain in children with communication limitations. My focus is acute, post-operative and procedural pain; risk factors for challenging to control acute pain, including genetic differences in pain sensitivity and analgesic metabolism; transition from acute to chronic pain; and predictors of adverse acute pain treatment outcomes, including opioid misuse. I have conducted educational research of pediatric healthcare provid...

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.

Jacqueline D Welter

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Jacqueline Welter is a pediatric hospitalist Lurie Children's Hospital. Her focus is in in-patient general pediatric care, medical sedation, and urgent care.

Barbara W Bayldon

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care)

I am primarily involved in health literacy advocacy, research and incorporation of this into clinical care, as well social determinants of health, particularly in the context of the child with medical complexity. I am the medical director of Lurie Children's Pediatrics-Uptown medical home and am interested in applying my knowledge about these subjects to improve our clinic. As well, medical education of the next generation has been a professional focus of mine through the years. I am a member of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators for the past two year and am a Core Faculty Member of Lur...

Lifang Hou

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention) and Pediatrics

Lifang Hou, MD, MS, PhD is a Professor of Preventive Medicine. With a multidisciplinary background in medicine, basic science, and epidemiology, Dr. Hou’s research interest lies in integrating traditional epidemiologic methods with the ever-advancing molecular techniques in multi-disciplinary research focusing on identifying key molecular markers and understanding their potential impact on disease etiology, detection, and prevention. Dr. Hou’s major research efforts to date have focused on two areas: 1) identification of risk factors that may cause chronic diseases; and 2) identification of bi...

Margot A Paisley

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Paisley is a hospital-based pediatrician. Her interests include reducing childhood injury, improving communication with patients and families, and teaching and advising in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Bradley S Marino

Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Medical Social Sciences

For the last 20 years, my research has focused on measuring and improving long-term outcomes in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). Mortality rates have fallen significantly in the CHD population resulting in a large population of survivors. I am an international expert on cardiac intensive care, resuscitation, and the impact of neurodevelopmental, psychosocial, and physical morbidities on quality of life (QOL), functional status, and behavioral/emotional outcomes in the high-risk complex CHD population. I have a special interest in long-te...

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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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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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