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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Daniel T Robinson

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr. Robinson's clinical and research interests focus on nutrition and growth in critically ill and preterm neonates. His research evaluates outcomes associated with breast milk feedings in preterm infants as well as the metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids. His current grant funding supports research evaluating the effects of maternal nutritional status on both breast milk quality and preterm infant health.

Alexandra A Ryan

Instructor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care)

I am primarily interested in research involving the optimization of care for children with special health care needs.

Kavita S Hodgkins

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Kavita S. Hodgkins, MD, MSCI, is a Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She practices as an Attending Physician in the outpatient clinics of Lurie Children's Hospital and also serves as the Director of Resident and Medical Student Education for the Division of Kidney Diseases. She has a joint position with the Urology Division at Lurie Children's Hospital and works closely with the Urology Division to provide cohesive care for patients with chronic kidney disease associated with abnormal developm...

Sandra M Sanguino

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

My primary interest is in the career advising of medical students.

Katie K Wolfe

Instructor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

I'm a pediatric intensivist and Instructor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. I serve as the associate fellowship program director for pediatric critical care as well as the medical student clerkship director for the PICU. I enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment of the ICU and caring for sick and medically complex children.

Alex D Green

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

Dr. Green graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then did his pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University - Metrohealth in General Pediatrics. He then went to Nationwide Children's Hospital and completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology training along with an additional year in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility. After training he was on faculty at the University of California San Francisco and established a Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility Center. He then joined the faculty at Northwestern University / Lurie Children's Hospital in 2016.

Ahmad Sami Chaouki

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

I am interested in the diagnosis and management of pediatric arrhythmias. In addition to medical management of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease with arrhythmias or inherited cardiac diseases, I perform noninvasive and invasive cardiac electrophysiology studies and catheter ablations.

Carolyn C Foster

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

Dr. Foster is a primary care pediatrician with a career interest in health care delivery innovation for children with medical complexity and technology dependence. She received her a medical doctorate from Harvard University and her health services research fellowship training from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital after a year as chief pediatric resident. As a physician-investigator, she is passionate about developing evidence-based health care interventions for children with medical complexity (i.e., multiple co-morbidities, technology dependence) that maximize the...

Brandon Lee Parker

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

After completing a residency in general pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital, Brandon joined the Pediatric Hospital Based Medicine division as a full time clinical faculty member. In addition to his clinical duties at Lurie Children's Hospital and at Northwest Community Hospital, he is also the site leader for the Convenient Care Clinic at Northbrook. Interests include resident education in hospital based medicine as well as research and clinical interests in pediatric sepsis, asthma, and graduate medical education.

Michael B Spewak

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

My interests include caring for hospitalized children both before, during, and after hospitalization, diagnostic medicine, medical education and simulation, advocacy, and the history of medicine.

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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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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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