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Todd A Florin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Florin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is Director of Research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Lurie and Head of the Grainger Initiative for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research. Dr. Florin is a nationally recognized expert in the field of respiratory infectious diseases in the acute care setting. His work has been funded by a K23 mentored career development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

Lisa Kuhns

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

My primary areas of research interest are prevention of behavioral transmission of HIV infection and promotion of health and wellness among HIV infected adolescent and young adult populations, including sexual and gender minorities. In particular, I have been involved in the development of practical and scalable interventions across the HIV care continuum. A new area of interest is use of technology to promote health and wellness among adolescents more generally.

Kelly L Cox

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 my general pediatric training at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. I completed my clinical cardiology training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by completion of non-invasive cardiac imaging training. 

Ben Z Katz

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

1980; New York University School of Medicine; New York, N.Y.; M.D., Medicine 1980-1983: New York University Medical Center; New York, N.Y.; Resident, Department of Pediatrics 1983-1986: Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT. Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Viral Pathophysiology; George Miller, M.D., Preceptor. 1986-1987: Instructor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT. 1987-1991: Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School...

Sudha Rao

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

Primary Clinical Interest:Provide clinical care to Pediatric Oncology patients at Lurie Children's and to Pediatric Hematology patients at the New Lenox Outreach Clinic.

Marta Perez

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Dr Perez's research interest is in neonatal pulmonary development, pulmonary hypertension and glucocorticoid signaling. Specifically, Dr Perez's research focuses on the impact of hydrocortisone, a glucocorticoid commonly used in the NICU, on alveolar and pulmonary vascular development as well as effects of glucocorticoids on pulmonary vascular remodeling and nitric oxide signaling pathways.

Joseph A Camarda

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

I enjoy general cardiology as well as caring for children with complex congenital heart disease. I am interested in outcomes after surgical repair/palliation, particularly as it pertains to cardiac function. I am also interested in quality improvement and improving patient/family experience in the clinical setting. My primary research interests involve cardiac imaging with echocardiography, 3 dimensional echocardiography and cardiac MRI. I am interested in anatomic, functional and quantitative analysis of the heart using 3-dimensional echo as well as strain imaging. I am also interested i...

Elizabeth N Groothuis

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. I primarily work in the NICU at these sites. When not involved with clinical work, I am heavily involved with global health education within our pediatric residency program.

Leena Bhattacharya Mithal

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

I am a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist with a particular academic interest and clinical expertise in neonatal and congenital infections. I am passionate about improving accurate diagnosis of sepsis and appropriate antibiotic use in infants through research and education.

Paul Tannous

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Dr. Tannous was born and raised in Iowa City, IA, and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he completed medical school and earned his PhD studying mechanisms of myocardial remodeling. Dr. Tannous remained in Dallas for pediatric residency, and then relocated to Boston Children’s Hospital for general cardiology fellowship, followed by a senior year in interventional cardiology. As a member of Invasive Cardiology, Dr. Tannous specializes...

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