Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

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Marla A Mendelson, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics

Adult Congenital Heart disease Heart disease and Pregnancy with ongoing research in Preconception evaluation Women's cardiovascular health during her lifetime

Barbara K Burton, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism)

I am primarily interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with inherited metabolic disorders and in clinical trials of new therapies for rare disorders. I have particular interest and expertise in disorders diagnosed through newborn screening (phenylketonuria and others) and in lysosomal storage disorders.

William J Muller, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

My primary clinical interest is in infections in immunocompromised patients, including stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients. I am involved in numerous clinical trials involving anti-infectives, in both the immunocompromised population and in situations involving other pediatric infections. I also study the pathogenesis of viral encephalitis, using models which focus on host-pathogen interactions in neurologic disease due to herpes simplex virus in newborns.

Youngran Chung, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine)

Integrative medicine (Complementary/Alternative medicine) in pediatrics. I am board certified by the American board of Integrative Medicine (ABIOM). Having been trained/certified in Medical Acupuncture,Homeopathy, and Medical Hypnosis, I am interested in the integration of Complementary/Alternative medicine modalities along with conventional medicine to provide safe and effective ways to treat patients.

Jill L Chang, MD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My primary interest is in the neurodevelopment, specifically the motor development, of high risk infants. My current research focuses perinatal brain injury related to intrauterine growth restriction and hyperoxia exposure.

Manu Jain, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Pediatrics

My primary research interest is in lung repair after acute injury with a focus on TGF-beta mediated signaling. We have identified mitochondrial generated reactive oxygen species as important in TGF-bĂȘte mediated gene expression and are working to identify novel therapeutic targets in this pathway. We are also interested in modulating the ubiquitin-proteosomal pathway as a therapeutic target for tissue fibrosis. I have a clinical translational interest in Cystic Fibrosis. I am the site co-PI for the CF Foundation sponsored clinical trial network, The Therapeutic Development Network. I am also i...

Raye Ann O deRegnier, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My overall research and clinical goals have been focused on the development of NICU graduates, particularly during the first three years of life. The overarching theme of my research has been to improve understanding about how high risk conditions affect brain development and function in newborn infants.

Meghan A Coghlan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My expertise is taking care of critically ill and/or medically complex neonates, as well as developing and enacting specialized postnatal plans. I utilize and encourage a team approach to patient care which includes family participation. As Co-Director of the Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, I meet with families before birth for prenatal consultations to help them understand the fetal diagnosis and create a plan for any baby suspected to have a challenging diagnosis or need for specialized medical care after birth. I collaborate with the pediatric and OB/MFM specialists as well as each indi...

Elizabeth N Groothuis, MD, MPH

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.

Megan Lagoski, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I am interested in improving medical education across different levels of training especially with outreach education.

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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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Graduate Research Resources

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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