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Department of Pediatrics

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Priyamvada Tatachar

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy)

I am a pediatric neurologist with a clinical focus on neurological disorders in infants and children specifically epilepsy. My interests are in the evaluation of children with drug resistant epilepsy for epilepsy surgery and treatment of children with tuberous sclerosis. i believe in universal accessibility to care, and global collaborations in healthcare delivery systems

Xiao Wang

Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

I got M.D and Ph.D degrees in China and post-doctoral training in Japan and U.S.A.

Rajesh Kumar

Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

Dr. Kumar has worked as an academic allergist at Lurie Children's for over 18 years. He has a number of research interests. Most prominently he is interested in the prenatal and early life exposures, which in combination with genetic factors are associated with the development of early childhood wheezing, atopic disease and asthma. Dr. Kumar also has interests in a number of other areas including:the determinants of lung function from childhood into later adult life (CARDIA study), development of food allergy in early infancy, and validation of PROMIS instruments in asthma (AAD-PEPR study). A...

Jessica Teresa Fry

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I study the experiences of families who have children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit.  My focus is on medical decision-making and the interactions of families with medical providers in the process of that decision-making. I also have an interest in how social media may impact medical information and decisions.  In addition to this research and my work as a clinical neonatologist, I also work with the Lurie Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care team to provide palliative care consultation and support in the perinatal and neonatal populations.

Kelly N Michelson

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine.

Courtney Anne Finlayson

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

I am a pediatric endocrinologist with a specific interest in differences of sex development and puberty. I serve as the endocrinologist for the Gender & Sex Development Program, a multi-disciplinary program caring for children with differences in sex development and for those who are gender non-conforming. My research interests are in improving care for those with differences in sex development and those who are gender non-conforming, with an emphasis on fertility preservation for these populations.

Elizabeth C Powell

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

Elizabeth Powell, MD,MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Shuai (Steve) Xu

Assistant Professor of Dermatology (Translational Dermatology Research), McCormick School of Engineering and Pediatrics (Dermatology)

As a physician-engineer, Dr. Xu is interested in the translation of breakthrough electrical engineering, materials science, and health information technology towards addressing major unmet clinical needs. As Medical Director of the Center of Bio-Integrated Electronics, he has expertise within flexible device platforms, specifically phototherapy systems, addressing a wide range of dermatological and non-dermatological clinical needs. Previously, he has developed several medical device technologies across multiple medical fields including dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and patient non-adh...

Joel Charrow

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

I have been practicing at Children's for more than 35 years, and continue to be clinically active, direct the Biochemical Genetics Lab, teach genetics to medical students, residents and fellows, and conduct research on genetic disorders. Board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics. Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Laura K Eder

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Eder is a pediatric hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Based Medicine. She works at both Lurie Children's Hospital and Lurie Children's Convenient Care. She has clinical interests in general pediatric acute care. Dr. Eder's career interests also include both undergraduate and graduate medical 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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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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