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Department of Pediatrics

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Michael D Kelleher

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

I have a general interest in medical informatics and am interested in applications of informatics and information systems to the care of critically ill children.

Jennifer Schneiderman

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

My primary research interest is the induction of transplant tolerance; this applies to the prevention and treatment of a/cGVHD in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and prevention and treatment of rejection in solid organ transplantation.

Amy S Paller

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics (Dermatology)

The Paller lab studies the role of topically-applied, nanotherapy based gene therapy to treat skin disease, particularly diabetic ulcers, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer, and rare genetic skin problems. Her lab also focuses on unraveling the mechanism by which membrane-based glycosphingolipids modulate signaling, especially of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)and studying the mechanism of the abnormal innervation in skin related to pain. Dr. Paller is the PI of Northwestern's Skin Disease Research Center, which...

Patrick T Lyons

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Patrick Lyons graduated from the pediatrics residency program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in 2015 and has been on faculty within the division of Hospital Based Medicine since then. He is highly involved in the design, build and continuous improvement of the electronic medical records system (EMR) used at both the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine. His clinical interests include management of critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care as well as general pediatric acute care.

Erin O Harvey

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Harvey designed, opened and now serves as Medical Director for Convenient Care Services. With extended hours and walk-in service, Convenient Care offers same-day medical services for the unexpected illnesses. Other clinical interests include inpatient care of general pediatric patients and sedation services. She is also an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Adam B Becker

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Becker has extensive training and experience in the practice of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and has written a number of book chapters and articles on this approach to examining and addressing public health problems. He has applied this methodology to examine and address the impact of stressful community conditions on the health of women raising children, youth violence prevention, and the impact of the social and physical environment on physical activity. In his role as executive director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, he is currently exploring th...

Cynthia E Castiglioni

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Cynthia Castiglioni completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and received her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing her pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, she joined the Division of Hospital Based Medicine in 2009. She is the Medical Director for Floor 21 at the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago as well as the Clinical Practice Director for the hospitalist group.

Charles W Morrow

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

My clinical interests include health and nutrition, obesity, procedural sedation, and the care and coordination of the medically complex child. My educational interests include the oversight and evaluation of pediatric residents.

Sally Reynolds

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

I graduated from Loyola Medical School and did pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital / Northwestern University. I served as the medical director of the emergency department at Children's Memorial and Lurie Children's hospital. I'm currently the medical director of risk management. I'm very involved in disaster planning for children and hospital preparedness.

Denise M Goodman

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

De. Goodman obtained her undergraduate degree from Niagara University (BS Physics and BA Chemistry) and her Medical Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota before coming to Northwestern University Feinberg SOM. She has continued to pursue additional training. She obtained her Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Hea...

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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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