Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Rintaro Hashizume

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

Dr. Hashizume's primary research interests in understanding of the molecular mechanisms, that affect the aggressive/ invasive biological behavior of pediatric malignant glioma and would accordingly reveal potential therapeutic targets for glioma therapy.

Joseph A Camarda

Associate 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...

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.

Barry K Wershil

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

I completed my fellowship at the Combined Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School. I then join the faculty at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School and continued a research fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Galli at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2000, I joined the faculty at the SUNY Downstate as the Vice-Chairman of Research and Education, and then in 2003 became the Division Director for Pediatric GI at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2008, I joined the faculty at Feinberg and L...

Mary E Robbins

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Mary E. Robbins received an B.S. degree in Biology from Wheeling Jesuit University and her M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She then completed both her General Pediatrics Residency and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She joined the faculty here at Northwestern in August of 2014 following the completion of her clinical training. In addition to providing care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at both Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine's Prentice Wome...

Angira Patel

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Medical Education

Dr. Patel is a Pediatric Cardiologist with subspecialized training in Cardiac Imaging. Her research interests lie at the intersection of pediatric and fetal cardiology and clinical medical ethics. She explores the societal, ethical, and legal implications of emerging technology and intervention as it relates to medical management and shared decision-making in patients with congenital heart disease. She also mentors medical students, directs a Bioethics program for medical trainees, is the fellowship director of the Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging Fellowship, and is involved in faculty development.

Jennifer L Trainor

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

Dr. Trainor is Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She is the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and oversees activities across the educational spectrum from medical student to residency and fellowship programs within the Department of Pediatrics. She is a pediatric emergency physician with special expertise in pediatric acute care simulation-based instruction and debriefing and is a member of the kidSTAR Medical Education training program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie ...

Kiran A Kulkarni

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I completed a Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship with an interest in medical education and faculty development. Since joining Lurie Childrens Hospital I have developed in Clinical documentation with a focus on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.My interest is in developing educational curricula for residents and faculty to improve communication amongst healthcare teams

Meghan A Coghlan

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...

Joanna S Blackburn

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy) and Medical Education

Joanna Blackburn, MD received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed her pediatrics residency at NYU and her child neurology residency at Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago). She then completed a fellowship in pediatric movement disorders at University of Rochester. She joined the faculty at Northwestern University/Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in 2012. Additionally she has been the program director for the child neurology residency training program since 2013.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lurie Children's is the Fein­berg School of Medicine's affiliated hospital dedicated to pediatric care. Lurie Children's is Illinois' only freestanding hospital exclusively for children and offers pa­tients access to world-class care in a modern, kid-friendly environment.

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Faculty Development

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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

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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