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Our Team

We welcome your questions and comments at the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Please contact faculty and staff via the information below.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
310 E. Superior St., Morton 4-685
Chicago, IL 60611

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box #86
Chicago, IL 60611
Administration: 312-227-3210
Medical Education: 312-227-3220
Fax: 312-227-9637

Department Leadership

Estella M. Alonso, MD

Estella M. Alonso, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics

ealonso( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4599

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Melody Altman

Melody Altman

Vice President, Administration and Operations for Pediatrics and Research

maltman( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4351

Susanna McColley, MD

Susanna McColley, MD

Scientific Director for Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships

smccolley( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6260

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Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD, FAAP, FIDSA

Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD, FAAP, FIDSA

President and Chief Research Officer, The Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute
Children’s Research Fund Chair in Basic Science
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Host-Microbial Interactions, Inflammation, and Immunity (HMI3) Program

patrick.seed( at )northwestern.edu
312-227-4080

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William Muller, MD

William Muller, MD

Scientific Director, Office of Clinical and Community Trials, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

wmuller( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4080

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Catherine Michelson, MD, MSSc

Catherine Michelson, MD, MSSc

Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

cmichelson( at )luriechildrens.org

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Associate Chairs

Elizabeth Alpern, MD

Elizabeth Alpern, MD

Associate Chair, Faculty Development

ealpern( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6088

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Valeria Cohran, MD

Valeria Cohran, MD

Associate Chair, Diversity and Inclusion

vcohran( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4200

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Mariana Glusman, MD

Mariana Glusman, MD

Associate Chair, Compassion and Wellness Initiatives

mglusman( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-2618

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Robert Greenberg, MD

Robert Greenberg, MD

Associate Chair, In Hospital Services

rgreenberg( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6142

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Jeff Loughead, MD

Jeff Loughead, MD

Associate Chair, Northwestern Medicine West Region

jloughead( at )luriechildrens.org
630-933-6602

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Vamshi Rao, MD

Vamshi Rao, MD

Associate Chair, Ambulatory Services

vrao( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-3550

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Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Advocacy

ksheehan( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6089

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Jennifer Trainor, MD

Jennifer Trainor, MD

Associate Chair, Education

jtrainor( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6645

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Dr. Trainor's interests involve medical student simulation and the use of bootcamps to prepare students for the transition to residency. Joined kidSTAR in 2002.

Division Administrators

Amelia Aiello

Amelia Aiello

Division Administrator

Child Abuse Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology

aaiello( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6101

Brad Bender

Brad Bender

Senior Director; Pediatrics Administration and Operations

bbender( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4295

Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black

Division Administrator

Cardiology

benblack( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4454

Sarah Dolan

Sarah Dolan

Division Administrator

Primary Care Outreach

sadolan( at )luriechildrens.org
312-2272810

Richard Garza

Richard Garza

Division Administrator

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Genetics, Genomics, and Metabolism

richardg( at )northwestern.edu
312-503-0851

Meghan Jablonski

Meghan Jablonski

Senior Director, Pediatrics Administration and Operations; Division Administrator

Neurology

mjablonski( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4631

Matt Ludwig

Matt Ludwig

Division Administrator

Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, Palliative Care

mludwig( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4848

Adaeze Okorafor

Adaeze Okorafor

Division Administrator

Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology

achumaokoafor( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6279

Stephanie Pelligra

Stephanie Pelligra

Senior Director Pediatric Admin and Operations; Division Administrator

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

spelligra( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6112

Phil Schettenhelm

Phil Schettenhelm

Senior Director of Administration and Operations

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology

pschettenhelm( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4610

Lois Switzer

Lois Switzer

Division Administrator

Critical Care, Neonatology

lswitzer( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-6472

Natasa van Grinsven

Natasa van Grinsven

Division Administrator

Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Community-Based Primary Care

nvangrinsven( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-8451

Staff

Andres Arias

Andres Arias

Director of Business Operations and Analytics for Pediatrics

Anarias( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-5591

Elizabeth Asare

Elizabeth Asare

Associate Director, Pediatric Medical Education

easare( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4340

Kristie Edwards

Kristie Edwards

Senior Medical Education Coordinator, Residency Program

kredwards( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4349

Nicole Huffman

Nicole Huffman

Sr. Business Analyst, Pediatrics

nhuffman( at )luriechildrens.org

Amani King

Amani King

Executive Assistant, Dr. Estella Alonso

amaniking( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-4324

Sheffali Kintala

Sheffali Kintala

Strategy Consultant

skintala( at )luriechildrens.org

Guadalupe Lizama

Guadalupe Lizama

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

glizama( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-2605

Leslie Lopez

Leslie Lopez

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

llopez( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-2602

Kenneth Milstead

Kenneth Milstead

Director, Health Equity Initiatives

kemilstead( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-8448

Adeola Oduwole, MSc

Adeola Oduwole, MSc

Vice President & Chief of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Lurie Children's Hospital

aoduwole( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-5462

Kathleen Ozmeral

Kathleen Ozmeral

Manager, Faculty Affairs and Administrative Services

kozmeral( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-0124

Hadeis Safi

Hadeis Safi

Manager, Community Programs and LGBTQ+ Liaison

hsafi( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-7724

Quiana Smothers

Quiana Smothers

Medical Student Coordinator, Pediatric Medical Education

qsmothers( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-8542

Veronica Urcino

Veronica Urcino

Program Coordinator, Faculty Affairs and Administrative Services

vurcino( at )luriechildrens.org
312-227-8961

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