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Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care

Faculty in our division play a central role in providing high quality primary care to many children with complex medical conditions and to children from underserved neighborhoods in Chicago. We also have primary responsibility for educating the next generation of pediatricians about the combination of clinical care, advocacy, and real-world research."

Tomitra Latimer, MD

Interim Division Chief, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care

What We Do

Patient Care

The Division of Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care at Lurie Children's offers primary care medicine and a broad range of pediatric specialties related to a child's environment and general well-being. Division physicians provide primary care for patients in multiple locations: Lurie Children’s, the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Pediatrics - Uptown, the Outpatient Center of Lake Forest and the Outpatient Center of Arlington Heights. Specialty care and programs available through this division include lead poisoning evaluation and the Nutrition Evaluation Clinic for obesity/overweight and underweight children.

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Our physicians conduct clinical research and epidemiologic studies and engage in scholarship in a variety of areas that fall under Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care umbrella, including injury prevention, epidemiology of common infections, maternal-infant attachment, prevention of lead poisoning, neurofibromatosis, end-of-life decision-making and various aspects of ethics in pediatrics. View our publications feed.

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The faculty physicians provide core teaching in pediatrics for medical students, residents, fellows and others. They regularly participate in resident conferences, fellow workshops and other educational events throughout the institution. Awards received by faculty members include two A. Todd Davis awards and a 2012 award from the Ray E. Helfer Society. The division offers a two-year fellowship for Health Services and Population Health Research. Focused fellowship opportunities are also available through other affiliate divisions.

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