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Gregory B Waypa

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Gregory B. Waypa, Ph.D. received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 1991. He then enrolled as a graduate student at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where, under Fred L. Minnear, Ph.D., he studied increased pulmonary vascular permeability associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and explored the possibility of using cAMP-enhancing agents as a possible therapy for the disease. Dr. Waypa received his M.S., and later his Ph.D., in Physiology and Cell Biology from Albany Medical College in 1997 and 1998, respective...

Debora Matossian

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology)

Debora Matossian, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Feinberg School of Medicine and nephrology attending physician at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr. Matossian has completed her pediatric nephrology training at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago (now Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital) and concomitantly received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University. During her fellowship training, Dr. Matossian obtained experience in clinical research with focus on the pediatric kidney transplant population. Her particula...

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...

Priya G Jain

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

I came to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending after graduating fellowship in 2014. I am currently the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship and serve as a College Mentor at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Raye Ann O deRegnier

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My overall research and clinical goals have been focused on the development of NICU graduates, particularly during the first three years of life. The overarching theme of my research has been to improve understanding about how high risk conditions affect brain development and function in newborn infants and to improve early detection of developmental difficulties and evaluate therapeutic interventions.

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.

Malika D Shah

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Malika Shah is the Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at Prentice Women’s Hospital, Northwestern Medicine and an Attending Neonatologist in the NICU's at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Prentice Women's Hospital. She also sees NICU graduates in the Lurie Cardiac and Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic.

Robert Gregory Webster

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

I am a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist, originally from Chicago. My wife's family and my family both live in the midwest and I have two children.

Heng-Fu Bu

Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

My research mainly focuses on sepsis, inflammatory digestive diseases, pancreatitis and liver hepatocyte injury and repair by animal models and molecular biology methods. We are working on the identification of some novel targets for protection against tissue injury. MFG-E8 (Milk fat globule-EGF factor 8), a secreted glycoprotein regulating tissue homeostasis, possessing potent anti-inflammatory properties, and protecting against tissue injury, is continuously being studied. 

Rachel G Robison

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

Rachel Robison, MD completed her undergraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA obtaining a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and received her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She moved to Chicago, IL in 2005 to complete her postgraduate residency training in Pediatrics and a subsequent fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the former Children's Memorial Hospital. She is currently a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an Assistan...

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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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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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