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Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Joshua D Robinson

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Radiology

Dr Robinson's overall goal as a pediatric cardiologist is to expand the use of non-invasive cardiac imaging in patients with congenital and pediatric acquired heart disease in order to gain insights into mechanisms of disease progression, reduce the need for costly invasive procedures and to improve patient outcomes. His clinical practice and advocacy efforts focus on complex congenital heart disease, pediatric aortic valve disease and aortopathy and improving the transition from pediatric to adult-centered healthcare. His research in assessment of congenital heart disease by functional 4D MRI...

Bessey E Geevarghese

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

I am interested in caring for children with any pediatric infectious disease. I primarily cover inpatient and outpatient infectious disease at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL. My clinical interests include bone & joint infections, Kawasaki disease, prolonged and recurrent fevers, lymphadenitis, skin and soft tissue infections. I work with the medical providers at CDH to implement appropriate clinical guidelines, develop hospital specific antibiotic stewardship, as well as various quality improvement projects to enhance safety and effectiveness of treatment provided to our patients.

Gemma L Carvill

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology), Pediatrics and Pharmacology

The primary aim of our research is to identify the genetic factors and biological mechanisms that cause epilepsy. We use a variety of sequencing technologies to identify new genetic causes in both the DNA regions that code for proteins (genes) and those that control the expression of these genes (regulatory regions). The second mission of our lab is to capitalize on the advances in gene discovery in epilepsy to create neuronal models of this disorder. Many of these 'epilepsy' genes are involved in the control of expression of other genes. In other words, they are responsible for switching cert...

Kenny delBarco Kronforst

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Kenny D. Kronforst received a B.S. degree in Microbiology, as well as, her MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She then completed her M.D. degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now McGovern Medical School). She graduated medical school in 2006 and continued her intern year in Pediatrics at the same institution. In 2007, she transferred to Boston, MA, and became part of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She successfully completed that program and transitioned to the Boston Children’s Ne...

Peter R Koenig

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

As a clinical educator, my goals are to combine my clinical interests in general pediatric cardiology as well as more specialized clinical expertise in echocardiography and exercise medicine, with my interests in fellow education.

Peter T Osgood

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

My medical career to date has fostered an interest in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, gastrointestinal (GI) motility, and disorders of brain-gut interaction. I have completed dedicated training in advanced GI motility diagnostics and interventions and work as an academic pediatric neurogastroenterologist actively engaged in clinical and translational research.

Chitra M Sachs

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

I am a board certified pediatrician with primary interests in the care of both the well and preterm or ill newborn. In addition to newborn care I provide procedural moderate sedation for pediatric patients of all ages.

Jeffrey B Brown

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)

My primary clinical and research interest is IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) where I am the medical director of the IBD program at Lurie Children's, which now includes physician/APN/PA specialists, a psychologist, nurse clinicians, dieticians, and a dedicated social worker. I focus on translational and clinical research, including investigation of novel biomarkers, collaboration with overlapping specialists at Lurie and participation in numerous clinical trials. We are an active participant on the international IBD quality improvement and research consortium, Improve Care Now.

Olatundun O Williams

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

My specific clinical interests include myeloid malignancies, bone marrow failure disorders and immune-mediated cytopenias. My research interests are chronic myeloid leukemia and hematopoiesis with a focus on understanding regulation of myelopoiesis. I also have an interest in building basic science research capacity in low and middle-income countries.

Rebecca Newman

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Newborn care involving breastfeeding, nutrition, safety, skin care, and vaccine medicine

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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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