Department of Pediatrics

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Faculty Spotlight

Erin Talati Paquette

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and School of Law

I am interested in research, advocacy, and policy development that reduces health disparities, addresses bias, racism, and other structural determinants of health and promotes social justice. My current research involves evaluating disparities in research enrollment and participation, the use of medico-legal partnerships to address the social determinants of health, and understanding public perceptions of brain death. Additional interests include the role for conflict resolution training to improve communication in the ICU, evaluating health care access in relation to health outcomes, and stud...

Anthony J Mancini

Professor of Pediatrics (Dermatology) and Dermatology

Anthony J. Mancini, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where he directs the division’s pediatric dermatology fellowship training program. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of pediatrics. Dr. Mancini’s clinical and research interests include infantile hemangiomas, atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris and exanthems of childhood. He has published over 245 peer-reviewed articles, ab...

Arika G Gupta

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I completed by fellowship in Neonatology at Northwestern and have been an attending at both Lurie Children's and Prentice Women's Hospital since graduating in 2015. I have a passion for simulation-based education and training and am part of the faculty in the kidSTAR Medical Education Program at Lurie Children's.

Irwin Benuck

Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care), Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Pediatrics (Primary Care-Outreach)

Identify children at risk CAD. Utlize the new NHLBI guidelines (member expert panel) to reduce cardiovascuar disease in children and adolescents.Provide tools, support, and provide recognition for pediatric office based education and to mentor community pediatricians to provide more teaching to medical students, residents, and other trainees.

Gustave H Falciglia

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

My goal is to become an expert in supporting providers with the right data to make optimal clinical decisions for their patients. I believe that current data infrastructure does not support providers in making optimal clinical choices. Quality healthcare requires Quality data.

Irini N Kolaitis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Dr. Kolaitis serves as the Associate Division Head of Hospital-Based Medicine.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She participates actively in hospital initiatives pertaining to throughput, capacity, in-patient care models, and patient safety. Her additional research interests include clinical medical ethics, with an emphasis on conflict resolution, error disclosure, and informed consent.

Ajay Bhasin

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Pediatrics

Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2016. His primary focus is in the care of hospitalized adults and hospitalized children.

Maria Dizon

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

I have been an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology since the early 2000s, and have been a proud contributor to the growth of our division, our department and our hospital over the years. I completed my subspecialty training at Northwestern University following general pediatrics training at Boston City Hospital. Although originally a Texan, Chicago is my sweet home.

Lazaro N Sanchez-Pinto

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Dr. L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto is a pediatric critical care physician, biomedical informatics specialist, and clinical data scientist. He graduated from medical school at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2006, and then completed a Pediatrics residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2011, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 2014. He obtained advanced fellowship training in informatics and data science research also at CHLA and completed a Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health & ...

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. 

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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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