Program Leadership

Meet Our Program Leadership

Alisa McQueen, MD

Program Director 
Associate Chair for Education
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Alisa McQueen completed her residency at the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2008 and now considers herself an official Midwesterner. She will even eat fried twinkies. She is dedicated to innovative curriculum development, including the use of high fidelity simulation based clinical education, and prides herself on getting to know each resident personally. 

H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE

Associate Program Director
Director of Curriculum Development
Director, One-Year Medical Education, Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship Fellowship (MERITS)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Barrett Fromme oversees faculty development in medical education at the University level and Curriculum Development within the Pediatric Residency Training Program. She completed her residency at Comer Children’s Hospital and her MHPE from University of Illinois - Chicago. As a Pediatric Hospitalist at Comer Children's Hospital, she is passionate about medical education and has twice received the Richard M. Rothberg Award for Faculty Excellence in Patient Care and Resident Education.

Rochelle Naylor, MD

Associate Program Director
Director of Intern Recruitment
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

An active researcher, Dr. Naylor completed her Pediatric Residency, Chief Residency, and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Chicago. When she is not studying intern applicant files, she researches monogenetic diabetes.

For more information on Dr. Naylor's Research - click here

Nicola Orlov, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director
Director of Compliance and Program Development
Associate Clerkship Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Orlov completed her Pediatric Residency and her Chief Residency at Comer Children's Hospital. In addition to her work as a Pediatric Hospitalist, Dr. Orlov serves as the Associate Clerkship Director.

Karen Goldstein, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director 
Director of Primary Care Training
Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Melanie Brown, MD

Director, Integrative Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Comfort Team
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Melanie Brown completed her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago. She is a Pediatric Critical Care attending at Comer Children's Hospital where she brings expertise in integrative medicine and critical care to provide palliative and comfort care as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Comfort Team. She serves as chair of the UCMC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is dedicated to ensuring that the institution and our program provide robust support for the wellness of all of our residents.

Julie Bubeck Wardenburg, MD, PhD

Pediatric Residency Research Director
Section Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Julie Bubeck-Wardenburg, the Residency Research Director, works with pediatric residents on their required research project. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology and was recently appointed as the Section Chief of Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Bubeck-Wardenburg completed her Pediatric Residency Training and her Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Comer Children's Hospital. She is an avid researcher and was the 2011 recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Pediatric Research.

Joseph Hageman, MD

Pediatric Residency Research Mentor
Professor Emeritus, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Dr. Joseph Hageman serves as the Residency Research Mentor to the pediatric residents and helps guide the creation and completion of their required Research Projects. Dr. Hagemen completed his residency and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University. Dr. Hageman previously served as the Clinical Director of the NICU, and the Medical Director of Inpatient Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem (previously Evanston Hospital).