Pediatric Grand Rounds


The Department of Pediatrics at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine holds weekly grand rounds lectures for faculty, fellows, and residents. At the conclusion of each presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss novel approaches and clinical trials in pediatric disease
  • Review studies of population health and patient centered outcomes
  • Understand and apply current practice guidelines in the field of pediatric medicine

Lectures take place every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Albert Merritt Billings, Auditorium P117.

Directors: Vincent DiMaggio, MD, Jasmine Taylor Umana, MD, and Daphne Vander Roest, MD - Pediatric Chief Residents

Target Audience

Our target audience includes faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, social workers, nurse practitioners, nurses, and staff. Additionally, Pediatric Grand Rounds is open to the public.


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nearest Entrance:
Wyler Pavilion
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Parking A
5840 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Upcoming Lectures

December 7, 2017

"Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, A Subjective Update"

Richard Kellermayer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Past Lectures

October 26, 2017

"Mathematics of Morality in the NICU"

William Lee Meadow, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
The Univerisity of Chicago

October 19, 2017

"Precision Medicine in Pediatric Asthma: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle"

Bridgette Jones, MD MSc, FAAAAI, FAAP
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology,Toxicology and Therapeutic
Innovation & Allergy/Asthma/Immunology
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine

October 12, 2017

"Children with High Resource Use: Trends and Policy Implications"

Rishi Agrawal, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

October 5, 2017

"Medulloblastoma – using clinical features and molecular tools to dissect the disease"

Amar Gajjar, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

September 28, 2017

"Bringing Genomics to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Diagnosis, Treatment Selection and Rational Clinical Trial Design for Children with Solid Tumors"

Katherine Janeway, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Solid Tumor Center
Harvard Medical School

September 14, 2017

"Lessons Learned in Pediatric Organ Donation"

Tracy Koogler, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
Vice-Chair of the IRB
Assistant Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago

September 7, 2017

"Protecting our Patients from Gun Violence:  Pediatricians, Policies, and Politics"

Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School

August 31, 2017

"Celiac and beyond: Whento use Gluten-, Wheat-, or FODMAP-Free Diets"

Stefano Guandalini, MD
Professor Emeritus
Chief , Pediatric Gastroenterology
The University of Chicago

August 24, 2017

"White Mice, White Lies:  Lessons Learned from Human Immunodeficiency"

Raoul L. Wolf, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Allergy, Immunology & Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
The University of Chicago

August 17, 2017 - Faculty Meeting - Dr. Cunningham - Cancelled

August 10, 2017

"Fetal Echocardiography: Can we do better?"

Abraham Groner, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital

August 3, 2017

"From Bottles to Breast Milk to Baby-Friendly"

Barbara L. Philipp, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatric Medical Director, Mother Baby Unit
Boston Medical Center

July 27, 2017

"Updates in Pediatric Dermatology"

Adena Rosenblatt MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dermatology
The University of Chicago

July 20, 2017 - Faculty Meeting - Dr. Cunningham

July 13, 2017 - Canceled : Summer Recess

July 6, 2017 - Canceled : Summer Recess

Weekly Notifications

We send out weekly notifications about upcoming grand rounds lectures. If you would like to receive these emails, please contact Zavia Collins to be added to the listserv.