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: Paul Bottone, MD, Whitney Richie, MD, Justin Triemstra, 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

June 22, 2017 - Research Winners Presentation

Ashley Barrile, MD
Michael Fishman, BA
Jeffrey Steimle, BS
Ariel Rydeen, PhD
Muayad Alali, MD

  • The state of early recognition of sepsis by pediatric transport teams.
  • The ethics of recommending participation in contact sports by pediatricians.
  • The role of the Tbx5-Wnt2 pathway in cardiac morphogenesis.
  • The role of Hedgehog-induced Osr1 and Foxf1 signaling in cardiac morphogenesis.
  • The changing bacteriology underlying neutropenic fevers in children.

June 29, 2017

"Discriminatory Harassment/Title IX Overview "

Liz Honig, J.D.

  • Review key terms and concepts in the University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.
  • Discuss the role of responsible employees and confidential advisors.
  • Discuss support and resources offered to students on campus.

Past Lectures

"Addressing Social Determinants of Health: The Past, Present, and Future of Pediatrics."

Arvin Garg, MD, MPH
Boston University School of Medicine

June 8, 2017 - Albert Dorman Lecture

"Open Science: When Theory Meets Practice"

Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., FACMI
Associate Director for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health

June 1, 2017 - Resident/Fellow Graduation

May 25, 2017

"Neuroprotective strategies for premature (and other high risk) neonates"

Sandra E. Juul, MD, PhD
Professor and Head, Division of Neonatology
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital

May 18, 2017

"Healthy Chicago 2.0 – Addressing Health Equity"

Julie Morita, MD
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

May 11, 2017

"Prompt Recognition & Resuscitation in Pediatric Sepsis:  Hurry Up and Improve Outcomes"

Scott Weiss, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

May 4, 2017

"How Best to Deliver High Value Care – A Partnership of Administration, Clinical and Delivery System Science"

Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH
Assistant Vice President of Research, Intermountain Healthcare
Medical Director, Office of Research, Intermountain Healthcare
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

April 27, 2017

"Patient-driven gene discovery leads to new insights into Wnt signaling – b-catenin localization into the nucleus"

Mustafa Khokha, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care & Genetics
Yale University

April 20, 2017

"How to Think (and Act) Like an Epidemiologist"

Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Associate Medical Director, Infection Control Program
The University of Chicago Medicine

April 13, 2017

"Toward Protocolized Screening for Child Physical Abuse"

Daniel Lindberg MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kempe Center for Child Abuse Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

April 6, 2017

"Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior Problems in Young Children"

Matthew Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
The University of Chicago Medicine

March 30, 2017

"Sudden Cardiac Death In The Young - National Efforts At Prevention"

Stuart Berger, MD
Executive Director – The Willis J. Potts Heart Center 
Acting Division Head, Cardiology
Vice Chair and Professor of Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

March 23, 2017

"Addressing Intentional Violence through a Public Health Lens"

Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr. MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Director, Trauma Center
Executive Vice President, Community Health Engagement
The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

March 16, 2017

"The Future of Health Coverage for Our Children:  Defending Medicaid and CHIP"

Amy Zimmerman, J.D.
Director Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, Legal Council for Health Justice

Alicia Siani, B.A. Manager – Health Reform Initiative, EverThrive Illinois

Anna Rodenbough, M.D., M.P.H. Pediatric Resident Comer Children’s Hospital

March 9, 2017

"The Microbiome – An Unexpected Journey, There and Back Again"

Erika C. Claud, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology
The University of Chicago

March 2, 2017

"Diagnosis and Treatment of Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)"

Kimberly S. Miller, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist
Center for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (CAMPS)
Division of Rheumatology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

February 23, 2017

"Congenital Forms of Monogenic Diabetes: What Can They Teach us About Beta Cells and the Brain?"

Siri Atma W. Greeley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Section of Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago

February 16, 2017

"Why Aren’t Physicians Happy?"

Christopher Clardy, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
The University of Chicago

Candace Vogler, Ph.D.
David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy
The University of Chicago

February 9, 2017

"Changing the Rules of the Game: Health Literacy as a Tool to Make Informed Consent More Meaningful under the New Common Rule"

Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

February 2, 2017

"Diagnosing and Treating Patient Experience Ills"

Melissa Stratman, CEO

January 26, 2017

"Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Quality and Asthma"

Ajanta Patel, MD, MPH
Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology
The University of Chicago

January 19, 2017

"Journey through IBD - Changing Concepts and Evolving Therapies"

Barbara S. Kirschner, MD
Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medicine
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

January 12, 2017

"South Side Stories: Digital Storytelling to Reframe Research and Public Discourse on the Sexuality and Health of African American Youth"

Alida Bouris, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration
Co-Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
Co-Director, Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences
Core, Third Coast Center for AIDS Research
The University of Chicago

December 15, 2016

"Building Resilience: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Youth Exposed to Community Violence"

Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, PhD
The University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences

December 8, 2016

“The Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy in High Risk Neonates: Identification, Intervention and Advocacy”

Coleen Peyton, DPT
Program Coordinator of Quality and Research
Therapy Services
The University of Chicago Medicine

December 1, 2016 : Medical Education Day

"Using Big Data to Innovate at the Intersection of the Clinical and Educational Missions"

Marc M. Triola, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean for Educational Informatics
New York University School of Medicine 

November 17, 2016

“Pathogenesis and Treatment of the Hyper IgM Syndrome: More Than an Antibody Deficiency”

Ramsay Fuleihan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Director Primary Immunodeficiency Clinical Services Anne & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

November 10, 2016

"What Ever Happened to Baby Doe? The Transformation of Undertreatment to

Norman Fost, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Bioethics
Departments of Pediatrics and Medical History & Bioethics
Univ of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

November 3, 2016

"You, me...and the Computer? Patient-Centered EMR Use & Curricular Approaches"

Maria (Lolita) Alkureishi, MD
Assistant Professor & Clerkship Director
Deptarment of Pediatrics
The University of Chicago

October 27, 2016

"Treatment of Abdominal Pain. What Do We Do? What Should We Be Doing?"

Miguel Saps, MD
Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University
Director, Research Center for the Investigation of Functional and Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders in Children at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Ocobter 20, 2016

State of the Department of Pediatrics, presented by John M. Cunningham, MD

October 13, 2016

"Ocular Inflammatory Disease for Rheumatologists: A Case Based Approach"

Debra Goldstein, MD, FRCSC
Director, Uveitis Service
Director, Uveitis Fellowship
Department of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

October 6, 2016

"At the Forefront of Pulmonary Diagnostics: Innovation, Improvisation and Commonsense"

Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Director for Pediatric Pulmonary Function and Bronchoscopy Services
The University of Chicago

September 28, 2016

Lost in Translation: Concussion Science, Concussion Management and Concussion Policy

Rebekah Mannix MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

September 22, 2016

"Medical Student Learning in the Clinical Workplace"

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education & Curricular Affairs
Director, Institute for Medical Education
Professor of Medical Education, Medicine and Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

September 15, 2016

Diana Woo Memorial Lecture

Why are Very Preterm Newborns at Increased Risk of Brain Damage?

Alan Leviton, MD
Professor of Neurology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard University

September 8, 2016

Sarah Weinberg Memorial Lecture

"Use of the Resilience in Illness Model to Evaluate and Foster Positive Health in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Cancer and their Families"

Joan E. Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
Holmquist Professor of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing
Co-Director, The RESPECT Signature Center

September 1, 2016

"What's up” in China and why should Doctors Care?

J. Michael Millis, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Medical Director, Transplantation Services
The University of Chicago

August 25, 2016

"The Pediatrician as Single Payer Advocate in a Post-Obamacare Nation”

Philip A. Verhoef, MD, PhD, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care
The University of Chicago

August 18, 2016

"PDA Stenting: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

Melissa Webb, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Cardiology
Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist
The Univerisity of Chicago

August 11, 2016

"Uncharted Territory: Surviving and Thriving After Pediatric Critical Illness"

Neethi Pinto, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Research
Section of Critical Care
The University of Chicago

August 4, 2016

"Are Contamination Fears Justified in Childhood Obsessive-compulsive Disorder?"

Susan E. Swedo, MD
Senior Investigator & Chief, Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch
National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda MD

July 28, 2016

"It Takes a Village: Combinations to Tackle Immunologic Diversity in Cancer"

Kavita Dhodapkar, MD      
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director Phase 1 Program in Pediatric Oncology
Yale University School of Medicine

July 14, 2016

"Intestinal Failure: Today and the Future"

Valeria Cohran, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant
The Ann &Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of  Medicine

July 7, 2016

"Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Elephant in our Living Room"

Gail J Demmler Harrison, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine and Attending Physician
Infectious Diseases Service
Director CMV Clinic and CMV Research Programs
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Texas

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.