Vintage image of the University of Chicago with text reading Department of Pediatrics 2019 Annual Report

John Cunningham, MD

Dear Colleagues, 

This year, faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago are celebrating 90 years of providing comprehensive, complex and evidence-driven clinical care to children in our community and across the world, training outstanding academic pediatricians, and contributing new knowledge through translational research and clinical investigation that will transform the lives of children with complex diseases.

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Medical Education

A Q&A with H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, about her role as vice chair of faculty development for pediatrics at UChicago Medicine

Allergy & Immunology

FDA approves peanut allergy treatment for children and teens


University of Chicago to help lead national effort to make cancer research data more useful, accessible, and impactful


A new path to epilepsy treatment in children

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Children with celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis may not need to cut soy from their diets


As a neonatologist and basic scientist, Tim Sanders, MD, PhD, both provides care for vulnerable infants and studies some of the most fundamental elements of life

Academic Pediatrics

Program for medical expertise in child abuse evaluations moves back to UChicago Medicine


Comer Children's and the Kovler Diabetes Center lead the way in monogenic diabetes care and research

Critical Care

Pediatric sedation program helps ease patients' anxiety – and improve hospital workflow

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Treating trauma: shaping healthy futures for the affected children and their families

Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance Update

A new relationship to widen the impact of our clinical care and scholarship

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Pediatric Faculty & Staff honored in 2019

  • 5,306


  • 40,382

    Patient Days

  • 32,466

    Emergency Room Visits

  • 66,618

    Ambulatory Visits

  • 176

    Faculty & Academics

  • 147

    Clinical Trials

  • 1,696

    Residency Applications

  • 552

    Fellowship Applications