Department Sections & Affiliated Programs

Our Department consists of 15 diverse subspecialties, 3 educational and community-based programs and 3 affiliated subspecialites within the Departments of Medicine & Surgery.

Sections

Academic Pediatrics is a community of child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship to enhance the health and well-being of all children.

Section of Academic Pediatrics
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC6082
Chicago, IL 60637

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Daniel Johnson, MD - Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Pediatric Patient Care Services

Section Chief, Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Interim)

Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of allergies, asthma, immune disorders, sleep disorders, and other childhood lung disorders in children and adults.

Section of Allergy & Immunology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC 5042
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-834-4010
Fax: 773-834-8120

Section of  Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC 4064
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6178
Fax: 773-834-1444

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Christina Ciaccio, MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine

At Comer Children's, we provide continuity of care throughout a patient’s life. We make the diagnosis of heart disease in fetuses, help deliver these babies safely, care for them through the early years of infancy and childhood and continue to work with patients as they transition to adulthood

Section of Pediatric Cardiology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC4051
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6172
Fax: 773-702-2319

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John Cunningham, MD - George M. Eisenberg Professor of Pediatrics

Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric critical care specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital are dedicated to managing the unique needs of critically ill children and their families.

Section of Pediatric Critical Care
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC1145
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-3020
Fax: 773-702-4041

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Jason Kane, MD, MS, FAAP - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Critical Care

Our developmental and behavioral physicians are highly skilled subspecialists with fellowship training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities and pediatric advocacy.

Section of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
950 E. 61st Street. | SSC 207 | MC0900
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-3095
Fax: 773-702-0208

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Michael Msall, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

As the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center on Chicago's South Side, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital provides immediate, highly specialized pediatric emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fully equipped air medical transport is also available for critically injured patients in surrounding areas.

Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC0810
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-9087
Fax: 773-702-0414

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John Cunningham, MD - George M. Eisenberg Professor of Medicine

Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Our pediatric endocrinologists have expertise in the care and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders affecting children, from birth to late adolescence.

Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC5053
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6465

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Ronald Cohen, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine

Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

As leaders in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, we provide comprehensive digestive disease care and advanced treatment options to set your child for a successful outcome.

Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC4065
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6418
Fax: 773-702-0666

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Ritu Verma, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Our pediatric specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, working as part of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide the latest investigational therapies as well as proven, conventional treatments.

Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6808
 

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Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Susan Cohn, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

The physicians in Pediatric Hospital Medicine provide family-centered, evidence-based care to infants, children, and adolescents admitted to Comer and at our community affiliates for acute medical issues. In addition, we provide compassionate care and education to healthy newborns and their families who are born at the University of Chicago.

Section of Hospital Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Our doctors offer expert inpatient care and consultations for children with a wide range of infectious diseases and immunologic disorders.

Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC6054
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6176
Fax: 773-702-1196

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Daniel Johnson, MD - Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Pediatric Patient Care Services

Section Chief, Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Interim)

The Joseph P. Kennedy Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (Kennedy Center) was established to promote collaborative research in the causes, prevention and treatment of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Kennedy Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC5058
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-4722

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Nancy Schwartz, PhD - Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Kennedy Center

Our team of experts takes a family-centered, multidisciplinary approach to caring for the tiniest babies.

Section of Neonatology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC6054
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6176
Fax: 773-702-1196

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Michael Schreiber, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Neonatology

Our pediatric nephrologists treat infants, children and teens with all types of kidney and urogenital problems, including acute and chronic kidney failure, glomerular diseases, hemolytic uremic syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infections, obstructions along the urinary tract and abnormalities present at birth.

Section of Pediatric Nephrology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC4063
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6412
Fax: 773-702-2488

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Christopher Clardy, MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Our pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons work closely together to coordinate effective, comprehensive and innovative treatment plans for children with neurological illnesses. As leaders in pediatric neuroscience research, our experts are also aggressively exploring new strategies to optimize and individualize care for the entire spectrum of pediatric neurological disease.

Section of Child Neurology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC3055
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6487
Fax: 773-702-4786

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Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Neurology

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is a leader in the treatment of pediatric rheumatic conditions. We are one of just two sites in Illinois that specializes in pediatric rheumatology and our board-certified experts are uniquely qualified to provide individualized, comprehensive care for patients and their families. Using the latest tools available, we diagnose and treat juvenile arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, bones and connective tissue.

Section of Pediatric Rheumatology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC5044
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-2246
Fax: 773-702-4766

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Melissa Tesher, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology

Affiliated Programs

The Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and preventing child abuse and neglect. We believe that improving the health and happiness of children promotes adulthood wellness.

Child Advocacy and Protective Services
Comer Children's Hospital

5721 S. Maryland Ave. | MC8030 | K111
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-4900
Fax: 773-702-0642

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Jill Glick, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protective Services

Dermatology has a proud heritage at The University of Chicago, dating back to the 1930s, making it one of the oldest sections in the Department of Medicine. Among its distinguished chiefs are Samuel Becker, who was one of the pioneers of American dermatology, Stephen Rothman, MD, who wrote the first modern textbook on the basic science of the skin and Allan Lorincz, MD, who has over 50 years of service in the Chicago Dermatological Society.

Pediatric Dermatology
5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC5067
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-6559
Fax: 773-702-8398

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Sara Stein, MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Director of Pediatrc Dermatology