Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine website. Our faculty, trainees, and staff aspire to excellence in scholarship and research, education, clinical service, and child advocacy. I invite you to explore these pages, where you will find information about our programs, activities, and accomplishments.

Our department's activities are centered at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital), consistently cited as the top pediatric hospital in Illinois and one of the most highly rated children's hospitals in the nation. In addition to serving as a tertiary referral center for the region, the hospital serves as a major community pediatric facility, reflecting our commitment to care for the underserved. Research and educational activities take place at Lurie Children's, on the Feinberg campus, and in pediatrician offices throughout Chicago.

We are determined to lead the way toward the future of pediatric medicine. Our new hospital has enabled increases in patient capacity, improvements in technology, and a closer connection with the rest of the medical school campus.

I encourage you to contact me or any of the Department of Pediatrics' faculty if you have questions or would like further information.

Thomas P. Shanley, MD

Thomas P. Shanley, MD
Professor and Chair,
Department of Pediatrics