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Our Mission:
To ensure that children and families have access to healing, service
and innovation throughout their lifespan; and to provide training,
education and opportunities to the next generation
of pediatric healthcare leaders.

Our Mission:
To ensure that children and families have access to healing, service
and innovation throughout their lifespan; and to provide training,
education and opportunities to the next generation
of pediatric healthcare leaders.

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Our Vision:
We are dedicated to world in which all children, families
and communities achieve their full potential.

Our Vision:
We are dedicated to world in which all children, families
and communities achieve their full potential.

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Our Values:

Equity • Authenticity • Collaboration • Diversity • Innovation • Quality

Our Values:
Equity • Authenticity • Collaboration • Diversity • Innovation • Quality

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

As Department Head of Pediatrics, I’d like to welcome you to our website. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read further about innovative programs that are moving forward a charge that is very important to me and my colleagues – a charge to advance the health and well-being of children in Chicago through innovative programs. I look forward to working with all members of our extensive community as we strengthen our foundation and commitment to effective, compassionate, and accessible healthcare for all of Chicago’s children.

Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital University of Illnois (CHUI)

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News and Highlights

Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP, Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, Molly Martin MD, MAPP and collaborators authored an article published in JAMA Network open on the CHECK Program and Medicaid expenditures.

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Please join us on Friday, January 17th, at 12pm in the Moss Auditorium for an important grand rounds: “The State of the Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Hospital: Setting the Stage for Child Health in the New Decade”.

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Lewis Hsu, MD, Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on sickle cell disease and the stigma experienced by black men. UIC’s Dr. Santosh Saraf and his patient are also featured.

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Education
The Department of Pediatrics proudly provides pediatric education to all 800 medial students within the UIC College of Medicine. Our Pediatric Residency Program offers training to 39 Residents and offers Community Advocacy, Global Health & Leadership tracks, Additionally, we providing training to 16 Medicine/Pediatrics Residents and 14 Fellows across Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology, Endocrinology and Hematology/Oncology. We are dedicated to providing training, education and opportunities to the next generation of pediatric healthcare leaders.
RESIDENCY
FELLOWSHIPS
Patient Care
Our faculty and trainees provide care at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences Systems (UI Health), located directly across the street from the College of Medicine. We deliver compassionate, personalized care to children of all ages, from infancy into young adulthood, through our children’s hospital, outpatient clinics, level III NICU and pediatric emergency room. In 2017, we cared for more than 60,000 children and their families system-wide. Our mission is to ensure children and families have access to healing, service and innovation through their lifespan.
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Research
The UIC Department of Pediatrics leads and participates in research that addresses child health on the molecular, clinical and community levels. Our diverse research is organized into five cores: Administration, Basic Science, Clinical, Community & Population Health and Education. In Fiscal Year 2017, our faculty researchers were awarded 32 new research grants and received $12.7 million in research funding. We are dedicated to innovation that benefits our children and families throughout the lifespan.
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