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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
George R. Honig, MD, PhD, Endowed Professor in Pediatrics
Head, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital, University of Illinois

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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 consider supporting our 2020 St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Children’s Hospital University of Illinois fundraising event, taking place on February 21st. St. Baldrick’s has provided support to fund childhood cancer research in our pediatric oncology program for many years.

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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 provide training to 16 Medicine/Pediatrics Residents and 21 Fellows across Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, and Clinical Leaders and Academic Scholars (CLASS). 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. Annually, we care for more than 50,000 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 is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality health care and being a leader in advancing the art and science of medicine. The UIC Department of Pediatrics received over $15 million in total research funding during 2019 and a Blue Ridge Institute ranking of 35th nationally, making UIC the highest ranked/most NIH-funded pediatrics department in Illinois.
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