UI Health and Cook County Health announce collaboration of specialty
pediatric services under the Partnership for Pediatric Care

UI Health and Cook County Health announce collaboration of specialty
pediatric services under the Partnership for Pediatric Care

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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.

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

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

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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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Meghan Harding, DO, was interviewed by ABC-7 on 1.24.22 regarding her treatment of a 7-year-old PICU patient who nearly died from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome…

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Cook County Health and UI Health — the leading public health care providers in Cook County and Illinois — will collaborate on specialty pediatric services under the Partnership for Pediatric Care, a new clinical affiliation for shared services.

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The pandemic is having an impact on medical care beyond COVID-19, and UI Health General Practitioner Michelle Barnes, MD, was interviewed on 2.1.22. Her comments on the 21st Show, which airs on NPR member stations in Illinois…

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Education
The Department of Pediatrics proudly provides pediatric education to all 800 medical 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. Our Faculty Researchers were awarded 34 new research grants in the fiscal year 2021 and received $15.7 million in research funding.
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