We are dedicated to providing comprehensive family-centered health care to all children, multi-level professional education to students, physicians and allied health care workers in all aspects of pediatrics, and a voice of advocacy for children of the state of Illinois.

Cook County Health – Chicago

Cook County Health, one of the nation’s largest public health systems committed to serving all county residents regardless of ability to pay, and UI Health, the academic health enterprise of the University of Illinois Chicago which includes the only state-funded health system in Chicago, serve more than 100,000 Illinois children. These pediatric patients include a substantial proportion of children covered by Illinois Medicaid who receive care at nearly 40 CCH and UI Health locations across the state, primarily in Cook County and Chicago.  

Affiliated CCH Faculty

Norman Jacobs, MD

Vanessa Davis, MD

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Rosibell Arcia Diaz, MD

Dipti Dighe, MD

Karen Simpson, MD

Sylvia Ardila, MD

Pamela Botchway, MD

Naseem Sulayman, MD

Harini Kolluri, MD

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Chicago

UI Health has been formally affiliated with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago since late 2014, but collaboration between the organizations has spanned several decades. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago is dedicated to transforming the lives of children in Illinois and beyond through specialized surgical care and treatment of spinal deformities, cleft lip and palate and craniofacial deformities, pediatric orthopedic conditions and advanced rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries in children. Care and services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Some UI Health medical faculty also serve on the medical team at the Chicago Shriners Hospital as well as provide advanced imaging, anesthesia and other care. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago provides a valuable training site for UI Health medical students and residents, and has invested in research conducted by UI Health faculty. Through this growing partnership, the two organizations aim to provide enhanced access and more streamlined care for children well into the future.

Affiliated Shriners Faculty

Maria “Gabriela” Martinez, MD

Shubhra Mukherjee, MD