PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Kelsie Avants, DO

Program Director

(she/her/hers)

Stacy Laurent, DO

Associate Program Director

(she/her/hers)

Meghan Harding, DO

Associate Program Director

(she/her/hers)

WELCOME FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We are proud of the outstanding educational experience we provide to our residents. We serve as a major referral center providing subspecialty pediatric services to the city and surrounding suburbs, while running one of the busiest general pediatric outpatient centers in Chicago. Our residents care for the full range of pediatric diseases, from simple childhood illnesses to extremely complex, chronic conditions.

We are dedicated to being active participants in understanding what our trainees, patients and community are experiencing, the successes and obstacles. We know there is much work to be done and here at the Children’s Hospital at UI Health, we are dedicated to being part of the solution. At our hospital and clinics, over 70% of our patients have Medicaid as their insurance provider. As a member of our team, you will learn to partner with families and utilize community resources to deliver holistic patient-centered care.

Our dedicated faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, while providing outstanding patient care and participating in ground breaking research. Our attending physicians develop close working relationships with our house staff, serving as strong role models and advocates for our residents as they develop their professional career paths.

As you will see when you view our website, our graduates have consistently matched at competitive fellowship programs across the country, have joined successful pediatric practices in the community or embarked on careers in academic or hospitalist medicine. We thank you for your interest in our program, and we look forward to meeting you!

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Sincerely,
Kelsie Avants, DO
Stacy Laurent, DO
Meghan Harding, DO

Program Directors