The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Department of Pediatrics 2018 Annual Report

Honors and Publications

Adena Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, and Sarah Stein, MD, with patient Cassandra Rose Brown

Academic Pediatrics

Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine



Critical Care


Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics


  • Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, is the 2019 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Gold Foundation.
  • Nicole Hamp, MD, received the Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Alisa McQueen, MD, and S. Margaret Paik, MD, published “Illustrated Clinical Cases” in the 2019 Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2nd Edition).
  • Nicola Orlov, MD, was the 2018 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award nominee, and was selected to join the Association of Pediatric Program Directors 2018-2019 Leadership in Educational Academic Development Cohort.
  • Thea Stranger-Najjar was selected to the Coordinator Advisory Group of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


  • Graeme Bell, PhD, is the principal investigator for the Diabetes Research and Training Center, which is a Chicago-wide NIH P30 grant based at the University of Chicago.
  • Rochelle Naylor, MD, was awarded an NIH K08 grant to develop a personalized genetic medicine approach for patients with maturity-onset diabetes of the young in a multi-ethnic population.
  • Katie O’Sullivan, MD, was named co-chair of the Pediatric Endocrine Society Education Committee Subcommittee for Resident and Medical Student Education.
  • Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, is the principal investigator on a new large multi-center NIH U54 grant called “Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.”
  • Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, was named president-elect for science and medicine of the American Diabetes Association and was a recipient of the Order of Lincoln, Illinois' highest award for professional achievement and public service.

Gastronterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Infectious Diseases

Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center





  • Cuoghi Edens, MD, who joined Comer Children’s in 2018, is board certified in both adult and pediatric rheumatology with a special interest in transition and young adults with rheumatologic conditions.
  • Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS, is a leader in a nationwide effort to develop consensus treatment plans for the treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis in children, a rare but serious rheumatologic disease.
  • UChicago Medicine Comer Children's received funding for a lupus clinic.

Surgical Partners

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