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Lurie Children's is staffed by the very best pediatric specialists who understand kids and will do whatever it takes to provide them with a healthier future.

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At Lurie Children's we understand that caring for kids takes more than medicine. From diagnosis through treatment, it requires compassion and understanding that kids do best when they get to be kids. With a team of world-renowned pediatric experts and kid-friendly care, there’s a reason we’re ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Illinois.

News & Stories

Lurie Children’s Hospital First in Illinois to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with FDA-Approved Gene Therapy

In March, Lurie Children’s treated its first patient with ELEVIDYS, the first gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare, genetic disease characterized by progressive muscle damage and weakness. Lurie Children’s is the first in Illinois to administer this treatment after ELEVIDYS received FDA approval in 2023.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital First in Illinois to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with FDA-Approved Gene Therapy

In March, Lurie Children’s treated its first patient with ELEVIDYS, the first gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare, genetic disease characterized by progressive muscle damage and weakness. Lurie Children’s is the first in Illinois to administer this treatment after ELEVIDYS received FDA approval in 2023.

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With Comprehensive Cardiology Care, Xavier Kicks Off a Bright Future

Xavier received a life-saving heart transplant, becoming the first patient with muscular dystrophy to undergo this surgery at Lurie Children's. His strength helps pave the way for future heart transplants in children with neuromuscular disorders.

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Mental Health Emergencies in Kids Were More Severe During the Pandemic

A new study found that during the pandemic pediatric emergency departments (EDs) saw more children and adolescents who needed a psychiatric admission, as well as an increase in severe conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and substance use disorders.  

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Revolutionary Therapy Provides Hope to Rare Disease Patients like Wesley

At 19 months old, Wesley was diagnosed with a rare, genetic disorder called Hunter Syndrome. His parents moved to Chicago to pursue the best possible treatment option - a revolutionary clinical trial with Dr. Barbara Burton.

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Lurie Children’s Offers New Treatment Option for Sleep Apnea Patients with Down Syndrome

A new implant helps teens with Down syndrome and sleep apnea, eliminating the need for CPAP machines in some patients. Learn more about this minimally invasive procedure.

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Novel Biological Mechanism Discovered That Could Lead to New Treatments for Neurological Disorders, Cancers

The lab of Yongchao C. Ma, PhD, at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Lurie Children’s discovered a fundamental biological mechanism that could lead to new treatments for neurological diseases, such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and autism, as well as different cancers.

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Lurie Children’s and The Chicago Triathlon announce the launch of the Inaugural Corporate Challenge at the 2024 Chicago Triathlon

The Chicago Triathlon and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Corporate Challenge, which will take place at the Chicago Triathlon on August 24-25, 2024

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Innovating Through Pediatric Research

Research at Lurie Children's is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. Our goal is to generate new knowledge and translate advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect children’s health. Research studies are led by over 750 researchers and are organized into four scientific pillars: Basic and Preclinical Science; Clinical and Community Trials; Community, Population Health, and Outcomes; and Quantitative Science.

Join Us in Creating a Healthier Future for Every Child

As a non-profit medical center, Lurie Children’s relies on an engaged and supportive community to elevate the standard of medical care for more children, create innovative programs, accelerate cutting edge research discoveries and work with community partners to make Chicago’s neighborhoods safer for children.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for a number of awards, accolades and achievements.

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