Chairman's Luncheon Series

Join us for discussions on timely topics in pediatric medicine hosted by Robert S. Murley, Chairman of the Board, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation. For more information about the Chairman's Luncheon Series, please contact Jamie Aquilla at 312.227.7311 or

Upcoming Discussions

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
LaSalle Room, 7th Floor
120 East Delaware Place | Chicago, IL 60611

Noon to 1 p.m.

As advances in pediatric medicine have evolved, the majority of children with congenital heart disease are now living into adulthood. Physicians now face a different challenge: maximizing quality of life for children surviving with congenital heart disease. These children often require multiple surgeries, long hospitalizations and intensive outpatient follow-up. As a result, many are at risk for neurodevelopmental and psychosocial issues. 

Bradley Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE will discuss how Lurie Children’s is working to expand its current NICU Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Support Program to provide evaluation and treatment for children from birth to adulthood.

Following his remarks, you will have the opportunity to chat with other experts from the team at your table. Guests are welcome and complimentary parking will be available.

Previous Discussions

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ritz Carlton, Pearson Room (12th floor)
160 East Pearson Street | Chicago, IL 60611
Noon to 1 p.m.

As part of our long-term care strategy, we offer fertility and hormone preservation and restoration services for patients facing potential complications encountered as a result of aggressive treatments or diseases that manifest earlier in life.

Erin Rowell, MD, and Monica Laronda, PhD, will discuss the advances in research and clinical care that are positioning Lurie Children’s to be a world leader in allowing adults whose fertility was preserved before puberty the opportunity to produce biological children

Following their remarks, you will have the opportunity to chat informally with other experts from the Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration program seated at your table

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Ritz Carlton, Pearson Room (12th floor)
160 East Pearson Street | Chicago, IL 60611
Noon to 1 p.m.

From traumatic injuries to congenital malformations of the abdomen and chest, to devastating diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children’s provides the most advanced surgical care for an astounding constellation of conditions common and rare across the age spectrum — from before birth through young adulthood.

But our surgeon-scientists’ work doesn’t stop in the operating room. They are on a quest to transform surgical care far beyond the operating table. They are leaders in studying the underlying mechanisms of the conditions they treat in the operating room and encounter in the clinic.

Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD, recently recruited from Johns Hopkins to head the division, will discuss the surgical challenges addressed by his team and his transformative vision for pediatric surgery at Lurie Children’s and for the field as a whole.