Julia E. Grabowski, MD

Julia E. Grabowski, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Appointments & Referrals

1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)

About Me

​Julia Grabowski is a pediatric surgeon specializing in the treatment of newborns, infants and children with a range of conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, adolescent breast disease, prenatal counseling, intestinal disease and anorectal malformations.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Grabowski devotes her time to the study of pediatric surgical outcomes, safety and quality of care in the hopes of illuminating factors that make pediatric surgery better, safer and more accessible.

Procedures Performed

  • Thorascopic Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
  • Abdominal and alimentary tract surgeries
  • Bowel surgery
  • Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
  • Breast surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Retroperitoneal tumor resection
  • Endocrine surgeries, including surgeries of the adrenal gland
  • Congenital neck cyst excision and drainage
  • Gynecologic surgeries, including ovary surgery and removal (oophorectomy), hysterectomy and pelvic cyst and tumor removal
  • Spleen surgery, splenectomy
  • Lymph node biopsy and excision
  • Rectal surgery
  • Diaphragmatic surgery
  • Thoracotomy
  • Vascular malformation removal
  • Muscle biopsies



Clinical Interests: Pediatric breast masses, pneumothorax in children, Hirschsprung’s disease, inflammatory dynamics in laparoscopic surgery, pediatric kidney tumors, ovarian masses, appendicitis, pediatric trauma

Education & Training

Education: Northwestern University Medical School, 2003

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010-2012; Research Fellowship, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego 2006-2008; Residency in general surgery, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, 2003-2010

Board Certifications: Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery

Professional Organizations: American Pediatric Surgical Association; International Pediatric Endosurgery Group


Research Interests: Patient outcomes; breast disease; ovarian masses; spontaneous pneumothorax; appendicitis; pediatric trauma

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