Nia J. Heard-Garris, MD, MBA, MSc

Attending Physician, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine




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Dr. Heard-Garris is a general pediatrician and enjoys caring for children from diverse backgrounds, including children from immigrant backgrounds. Through her research and clinical work, she hopes to help all children thrive. 

Clinical Interests

Children with diverse backgrounds, immigrant children, youth in care (formerly called foster care) research and emphasis on helping children thrive

Education & Training

Education: Yale University School of Management, New Haven Connecticut, 2023; Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2011; Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in health and health care research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015-2017; Residency in pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2011-2014

Board Certifications: Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics