Pediatric Fellowship Programs

For those seeking to further their education toward a career in an academic subspecialty medicine, learn more about our pediatric fellowships in the Department of Pediatrics. 

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Department of Pediatrics

Learn more about the Department of Pediatrics from the Department of Pediatrics Chair, Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP and the Department of Pediatrics Associate Chair of Education, Jennifer L. Trainor, MD.

Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
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Jennifer L. Trainor, MD

Associate Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics
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Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS

Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics
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Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs

The Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a broad range of subspecialty fellowship programs designed to train academically-minded physicians with a strong foundation in research. Our fellows will have access to faculty mentors to help navigate their year(s) in fellowship, all while transforming from trainee to faculty in their chosen specialty. Through providing a solid education in advocacy, research, clinical training, and patient care we enable our fellows to be ready to be leaders in their fields. 

Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs Directors

Meredith F. Bone, MD, MSCI

Program Director, Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs
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Mark D. Adler, MD

Associate Program Director, Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs
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Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD

Associate Program Director, Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs
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Pediatric Fellowship Opportunities

Explore the Office of Pediatric Fellowship Programs range of subspecialty fellowship programs listed below, with videos from each Program Director and links to Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine website for more information.

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The Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services and Population Health Research is hosted by the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center.

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The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship program is designed to provide the fellow an extensive and comprehensive foundation in the field of adolescent medicine.

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The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation  offers a one-year advanced fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. We are one of the largest pediatric brain tumor centers in the nation and see well over 160 pediatric brain tumor patients each year. 

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The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Non-Invasive Imaging Fellowship program is based in the Division of Cardiology. This one-year fellowship has one potential opening each year.

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The Allery and Immunology Division is an active tertiary referral center that receives a large number of patients with rare and challenging diseases as well as a large number of patients with common allergic complaints.

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The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship program has a rich history of training fellows in Cardiac Intensive Care since 1998. The ideal candidates will be board-certified in pediatrics and board-certified/eligible in pediatric cardiology or pediatric critical care medicine.

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The Cariology Fellowship progam has been in existence since 1964 and strives to develop pediatric cardiologists, maximize individual fellow potential and career aspirations and train academic pediatric cardiologists.

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The Child Abuse Fellowship programs's mission is to train child abuse pediatricians to assume academic positions and prepare them for future leadership roles in developing or expanding child abuse pediatrics programs.

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The goal of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program is to provide comprehensive training to pediatricians in the scientific and clinical practice of pediatric critical care medicine.

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The fellowship program in Pediatric Dermatology offers scientific opportunities and broad training in all clinical aspects of pediatric dermatology.

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The goal of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship training program is to provide comprehensive training in the academic and clinical practice of pediatric emergency medicine.

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The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program's mission is to cultivate well-rounded leaders in the field of pediatric endocrinology through a rigorous training program that prepares trainees to achieve clinical and academic excellence. Our fellowship also builds a foundation for leadership within the pediatric endocrine community.

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The Pediatric Epilepsy Program is one of the ACGME-accredited fellowship programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University along with Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep and Neuromuscular Medicine.

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During this one-year, non-accredited advanced training program, the fellow will develop expertise in the recognition, evaluation and acute and long-term management of epilepsy genetic patients. In addition to clinical service in the Epilepsy Center, the fellowship training will include available rotations in the epilepsy monitoring unit and genetics clinics.

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The goal of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition fellowship training program is to provide trainees with the experiences necessary to become academic pediatric gastroenterologists or hepatologists. To do this, we focus on a comprehensive clinical, procedural, research and educational experience that will allow the trainee to develop the necessary skills to define career paths and goals and to become a leader in the field.

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The cardiomyopathy, heart failure and transplant service is a busy service, with a combined expertise of 50 years between the medical and surgical director, five heart transplant cardiologists, four transplant surgeons and four transplant APNS.

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The program strives to provide trainees with a solid foundation on which to build their clinical and research career, developing key attributes such as medical knowledge, clinical and research skills, professionalism, proficiency in communication, as well as a commitment to career-long scholarship and contribution to the field.

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The program strives to provide trainees with a solid foundation on which to build their clinical and research career, developing key attributes such as medical knowledge, clinical and research skills, professionalism, proficiency in communication, as well as a commitment to career-long scholarship and contribution to the field.

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The Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program provides comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient care of children with a wide variety of hepato-biliary problems, including those who require transplantation. 

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The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program has been in existence since 2013 and seeks to develop pediatricians and expand the pool of pediatricians planning a career in hospice and palliative care.

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The Division of Hospital-Based Medicine launched the first Pediatric Hospital-Based Medicine Fellowship in Illinois in July 2015, and became the first ACGME accredited PHM fellowship in the state in 2020. The fellowship program was founded to promote the development of leaders in academic hospital-based medicine and leverages the clinical and academic assets on the joint medical campuses of Lurie Children's and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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The Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellowship Training Program trains outstanding physician-scholars who emerge with world-class clinical, scientific and teaching aptitude and experience. The program provides a balanced and organized training experience with exposure to a wide range of common to rare infectious diseases, with additional clinical experience available at other Northwestern Medicine sites.

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The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship provides trainees with the fundamental tools for successful careers in pediatric nephrology. Fellows are taught, mentored and supported by world-renowned pediatric nephrologists in a faculty of 12 clinicians and scientists associated with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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The Division of Neonatology trains fellows to become both excellent clinicians and academic neonatologists. The division offers a three-year Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship training program accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics. The program accepts four fellows each year.

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During this training program, the fellow will develop expertise in the recognition, evaluation and acute and long-term management of acute neurologic insults, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, refractory status epilepticus, autoimmune and demyelinating disorders, CNS infections, metabolic, neuromuscular disorders and neurologic complications of critical illness.

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The Nuerology Fellowship program accepts three residents annually into a five-year categorical child neurology program that includes the standard three years of child neurology training, following two years of pediatrics residency training. 

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Fellows will participate in specialty neuromuscular clinics offering an advanced level of care for children suffering from muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

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This fellowship is based in the Division of Cardiology. This one-year fellowship has one potential opening each year.

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The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship program is the largest pulmonary practice and one of only two accredited training programs in Pediatric Pulmonology in Chicago. 

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The three-year Rheumatology Fellowship program generally accepts one fellow every three years but can accommodate up to one new fellow per year when funding allows. The training content is in accordance with the guidelines created by the ACGME’s Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics. The first year of fellowship is weighted toward clinical training; in the second and third years, the majority of time is spent working on research projects. 

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In conjunction with the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lurie Children’s offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in primary care sports medicine. We have one fellowship position available each year. In addition to providing excellent clinical training in sports medicine, our program offers a curriculum that includes research, advocacy and community outreach activities. 

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