Pediatric Residency Program

The Pediatric Residency Program at Lurie Children's and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is consistently one of the most sought after in the country. Watch the below video to learn more about the program from the Pediatric Residency Program Director, Sharon Unti, MD.

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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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More About the Program

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers more information about residencies within the Department of Pediatrics. 

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Training at Lurie Children's

Learn more about training at Lurie Children's including a look at our facility, campus and more. 

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Welcome from the Residency Program Directors

Our Northwestern/Lurie Children’s pediatric residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a central component of the educational and patient care activities in one of the top pediatric academic hospitals in the United States. As the leading state-of-the art institution in providing pediatric healthcare regionally, our residents are key in contributing to the goal of delivering the best possible family-centered care to all children. 

The foundation of our residency program is based on education and teaching. Education goes on around the clock and occurs at all levels at Lurie Children’s in many different formats. Our system of teaching and learning is much like the environment of a small college with as many teachers as there are students. We strive to provide each resident with the opportunity to tailor an individualized educational experience designed to maximize your educational goals and career options. 

Our dynamic environment is highlighted by innovative, high-impact research activity that enhances our scholarly academic mission. This climate of discovery is dedicated to improving the healthcare of children now and for future generations. Our residents learn to become advocates for the unique needs of children and, through engagement with the community, are poised to become leaders in child advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

What makes our residency program special is our culture and our people – our residents, faculty, hospital colleagues and staff. We provide a supportive environment that often feels like an extended family. A key component to our supportive culture is our on-going commitment, at both the residency program and hospital level, to embrace diversity and promote inclusion. Residents are not only actively supported by residency program leaders but by hospital leaders as well. This support and mentorship is designed to foster engagement and build future leaders.

Pediatric Residency Program Directors

Sharon M. Unti, MD

Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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James W. Collins, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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Charles W. Morrow, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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Zarina S. Norton, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
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