Physician Services

The Physician Services webpage is designed to provide the most up-to-date information on Lurie Children’s services, physicians, locations, events and other important matters in pediatric healthcare.

The Physician Services Team serves an essential role in the continued growth of Lurie Children’s and is the cornerstone for engaging with community practices and health centers in a trusted relationship with Lurie Children’s surgical and medical sub-specialists. We seek to expand the number of children served by Lurie Children’s, outpatient satellites, immediate care sites, Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, and partner hospitals of Lurie Children’s. Thank you for visiting the Lurie Children’s Physician Services webpage. 

Referring a Patient or Consultation

View our online toolkit for more information on referring a patient or consultation. 

Learn more about referring a patient or consultation

LurieMD Provider Call Line

Physicians can call 1.855.LurieMD (1.855.587.4363) to ask a Lurie Children’s specialist for general recommendations about a patient condition, to discuss any next steps or to determine if a patient should be admitted.

Learn more about LurieMD

Contact Resources

Satellite Schedules

Quick Reference Guides for Divisions

Levels of Care Guidelines 

Library of Virtual Round Table Discussions

Please view our YouTube channel to see the library of past virtual round table discussions with Lurie pediatric specialists. These 30-minutes videos provide quick synopses of childhood illnesses and diseases as well as advancements in pediatric specialty care.

Past Virtual Round Table Discussions

Community Provider Symposium

The Physician Services team hosts a virtual Community Provider Symposium three times a year.  These events are directed toward the practice management side of a clinical pediatric practice and are intended to assist providers with current issues and resources that affect their everyday livelihood.  Past symposiums can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

Precision Podcast

Lurie Children's pediatric surgeons discuss the life-saving procedures they perform, how their research is advancing medicine and what drives them to be the best. 

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EpicCare Link

Stay up-to-date with your patient’s care with a Lurie provider or to make an electronic referral. 

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Our Team

Paula Nowak

Manager Physician Services
City, Near West & South Suburban Regions, Northwest Indiana


Julie Kalchbrenner

Physician Liaison
West & Northwest Suburban Region

Chad Woehrle

Physician Liaison
City North, and North & Northwest Suburban Region

Lina Belmonte

Manager, Community Connect Relations

Amy Laude

Director, Physician Services and Corporate Outreach

U.S. News & World Report

In the 2023-24 U.S. News World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top ranked pedaitric hospital in Illinois, ranking in 9 specialties.

According to U.S.News & World Report, "the specific mission of the Best Children's Hospitals rankings is to identify hospitals that provide the highest quality of care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions, using the most robust and sensitive measures available." These rankings are based on patient care resources, treatment, patient safety and reputation, as well as patient outcomes.

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We want to create an excellent experience for you and your patients in every interaction with Lurie Children’s. Tell us how we can better serve you or to request a visit from one of our liaisons. Send us an email at