Dr. Matthew Davis Appointed Chair of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chair of Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital

July 31, 2020

After a national search, Dean Eric Neilson of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has appointed Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg, and the Executive Committee of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Board has appointed Dr. Davis as Chair of the Department of Medicine, President and Chief Research Officer of Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, and President of Pediatric Faculty Foundation, Inc.

“Dr. Davis has served as interim in these leadership roles since last September, performing a remarkable job while continuing his many other responsibilities at Lurie Children’s,” says Thomas Shanley, MD, President & CEO of Lurie Children’s. “His important advocacy for child health has been particularly striking during the pandemic. I know his talent, energy, and inspiring leadership will further elevate our mission of outstanding care, exceptional training, innovative research and impactful advocacy.”

In addition to his new appointments, Dr. Davis will continue as the hospital’s Head of the Division of Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care and as Executive Vice President and Chief Community Health Transformation Officer of Lurie Children’s. Dr. Davis, a Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine at Feinberg, is currently the A. Todd Davis, MD, Professor of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care.

“As we celebrate Dr. Davis’s well-deserved appointments, I would like to acknowledge the dedicated partnership with the Dean at Feinberg and the search committee that included members from both Lurie Children’s and Feinberg,” says Dr. Shanley.

Dr. Davis joined Lurie Children’s in 2016, coming from the University of Michigan. He obtained his medical degree at Harvard University and trained in combined Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Boston Children’s and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, respectively. He also completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Chicago.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, the hospital served more than 220,000 children from 48 states and 49 countries. Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The Manne Research Institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge.