Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Lurie Children’s, led by Marleta Reynolds, MD, provides surgical services ranging from routine appendectomies and tonsillectomies to complex organ transplantations and congenital heart defect surgeries. The department is also the pediatric surgery training arm of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, providing residency training in each of its 10 divisions. 

In addition, Lurie Children’s was the first children’s hospital in Illinois to be designated as a Level 1 children’s surgery center by the American College of Surgeons, a recognition achieved by meeting the highest standards for training, staffing, quality improvement and care.

With an experienced team, comprised of approximately 80 full- and part-time surgeons in 10 subspecialty divisions, we are ready to serve your child’s every surgical need.

Surgeon-in-Chief

Marleta Reynolds, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Chair, Department of Surgery
Lydia J. Fredrickson Board Designated Professorship of Pediatric Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA
Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Program
Willis J. Potts, MD Professorship in Surgery
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

 

Dentistry

Ray J. Jurado, DDS
Division Head, Division of Dentistry

 

Neurosurgery

Sandi K. Lam MD, MBA
Division Head, Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Ophthalmology

Brenda Bohnsack, MD, PhD
Head, Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Orthopaedic Surgery

John L. Sarwark, MD
Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery
Martha Washington Foundation for Handicapped Children Professorship in Pediatric Orthopaedics; Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Dana Thompson, MD
Division Head, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Lauren D. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Pediatric Surgery (General)

Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD
Head, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Orvar Swenson Founders’ Board Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Arun K. Gosain, MD
Division Head, Plastic Surgery
Children's Service Board Chair in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Transplant Surgery

Riccardo A. Superina, MD
Head, Transplant Surgery
Co-Director, Siragusa Transplantation Center
Surgical Director, Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs
Robert E. Schneider Chair in Transplantation
Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Urology

Earl Cheng, MD
Division Head, Urology
Co-Head, Reconstructive Pediatric Urology
Founders’ Board Chair in Urology
Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine