Meet the Team
Pictured: Sarah Cohen, LCSW (center); Maria H. Rahmandar, MD (right)
Maria H. Rahmandar, MD | Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine Specialist (she/her)
Dr. Rahmandar is an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Lurie Children's, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She attended Princeton University (BA), Baylor College of Medicine (MD), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Pediatric Residency) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Adolescent Medicine Fellowship). Her clinical interests include adolescent substance use, mental health and long-acting birth control (implants & IUDs).
Sarah Cohen, LCSW | Medical Social worker, Division of Adolescent Medicine (she/her)
Sarah is a medical social worker within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Lurie Children’s. Sarah joined the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in 2015 and works closely with patients and families who come for primary care, mental health services, sexual health services and HIV related services. Sarah’s previous experience includes working at Planned Parenthood, at North Shore University Health System in the postpartum depression program and Center on Halsted as well as working with homeless adults at a shelter. Sarah has a passion for working with teens and young adults on issues around sexual health, mental health and relationships.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin Madison in Women’s Studies in 2005 and a Masters in Social Work and a MA in Women’s Studies from Loyola University of Chicago in 2008. Sarah received her LCSW in 2010.