Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers extensive expertise and state-of-the-art technology that supports the breadth of clinical and research activities of Lurie Children’s, as well as several satellite locations.

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality, most advanced services in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine while collaborating with staff, providers and researchers in delivering excellence in pediatric health care, research, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision is to be nationally recognized for our expertise and leadership in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine by delivering efficient, timely, and high-quality services providing innovative approaches, advanced technology, research and development, education and training.

Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.


Each of our faculty has subspecialty certification in their area of expertise.  Our staff, including phlebotomists, medical technologists, administrative assistants, and a wide variety of other positions are all dedicated to their role in providing superior care for children. We maintain our certification by the College of American Pathologists through biennial inspections. 

Our faculty includes: 

Physician Leadership

Anatomic Pathology
Robert H. Byrd, MD
Shunyou Gong, MD, PhD
Anita Gupta, MD
Hector Melin-Aldana, MD
Aida Richardson, MD, PhD
Nitin Wadhwani, MD

Laboratory Medicine
Katrin Carlson-Leuer, PhD
Shunyou Gong, MD, PhD
Shannon Haymond, PhD
Patrick McMullen, PhD
Pamela Rathbun, PhD
Aida Richardson, MD, PhD
Cecilia Thompson, PhD
Kai Lee Yap, PhD

Research Faculty
Samantha Gadd, PhD

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We offer outpatient laboratory services at several of our locations. 

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Our highly specialized team participates broadly and collaboratively with investigators throughout Lurie Children’s. We are dedicated to team science. The department houses the infrastructure supporting the Lurie Children’s Biorepository which collects, processes, and disburses clinical samples for research use by Lurie Children’s investigators through the oversight of the Institutional Review Board.

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Our Locations

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Arlington Heights

Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News & Stories

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