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Recognizing Generosity & Merit: Honorific Positions

Thanks to the generosity of generations of donors, Lurie Children’s is home to 75 donor-funded, honorific positions that recognize the clinical accomplishments, scholarship and research of our faculty and staff. These prestigious positions have been established to advance the hospital’s mission across the four pillars of care, research, advocacy and education. They convey a great honor for both the individuals who hold them, and for those who establish and name them through enduring investments.

We thank and celebrate the generous donors who have made these positions possible, and recognize each position holder for significant accomplishments in their fields.

Please contact Donor Relations at donorrelations@luriechildrens.org with questions about honorific positions.

A.C. Buehler Professorship in Surgery

Established in 1979 and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Buehler Jr., the Buehler Family Foundation, the Flaherty Family, and Mrs. Richard L. Thomas.

Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Vice-Chair of Research, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

A.M. Khokhar Research Scholar

Established in 2019 and generously supported by Anonymous.

Ashley Plant-Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

A. Watson and Sarah Armour Professorship in Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases

Established in 1996 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

Interim Division Head, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ann Marie and Francis Klocke, MD Research Scholar

Established in 1998 and generously supported by Reuben Feinberg and the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation.

Erica Davis, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Arnold-Gorter Family Professorship in Healthy Communities

Established in 2017 and generously supported by Anonymous, the Cigna Foundation, Lauren A. and David F. Gorter, Ray and Debbie Guerin, the Leo & Yuki Graham Foundation, Karen and Roger McEniry, David and Suzu Neithercut, and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical Director, Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities

"My goal is to improve the health of all children living in Chicago - even those who don’t cross the hospital’s doors for care." - Dr. Sheehan

Arthur C. King Board Designated Professorship in Anesthesiology

Established in 1993 and generously supported by the Arthur C. King Trust.

Santhanam Suresh, MD

Senior Vice-President and Chief of Provider Integration; Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Arthur C. King Board Designated Professorship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Established in 1995 and generously supported by the Arthur C. King Trust.

Elizabeth J. Perlman, MD

Head, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Bernard L. Mirkin, PhD, MD Research Scholar

Established in 1998 and generously supported by the Children's Research Fund. 

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, FAMIA

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"Clinical data science is the set of fundamental principles that support the extraction of information and knowledge from clinical data. It can be transformative. Our patients entrust us with their precious data and we - clinicals, researchers, data scientist and leaders in medicine - have an obligation to learn from it and use it in the best way possible." - Dr. Sanchez-Pinto

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust Directorship for Children's Services

Established in 2006 and generously supported by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust.

Susan B. Ruohonen, EdD

Senior Director, Family Services

Children's Research Fund Chair in Basic Science

Established in 2014 and generously supported by the Children's Research Fund.

Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Attending Physician, Infectious Disease

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

President & Chief Research Officer, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute

"At each child’s bedside, I ask myself, ‘What secrets do you hold, and what are your lessons for how to make our care better?’ I wake every day to use research to tackle mysteries and challenges our patients and families put before us, and inspire others to join this mission." - Dr. Seed

Children's Research Fund Professorship in Neurobiology

Established in 1991 and generously supported by the Children's Research Fund.

Yongchao Ma, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Ma Laboratory

Children's Service Board Chair in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Established in 2014 and generously supported by the Children's Service Board.

Arun K. Gosain, MD

Division Head, Plastic Surgery

Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Children's Research Fund Junior Board Research Scholar

Established in 2018 and generously supported by the Children's Research Fund Junior Board.

Carolyn C. Foster, MD, MSHS

Attending Physician, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care; Co-Research Lead, Telemedicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics

Established in 1988 and generously supported by the Crown Family.

Derek S. Wheeler, MD, MMM, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Crown Family Research Scholar in Developmental Biology

Established in 1996 and generously supported by the Crown Family.

Bria M. Coates, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

CURED Foundation Research Scholar

Established in 2017 and generously supported by the CURED Foundation (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease) and Ellyn Kodroff.

Joshua B. Wechsler, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and Medicine (Allergy and Immunology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

David G. McLone, MD, PhD Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Established in 1995 and generously supported by the Donnelley Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Donnelley, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Donnelley, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the Arthur C. King Trust, and the Walter J. and Edith E. Best Foundation.

Sandi K. Lam, MD, MBA

Division Head, Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Derry A. and Donald L. Shoemaker Professorship in Pediatric Neurology

Established in 2000 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Leon G. Epstein, MD

Division Head, Neurology

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit; Associate Director, Pediatric Research, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Dorothy M. and Edward E. Burwell Board Designated Professorship in Immunobiology

Established in 1989 and generously supported by the Estate of Dorothy M. Burwell.

Xiao-Di Tan, MD

Research Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Center for Intestinal and Liver Inflammation Research (CILIR)

Earl J. Frederick Distinguished Professorship in Radiology

Established in 1993 and generously supported by the Medical Center Board of Directors.

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD

Chair, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Director, Radiology Research, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Eleanor Clarke Research Scholar in Developmental Neurobiology Research

Established in 1989 and generously supported by Eleanor and Charles Clarke, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, Mr. John H. Krehbiel and Mrs. Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, and Posy Krehbiel.

Michael G. DeCuypere, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director of Translational Research and Clinical Trials in Neurosurgery

Founders' Board Centennial Professorship in Pediatrics

Established in 1982 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP

Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Head, Division of Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care; Executive Vice President and Chief, Community Health Transformation – Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities

Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Founders' Board Chair in Medical Ethics

Established in 2017 and generously supported by the Founders' Board. 

Seema K. Shah, JD

Associate Director, Research Ethics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Founders' Board Chair in Neurocritical Care

Established in 2003 and generously supported by the Founders' Board. This position is currently held by two research scholars.

Tracy S. Gertler, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Divakar S. Mithal, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurology

Instructor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Founders' Board Chair in Urology

Established in 2013 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Earl Y. Cheng, MD

Division Head, Urology; Co-Head, Reconstructive Pediatric Urology

Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Fred Love Krehbiel Chair in Nursing Excellence

Established in 2004 and generously supported by Mr. John H. Krehbiel and Mrs. Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, and Posy Krehbiel.

Brian M. Stahulak, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Getz Professorship in Cardiology

Established in 1998 and generously supported by the Globe Foundation/Getz Family, Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Getz, Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Getz Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George F. Getz, and Ms. Lynn Getz.

Stuart Berger, MD

Division Head, Cardiology

Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, and Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics (Critical Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Gracias Family Professorship in Cardiac Critical Care

Established in 2019 and generously supported by Sabrina and Antonio Gracias.

Kenneth M. Brady, MD

Division Head, Cardiac Anesthesia; Intensivist, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Irene Heinz Given and John La Porte Given Professorship in Pediatrics

Established in 1968 and generously supported by the Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Foundation, Inc.

Larry K. Kociolek, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases; Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"With innovative translational research, and teams of big thinkers and doers, we can optimize the safety of hospitals and healthcare for children." - Dr. Kociolek

Isaac A. Abt, MD Professorship in Kidney Diseases

Established in 2000 and generously supported by the James J. and Jamie Thorsen McNulty Foundation and the Zell Family Foundation.

Priya Verghese, MD, MPH

Division Head, Nephrology (Kidney Diseases)

Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lauren D. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Established in 2012 and generously supported by the Children’s Surgical Foundation and the Lillian S. Wells Foundation.

Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, MBA, FACS

Division Head, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Vice Chair Ambulatory Practice, Department of Surgery; Executive Physician Director, Ambulatory Practice

Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lillian S. Wells Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Established in 2001 and generously supported by the Lillian S. Wells Foundation and Preston A. Wells.

Nancy M. Young, MD, FACS, FAAP

Head, Section of Otology/Neurotology and Medical Director, Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs, Lurie Children's; Director of Research, Lurie Children's

Professor of Otolaryngology (Pediatric Otolaryngology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Professor & Fellow, Knowles Hearing Center, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University School of Communication

Lorna S. and James P. Langdon Chair in Pediatric Neurology

Established in 1999 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Joyce Wu, MD

Section Head, Epilepsy Program; Attending Physician, Neurology

Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lydia J. Fredrickson Board Designated Professorship in Pediatric Surgery

Established in 1987 and generously supported by the Estate of Lydia Fredrickson.

Marleta Reynolds, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief; Chair, Department of Surgery

Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mae and Benjamin Allen Founders' Board Professorship in Endocrinology

Established in 2005 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Donald Zimmerman, MD

Head, Endocrinology

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Margaret C. Osterman Board Designated Professorship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Established in 1993 and generously supported by Ray W. Osterman, Edith V. Osterman, and Margaret C. Osterman.

John T. Walkup, MD

Chair, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"Every parent of a child with a mental health problem wants to know what they can do to help their child. Thankfully, as a field we now have the knowledge of what to do and when to do it, and the platform to empower parents to partner with us. Our biggest challenge is to expand awareness of what treatment can do and create access to care for the large number of affected children and their families." - Dr. Walkup

Marion Robinson Heise, PhD Chair in Neonatal Development

Established in 2002 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Raye-Ann Odegaard deRegnier, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Research Professorship for a Sr. Scientist in Child Health Research

Established in 2001 and generously supported by Mrs. J. Milburn Smith.

Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care

Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care) and Medicine (Allergy and Immunology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"My mission is to improve the health and lives of children and their families. We make sure this is the underlying purpose of everything we do every day. No one cares how much you know unless they know how much you care." - Dr. Gupta

Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Research Professorship for the Director of Child Health Research

Established in 2001 and generously supported by Mrs. J. Milburn Smith.

Michelle L. Macy, MS, MD

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine; Co-Research Lead, Telemedicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation Center; Scientific Director, Community, Population Health, and Outcomes, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute

Max Lacewell Endowed Brain Tumor Research Scholar

Established in 2012 and generously supported by the Max Lacewell Charitable Foundation.

Angela Waanders, MD, MPH

Interim Head, Neuro-Oncology; Director, Precision Medicine Oncology; Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship; Executive Board Chair, Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Myles Michelon Endowed Chair in Urology

Established in 2006 and generously supported by the Bari Michelon Family Foundation, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Freeman, and Amy and Rick Michelon.

Elizabeth B. Yerkes, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Director of Neuro-urology; Co-Director of Reconstructive Pediatric Urology in the Division of Urology

Associate Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Neal, Kathleen and Adam Kulick Endowed Research Scholar in Neonatology

Established in 2021 and generously supported by Neal and Kathleen Kulick.

Mary E. Robbins, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orvar Swenson Founders' Board Chair in Pediatric Surgery

Established in 2015 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

Head, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery

Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Pasquale Family Research Scholar

Established in 2021 and generously supported by Jamie and Marc Pasquale.

Faith Summersett Williams, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Childhood Resilience and Substance Use Prevention Program

Patrick M. Magoon Distinguished Professorship in Neonatal Research

Established in 2002 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Paul T. Schumacker, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Director, Pediatric Research

Posy and Fred Love Chair in Nursing Research

Established in 2013 and generously supported by Fred L. "Pete" Krehbiel.

Renee C.B. Manworren, PhD, RN-BC, APRN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN

Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anesthesiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"Nurses are innovative and collaborative stewards of scarce resources. We must empower them to provide the best care for our children and invest in their time, talent and knowledge." - Renee C.B. Manworren

Potocsnak Family Professorship in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

Established in 2018 and generously supported by the Potocsnak Family.

Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH

Division Head, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"The work I do is very rewarding. When I get home at night I think, 'I helped someone today.'" - Dr. Garofalo

Rachelle and Mark Gordon Endowed Professorship in Cancer Research

Established in 2006 and generously supported by the Children's Research Fund.

Xiao-Nan Li, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Xenograft Modeling, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

"One day at a time, one step at a time, we can and we will save children from cancer." - Dr. Li

Raymond & Hazel Speck Berry Board Designated Professorship in Neonatology

Established in 1988 and generously supported by the Estate of Hazel Speck Berry.

Aaron P. Hamvas, MD

Division Head, Neonatology

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Richard A. Perritt, MD Professorship in Cancer and Blood Disorders

Established in 1998 and generously supported by the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation, Elise Tyrpin, John Tyrpin, Mark Tyrpin, and Ronald A. and Diane A. Tyrpin.

David O. Walterhouse, MD

Section Head, Oncology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Interim Director, Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Robert E. Schneider Chair in Transplantation

Established in 2001 and generously supported by FedEx, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Schneider, the Robert E. Schneider Foundation, and the Walter J. and Edith E. Best Foundation.

Riccardo A. Superina, MD

Head, Transplant Surgery; Co-Director, Siragusa Transplantation Center; Surgical Director, Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs

Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Robert M. & Diane v.S. Levy Social Worker

Established in 2018 and generously supported by the Robert M. & Diane v.S. Levy Family Foundation.

Barbara Lawry, LCSW

Social Worker

Rory David Deutsch Malignant Brain Tumor Research Scholar

Established in 2005 and generously supported by the Rory David Deutsch Foundation.

Oren J. Becher, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Sally Burnett Searle Professorship in Pediatric Transplantation

Established in 1999 and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. S. Gunnar Klarr, Ms. Elizabeth B. Searle, the Searle Family, and Mr. and Mrs. William L. Searle.

Estella M. Alonso, MD

Medical Director, The Siragusa Transplantation Center

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"I have always been inspired by the trust that families place in our ability to care for their child, especially when their illness is severe and life-threatening. The responsibility inherent to that trust is strong motivation not only to provide the very best care, but also to drive research programs that will inform strategies to improve care in the future." - Dr. Alonso

Sharon B. Murphy, MD and Steven T. Rosen, MD Research Professorship in Cancer Biology & Chemotherapy

Established in 1995 and generously supported by Ann Lurie. This position is currently held by two research scholars.

Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kyle L. MacQuarrie, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

Instructor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Susan B. DePree Founders' Board Professorship in Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection

Established in 2006 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.

Ellen G. Chadwick, MD

Co-Medical Director, Pediatric and Maternal HIV Infection

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Valerie and George D. Kennedy Research Professorship in Human Molecular Genetics

Established in 1996 and generously supported by Valerie P. and George D. Kennedy.

Carlos E. Prada, MD

Head, Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Warren and Eloise Batts Research Scholar

Established in 1997 and generously supported by Eloise and Warren Batts.

Monica M. Laronda, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director of Basic and Translational Research, Fertility & Hormone Preservation & Restoration Program

William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professorship

Established in 1985 and generously supported by the Children's Memorial Hospital Research Foundation (a predecessor to the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute). 

Youyang Zhao, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Pharmacology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Yeager Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Established in 2000 and generously supported by Anne Yeager, David P. and Julia E. Yeager, and Phillip C. and Joyce E. Yeager.

Tadanori Tomita, MD

Medical Director, Falk Brain Tumor Center; Attending Physician, Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Laboratory, Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Recruitment is underway for the following positions:

  • A Todd Davis, MD Professorship in Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care
    • Established in 1997 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.
  • Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation Certified Child Life Specialists
    • Established in 2017 and generously supported by the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.
  • Esther Viola Frey Child Life Specialist
    • Established in 2021 and generously supported by Esther's Friends, The Esther Viola Frey Memorial Foundation.
  • Founders' Board Neonatology Young Research Scholar
    • Established in 2005 and generously supported by the Founders' Board.
  • George M. Eisenberg Chair in Developmental Biology
    • Established in 1995 and generously supported by the George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities.
  • Gus Foundation Chair in Neuro-Oncology
    • Established in 2003 and generously supported by the Gus Foundation.
  • Irene Heinz Given and John La Porte Given Research Professorship in Pediatrics
    • Established in 1968 and generously supported by the Irene Heinz Given and John La Porte Given Foundation, Inc.
  • Martha Washington Foundation for Handicapped Children Professorship in Pediatric Orthopaedics
    • Established in 1978 and generously supported by the Martha Washington Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc.
  • Marvin E. Wodika Board Designated Research Professorship in Cardiology
    • Established in 1996 and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Allan, and the Marvin Wodika Charitable Trust.
  • Meryl Suzanne Weiss Distinguished Professorship in Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation
    • Established in 1989 and generously supported by Ace Hardware, JoEllen Weiss, and Louis A. Weiss.
  • Paul H. Holinger, MD Professorship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • Established in 1990 and generously supported by Robert B. Edelmann, Dr. and Mrs. Lauren D. Holinger, the Lillian S. Wells Foundation, the William F. O'Connor Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas.
  • Posy and John Krehbiel Professorship in Critical Care Medicine
    • Established in 1997 and generously supported by Mr. John H. Krehbiel and Mrs. Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, and Posy Krehbiel.
  • Virginia H. Rogers Professorship in Infectious Disease
    • Established in 2009 and generously supported by the Estate of Virginia H. Rogers and the Ward C. Rogers Foundation, Inc.
  • Willis J. Potts, MD Professorship in Surgery
    • Established in 1995 and generously supported by Drs. Carl Backer and Constantine Mavroudis, and Mrs. Raymond H. Giesecke.
  • Zeisler Family Neonatology Leadership Chair
    • Established in 2019 and generously supported by Karen Zeisler, and Karl and Joan Zeisler.