The Department of Pediatrics at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System promotes the health of children and adolescents with a balanced program that seeks new knowledge through research, provides outstanding educational opportunities, delivers high quality comprehensive clinical care and service, advocates vigorously for children and adolescents, and is responsive to the changing needs of our community and society.

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is “to provide a comprehensive program of quality health care with respect and dignity, to the children of Cook County, regardless of their ability to pay.”

Our pediatrics residency training program has been fully accredited by the ACGME since 1927. Fellowships are also available in Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine (combined program with UIC), Allergy/Immunology (combined program with Rush), Child Abuse Pediatrics, and Hematology/Oncology (combined program with Rush and UIC).  Opportunities are also available for fourth-year medical students to do elective rotations in most pediatric sub-specialities.

Health Conditions

Some of the health conditions for which we provide care include:

  • Pediatric Diabetes, Pediatric Growth Disturbances, Early or Delayed Puberty
  • Pediatric Asthma and Allergies
  • Learning Problems, Autism, Developmental Delays
  • Accident, Injuries, Acute Illnesses
  • Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Neglect
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Constipation
  • Pediatric Cancers, Leukemia, Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease
  • Kidney Problems, High Blood Pressure
  • Seizures, Epilepsy