Education and Training

  • Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital

  • Board certified in pediatrics, 2004 - present

  • Pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital), 2001-2004

  • M.D. from Northwestern University School of Medicine, 2001

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical honors society), 2001

  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering/Science from the University of Illinois, 1995

  • B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, 1993

 Philosophy of care

I feel truly lucky to have found my way to a career in general pediatrics.  My approach to care of children is quite simple – to keep my eyes wide open as I work to nurture and heal the child and to reassure and calm the parent.  Despite significant advances in medicine, the key to optimal care of patients still lies in a thorough history and comprehensive physical.  In pediatrics this takes experience, a focus on process and detail, and a way with children.  I act as the quarterback as I advocate and coordinate care for my patients, whether this involves a simple infant well-child visit, an urgent care visit for a feverish child, or care coordination for a child with significant medical complexity.

We have stepped away from the in-network insurance model to provide a different choice for families who would prefer to pay directly for unmatched convenience and personalized care.  I truly enjoy practicing ‘small town’ medicine in our big city.  Most of all, I enjoy having the time and flexibility to develop strong and trusting relationships with all of my patients and their families.


When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, building furniture and spending time with my family.  My wife Joy and I have three children;  Tommy (16), Molly (14), and Ian (10) and we live in the North Center neighborhood.  

* Photo courtesy of Jenny Grimm Photography

* Photo courtesy of Jenny Grimm Photography