The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Department of Pediatrics 2017 Annual Report

Genomics & Organ Physiology

Patient Miriah Le-Anna Chavez

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago includes experts in all major subspecialties who offer patients comprehensive care and multidisciplinary expertise. We interrogate beyond organ system pathology to the cellular and genetic basis of disease to achieve not only sustainable treatment but lasting cures. Our clinicians and researchers promise a future where there is no such thing as “idiopathic disease.”


  • The section was the recipient of over $5.4 million in total grant funding. 
  • Siri Greeley, MD, PhD, was the recipient on an American Diabetes Association grant to investigate the impact of diabetes in infancy.  
  • Rochelle Naylor, MD, received notification of an NIH K08 award to develop a personalized genetic medicine approach for patients with maturity-onset diabetes of the young in a multi-ethnic population. 
  • Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, was named president-elect of the American Diabetes Association.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition



  • Shireen Hashmat, MD, presented a peritoneal dialysis and colostomy study at the fall Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium meeting. 
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