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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

For Medical Professionals

Admissions, Referrals, and Consultations

Call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282. Physicians and other medical professionals can:

  • Admit a patient to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
  • Identify the appropriate specialist for a patient
  • Obtain a consultation with one of our faculty physicians

If you are a patient wishing to schedule an appointment with a University of Chicago doctor, please contact UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200.

Physician Directory for Mobile Devices

We’re pleased to offer a medical staff directory designed for smart phones. Specifically created for physician use, the directory allows searches based on our physicians’ names or area of clinical interest. For each of our specialists, contact information and practice locations are listed. The site includes basic referral instructions, is updated frequently, and is fully supported on iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices. 

University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)

UCAN is the air medical service of the hospital. UCAN provides helicopter transport of critically ill or injured neonatal, and pediatric patients from the scene of an emergency or during interhospital transfer to Comer Children's. For flight requests, call 1-800-621-7827.

Physicians Relations Team

The Physician Relations team works to build meaningful relationships with referring physicians by understanding physicians' needs and addressing concerns. We also expedite access to University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's specialists and services by acting as a collaborative bridge between you and your office staff, and our multidisciplinary physician teams. 

Clinical Trials

You can receive up-to-date information on clinical trials offered by University of Chicago physicians, as well as information on laboratory services, and home care. For more information about pediatric clinical trials, call (773) 834-0483 or visit Clinical Trials.

Continuing Medical Education

At the University of Chicago, our physicians are excited about sharing the latest clinical and research findings with you through continuing medical education (CME).

Throughout the year, our physicians conduct CME courses conveniently scheduled at hotels along the "Magnificent Mile" in Chicago, in surrounding suburbs, at the University of Chicago medical campus, and at resort locations. You can learn about the most recent clinical advances happening here and in other leading centers around the world. The courses highlight innovative procedures and technologies, examine current controversies in treatment, and update you on the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of disease.

Learning at the Forefront

This free resource for physicians and other medical professionals features video lectures and interviews with University of Chicago Medicine faculty on variety of topics. For more information visit Learning at the Forefront.

Child Life Internships

Comer Children's offers internships to graduate students working toward a master's in child life, child development, art therapy, or related fields. For more information, visit Child Life Internships.

Managed Care

Comer Children's has developed relationships with many managed care organizations and is committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective services to enrollees. If your patient is unsure about whether or not his or her health plan permits access to the University of Chicago, please ask them to call 1-888-824-0200 to verify referral options. For more information visit Insurance Plans.

Medicine on the Midway

Medicine on the Midway is a publication for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

Event Calendar

Physician-oriented seminars, conferences, and Grand Rounds are listed on the Division of Biological Sciences' Web calendar. For more information, please call (773) 702-1814 or visit

Nursing Careers

We are currently hiring career-oriented, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for a wide variety of rewarding positions.

For more information, visit Nursing Careers.

Physician Recruitment

Physicians interested in applying for a position with the Department of Pediatrics should review available faculty and academic non-faculty positions at the University's employment site.

UChicago CareLink

Eligible physicians may use CareLink to review their patients' medical information, place referral orders and communicate with UChicago Medicine providers.