Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Wendy J Brickman, MD

Wendy J Brickman, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work

Bio

After completing my undergraduate studies at Brown University, I obtained a masters of science in secondary education as well as a master's in biochemistry and molecular biology. Subsequently I earned a medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. My graduate degrees complemented each other and prepared me well for a career in pediatric endocrinology. Currently an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, I continue to be a ph...[Read full text]After completing my undergraduate studies at Brown University, I obtained a masters of science in secondary education as well as a master's in biochemistry and molecular biology. Subsequently I earned a medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. My graduate degrees complemented each other and prepared me well for a career in pediatric endocrinology. Currently an associate professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, I continue to be a physician at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, providing expertise in endocrinology for neonates, infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

The majority of my clinical research has focused on the areas of type 2 diabetes in youth, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. My research explores both the pathophysiology of insulin resistance as well as treatment options for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Another research interested includes the prevention of type 1 diabetes in high risk individuals. I am the principal investigator at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for several studies sponsored by Tri...[Read full text]
The majority of my clinical research has focused on the areas of type 2 diabetes in youth, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. My research explores both the pathophysiology of insulin resistance as well as treatment options for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Another research interested includes the prevention of type 1 diabetes in high risk individuals. I am the principal investigator at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for several studies sponsored by TrialNet, an international consortium which explores avenues to prevent type 1 diabetes.
As co-director of the Turner syndrome clinic, I have also developed an expertise in the area of Turner Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects females. Recently I have begun to explore research in this area as well.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Chicago (1994)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1997)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics Endocrinology (2000)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6090

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 54
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611