Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Karen K L Mestan, MD

Karen K L Mestan, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Focus of Work

Bio

Why do some premature infants experience adverse outcomes, while others do not? Dr. Mestan is an attending neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital, whose research focuses on identifying biochemical, environmental, and genetic markers for preterm birth and its complications. Understanding these markers could allow clinicians to predict which babies are most at risk for preterm birth and its complications, such as chronic lung disease, poor growth, a...[Read full text]Why do some premature infants experience adverse outcomes, while others do not? Dr. Mestan is an attending neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital, whose research focuses on identifying biochemical, environmental, and genetic markers for preterm birth and its complications. Understanding these markers could allow clinicians to predict which babies are most at risk for preterm birth and its complications, such as chronic lung disease, poor growth, and developmental problems in children.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Chicago Medical School (1996)
  • Residency: University of Chicago, Pediatrics (1999)
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, Neonatology (2002)
  • Board Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine