Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Ellen Gould Chadwick, MD

Ellen Gould Chadwick, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Chadwick is Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Chair in Pediatrics, Co-Director of the Section of Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection and attending physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She joined the Northwestern faculty in 1985 after completing her pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Me...[Read full text]Dr. Chadwick is Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Chair in Pediatrics, Co-Director of the Section of Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection and attending physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She joined the Northwestern faculty in 1985 after completing her pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Memorial Hospital at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

My research career has been focused on the field of Pediatric HIV/AIDS. As a member of the NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial (IMPAACT) network, I am chairperson of domestic and international protocols investigating the pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and efficacy of new antiretroviral agents and approaches to therapy and early intensive therapy to achieve remission in HIV-infected infants, and Vice-Chair of the Cure Research Agenda Committee. I am Co-P...[Read full text]My research career has been focused on the field of Pediatric HIV/AIDS. As a member of the NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial (IMPAACT) network, I am chairperson of domestic and international protocols investigating the pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and efficacy of new antiretroviral agents and approaches to therapy and early intensive therapy to achieve remission in HIV-infected infants, and Vice-Chair of the Cure Research Agenda Committee. I am Co-Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), a prospective longitudinal cohort study investigating the long-term effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral medications in mother/infant pairs and young adults who were born with HIV or perinatally exposed to HIV. This prospective longitudinal study follows >3000 newborns, young children, adolescents, young adults.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

I am a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist who primarily cares for infants, children and adolescents living with or exposed to HIV infection. As the primary pediatric consultant to the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, I advise obstetric and pediatric providers on the management of perinatally HIV-exposed newborns. In response to the growth of Pediatric AIDS in international settings, I have traveled to several African nations to train physicians about prevention of mother to child trans...[Read full text]I am a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist who primarily cares for infants, children and adolescents living with or exposed to HIV infection. As the primary pediatric consultant to the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, I advise obstetric and pediatric providers on the management of perinatally HIV-exposed newborns. In response to the growth of Pediatric AIDS in international settings, I have traveled to several African nations to train physicians about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children. In addition, I serve as inpatient consultant for infections in immunocompromised children, and acute infectious diseases in otherwise healthy children such as tuberculosis, herpes virus and other viral infections, soft tissue, bone and joint infections and central nervous system infections.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Virginia (1979)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1982)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics Infectious Diseases (1985)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics