Focus of Work
Isabelle De Plaen, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Lurie Children’s, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the Center for Intestinal and Liver Inflammation Research at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.
Dr. De Plaen’s research focuses on understanding mucosal microcirculatory and inflammatory mechanisms contributing to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating disease of the premature infant, causing sudden bowel inflammation and necrosis.
Education and Certification
- MD: Universite Catholique de Louvain (1989)
- Residency: California Pacific Medical Center, Pediatrics (1994)
- Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (1998)
- Board Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 45
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611