Breaking Down the U.S.News & World Report Badge: Cancer

Last month, we explained the numbers behind our U.S.News & World Report ranking as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the 10 specialties that are ranked nationally: Cancer. Our Center for Cancer and Blood … Read More

Getting to Know You: Joanna Weinstein, MD

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we’d like you to meet Joanna Weinstein, MD, an oncologist in our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. In this video, Dr. Weinstein talks about treating kids with cancer, why she loves her job, … Read More

Getting To Know You: Luciano Pedroza

Luciano “Danny” Pedroza has been part of the Lurie Children’s family for 12 years. He currently serves as an administrative assistant for the Epilepsy Center. Pedroza is the contact between patient-families and physicians, nurses and staff. His duties include handling incoming … Read More

Hope for the Future: Reflections on Pediatric Epilepsy

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Today’s blog is written by my colleague, Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, a pediatric epileptologist at Lurie Children’s. In honor of Purple Day 2013, a part of the global campaign to increase awareness of pediatric epilepsy, Dr. Nordli looks back … Read More


The numbers are in: Thanks to enormous support from the community, our first five months of operation at our new Streeterville home were incredibly successful. In fact, we saw a rise in patient volume that more than doubled our expectations, increasing … Read More

Gifts That Will Keep on Giving

The holiday season is in full swing, and your wonderful gifts continue to keep spirits bright at the hospital. We recently received several questions about toy and gift donations, so we asked Justyna Griffin, our activity and donations coordinator, for … Read More