Department of Pediatrics Leadership Team

The Department of Pediatrics is led by many nationally and internationally respected experts.

Department Leaders

Jean Silvestri, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Children’s Hospital 

Valerie Kalinowski, MD
Vice Chairperson, Clinical Operations

Lisa Giordano, MD
Vice Chairperson, Education

Laura Meltzer, MD

Vice Chairperson, Safety, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness

Carla Minutti, MD
Vice Chairperson, Innovation; Medical Director, Pediatric Subspecialty

Latania K. Logan, MD, MSPH

Vice Chairperson, Research 

Kyran Quinlan, MD, MPH

Vice Chairperson, Faculty Development

Shaun Cooper, MS-HSM
Associate Vice President, Rush University Children’s Hospital

Andjelka Tomov

Director of Finance, Rush University Children’s Hospital

Annie Huang
Project Manager, Rush University Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Nowak

Administrative Manager, Rush University Children’s Hospital

Division Chiefs

Cardiology

Joshua Murphy, MD, FSCAI
Division Chief

Critical Care

Valerie Kalinowski, MD, MHA
Interim Division Chief

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Cesar Ochoa, MD
Division Chief

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Carla Minutti, MD
Division Chief

Gastroenterology

Randolph McConnie, MD
Division Chief

General Pediatrics

Kyran Quinlan, MD, MPH
Division Chief

Genetics

Carolyn Jones, MD, PhD
Division Chief

Hematology, Oncology

Lisa Giordano, MD
Division Chief

Hospital Medicine

Laura Meltzer, MD
Division Chief

Infectious Diseases

Latania Logan, MD
Division Chief

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics

Surabhi Mehrotra, MD
Division Chief

Neonatology

Aloka Patel, MD
Division Chief

Neurology

Charles Marcuccilli, PhD, MD
Division Chief

Psychology

Michelle Greene, PhD
Division Chief

Pulmonary

Girish Sharma, MD
Division Chief

Sleep Medicine

Pallavi Patwari, MD
Division Chief