At the Forefront of Children’s Medicine

At Comer Children’s, we are committed to advancing discoveries in pediatric medicine and educating children's health care professionals across the country. We put this commitment into practice every day by conducting hundreds of clinical trials and research studies while providing unique services to our patients, their families and the community.

Because of our affiliation with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, our faculty collaborate with internationally-renowned scientists and have access to world-class research facilities, which results in cutting-edge translational and clinical research. This means we can more quickly bring our scientific discoveries to patients.

Our pediatric department’s research awards from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sponsors total more than $15 million annually.


Our research helps pediatricians and pediatric specialists around the U.S. — and around the world — treat children's diseases, conditions and disorders. Plus, our patients get access to new treatments and therapies as we work to improve outcomes for our patients.

Innovation & Accolades

We're noted for our many milestones and medical firsts. And our team has been lauded for its innovations as we work to improve the health and wellness of children here in Chicago and around the world.