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Associate Professor of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Karen Fauman, MD, is a specialist in pediatric critical care medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and associated technologies.

Dr. Fauman's clinical and research interests include the use of ECMO and psychosocial aspects of critical care in children. She is one of a limited number of physicians in the United States who is board-certified to provide pediatric palliative care services to children with life-limiting illnesses.


Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital


  • University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care

Languages Spoken

  • English