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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Services

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Karen Hoehn, MD, an experienced pediatric ICU physician, is an expert at alternative modes of ventilation, specifically acute respiratory distress syndrome (APRV) and oscillation. Dr. Hoehn also runs the pediatric supportive care team, which includes palliative care, pain management and complementary medicine. The supportive care team provides a continuum of care for children with life threatening conditions. Additionally, Dr. Hoehn coordinates the bereavement program and support groups for families who had lost children.

Academically, Dr. Hoehn does research in how physicians and families make difficult decisions, and how we can support families better. She has several ongoing projects to elucidate how we can better support families at the bedside.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Kansas Medical Center


  • University of California San Francisco Health


  • University of California San Francisco Health


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Other Grad Education

  • MS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

Languages Spoken

  • English