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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Services

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 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 School of Medicine


  • 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 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 Medicine
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

Languages Spoken

  • English