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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Associate Director, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

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Maria L. Dowell, MD

Maria Dowell, MD, specializes in pulmonary medicine. She provides care for adults and children with a range of respiratory disorders, including cystic fibrosis, complex asthma and chronic lung disease.

As a researcher, Dr. Dowell is working to develop new therapies for asthma treatment. She recently served as the primary investigator in one study that examined the mechanism by which smooth muscle -- tissue that lines the airway -- deforms and reforms its shape.

Dr. Dowell teaches medical students, residents and fellows about pulmonary medicine, and frequently is invited to present her work at regional and national lecture series. An accomplished author, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters on critical care.

Medical Education

  • University of North Carolina

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; The University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association of Chest Physicians
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1996

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English