Mark K. Abe, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Sedation and Procedure 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.

Mark K. Abe, MD is a pediatric sedation and critical care specialist. Dr. Abe has expertise in sedating children for a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. He also treats critically ill children and teens with lung disease and respiratory failure.

Dr. Abe is investigating ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for his patients through implementation of evidence-based, data-driven improvements on clinical practice. His early research interests involved lung cell biology and lung development. Dr. Abe has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Development Biology.

In addition to his clinical and research pursuits, Dr. Abe is also committed to education. He is a course instructor, delivers lectures and participates in rounds to teach medical students, residents and fellows about current pediatric critical care topics and state-of-the-art therapies.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society for Pediatric Sedation
  • 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
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English