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

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Mark K. Abe, MD
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

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pediatric Lung Diseases
  • Pediatric Sedation

Education

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Residency: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English