Mark K. Abe, MD

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

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 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

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English