Mark Slidell, MD, MPH

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery | More

Associate Professor of Surgery Director, Pediatric Trauma

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.

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Mark Slidell, MD, MPH, is a pediatric surgeon, providing care for infants, children and adolescents of all ages. Dr. Slidell is highly skilled in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as advanced laparoscopy and minimally invasive treatment of pectus excavatum and carinatum. This approach minimizes discomfort, scarring and recovery time for children. He specializes in the treatment of neonatal diseases, congenital malformations, pediatric cancers, and gastrointestinal and aerodigestive conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dr. Slidell is an expert in diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts, and liver and works with a multidisciplinary team to offer total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation team to children who need a pancreatectomy.

As a researcher, Dr. Slidell is dedicated to advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is actively involved in conducting patient safety, quality improvement and clinical outcomes research. Dr. Slidell's work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Slidell has been the recipient of several teaching awards.

Medical Education

  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


  • Children's National Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Surgical Outcomes Club
  • 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 Since2010

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian