Poj Lysouvakon, MD

General Pediatrics, Pediatrics | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, General Care Nursery

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.

Poj Lysouvakon, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in newborn care, adolescent medicine and preventive medicine. Dr. Lysouvakon is the director of Safe Kids South Chicagoland. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine and medical director of its Well Newborn Nursery. He also practices at the Friend Family Health Center, which serves nearby underserved communities. Dr. Lysouvakon’s primary research interests are newborn health and preventive medicine. 

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 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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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English