Wendy S. Darlington, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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.


Wendy Darlington, MD, MAPP, is a board certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist. Dr. Darlington specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant hematologic disorders in children, including sickle cell disease, acute leukemias and more. She is also the director of our pediatric neuro-oncology program where she and a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists take care of children and adolescents with brain and spine tumors. 

Along with her clinical work, Dr. Darlington’s primary research focuses on examining access to care issues among children with chronic health care needs. She has several ongoing projects designed to better understand health care utilization and other socioeconomic indicators among patients with sickle cell disease. She is also evaluating how public policies intended to increase access and appropriate health care utilization are changing patient outcomes.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Texas Medical School


  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas


  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English