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Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago

Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago provides comprehensive, innovative medical care to children of all social and economic backgrounds The hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of children through patient care, education, and research into the causes and cure of childhood disease.

Dr. Larry Gray, MD

Larry Gray, MD

Leading Physician


Dr. Gray is a board certified in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. His clinical practice and research focus is on the behavioral and developmental issues of infants and young children with a special emphasis on early stress and infant self-regulation.

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Linda Walsh, NP

Linda Walsh, NP

Nurse Practitioner


Ms. Walsh is a board certified family nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric infectious disease. Her clinical practice and research focus is on pediatric and adolescent HIV infection, chronic disease, and family coping in the pediatric population.

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Jennifer Burns, NP

Jennifer Burns, NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Travel Clinic


Ms. Burns is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner with broad pediatric infectious disease experience including the diagnosis and treatment of many infectious disease conditions.

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Scott Hunter, PhD

Scott Hunter, PhD


Dr. Hunter is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Dr. Hunter provides expert guidance and research support to our clinic on the diagnosis and treatment of learning and neurobehavioral disorders.

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Karin Vander Ploeg Booth, MD

Karin Vander Ploeg Booth, MD

Behavioral and Developmental Expert


Dr. Vander Ploeg Booth is a board-certified pediatrician with subspecialty training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. In her clinical practice, she works with children experiencing a diverse range of behavioral and developmental issues from early childhood through adolescence.

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Administrative Team


Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD.
Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
kalexander@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu
773-702-6176

Michaela Neer, MBA
Fundraising & New Program Development
neer@uchicago.edu
773-702-3816

Support Team


Erie Crawford, MSW
Social Worker
ecrawfor@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu
773-702-7506

Amanda Guthrie, Mdiv MPP
Program Coordinator
ucac@uchicago.edu
773-834-6821

Penny Huddleston
Speech Therapist

Susan Plesha-Troyke
Speech Therapist