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Isabelle De Plaen, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Lurie Children’s, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the Center for Intestinal and Liver Inflammation Research at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

Dr. De Plaen’s research focuses on understanding mucosal microcirculatory and inflammatory mechanisms contributing to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating disease of the premature infant, causing sudden bowel inflammation and necrosis.

Certifications and Licenses

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training Experience

1994Residency, California Pacific Medical Center
1998Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Université catholique de Louvain

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Cytokines
  • Digestive System (including gallbladder and liver)
  • Immunology
  • Pediatrics


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