Kate Elizabeth Lucey

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Research Interests

Dr. Lucey's primary interests include quality improvement and acute inpatient pediatric care. Her current focuses include improving sepsis outcomes, reducing unnecessary monitor use, and optimizing step-down and intermediate care for pediatric patients.

Dr. Lucey is involved in many quality improvement projects at Lurie Children's Hospital, including national collaboratives such as IPSO (Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes) and EMO (Eliminating Monitor Overuse). She also is active within medical education, teaching workshops to medical students during their pediatric clerkships, giving noon conferences for residency, and serving on the medical school Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Lucey works primarily in acute inpatient pediatric care settings. This includes the general medicine teams, medical observation unit, PICU, and intermediate care units.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

2016Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)
2018Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Lurie Children's Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University

… → 2018

Medicine, MD, University of Colorado

… → 2013

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Patient Safety
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Sepsis


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