Kelly N Michelson

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1995 …2022

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Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine.

Dr. Michelson’s research interests include communication, decision making, palliative care, bereavement support, and ethics. Currently, her research focuses on communication and decision making among patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit as well as in the palliative care setting. Her work uses qualitative and quantitative methods as well as patient/stakeholder engagement and community based participatory research methods.

Dr. Michelson's clinical practice is in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Certifications and Licenses

General Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Training Experience

2001Residency, University of Chicago
2004Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, MPH, Duke University

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Critical Care
  • Palliative Care and Hospice
  • Patient Communications
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research Methods


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