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Eric C. Beyer, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Cell Physiology, Cancer Biology, and Molecular Medicine

Dr. Eric Beyer is an expert in the care and treatment of children with all forms of cancer and blood diseases.

A widely respected researcher, Dr. Beyer has participated in many national committees and advisory boards and has been invited to speak at international conferences and seminars. His expertise is sought by other physicians from around the world.

Dr. Beyer heads an internationally recognized molecular and cellular biology laboratory funded through grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health and other government and private agencies. He and his colleagues are investigating the process of intercellular communication--specifically the direct exchange of ions and small molecules between cells through channels formed of proteins called connexins. Their studies of this process may lead to new pharmacologic or molecular approaches to cancer therapy by manipulating exchange of drugs and drug metabolites between cells and the growth and viability of blood vessels. These studies also have major implications for other clinical areas including cardiac arrhythmias and cataracts.

Dr. Beyer has been selected as a top doctor by Chicago magazine.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of California San Diego

Internship and Residency

The Children's Hospital, Boston


The Children's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston


American Heart Association
American Society for Clinical Investigation
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Society for Pediatric Research

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6808

Office Fax

(773) 834-1329

Office Postal Address

Eric C. Beyer, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4060
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Beyer

Learn more about Dr. Beyer's research.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Beyer's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.