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Erik Barthel, MD

Assistant Professor

Section of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Erik Barthel is a pediatric general surgeon, with interests in congenital malformations, aerodigestive tract disorders, and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Barthel’s clinical approach is patient- and family-centered. His research interests include resource optimization for patients in trauma and disasters, medical history, as well as the role of mathematics and the physical sciences in medicine.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Pediatric Surgery

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Chemical Society

Language Spoken



Office Postal Address

Erik Barthel, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4062
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric general surgery
  • Pediatric thoracic surgery
  • Congenital malformations
  • Aerodigestive tract disorders

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Selected Publications

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