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Erika Claud, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Neonatology Research

Erika Claud, MD, specializes in neonatology, providing care to critically ill infants. She has an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of preterm infants and conditions of the immature digestive tract.

Dr. Claud's research focuses on intestinal epithelial biology as it relates to neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a life-threatening inflammatory bowel disorder of unknown cause that afflicts premature infants. Her work has been funded by grants from prominent institutions, including March of Dimes and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A dedicated educator and author, Dr. Claud has published several articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and has written chapters in leading textbooks on pediatric gastrointestinal disease. In addition, she serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals, such as the Journal of Pediatrics and Gastroenterology.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School

Internship and Residency

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago


Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Massachusetts General Hospital


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Gastroenterological Association
American Journal of Physiology
American Physiologic Society
Society for Pediatric Research

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6210

Office Fax

(773) 702-0764

Office Postal Address

Erika Claud, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6060
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Claud

Dr. Claud's research on the role of the microbiome in necrotizing enterocolitis was featured in a post on Science Life, the University of Chicago Medicine blog.

The University of Chicago Medicine's alumni publication, Medicine on the Midway, featured Dr. Claud in a story about mapping human bacteria in order to gain insight into infectious diseases.

Selected Publications

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