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L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

As a pediatric critical care specialist, L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, diagnoses and manages care for critically ill children and adolescents in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Dr. Sanchez-Pinto combines his clinical efforts with on-going research to improve the quality and continuity of care provided to critically ill patients. Specializing in biomedical informatics, his research efforts are primarily focused on predictive analytics, data mining and advanced clinical decision support.

With his biomedical informatics expertise, Dr. Sanchez-Pinto is examining the predictability of life-threatening infections in vulnerable patients, including children with cancer and those with debilitated immune systems.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Critical Care
Clinical Informatics

Medical School

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Additional Graduate Degree

MBI, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland


Society for Critical Care Medicine
American Medical Informatics Association
American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Research Informatics Work Group

Language(s) Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-3020

Office Fax

(773) 702-4041

Office Postal Address

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI
The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1145 
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Critical care
  • Clinical informatics
  • Sepsis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Multiple organ dysfunction

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Selected Publications

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