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Maria (Lolita) Alcocer Alkureishi, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Clerkship

Maria (Lolita) Alcocer Alkureishi, MD, serves as a primary physician for infants, children and teens of all ages. Her goal is to provide continuity of care and preventive health care services for medically underserved youth.

A dedicated educator, Dr. Alkureishi teaches medical students, interns and residents about pediatric clinical care in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. She mentors residents on life after residency and also is active in the Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP), designed to help multicultural and disadvantaged undergraduate students to build the academic skills necessary for a premedical program.

Practice Locations

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

Friend Family Health Center
5635 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of California San Francisco

Internship and Residency

University of California, San Francisco


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Pediatrics
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-0497

Office Fax

(773) 834-5964

Office Postal Address

Maria (Lolita) Alcocer Alkureishi, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6082
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Alkureishi

As part of the South Side Healthcare Collaborative, Dr. Alkureishi provides primary care for children and adolescents of all ages at Friend Family Health Center, Pulaski site (PDF).

Selected Publications

Conforto A, Ostrzega E, Chan KW, Alcocer L, Henderson SO, Mallon WK. CK; Are the Reports of Its Demise Premature? Acad Emerg Med 1999 6:420a

Conforto A, Ostrzega E, Chan KW, Alcocer L, Henderson SO, Mallon WK. Bedside Cardiac Marker and the Emergency Evaluation of Chest Pain. Acad Emerg Med 1999 6:420a

Qayyum N, Alcocer L, Maxwell H, Beattie TJ, Murphy, AV, Ramage IJ, Ahmed SF. Skeletal Disproportion and Pubertal Status in children with Chronic Renal Disease. Hormone Research, 2003: 60 (5): 221-6.

Alcocer L, Jernigan L, Shlager L. A Routine Care of Syncope? Maybe Not… Contemporary Pediatrics, 2008: 25: 29 – 34.