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Maria L. Dowell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Associate Director, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

Maria Dowell, MD, specializes in pulmonary medicine. She provides care for adults and children with a range of respiratory disorders, including cystic fibrosis, complex asthma and chronic lung disease.

As a researcher, Dr. Dowell is working to develop new therapies for asthma treatment. She recently served as the primary investigator in one study that examined the mechanism by which smooth muscle -- tissue that lines the airway -- deforms and reforms its shape.

Dr. Dowell teaches medical students, residents and fellows about pulmonary medicine, and frequently is invited to present her work at regional and national lecture series. An accomplished author, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters on critical care.

Practice Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Medical School

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Internship and Residency

The University of Chicago Medicine


Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
American Thoracic Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6178

Office Fax

(773) 834-1444

Office Postal Address

Maria L. Dowell, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4064
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

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