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Michael Schreiber, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Executive Vice-Chair, Pediatrics

Chief, Neonatology

Michael Schreiber, MD, is an expert in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatric critical care. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of specialists that treats more than 1,000 premature and critically ill babies each year.

Dr. Schreiber’s research focuses on finding new and better therapies to improve the care and quality of life for premature babies. He served as the director of two important studies showing that inhaled nitric oxide reduced the risk of physical and developmental complications related to premature birth. Dr. Schreiber is also interested in ethical issues associated with neonatal and pediatric intensive care.

A popular teacher and speaker, Dr. Schreiber has lectured at universities, hospitals and medical meetings around the world. He is an author on more than two hundred scientific reports. In addition, he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many medical publications including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Perinatology, Pediatric Research, Journal of Pediatrics, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Practice Locations

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

Rush University Medical College

Internship and Residency

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago


University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital (pediatric critical care)
University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Research Institute (neonatology)


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Thoracic Society
Pediatric Academic Societies
Society for Critical Care Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6205

Office Fax

(773) 702-4523

Office Postal Address

Michael Schreiber, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5721 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 8000
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Schreiber

Dr. Schreiber was one of dozens of specialists who cared for an infant born with a large neck tumor called a cervical teratoma. Dr. Schreiber ensured the newborn boy was stable enough after delivery to make the critical trip to the operating room. Read John Carlos’ birth story.

Dr. Schreiber’s research team reported that while advances in neonatal care enable most children born prematurely to be ready for school at an appropriate age, children living in poverty are less likely to be adequately prepared at school age. Read more about the nine-year study.

Selected Publications

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