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Robert S. Daum, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Daum has been honored by Chicago magazine, Castle Connolly, and other organizations as one of the best pediatric infectious disease specialists in Chicago and the country. He has lent his expertise to dozens of studies of new treatments to fight or prevent infections. He also directs the Pediatric Immunization Program, an outreach initiative to promote early vaccination in Chicago's public housing projects.

Dr. Daum is a member of the Immunization Advisory Committee for the Illinois Department of Public Health. He is also assistant chair of the Illinois Chapter Committee on Infectious Diseases.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Medical School

McGill University


Montreal Children's Hospital, Quebec


Harvard University, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Boston


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Pediatric Society
American Society of Microbiology
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Society for Pediatric Research

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6176

Office Fax

(773) 702-1196

Office Postal Address

Robert S. Daum, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6054
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Daum

Dr. Daum is the principal investigator of the MRSA Research Center. The center seeks to prevent, control and treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureaus (MRSA) through basic and clinical scientific research.

Selected Publications

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