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Ruba K. Azzam, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Pediatric Hepatology

Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Ruba Azzam, MD, specializes in treating children with conditions related to hepatology, gastroenterology and nutrition. Her clinical interests include hepatobiliary diseases, liver transplantation, pancreatic disorders and the full range of gastrointestinal diseases.

Dr. Azzam has authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters focusing on liver-related research as well as general gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology.

Practice Locations

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

University of Chicago Medicine Children's at Elmhurst
1200 S. York Street, Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Transplant Hepatology

Medical School

University of Jordan


Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
University of North Dakota Children's Hospital, Fargo
Lincoln Medical Center/Cornell University, New York


Lincoln Medical Center/Cornell University, New York
University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital, Madison


Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American Gastroenterological Association
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6418

Office Fax

(773) 702-0666

Office Postal Address

Ruba Azzam, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4065
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Azzam

Soon after Elizabeth Woodcock was born, a test showed abnormally high bilirubin levels in her blood. When a liver biopsy suggested biliary atresia, Dr. Azzam created a comprehensive care plan. Today, Elizabeth is doing well and may never need a liver transplant.

Dr. Azzam is featured in a story about a family who traveled more than 7,000 miles to Chicago to have a father-to-son living donor liver transplant. »Read the story

Selected Publications

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