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Sarah M. Hilkert, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Pediatrics

Sarah Hilkert, MD, MPH, provides comprehensive, compassionate care to children with decreased vision in one or both eyes. Dr. Hilkert has a special interest in treating conditions caused by abnormal eye development, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), and pediatric cataracts.  

Dr. Hilkert is not only passionate about delivering high-quality care to her patients, but she is also dedicated to resident education and clinical research.  She was the principal investigator for the RAINBOW trial for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at the University of Chicago, and her current work focuses on neurodevelopmental outcomes associated with ROP.  Having participated in medical mission trips to Ghana and Nicaragua, she also has an interest in health disparities and global health.  Dr. Hilkert's research has been published in a number of scientific journals, including JAAPOS, Survey of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Genetics.  

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

Year Started Practice

2016

Board Certification

Ophthalmology

Medical School

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Internship

Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA

Residency

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Fellowship

Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Additional Graduate Degree

Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

English
Spanish

Office Phone

(773) 702-3937

Office Fax

(773) 702-0830

Email

shilkert@bsd.uchicago.edu

Office Postal Address

Sarah M. Hilkert, MD, MPH
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Pediatric and adult strabismus
  • Adjustable sutures
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Retinopathy of prematurity

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Selected Publications

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