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William Meadow, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Co-Section Chief, Neonatology

Director, Neonatology Fellowship Program

An expert in neonatology, William Meadow, MD, PhD, is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to critically ill infants. He specializes in treating complications related to premature birth. He is consistently named one of the "Top Doctors in Chicago" by Chicago magazine and one of the "Best Doctors in America" by Marquis Who's Who.

Dr. Meadow's research focuses on medical ethics in the field of neonatal epidemiology. He has examined resource allocation, as well as issues of informed consent, in neonatal intensive care units. He also set the standard of medical care for the use of corticosteroids in obstetrics/gynecology. Dr. Meadow has received grants for his research from notable organizations, including the American Lung Association and the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation.

In addition to his clinical and research work, Dr. Meadow is committed to medical education. Under his leadership, fellows gain experience in clinical service, as well as in research design and implementation. Dr. Meadow has authored more than 75 articles in scientific and medical journals, 40 book chapters and a book on neonatal bioethics. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences on medical ethics and neocritical care.

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

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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


The University of Chicago Medicine (infectious disease and neonatology)
University of Chicago MacLean Center for Medical Ethics (medical ethics)

Additional Graduate Degree

PhD, University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Pediatric Society
European Society for Pediatric Research
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
Society for Pediatric Research

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6210

Office Fax

(773) 702-0764

Office Postal Address

William Meadow, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6060
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

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