About Joel...

Dr. Joel Schwab was a tremendous mentor, dedicated medical educator and skilled and passionate pediatrician who was devoted to the care of his patients.  He envisioned and initially created this website years ago when I (Lolita) worked with him as Co-Clerkship Directors.  His goal for this website was to provide a quick, easy, free, and helpful resource for students studying pediatrics and for the residents that taught them.  It brought Joel great joy to know that students near and far accessed his website, and speaks to his lasting legacy in pediatrics. 

Thanks Joel for doing what you loved, and teaching us all in the process and thank you to the Schwab family and friends for their continued support for this resource.

Read more about Joel here and watch his powerful and moving 2013 commencement address to the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Lolita Alcocer Alkureishi, MD

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on soley for diagnostic or treatment purposes. It was created by our beloved colleague, Dr. Joel Schwab, and is intended to honor his legacy to education and assist in the learning of medical students. It should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

The University of Chicago & Comer Children's Hospital expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site.