Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130 year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do.

Our new home has allowed us to: Speed up the healing process. Our 288 all-private rooms reduce noise and control infection. Treat the whole family, not just the patient. Our improved inpatient unit design and unique family spaces make it more convenient for families to visit and remain together during treatment. Transport critically ill newborns faster from Prentice Women’s Hospital using two bridges, allowing families to stay together during care. From June 9, 2012 to April 29, 2013 we transported 156 babies from Prentice to our Neonatology Intensive Care Unit.

Under the leadership of Jason Fangusaro, MD Section Head of Neuro-Oncology, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s continues to earn recognition for its clinical and scientific expertise and the breadth and quality of its services. Our team has grown to meet the needs of more children and families nationally and internationally and now includes four neuro-oncologists, three advanced practice nurses and three RNs, along with a multi-disciplinary team of caregivers from across the hospital, who care for more than 160 patients new to our institution annually.

Housing Information

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s opened its doors on June 26, 2012, at 211 East Grand Avenue in the Streeterville neighborhood of downtown Chicago. It is the largest of five Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area. The House supports the needs of families whose children are receiving treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Here we offer families of hospitalized children 15-stories of care & comfort including 66 guest rooms, a rooftop healing garden, and a kitchen filled with home-cooked meals and supportive conversation.

Ronald McDonald House
211 E Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 888-2500

Contact information


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

225 East Chicago Ave

Box 30

Chicago, IL. 60611




312-227-4090 (main line)


Principal Investigator

Angela Waanders, MD

Dr Angela J Waanders is a pediatric neuro-oncologist .
Co-Principal Investigator
Attending Physician, Neuro-Oncology
Ashley S. Plant, MD is an attending physician in neuro-oncology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University. Dr. Plant received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at University of California, Los Angeles and her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed additional training in neuro-oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focus includes immunotherapy and the immune microenvironment as well as early phase clinical trial design for pediatric brain tumors.

Angela Waanders, MD

Attending Physician, Neuro-Oncology