Francis M. Prendergast, MD

Clinical and Community Trials

“Dedicated to advancing the specialty of Pediatric Radiology to improve the lives and health of children.”

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Radiology

Biography

  • Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Francis Prendergast, MD, specializes in Pediatric Radiology with a particular interest in the research of contrast enhanced ultrasound studies for various diseases in the pediatric population. 

Education and Background

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Medical Imaging, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1999-2000
  • Residency in Diagnostic Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital 1995-1999
  • Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center 1991-1992
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine 1991

Research Highlights

PREVALENCE OF INTRARENAL REFLUX IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ON CONTRAST ENHANCED VOIDING UROSONOGRAPHY 

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Pediatric Respiratory Infections, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Predictive Analytics

Recent Publication

Liver transaminase concentrations in children with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Research Interests

Health Policy, Healthcare Quality, Health Disparities, Outcome Measures

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Translating the Value of the Academic Surgeon Into Salary, Time, and Resources.

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Spina Bifida, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Health Services and Outcomes Research

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"I Just Haven't Done Any of That": Applicability of the International Index of Erectile Function in Young Men With Spina Bifida.

Clinical and Community Trials

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Clinical Trials in Infectious Diseases, Infections in Immune-compromised Children, Central Nervous System Infections

Recent Publication

Efficacy of nirsevimab against respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infections in preterm and term infants, and pharmacokinetic extrapolation to infants with congenital heart disease and chronic lung disease: a pooled analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Community, Population Health, and Outcomes

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Health Services Research, Outcomes Research, Urologic Infections

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Workflow for Management of Gonadal Neoplasm in Two Patients with Differences of Sex Development Enrolled in an Experimental Gonadal Tissue Cryopreservation Protocol.

Basic and Preclinical Science

Anne H. Rowley, MD

Principal Investigator

Rowley Laboratory

Research Interests

Kawasaki Disease, Antibody Responses to Infectious Diseases

Recent Publication

Analysis of Plasmablasts from Children with Kawasaki Disease Reveals Evidence of a Convergent Antibody Response to a Specific Protein Epitope.