Lolita Alkureishi, MD
2017 Associate Junior Faculty Scholars
Lolita (Maria) Alkureishi, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, in the Section of Academic Pediatrics. Following her residency at UCSF, Dr. Alkureishi served as the Pediatric Medical Director for the San Mateo County Keller Center for Family Violence Intervention. Since joining the University of Chicago as faculty in 2011, she has continued her commitment to caring for underserved children and her outpatient clinical time is based at the Friend Family Health Center Pulaski location, a Federally Qualified Health Clinic which serves primarily underserved Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Alkureishi has a particular interest in advocating for and developing curricula to improve patient-centered technology use in order to enhance, rather than compete with, communication and the patient-doctor relationship and she has received a number of awards and grants in recognition of her work.
Dr. Alkureishi also serves as the Clerkship Director for Pediatrics, and oversees all fourth year sub-internships and electives within the Department. Dr. Alkureishi is a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and was a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Richard M. Rothberg Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care and Resident Education, and was an AOA Faculty Inductee.