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Daniel Polk, MD, Neonat/Perinatology, Palos Park, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Neonat/Perinatology Palos Park, IL

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Summary

  • Dr. Daniel Polk is a neonatologist in Palos Park, IL and was affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and served as a Division Chief at Lurie Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and has been in practice 37 years. He speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He is experienced in neonatal resuscitation, perinatal endocrinology, nicu team-building, and nicu parent advocacy.

Education & Training

  • Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1983 - 1986
  • Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterChief Residency, Pediatrics, 1982 - 1983
  • Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1980 - 1981
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversityClass of 1980
  • Loyola UniversityB.S., Biology, Cum Laude, 1972 - 1976

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2001 - 2013
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1996 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1981 - Present

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Todd Davis, M.D. Physician of the Year Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2007
  • Faculty Society Research Award Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1994
  • Clinical Investigator Award NIH, 1987
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Managing a Pediatric Hospitalist Program requires a Team Approach.  
    Polk, DH, Ped. Annals, 1/1/2003
  • Adrenal and thyroid axis function in preterm ventilated baboons.  
    Jobe AH, Scott SM, Polk DH and Seidner, SS., Biol. Neonate, 1/1/2003
  • 3-3’ diiodothyronine sulfate excretion in maternal urine reflects fetal thyroid function in sheep.  
    Wu SY, Huang WS, Fisher DA, Florsheim WH, Kashiwai K, Polk DH, Pediatr. Res., 1/1/2001
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Multiple maternal glucocorticoid exposures alter preterm newborn endocrine responses.
    Ervin MG, Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Polk DH, Newnham J, J. Soc.Gynecol. Invest., 1/1/1997
  • Repetitive prenatal glucocorticoids affect lung function and growth in preterm lambs.
    Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Polk DH, Sly P, Willet K, Newnham J, Pediatr. Res., 1/1/1997
  • Betamethasone suppresses the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis in premature newborn lambs.
    Ervin MG, Polk DH, Berry LM, Ikegami M, Padbury J, J. Soc. Gynecol. Invest., 1/1/1996
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Lectures

  • Visiting Professor 
    King Edward Memoria lHospital, Perth, Australia - 1/1/1992
  • Invited lecturer 
    1/1/1992
  • Invited lecture 
    Perinatal Advisory Committee, Los Angeles County - 1/1/1991
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Grant Support

  • Fetal Thyrosulfoconjugate Function And MetabolismEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development1997–2000
  • TRH And Prevention Of Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaNational Center For Research Resources1996–1997
  • Core--Preterm LambEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development1993–1997
  • Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone--The Role Of Extended FormsNational Center For Research Resources1992–1997
  • Ontogeny Of Corticotropin Releasing FactorEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development1987–1989

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Pediatric Research
    Member

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations