Ira S. Salafsky, MD, Emeritus

Dr. Salafsky is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Northwestern University Medical School. He completed a pediatric residency and a fellowship in clinical and research genetics at The Children’s Memorial Hospital, now the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is head of the Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics at Evanston Hospital. He was director of the cytogenetics laboratory at Evanston Hospital for many years. He is a senior attending physician at Evanston Hospital, an attending pediatrician and geneticist at the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and a consultant in genetics to Northwest Community Hospital. Dr. Salafsky is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School and plays a key role in the teaching of Pediatrics and Genetics at that school. He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Human Genetics and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.
Dr. Salafsky has published numerous papers in the fields of pediatrics and genetics as well as a book for parents on the use of medicine in children. In addition to his long experience in general pediatrics, his research and clinical interests in genetics give him special expertise in prenatal diagnosis, and in serving families with a history of genetic disease as well as treating children with birth defects and pervasive developmental delays. Dr. Salafsky announced his retirement in 2021.