Dr. Susan Sirota has been a practicing pediatrician for over 22 years.
In 1993, along with a colleague from residency, she founded Pediatric Partners with locations in Highland Park and Vernon Hills, Illinois. In 2013 they merged with 6 other practices to form PediaTrust. She was the Chairperson for the Steering Committee and formation of this Supergroup and now serves as the Chair of the Board of Managers of PediaTrust, a clinically and financially integrated Supergroup formed in October 2012 with the merger of seven well-established independent pediatric primary care practices. PediaTrust was the result of exploration among several Children’s Community Physicians Association practices for a financially integrated solution to remaining independent in a rapidly consolidating healthcare market. With 44 providers and 13 locations, PediaTrust is the largest independent primary care pediatric practice in Illinois.
Dr. Sirota is an innovative business leader with expertise in running a successful and efficient independent physician-owned practice. She recently spoke on the topic of Financial Integration as a means of Supergroup formation at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE), and is an active member of the AAP’s Section on Administration and Practice Management. She is a longstanding board member for the Children’s Community Physicians Association IPA and CCPA Purchasing Partners, a national GPO. Dr. Sirota is an active member of the more recently formed Lurie Children’s Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network and serves on the CIN’s Finance and Contracting Committee.
Dr. Sirota received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Tufts University. She completed her Internship and Residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) where she was also a Chief Resident. She is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she teaches medical students and volunteers as attending faculty in the Pediatric Resident Primary Care Clinic at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Sirota is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Center for Jewish Genetics and a member of Stand Strong Coalition, a community coalition dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use. She maintains affiliations with four hospitals in the Chicago area.