Dr. Unger graduated from Tufts University and Rush Medical College. A Board Certified physician for more than twenty years, she completed her pediatric training, as well as a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics, at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She also works at the Lurie Wellness and Weight Management Clinic where she counsels underweight and overweight children. Dr. Unger is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. Her interests include childhood nutrition, obesity and adolescent health.
Dr. Unger has been working with the Northwestern Children’s Practice for over 2 decades. She also works at Lurie Children’s Hospital as an attending pediatrician in the Lurie Wellness and Weight Management Clinic. Dr. Unger has enjoyed raising her children, Emily and Joey, and learning from both of them every step of the way. In addition to her active work and family life, Dr. Unger can frequently be found playing her banjo at the local farmers’ markets, dancing (swing, contra and zydeco dancing are her favorites) and then trying to balance it all on her yoga mat!