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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Michael Earing, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine Division Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Earing, MD, specializes in adult congenital heart disease, Marfan Syndrome, familial aortic aneurysms, pulmonary hypertension and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Earing has a keen understanding of the complex care needed for long-term success, and he is an expert in navigating the challenges pediatric patients face when transitioning to adulthood with congenital heart disease.

As a deeply respected physician-scientist, Dr. Earing is passionate about research and continuously evaluates new and improved diagnoses and treatments for adult and pediatric cardiac patients. His work has been published in several highly regarded, peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Earing has also served as an author on multiple national guideline writing committees focused on the care for both adults with congenital heart disease and the pediatric patient with pulmonary hypertension.

In addition to his clinical and research pursuits, Dr. Earing is an experienced and successful educator. He lectures about current congenital heart disease topics to students and professionals, as well as mentors fellows, residents and medical students to help guide them through their medical careers.

Practice Locations:

  • Comer Children's Hospital – Hyde Park
  • Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine – Hyde Park
  • Advocate Children's Hospital – Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Heart Institute – Oak Lawn

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Marfan Foundation
  • Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • American Heart Association

Practicing Since

  • 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Rush University Medical College


  • Rush University Medical Center


  • Rush University Medical Center


  • Mayo Clinic

News & Research

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  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
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  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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Pediatric Heart Disorders: Expert Q&A

Heart specialists Dr. Luca Vricella and Dr. Michael Earing discuss advancements in research and pediatric heart care.

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