Sara Star, MD

Dr. Star considers herself a doctor, teacher, guidance counselor and mental health advisor.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with high honors in Biochemistry, and then went on to Northwestern University Medical School. Her pediatric training was completed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). Dr. Star seeks to create a partnership with the parents of her patients offering parenting skill training for developmental, nutritional and safety issues.  As her patients become teenagers, her focus shifts to offer adolescent guidance and health prevention.  In her “spare time”, Dr. Star is a mother to three children.  She enjoys music, crossword puzzles, and, whenever possible, sleep. She has served on the board of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, and she has a special interest in working with patients with diabetes.

Areas of Special Interest

Dr. Star has particular interests in Celiac Disease, breastfeeding issues, allergic conditions, sleep disorders, and nutrition.

  • Celiac Disease
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park, IL)
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL)
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital (Lake Forest, IL)