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Presentation on Down Syndrome with Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo.
Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo is a lifelong Chicagoan and the first person in her family to graduate from college. She graduated from Rush University
Medical College, completed her residency in Pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center, and began a career in primary care Pediatrics in
Dr. DiVincenzo became interested in working with children with Down syndrome after giving birth to her son Scott, while she was a third year medical student. Scott is a triplet, and has a healthy brother and sister. Scott had multiple health issues that are commonly associated with Down syndrome, including congenital heart disease, frequent ear infections and hypothyroidism. Dr. DiVincenzo realized she was in a
unique position of caring and advocating for children with special needs, and it became a career long focus. She volunteered her time at the Children’s Down syndrome clinic at Lutheran General Hospital for several years while continuing to run her own practice.
Dr. DiVincenzo recently retired from Kids First Pediatric Partners, the practice she founded in 2004 and grew to include seven pediatricians and four nurse practitioners. She remains committed to the care of children with Down syndrome and their families. Now that her own children are 29 years old, she has expanded her interests to the adult disability community and has recently joined the Board of Center for Independent Futures.
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