Alanna Higgins Joyce


  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Pediatric Clerkship Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Medical Education, Northwestern University, MA


Dr. Alanna Higgins Joyce is an attending pediatrician at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, caring for hospitalized children and newborns. She is also Clerkship Director in Pediatrics where she oversees medical student programming and assessment. In this role Alanna works with faculty, staff and administration across several institutions for the training of medical students in patient care settings. Alanna is an Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; she has published and spoken nationally in the areas of medical education, faculty feedback, and curriculum development. Alanna holds an MD and an MPH from Tulane University and completed residency training in Pediatrics at the former Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. A proud Teach For America New York City alumna, she has a Master of Science in Teaching and experience teaching middle-school science. Alanna earned her bachelor’s degree in cognitive science from Northwestern University. Alanna is a lifelong ballet dancer and lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago with her husband Tim and three sons.

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