Heidi V. Connolly, M.D.

Heidi V. Connolly, M.D.

Contact Information

Box 278976

Office: (585) 340-8949
Fax: (585) 276-1128
Administrative: (585) 275-8138

Research Bio

Dr. Connolly's interests have shifted toward sleep disorders in children. She currently has active research protocols investigating sleep disordered breathing in children with craniofacial abnormalities (ongoing), and the effects of adenotonsillectomy on sleep disordered breathing in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea (study closed with 250 children enrolled).

Awards & Honors (Local)

Elected member, Best Doctors in America 2003 - Present
Best In-Training Abstract, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care, New Orleans, LA. 1997
Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar, American Lung Association 1997 - 1998
Resident Teacher of the Year, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. 1988 - 1989
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Citation for Scholastic Achievement, American Medical Women's Association 1988

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 16 available »

Carno, M.; Connolly, H.; Fagnano, M.; Forbes-Jones, E.; Halterman, J.; van Wijngaarden, E. "Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Behaviors of Inner-City Children With Asthma". Pediatrics. 2009; 124(1): 218-225. Link
Carno, MA.; Modrak, J.; Short, R.; Ellis, E.; Connolly, H.V. "Sleep Associated Gas Exchange Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents with Habitual Snoring Pediatric". Pulmonology. 2009; 44(4): 364-374.
Carno, MA.; Ellis, E.; Anson, E.; Kraus, R.; Black, J.; Short, R.; and Connolly, HV. "Sleep Apnea and Polysomnography as Predictors of Poor Quality of Life in Overweight Children and Adolescents." J Pediatr Psych. 2008; 33(3): 269-78.
2007 Apr
Cholette JM, Caserta M, Hardy D, Connolly HV. "Outcome of pulmonary function in Lemierre's disease-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome." Pediatric pulmonology. 2007 Apr; 42(4):389-92.
2005 Sep
Carno MA, Connolly HV. "Sleep and sedation in the pediatric intensive care unit." Critical care nursing clinics of North America. 2005 Sep; 17(3):239-44.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics
Sleep Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Northwestern University Medical School1988
BS | Medical Education | Northwestern University1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial07/01/1995 - 06/30/1999
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Medical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Medical Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989