The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Peter Whitington Is this you?

About Dr. Peter Whitington

Dr. Peter Whitington, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Gastroenterology and Transplant Surgery. Dr. Whitington is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, University of Chicago Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter Whitington is Great. Dr. Peter Whitington has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Peter Whitington is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Peter Whitington

Primary Address

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Get Directions


Dr. Peter Whitington has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Pediatric gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases and conditions in infants and children related to their liver, pancreas or intestines. If your child has severe or recurrent abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, a pediatric gastroenterologist can help you get to the bottom of it. They can also help identify the many possible causes of failure to thrive in infants.
    Other common conditions they treat include Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, short gut syndrome and hepatitis C, as well as nutritional disorders like celiac disease and lactose intolerance. In order to diagnose and treat your child’s condition, gastroenterologists can perform colonoscopies and other diagnostic testing before deciding on the best treatment plan.

  • Transplant Surgery

    Transplant surgeons are trained to transplant organs from donors, whether living or deceased, to the patients in need. This includes liver, lung, heart, intestine, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as tissue, bone marrow and cornea transplants. Kidney disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and serious infections are just a few reasons you might need a transplant.
    Your surgeon will consult with you prior to the operation for a pre-transplant evaluation and they will see you through your healing process to ensure you have no complications. Some surgeons get additional training and education on pediatric transplants to provide special care to children.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Peter Whitington has the following 3 expertise

  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Transplantation

Board Certifications

Dr. Peter Whitington is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.


Showing 5 of 7

GodFather of Pediatric GI

My son was under Dr. Whitington's care up until he was transplanted a little over 18 months ago. I simply cannot relate to experiences other people have cited w.r.t. their interactions with Dr. Whitington. But, I personally can vouch that our experience with him has been extremely cordial, and his ready wit & humor comes handy to lessen the stress, especially at a time, when parents are literally on the edge, given that their child's illness is of an unimaginable magnitude. His presence is enough to ensure that your child is in the safest hands possible. Cannot thank him enough for guiding us through the most darkest phase in our lives.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
An Excellent Physician

An incredibly knowledgeable, somewhat cerebral physician. Warm and fuzzy, he's not. But if you're seeking help for a child with an unusual liver disease, he's your man. Not afraid to admit what he doesn't know, has an extensive network of resources to consult with seeking the best solution to very pressing problems. Very grateful for his help.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
one of the worst I've ever met.

Cocky, never listens to anyone's opinion but his own, and prides himself on getting parents thrown out of patients rooms.

Wait time
56 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Five Stars
Five Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Whitington is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University of Tennessee

    Graduated in 1971

  • Regional Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Peter Whitington accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL


Take a minute to learn about Dr. Peter Whitington in this video.

  • Similiar Doctors

    Dr. Peter Whitington is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Chicago, IL.