Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM

Pediatrician with Certification in Obesity Medicine

Phone: 847-324-3020

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics

Practice Locations

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health Specialist


Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM, is a pediatrician who has focused on healthy weight management at both the individual and community level for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Stanford University Medical School. After her residency in Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco and Mt. Sinai hospitals, Dr. Gettleman Chehab completed a Master’s in Public Health and a fellowship in Urban Community Health at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Gettleman Chehab serves as an advisor to the Evanston and Skokie Health Departments, as well as local school Wellness Committees, to help promote simple, evidence-based messages that truly impact health. You can see her Rethink Your Drink materials all around Evanston and Skokie in schools, local businesses, community centers, and many other public spaces. She can often be seen giving talks about the impact of diet, sleep, and stress on weight to both colleagues and the greater community at local schools, hospitals, and organizations.

She is also a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a national leadership program sponsored by the presidential libraries of George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Lyndon Johnson.

Dr. Gettleman Chehab grew up in Evanston, IL and after high school spent 20 years away living in Ann Arbor, London, San Francisco, and New York city before returning to Evanston, to raise her family. Her passions are cycling with her husband, Dr. Eric Chehab, exploring the world with her family, and working with local schools and health departments to create simple messages that truly improve wellness.

Fun fact: Alongside her husband Dr. Eric Chehab, she was an extra on the television series ER. And is still waiting to be discovered…

Other Information

Dr. Chehab has received many grants for her work in community-based obesity prevention, including a 2012 CATCH grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a 2005 Center for Urban Research and Policy SEED Grant at Columbia University, among smaller grants from the Women’s Club of Evanston and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of NorthShore University Health System.

My passion is helping patients and their families make small evidence-based changes that have a huge impact on improving their health. Helping patients develop healthy habits when they are young–with a focus on better eating, better sleep, and better ways to cope with stress, will greatly improve their daily living as well greatly decrease their risk for a myriad of unhealthy conditions and diseases."

Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM


Bachelor of Arts

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI- Psychology

Master's Degree

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY- Master's of Public Health

Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA- Doctor of Medicine


University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA- Pediatrics

Second Year Residency

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA- Pediatrics

Third Year Residency

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY- Pediatrics


Urban Community Health, Columbia University, New York, NY- General Pediatrics

Affiliations and Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Obesity Medicine Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar
  • Assistant Attending in Pediatrics, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Harlem Hospital, 2003-2006
  • Instructor in Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University, 2003-2006
  • Staff Pediatrician, School-Based Health Center Evanston Township High School, North Shore University Health Systems, 2007-Present
  • Medical Director, Adolescent Core Program, Insight Behavioral Health Centers, 2014-2016
  • Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Chicago, 2013-Present

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