Molly McDowell

Having grown up in the south suburbs of Chicago, I am excited to start my career as a nurse practitioner in this community and with Southwest Pediatrics!

I graduated from Marquette University with my bachelors in nursing in 2010 and started my career as a nurse in pediatric primary care that same year in downtown Chicago. In 2011, I accepted a position at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where I worked as a nurse on their medical/surgical observation unit for over 6 years. In 2017, I transitioned back into pediatric primary care, where my true passion has always been! In 2023, I graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with my masters in nursing and am now a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Having had 13 years of pediatric nursing experience, my dream as an NP was to continue to work in pediatric primary care. I feel so fortunate to start my career at Southwest Pediatrics and work alongside such a wonderful team of providers and staff!

I live in LaGrange Park with my husband and 3 children, ages 7, 6, and 2. In my free time I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.