From the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship!

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship is located at the OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, a tertiary care 142 bed hospital within a hospital at OSF St Francis Medical Center as part of the OSF Healthcare system and the third largest children’s hospital in Illinois. With more than 120 pediatric subspecialists representing more than 20 pediatric subspecialties, and ranked in Nephrology for 2020 US News and World Report, care is provided to 6000 pediatric inpatients annually with a Pediatric ED volume near 18,000.

We are excited to accept two fellows per year into our ACGME-accredited two-year program, which provides outstanding clinical training, immersive simulation education, robust QI activity, curriculum development and patient safety endeavors with a dedicated faculty. We offer training with a diverse patient population from over 60 Illinois counties on our inpatient and nursery teaching services, hospitalist-led pediatric sedation program, a Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum (new in 2021!), a concurrent simulation fellowship in collaboration with world-renowned Jump Simulation, and the opportunity to teach medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, and residents from the Pediatric, Medicine-Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residencies.

Our diverse, dedicated faculty are committed to your success and will prepare fellows for community and academic practice with a strong focus on simulation, curriculum development, clinical research, quality improvement and leadership skills while emphasizing wellness, community advocacy and life-long education in pediatric hospital medicine.

If you are seeking a program with robust clinical experiences and a personalized educational curriculum with cutting-edge technology in an affordable, family-friendly city, we look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
Leena Kendhari, MD, FAAP
Program Director
Dr. Kendhari, Program Director

Leena Kendhari, MD, FAAP
Program Director