Physician Faculty

Leadership

DeAlarcon

Pedro de Alarcon, M.D.

Department Head

Saving

Kay Saving, M.D.

Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Medical Director

Kandikattu

Bhavana
Kandikattu, M.D.

Program Director

Beekman

Michele Beekman, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Christison

Amy Christison, M.D.

Assistant Program Director

Dr. Rose

Elizabeth Rose, D.O.

Assistant Program Director

Hanson

Keith Hanson, M.D., PhD.

Quality and Safety Champion

 

Community Primary Core Teaching Faculty

  • Lynessa Alonso, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Shad Beaty, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Umesh Chatrath, M.D., Pediatrician
  • David Cross, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Benali Deshpande, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Elizabeth Ewing, M.D., Pediatrician
  • John Galbreath, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Terry Ho, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Matt Knight, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Molly Lundy, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Sirihari Nair, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Christy Oliphant, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Troy Pequette, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Elizabeth Rose, D.O., Pediatrician
  • Diane Santorineos, D.O., Pediatrician
  • Rebecca Sierra, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Ibrahim Shamsi, D.O., Pediatrician
  • Adam Sturdavant, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Christopher Wakid, M.D., Pediatrician

Pediatric Ambulatory Center Faculty

  • +Zohra Moeenuddin, M.D., Pediatric Clinic Director
  • Christina Pica, D.O.
  • Shelly Stone Shallat, M.D.
  • Gail Streater, M.D., Ph.D.

+Subspecialty Heads

Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty

Allergy / Pulmonary

  • +Kenneth Arnett, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

  • +William “Greg” Nulty, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Cardiology

  • Cecilia Albaro, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • William H. Albers, M.D., Professor Emeritus
  • Stephen Bash, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Matthew Bramlet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Ty Hasselman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • David Jantzen, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • +Marc Knepp, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Ugo Nwanko, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jeffrey Orcutt, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Priti Patel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jitendra Shah, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • +Mark Plunkett, M.D.
  • Sujata Subramanian, M.D.

Child Abuse Pediatrics

  • +Channing Petrak, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Child Development

  • +Susan Caldecott-Johnson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Andrew Morgan, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sally Winek, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Child Psychiatry

  • +Lourdes Delgado-Serrano, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Critical Care

  • +Nabil Hassan, M.D., Visiting Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Penelope Sandiford, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (CT)
  • Girish Deshpande, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jonathan Gehlbach, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mina Hafzalah, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Yamini Kapileshwarkar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Agnieszka Kulikowska, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Anil Swayampakula, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sandeep Tripathi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Endocrinology

  • +Valeria Benavides, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mark Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sue Sauder, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Michael Torchinsky, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Anu Vishwanath, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

ENT

  • +Michael Gootee, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • James Hertenstein, M.D.
  • James Klemens, M.D.
  • Michael Vidas, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Gastroenterology

  • +Ian Kang, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sandeep Gupta, M.D.
  • Anshu Maheshwari, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Christopher Mullet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mohammad Yaseen, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Genetics

  • +George Hoganson, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics (CT)

Healthy Kids U

  • +Amy Christison, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Hematology/Oncology

  • +Kay Saving, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Pedro de Alarcon, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Amber D’Souza, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sabrina Kimrey, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Prerna Kumar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jaime Libes, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mary Beth Ross, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Jonathan Roberts, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Michael Tarantino, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Brinda Mehta, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Rohith Jesudas, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Hospitalists

  • +Trina Croland, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Amira Alfil, M.D. Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Michele Beekman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Amy Christison, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Keith Hanson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Umair Iqbal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Bhavana Kandikattu, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Harleena Kendhari, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Rawan Musaitif, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nadia Shaikh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mohamed Khalifa, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Shane Rainey, D.O., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Infectious Disease

  • +Barry Gray, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Ban Al-Sayyed, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

  • Daniel Blascyk, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric faculty
  • Tyler Fitch, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • John Fonge, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Joseph Mackey, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Francis McBee Orzulak, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Elsa Vazquez Melendez, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Matthew Mischler, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • W. Greg Nulty, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric faculty
  • Sidney Palmer-Hill, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Jay Rohde, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Randall Sutter, M.D., Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist

Neonatology

  • +M. Jawad Javed, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • James Hocker, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Juanita Aguila-Corrales, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Aarti Amlani, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sue Clark, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Ashley Fischer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Praveen Kumar, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
  • Kamlesh Macwan, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Susan Ramiro, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Nephrology

  • +Vimal Raj, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sarah Elhadi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Neurology

  • +Zhao Liu, M.D.
  • Sreenivas Avula, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Abdullah Tolaymat, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Blas Zelaya, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Neurosurgery

  • +Julian Lin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Newborn Hospitalist

  • Lisa Phillips, M.D.
  • Amira Alfil, M.D.
  • Zohra Moeenuddin, M.D.
  • Sidney Palmer-Hill, M.D.
  • Jonathon Freezer, M.D.
  • Christina Pica, D.O.
  • +Shelly Stone Shallat, M.D.
  • Gail Streater, M.D., PhD.

Ophthalmology

  • +Steven J. Lichtenstein, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Orthopedic Surgery

  • +Jeff Akeson, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

Palliative Care

  • +Billie Winegard, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Pediatric Rehab Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • +Susan Caldecott-Johnson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Pediatric Surgery

  • +Charles Aprahamian, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Richard Pearl, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery
  • Anthony Munaco, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Paul Jeziorczak, M.D., MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Daniel Robertson, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

Plastic Surgery

  • +Eric Elwood, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery

Pulmonology

  • +Mohannad Mannaa, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jeffrey Benson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nizar Kheralla, M.D.

Radiology

  • +Eric Bugaieski, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • Megan Daghfal, M.D.
  • Jane Maksimovic, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • Steven Ullenius, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

Sedation

  • +Michele Beekman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • +Girish Deshpande, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Keith Hanson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mina Hafzalah, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nabil Hassan, M.D., Visiting Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Umair Iqbal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Bhavana Kandikattu, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Harleena Kendhari, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mohamed Khalifa, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Shane Rainey, D.O., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Penelope Sandiford, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nadia Shaikh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sandeep Tripathi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Simulation

  • Trina Croland, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • +Girish Deshpande, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Elsa Vazquez-Melendez, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Gregory Podolej, M.D.
  • Matthew Bramlet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

University Pediatrics Teaching Faculty

  • Marte Depperman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Poonam Kaza, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • +Jalayne Lapke, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Heather McLauchlan, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Urology

  • +Churphena Reid, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics
  • Benjamin Rhee, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Contact Us

Christy Vincent, Pediatrics Residency Coordinator
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
(309) 655-2274
cvince@uic.edu