Physician Faculty

Leadership

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Dr Sood

Manu R. Sood, MD

Department Head

Kandikattu

Bhavana
Kandikattu, MD

Program Director

Dr. Beekman

Michele Beekman, MD

Associate Program Director

Moeenuddin

Zohra Moeenuddin, MD

Associate Program Director

Christison

Amy Christison, MD

Assistant Program Director

Dr. Rau

Nicole Rau, MD

Assistant Program Director

Hanson

Keith Hanson, MD, PhD

Quality and Safety Champion

 

+ = Site director/division head

Community Primary Core Teaching Faculty

  • Lynessa Alonso, MD, Pediatrician
  • Elizabeth Ewing, MD, Pediatrician
  • + Terry Ho, MD, Pediatrician
  • Molly Lundy, MD, Pediatrician
  • Christy Oliphant, MD, Pediatrician
  • + Troy Pequette, MD, Pediatrician
  • Elizabeth Rose, DO, Pediatrician
  • Diane Santorineos, DO, Pediatrician
  • Adam Sturdavant, MD, Pediatrician
  • Christopher Wakid, MD, Pediatrician

Pediatric Ambulatory Center Faculty

  • + Zohra Moeenuddin, MD, Pediatrician
  • Christina Pica, DO, Pediatrician
  • Shelly Shallat, MD, Pediatrician
  • Gail Streater, MD, PhD, Pediatrician
  • Kali Taylor, MD, Pediatrician

Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty

Adolescent Medicine

  • Mallory Kelly, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Cardiology

  • Cecilia Albaro, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Ernerio Alboliras, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Soujanya Bogarapu, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Matthew Bramlet, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Frank Han, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Ty Hasselman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Marc Knepp, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Subhrajit Lahira, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Priti Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • + Mark Plunkett, MD

Child Abuse Pediatrics

  • + Channing Petrak, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Child Development

  • + Wendelin Burdo-Hartman, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Andrew Morgan, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Siraj Siddiqi, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Child Psychiatry

  • + Lourdes Delgado-Serrano, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Critical Care

  • + Nabil Hassan, MD, Visiting Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Girish Deshpande, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jonathan Gehlbach, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Agnieszka Kulikowska, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (CT)
  • Edmundo Martinez, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Meghana Nadiger, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Prachi Syngal, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sandeep Tripathi, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Billy Wang, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Endocrinology

  • + Valeria Benavides, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mark Miller, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Michael Torchinsky, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Anu Vishwanath, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

ENT

  • + Michael Gootee, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • David Zaboli, MD
  • Amiee Kennedy, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Gastroenterology

  • +Ian Kang, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • M. Rehan Khan, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Anshu Maheshwari, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Imdad Ullah, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mohammad Yaseen, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Farhat Ashai-Khan, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Genetics

  • Josh Baker, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Burton, APN

Healthy Kids U

  • + Amy Christison, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Hematology

  • Jonathan Roberts, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Michael Tarantino, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (CT)

Hematology/Oncology

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

Hospitalists

  • Amira Alfil, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Michele Beekman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Brian Bamberger, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Trina Croland, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Adam Cross, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Tyler Fitch, MD, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Jessica Ford-Davis, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Keith Hanson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Umair Iqbal, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Bhavana Kandikattu, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Harleena Kendhari, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mohamed Khalifa, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Joseph Mackey, MD, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Elsa Vazquez Melendez, MD, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Brendan Minardi, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Matthew Mischler, MD, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Rawan Musaitif, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nadia Shaikh, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Patricia Tran, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Infectious Disease

  • + Ban Al-Sayyed, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mustafa Bakir, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Barry Gray, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (CT)

Neonatology

  • + M. Jawad Javed, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Neonatal Fellowship Program Director

Peoria

  • Juanita Aguila-Corrales, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Danielle Deines, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Ashley Fischer, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Neonatal Fellowship Associate Program Director
  • Gretchen Kopec, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Praveen Kumar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
  • Susan Ramiro, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nicole Rau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • KC Rosburg, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Shoji Samson, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Mehwish Sheikh, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Bloomington

  • + Sue Clark, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Wajed Haddad, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • April Jones, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Urbana/Danville

  • + Aarti Raut, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Ismail Abbasi, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Nephrology

  • Nazia Kulsum-Mecci, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Vimal Raj, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Neurology

  • Asra Akbar, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Nadir Khan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Rahul Sinha, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Blas Zelaya, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Neurosurgery

  • + Julian Lin, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Newborn Hospitalist

  • Amira Alfil, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Zohra Moeenuddin, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Rawan Musaitif, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Christina Pica, DO
  • + Shelly Stone Shallat, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sidney Stewart, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Gail Streater, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Kali Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Ophthalmology

  • Rujuta Gore, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Steven J. Lichtenstein, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
  • Jean Vahey, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Orthopedic Surgery

  • + Jeff Akeson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Andy Michalowitz, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Michelle Prince, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Jose Ramirez, MD

Palliative Care Division

  • + Penelope Sandiford, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Pediatric Rehab Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Pediatric Surgery

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

Plastic Surgery

  • + Eric Elwood, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery

Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy and Sleep Medicine

  • Barbara Stewart, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Clinal Pediatrics
  • Kenneth Arnett, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
  • Jeffrey Benson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Margarita Guarin, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Radiology

  • + Eric Bugaieski, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • Megan Daghfal, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • Jane Maksimovic, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • Steven Ullenius, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Sedation

  • Michele Beekman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Girish Deshpande, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Keith Hanson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nabil Hassan, MD, Visiting Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Umair Iqbal, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Harleena Kendhari, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Nadia Shaikh, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Sandeep Tripathi, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Simulation

  • Trina Croland, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Girish Deshpande, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Elsa Vazquez-Melendez, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Gregory Podolej, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Matthew Bramlet, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Sports Medicine

  • Christopher Johnson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Bradley Oliver, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

University Pediatrics Teaching Faculty

  • Marte Depperman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • + Jalayne Lapke, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Heather McLauchlan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Contact Us

  • Tammy Livingston, Pediatrics Residency Coordinator
  • 530 NE Glen Oak Ave
  • Peoria, IL 61637
  • (309) 655-2274
  • [email protected]