Pediatrics Residency Leadership

Bhavana Kandikattu, MD, FAAP

Program Director University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaPediatrics Residency
Work 530 NE Glen Oak Ave Peoria IL 61637
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Biographical Info

Additional Title(s)/Position(s)

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospitalist, Children’s Hospital of Illinois


University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Medical School

​Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India 2000

About Me

I am a Pediatric Hospitalist and a Pediatric Procedural Sedation provider. I have been in Program leadership since 2014. My special areas of interested in Medicine are medical education, well-being in Medicine, women in medicine, care of the hospitalized child and acute care Pediatrics. I am the mom to two lovely boys. My husband is an Interface specialist with OSF Healthcare. As a family, we enjoy playing games together and travelling. I enjoy painting and reading in my spare time.

Why I Chose Peoria

I saw and learnt firsthand during my residency, the extensive pathology that one sees in Peoria- from bread and butter Pediatrics to the rare cases and all the zebras in between. I am very fortunate to have trained in Peoria, and established a solid foundation in Pediatrics. The collegial atmosphere, the camaraderie amongst residents and faculty were amongst many reasons for me to continue to be part of this residency family and raise my own family here. ​

Categories: Faculty, Pediatrics, UICOMP

Contact Us

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