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Nicole Rau, MD

Pediatrics Residency Assistant Program Director

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Pediatrics Residency

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

Department of Pediatrics



530 NE Glen Oak Ave Peoria, IL 61637



Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Milwaukee, 2019 Chief Neonatology fellow, 2018-2019

MS Health Professions Education, Rosalind Franklin University Chicago, 2019


Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Milwaukee, 2016

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2013


Clemson University, BS, 2009

About Me

My passion is education. During my neonatology fellowship I had the opportunity to get a master’s in health Professions Education. With this foundation, I have focused my research efforts on using technology to improve the educational methodologies for medical trainees (flipped classroom, VR, etc). In my clinical time, I enjoy taking care of babies and helping their families through what can be a difficult NICU journey. Outside of work, I am a new mom to a little girl and that brings so much joy to my life.

Why I Chose Peoria

My family is from the Midwest, while my husband’s family lives out of the country. When it came time to find a job and a place to settle, we wanted to be close to family and in an academic center that had room for my career to grow. The medical community here is so welcoming, and the Jump simulation center provided a unique opportunity for my research. Peoria was the perfect fit! We couldn’t be happier with the choice we made.

Licensures and Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics, 2020

American Board of Pediatrics, 2016