Dr. SoodManu Raj Sood, MD, joins University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as Head of the Department of Pediatrics. He previously served as professor and chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he also served as medical director of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Sood also served as the center director for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society national pediatric fellowship training program.

He is an accomplished clinical investigator with years of experience in academic medicine. Author of dozens of refereed journal publications, books, chapters, and abstracts, he is editor of the textbook Essentials of Gastrointestinal Functional and Motility Disorders (Tree Life Media). Dr. Sood lectures globally on the topics of pediatric gastroenterology and motility disorders and has provided lectures and workshops throughout the world.

He completed his medical school training at Indira Gandhi Medical College in India. He received his MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK, and MD from the University of Manchester (UK). Additional academic credentials include FRCPCH from the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and MS in Healthcare Leadership and Management from the University of Texas – Dallas.