Dr. Terry F. Hatch has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of pediatric gastroentereology. He is one of the new pediatric specialists recruited as part of St. John’s Children’s Hospital, a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
He has been at Carle Foundation Hospital since 1973, eventually becoming head of pediatrics and head of the pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition division (1973-2009).
Previously, Hatch was an associate professor in pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as well as a member of the nutritional sciences division in UIUC’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (1988-2009).
Hatch completed three years of fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital in Indianapolis and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. (1978). He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on the Harriet Lane Service-Pediatrics (1973). He earned his medical degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis (1970) and his bachelor’s degree at UIUC (1967).
He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served as a reviewer for several journals including Pediatrics and Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He has published more than 30 journal articles and scientific abstracts.
A native of Urbana, Hatch is married to DiAnne Westerman Hatch and has three children.