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November 28, 2005

Dr. Gurpreet S. Mander Dr. Gurpreet Mander portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics, specializing in pediatric critical care medicine. He is one of the new pediatric specialists recruited as part of St. John's Children’s Hospital (SJCH), a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John's Hospital in Springfield and serves as director of pediatric critical care services for the new children's hospital.

Mander completed a three-year fellowship in pediatric critical care at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. (2005). He worked as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Fox Valley and at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. (2002-05). He was the lead pediatric hospitalist at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., where he developed KIDKARE, a pediatric urgent care program (1999-2002).

Mander completed his pediatric residency at University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago (UIC) (1994) and then was chief resident at UIC (1995). He earned his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College at Delhi University in New Delhi, India (1988).

He is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. His research interests include septic shock and mechanical ventilation.

A native of India, Mander is married to Sammi Mander.