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Department of Pediatrics

Emergency Medicine

In 1999, St. John's, Memorial Medical Center and SIU School of Medicine joined forces to establish the Southern Illinois Trauma Center (SITC). The SITC is a Level 1 Trauma Center - meaning it is designated to care for patients who are at risk of losing life or limb. The Level 1 designation rotates annually between the two hospitals, however children 12 years and under who have suffered a trauma are always brought to St. John's Children's Hospital.

Dr. Myto Duong serves as a liason between the Pediatric Department and the Emergency Department and is committed to excellent pediatric emergency care. Dr. Linda Nordemonn is the Director of the Emergency Department.



Dr. Myto Duong (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Duong is an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at SIU School of Medicine. She joined the SIU faculty in 2008. Dr. Duong completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at St. Louis University School of Medicine (2008) and a pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2005). She earned her medical degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (2002). Her special practice interest is pediatric skin abscess infection and management. Dr. Duong is board certified in pediatrics.


Dr. David R. Peterson (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Peterson joined the Emergency Department at St. John’s Hospital in 2002. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine (2002) and received his medical degree from SIU (1998). His clinical interests include asthma care and measurement of clinical quality. He is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine.


Alternate Emergency Medicine Faculty:
Michelle Alepra, MD
Aamir Banday, MD
Nate Blaustein, MD
Lavanya Boddu, MD
John Byrnes, MD
Matthew Duban, MD
Kristen Ferguson, MD
Sam Gaines, MD
Elizabeth McDaniel, DO
Danilo Ofreneo, MD
Robert Sliwa, DO
Janda Stevens, MD
Dean Williams, MD
Philip Witkop, MD


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