SIU School of Medicine

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Department of Pediatrics

General Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery is comprised of 2 board certified pediatric surgeons. It is our mission to provide compassionate and family-centered surgical care for the children of Central Illinois. We treat all general surgery conditions in infants, children and teenagers with a focus on minimal access surgery. Our group has special expertise regarding neonatal surgical conditions, pediatric oncology and thoracic surgery. This includes conditions like inguinal hernias and hydroceles, umbilical hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, congenital anomalies of the head and neck, congenital anomalies of the lung, abdominal wall and gastrointestinal tract, and solid tumors of the liver, kidney and adrenal glands.

Our main academic interests are in minimally invasive surgery for children and various aspects of surgical education including simulation

Faculty & Staff

  • Leona Burnham, RN, MSN, APN/CNS
  • Sharon White


  • Pediatric Surgery Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 545-8000 Fax: (217) 545-8840
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Address: St. John's Pavilion
             301 N. 8th St.
             Springfield, IL 62701

Physician Referrals

  • (217) 545-8000