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Department of Pediatrics


Sunder Theodore R. Sunder, MD, is Division Head and Professor of Clinical Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Director of the Child Neurology Clinics at SIU School of Medicine.  He is board certified both in Pediatrics and in Neurology.  Dr. Sunder is also the Medical Director at the Hope School in Springfield.  He specializes in epilepsy and behavioral disorders in persons with developmental disabilities.
Shubhangi Peche, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She will provide health care in the division of child and adolescent neurology. Dr. Peche is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and the American Pediatric Association.
Pranzatelli Michael R. Pranzatelli, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine.  He is also Director of the Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Clinic in Springfield.  Dr. Pranzatelli is certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  His specialty is pediatric movement disorders.
Elizabeth D. Tate, C-FNP, MN, is a Nurse Practitioner and Instructor of Clinical Neurology at SIU School of Medicine.  She co-founded and is clinical director of the National Pediatric Myoclonus Center.  Her expertise is the area of pediatric movement disorders.
Wildrick Diane C. Wildrick, RN, FNP, is a Nurse Practitioner and clinical instructor of neurology at SIU School of Medicine.  Her special interests are epilepsy and neonatal neurology.

These providers offer expertise and treatment and evaluation services for patients in the following areas:

· Epilepsy
· Headaches
· Intellectual and developmental disabilities
· Movement disorders
· Neuroimmunologic disorders
· Neuromuscular disorders
· Neuro-intensive care

For more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our child and adolescent neurology specialists, please call 217-545-8000. If you are calling from outside the 217 area code in Illinois during regular business hours, dial 1-800 DIAL SIU (1-800-342-5748). To contact a specialist after business hours, please call 217-545-8000 and ask for the Pediatric Neurologist on call, or for an emergent problem, send your patient to the emergency room at either Springfield hospital.

Faculty & Staff

  • Theodore Sunder, MD – Division Chief
  • Shubhangi Peche, MD
  • Michael Pranzatelli, MD
  • Elizabeth Tate, C-FNP, MN
  • Diane Wildrick, RN, FNP


  • Headache Clinic
  • Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
  • Pediatric Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Pediatric Neurology Clinic
  • Behavior Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 545-8000 Fax: (217) 545-6951
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Address: 301 N. 8th Street
                Springfield, IL 62795

             Carol Jo Vecchie Woman & Childrens Center
             415 North 9th St. - 4th Floor
             Springfield, IL 62701
             By Appointment: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Physician Referrals

  • The Movement Disorder Clinic:  (217) 545-6950