Our pediatricians are experienced in managing the physical, behavioral and mental health of children ranging in age from birth to young adults. Our pediatricians are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses from minor health problems to serious diseases.

We are also committed to educating our learners at SIU School of Medicine. Our department participates in the training of medical students and pediatric residents. Medical students rotate through our department to gain experience in pediatric medicine. The residency program is fully accredited and is dedicated to graduating the finest pediatric physicians. Our residents fully participate in both inpatient and outpatient care.

Peds Primary Care

Our providers

SIU School of Medicine offers a wide range of pediatric specialty care for families in central Illinois. Doug Carlson, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, talks about the specialty care available for our communities in this Medicine Minute. 

Pediatrics Divisions

Learn more about our teams and all the ways that we are organized to optimize patient care and educational experiences.
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Pediatric residency overview

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Carlson named Immunization Champion for Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Il. - Douglas Carlson, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, has been named an Immunization Champion for Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health Immunization
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'On Par for Pediatrics' charity event invites golfers to help area kids

Children throughout Springfield and surrounding communities are receiving extended medical care, and their families often need extra help paying for lodging, food or transportation. SIU Medicine is
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Sangita Basnet receives AWIMS Honor

Mother, Mentor & Medical Leader Sangita Basnet, MD, is a physician, a fighter, and a champion for those in need, both here and abroad. As professor and chief of pediatric critical care at SIU School
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