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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Latest articles

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Study: Number of children ingesting marijuana edibles spikes

The volume of cases of children accidentally consuming cannabis edibles has grown alarmingly over the past five years, according to a new study in the journal of Pediatrics. Marit Tweet, MD, a medical
Nurse-Family Partnership

New parents-to-be can receive at-home nurse visits

SIU Medicine is offering care to qualifying families through Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County.
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SIU medical students give neighborhood children 'Shoes That Fit'

SIU medical students provided athletic shoes to area elementary students to put spring in their steps this winter.
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