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.

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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. 

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Tee up to help community kids June 5

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