Sheref Unal, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Primary Care, Newborn Medicine

    About me

    Dr. Sheref Unal is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in the care of pediatric and newborn patients. He received a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and completed a pediatric residency at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. After his residency, Unal return to the Medical University of South Carolina to complete a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine. Because of a particular interest in medical student education, Dr. Unal serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics. Board certified in Pediatrics, he has a strong interest in the treatment and care of newborn infants.



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    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    Undergraduate Degree
    Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Pediatrics
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC - Neonatology

    Academic Location

    Academic Office

    301 N 8th St Springfield, IL 62769
    Mail Code: 9658


    • 02/2009: “International Adoption-An Update” Grand Rounds. Southern IL School of Medicine.
    • 04/2006: “When is Treatment of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Indomethacin Futile?” Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting


    • Medical Student Preceptor of the Year, 2016. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.
    • Resident Teacher of the Year, 2009. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Department of Pediatrics
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001-Southern Illinois School of Medicine.
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1997-Washington University in St. Louis.