Sheref Unal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Primary Care, Newborn Medicine, Co-Director Undergraduate Medical Education Program

    About me

    Besides the general pediatric care that I provide, I also have a strong interest in the treatment and care of newborn infants. A large portion of the care that I provide centers on the care of newborns in the newborn nursery. In addition, I have a particular interest in medical student education.



    Languages spoken


    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.