grace

While practicing medicine has been a dream of mine since I was a young child, arriving at pediatrics specifically was a deliberate and conscious decision. I have always loved working with children and adolescents, from babysitting the neighborhood kids to working as a science mentor to young junior high school girls in my college years. During medical school, I considered other specialties, but the pediatricians I worked with increased my interest in pursuing a specialty working with children. Their lifelong passion and enthusiasm for their chosen field and their dedication to the health and well being of children inspired me.

My family arrived in Chicago through a meandering path, but it is the city that I love the best and now proudly consider home. I love to bike or walk by the lake with my dog Cooper as well as explore the Art Institute or watch the latest play. When I am not in Chicago, wanderlust has led me to explore many cities and countries through the lens of my camera. I also snowboard and was a foil fencer.

My years at Southwest Pediatrics have been enriching, both professionally and personally, and I look forward to serving you and your children for years to come.

Employment

Southwest Pediatric, IL

2003 – Present

Locum Tenens, Massachusetts

2002 – 2003

Education Postdoctoral Training

General Pediatrics – Rush Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

1999 – 2002

Medical Training – Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

1999 MD

Undergraduate – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1994 BA

Licensure – State of Illinios

Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
Base Life Support
Research

World Health Organization: Data acquisition and preparation for a revised position paper on measles.

1999

Rush Summer Research Program: Performed a chart review on the impact of a free clinic on the homeless population in Chicago

1996

Other Involvement

Chairperson, Department of Pediatrics
Palos Community Hospital, Palos Park, IL

2012- Present

Vice Chairperson, Department of Pediatrics
Palos Community Hospital, Palos Park, IL

2010 – 2012

Student Preceptor, Student Physicianship Program
Rush Medical College

2007 – Present

Medical Missions

Costa Rica

2012

Philippines

2008

Peru

2006

Nigeria