Grace Carreon MD FAAP has been practicing General Pediatrics for nearly 20 years at
Southwest Pediatrics. She spent her undergraduate years at University of Michigan where she earned her BA in English Literature and graduated with High Honors as she completed her requirements to enter medical school. During her first and second years at U of M, she worked on a research project studying pragmatic solutions for patients suffering from hemineglect syndrome due to stroke. She continued at the same research program during her third and fourth years working to develop and expand that program.

Dr Carreon returned to Chicago to attend medical school at Rush Medical College. During medical school, she worked on a research project looking at the effects of a homeless clinic on a community on the west side of Chicago and spent 6 weeks at the World Health Organization working on a position paper on measles.

Dr Carreon did her Pediatric Residency at Rush Children’s Hospital. In her second year of residency, she spent 5 weeks in Nigeria working with one of her attendings caring for patients and delivering vaccines to small villages. After completing her residency, she spent 1 year working in various clinics in Boston then returned to Chicago to begin her career at Southwest Pediatrics.

Dr Carreon has continued to worked on a few international medical missions over the years and hopes to do more in the future. She truly enjoys the entire range that general pediatrics has to offer, finding joy at meeting the newest additions to the practice as well watching them grow into healthy young adults.

Dr Carreon has served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Palos Community
Hospital and continues to serve on 2 committees at Advocate Christ Medical Center. She is
committed to delivering high quality care to the community even during challenging times such as a global pandemic.


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


American Board of Pediatrics
Base Life Support

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


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


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