I was born and raised in the Chicago area, but I came to medicine after a career in the furniture industry. I lived in Colorado, Wyoming, Atlanta and Milwaukee before returning to Chicago. It is a privilege to now be realizing my dream of practicing medicine where I grew up.

My focus has always been to provide competent and compassionate care for all children. I make an effort to spend sufficient time with each family in order to discuss my assessment and any treatment plan. I am very interested in the emotional aspects of wellness and disease, and often focus on preventative care. I use interventions, diagnostics and medications judiciously.

I began my career at Southwest Pediatrics in 2005, and am pleased to continue as a partner today. The office staff and nurses are outstanding, and our physicians are highly respected in the pediatric community. We serve at all levels at our hospital affiliates, from committee members to department chairs.

I have four sons – including a set of twins – who teach me every day about the finer points of pediatrics. My wife, Rosi, is a native of Monterrey, Mexico, and through her I have made a special effort to learn about and contribute to the large Mexican-American community in the area. I also am able to speak Spanish with our patients for whom English is not their first language.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to care for your child, and I look forward to working with you to ensure their best health and development.


Partner, Southwest Pediatrics, Palos Park, IL

2005 – current

Board Certification

The American Board of Pediatrics


Medical Staff

Hope Children’s Hospital & Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, IL
Silver Cross, Joliet, IL

Post-Graduate Training: General Pediatrics

Hope Children’s Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL



Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Doctor of Medicine


Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Post Baccalaureate Pre-med Coursework


University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; B.A. Religious Studies


Current Committees

Continuing Medical Education Committee, Hope Children’s Hospital,Oak Lawn, IL
Organized and moderated Pediatric Dental Conference
Perinatal Committee, Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, IL

Academic Presentations

  • Testicular Pain
  • Obesity and The Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neuroblastoma Presenting as Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome


Sidharth Mahapatra, Jonathan L. Belgrad, and Martins A. Adeoye
Psychotropic Drug-Related Eosinophilia With Systemic Symptoms After Acute Caffeine Ingestion
Pediatrics 2010 : peds.2010-0374v1-peds.2010-0374.


  • Quality Review Case- Perforated Appendicitis- Was it avoidable, a root cause analysis.
  • Torticollis- A multidisciplinary discussion.
  • Medical Interpretation- Proper use of interpreters; practical, ethical and legal issues.
  • Scoliosis- an overview

Other Activities

Bausch & Lomb Inc., Consultant
Ethics Committee Member, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL


Evidence Based Medicine Workgroup Facilitator, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Pediatrics Rotation, Monterrey, Mexico
Isaac Coggs Clinic, Milwaukee, WI, Volunteer clinic catering to underserved urban population
Upward Bound, Chicago, IL, Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged students
Chicago PREP, Chicago, IL, Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged students


Languages: Spanish
Married to Rosa Maria
Children: Jacob, born 1998 and Brandon, born 2001
David and Michael born 2011
Interests: Travel, running, cycling, skiing, guitar, reading, photography, gardening and family.