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Pediatric Residency Faculty

Pediatric Residency Faculty

Rekha Agrawal

Rekha Agrawal, MD
Pediatric Nephrology


Sacha Amin

Sachin Amin, MD


Rajinder Arora

Rajinder Arora, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology


Lauren Astrug

Lauren Astrug, MD


Brenda Bailey

Brenda Bailey, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Sanjay Bansal

Sanjay Bansal, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology


Mujahida Baram

Mujahida Baram, MD
Peds Emergency Medicine


Rebecca Barbato

Rebecca Barbato, MD
General Pediatrics


James Berman

James Berman, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology


Anu Bhargava

Anu Bhargava, MD
General Pediatrics


Kevin Boblick

Kevin Boblick, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Andrew Bonwit

Andrew Bonwit, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease


Lauren Boyd

Lauren Boyd, MD
Developmental/Behavior Peds


Bridget Boyd

Bridget Boyd, MD
General Pediatrics


Hannah Chow

Hannah Chow, MD
General Pediatrics


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Christopher Clardy, MD
Pediatric Nephrology


Nathan Derhammer

Nathan Derhammer, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Sean Diamond

Sean Diamond, MD
General Pediatrics


Sarah Doss

Sara Doss, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Julie Fitzgerald

Julie Fitzgerald, MD
Pediatric Critical Care


Wayne Franklin

Wayne Franklin, MD
Pediatric Cardiology


Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez

Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology


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Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology


Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran, MD

Thirumazhisai Gunasekara, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology


Charles Hemenway

Charles Hemenway, MD
Peds Hematology/Oncology


Kelly Henry

Kelly Henry, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Hector Hernandez

Hector Hernandez, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology


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Walid Hussein, MD


Mary Jones

Mary Jones, MD
General Pediatrics/Advocacy


Natalie Kamberos

Natalie Kamberos, MD
Peds Hematology/Oncology


Huma Khan

Huma Khan, MD
Adolescent Medicine


Matthew Leischner

Matthew Leischner, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist


T. Marsha Ma

T. Marsha Ma, MD
Pediatric Cardiology


Jonathan Muraskas

Johnathan Muraskas, MD


Shanti Nair

Shanti Nair, MD
General Pediatrics


Julia O'Keefe

Julie O'Keefe, MD
General Pediatrics


Gregory Ozark

Gregory Ozark, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Ellen Parker

Ellen Parker, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins, MD
Pediatric Cardiology


Kevin Polsley

Kevin Polsley, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Nadia Qureshi

Nadia Qureshi, MD
General Pediatrics/Infectious Disease


Joyce Rabbat

Joyce Rabbat, MD
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology


Heidi Renner

Heidi Renner, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Brent Rieger

Brent Rieger, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Cindy Rubin

Cindy Rubin, MD
General Pediatrics


Shivani Shah

Shivani Shah, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology


Ramzan Shahid

Ramzan Shahid, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist


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Astha Sharma, MD
Pediatric Critical Care


Jerold Stirling

Jerold Stirling, MD
General Pediatrics


Michael Stokas

Michael Stokas, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Eugene Suh

Eugene Suh, MD
Peds Hematology/Oncology


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Almas Syed, MD
Pediatric Critieral Care


Linda Tayeh

Linda Tayeh, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Margaret Tsien

Margaret Tsein, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Emily Tuerk

Emily Tuerk, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


Marc Weiss

Marc Weiss, MD


Frank Zimmerman

Frank Zimmerman, MD
Pediatric Cardiology

Faculty Research

Dina P, Muraskas J. Hematological Changes with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. NeoReviews. January 2018.

Anderson E, Boyd B, Qureshi N, Stirling J, McCarthy V, Kuczewski M. “Operation Homefront: Meeting Clerkship Competencies with Home Visits to Families of Children with Special Needs.” Academic Pediatrics, Sept 7, 2018.

Ni J, Boyd B. "Chronic Cough Frustrates a 4-Year Old Boy: A Case of Morgagni Hernia". Contemporary Pediatrics. Vol 35 No 11, Nov 2018.

Chan G, Jones A, Jawahar A, Lim-Dunham J, Amin S, Muraskas J. Significance of Small Anteromedial or Subpulmonic Pneumothoraces on Admission Chest Radiographs in Late Preterm/Term Neonates.  Journal of Radiology and Imaging, 2018, 3(2):6-9.

Ni J, Friedman H, Boyd B, Dugas L. "Early Antibiotic Exposure and the Development of Chronic Disease in Children". BMC Pediatrics. Status: accepted and awaiting official publication.

Logan LK, Medernach RL, Domitrovic TN, Rispens JR, Hujer AM, Qureshi NK, et al. The Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of CTX-M-9 Group Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children.Infect Dis Ther. 2019 Jun;8(2):243-254. doi: 10.1007/s40121-019-0237-2. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Adam K, Boyd B, Han J, Dugas L. "Effect of Maternal Antibiotic Use in Pregnancy on the Development of Chronic Illness in Children". Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Annual Meeting, March 2019.

Boyd BShahid R"Medical Student Emotional Intelligence Scores Correlate with Demographic and Academic Factors." Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics Annual Conference. St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2019.

Logan LK, Nguyen DC, Scaggs Huang FA, Qureshi NK, et alA Multi-Centered Case-Case-Control Study of Factors Associated With Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children and Young Adults. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 May;38(5):490-495. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002176.

Logan LK, Medernach RL, Rispens JR, Marshall SH, Hujer AM, Domitrovic TN, Rudin SD, Zheng X, Qureshi NK, et al. Community Origins and Regional Differences Highlight Risk of Plasmid-mediated Fluoroquinolone Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jun;38(6):595-599. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002205.

Lai, A., Jeske, W., Habeeb, O., Mooney, S., Levin, S., DeChristopher, P., Glynn, L., Muraskas, J. (2019). ABO blood group and procoagulant factors: the hypercoagulatin hypothesis ABO and Procoagulant Factors. Pediatric Research (accepted for publication).

Mehrhoff CJ, Hemenway CS, Suh E. "Emergence of a Ph-negative Clone in a Child With Ph+ ALL." J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Aug;42(6):e466-e468. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001521. PMID: 31149920

Qureshi NK, Young, S, Estanilla, J and Joyce, C. Improving HPV Vaccination at an Academic Center through Provider Education and Utilization of Electronic Health Record Tools. NCE AAP Oct 2020.

Shahid R, Adams W. Emotional Intelligence Level Higher in Residents Who Took a Gap Year Before Medical School. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2020;11: 559-562 . PMID: 32884394

Logan LK, Rispens JR, Medernach RL, Domitrovic TN, Hujer AM, Marshall SH, Rudin SD, Qureshi NK, Zheng X, Hayden MK, Weinstein RA, Bonomo RA. A Multicentered Study of the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of TEM- and SHV-type Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Enterobacterales Infections in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Jan;40(1):39-43. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002916. PMID: 33021591

Guerrettaz R, Wolff E, Ciliberti A, Qureshi N, Shahid R, Haddad S. Sweet Syndrome as initial presentation of Crohn's Disease in an 18 year old female. Case Report Poster Presentation at Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Region 5 Virtual Conference, March 2021.

Qureshi NK, Young, S, Estanilla, J and Joyce, C. Improving HPV Vaccination at an Academic Center through Provider Education and Utilization of Electronic Health Record Tools. Pediatrics March 2021, 147 (3 MeetingAbstract) 303-305; DOI:

Peterson, Mara, host. "Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Ramzan Shahid." Medicus Podcast, season 1, episode 53, 3 March 2021. 

Guerrettaz R, Wolff E, Ciliberti A, Qureshi N, Shahid R, Haddad S. Sweet Syndrome as an initial presentation of Crohns Disease in an 18 year old female. 2021 The APA Region 5 Conference. March 2021.

Jennifer Wojtowicz, Erin McCune, Katlyn Sullivan, Pyone David MD, Nadia K. Qureshi et al. Assessment of Resident Knowledge Regarding Social Determinants of Health Screening in a Pediatric Continuity Clinic. Medical student Research showcase April 2021

Alison DeForest, Michael Wesolowski, Nadia K. Qureshi. Characteristics of Vaccine Hesitant Parents in an Urban Midwest Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. Medical student Research showcase April 2021

Thiesfeld, L, Arshad, N and Qureshi NK. "Antimicrobial stewardship: Are we diagnosing and treating Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis appropriately at Loyola University Medical center (LUMC)?. Pediatric Research Day May 2021

David P, Ha L, Goldberg V, McCune E, Wojtowicz J, Sullivan K, Sigman G, Qureshi NK, O'Keefe J. Social Determinants of Health Screenings: Loyola’s Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatric Research Day May 2021

Hermanson, K and Qureshi, NK. Improving Resident Satisfaction and Continuity of Care with Patients and Mentors. Pediatric Research Day May 2021

Kamberos, Natalie. "Effect of Polyxamer-188 vs Placebo on Painful VOC in Children and Adults with Sickle Cell Disease." JAMA. April 20, 2021.

Leischner, Matthew. "A Rare Case of an Intramedullary Spinal Cord Abscess Due to Escherichia coli in a Pediatric Patient." Child Neurology Open. June 2021.

Shahid, R. Emotional Intelligence and Its Role in Developing Resilience. In: Shabahang M, Hunsinger M, Lang B, editors. Promoting Resiliency and Wellness Among Physician Residents. San Diego: Cognella Publishing; 2021 p. 73-84.

David P, Ha L, Goldberg V, McCune E, Wojtowicz J, Sullivan K, Sigman G, Qureshi NK, O'Keefe J. Pilot program for social determinants of health screenings and referrals at well child visits, has been accepted as part of APHA’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 24-27.