Heather Decker, MD – Starting in August

“I was eight years old when I announced that I wanted to be a pediatrician,”

Heather Decker, MD

I am the first and only physician in my family. My mother was a special education teacher and my grandmother was a family practice nurse, so I grew up hearing about the health care needs of children. I was eight years old when I announced that I wanted to be a pediatrician, and never wavered in that. I have a special interest in newborn care, well child care, adolescent medicine, ADHD, and psychological issues.

Specialty

Pediatrics

Education, Training and Certifications

Undergraduate school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – BA in Biology & Psychology, 1997

Medical school: Loyola University
Chicago Stritch School of Medicine – Maywood, IL – MD, 2001

Residency: Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL – Pediatric Residency, 2004

Board certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2014

Professional associations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty

Pediatrics

Education, Training and Certifications

Undergraduate school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – BA in Biology & Psychology, 1997

Medical school: Loyola University
Chicago Stritch School of Medicine – Maywood, IL – MD, 2001

Residency: Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL – Pediatric Residency, 2004

Board certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2014

Professional associations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Heather Decker, MD

I am the first and only physician in my family. My mother was a special education teacher and my grandmother was a family practice nurse, so I grew up hearing about the health care needs of children. I was eight years old when I announced that I wanted to be a pediatrician, and never wavered in that. I have a special interest in newborn care, well child care, adolescent medicine, ADHD, and psychological issues.