Jawad is the Division Head and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. A native of the Midwest, Jawad grew up in Northwest Indiana and has been a resident of the Peoria community for the past decade. He completed his pediatric residency training in Peoria, IL and his neonatal fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Jawad is tremendously committed to newborn care and improving outcomes in this population. He has been involved in the education and research of pediatricians over the past decade both regionally and nationally. In addition, he sits on numerous faculty committees on scholarship, quality, research, and patient outcomes both at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Jawad is an avid Chicago sports fan (Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks).
Jawad resides in Dunlap, IL with his wife, Zohra, who is also a pediatrician in the Peoria community. They have 1 daughter (Mahek) and two sons (Humza and Zayan). He is very excited and humbled to be selected to be a new member of the Board of RMHCCI.