Our Physicians

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Dr. Hena Arora grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and is a life long lover of the city. She completed her undergraduate degree in the GPPA program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and went on to complete medical school at Rush University. She then moved to Milwaukee for 3 years to complete her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the returned to Chicago for her fellowship, which she completed at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. She has followed in her fathers’ footsteps in becoming a neonatologist. She knew that this was her path from when she was 12 years old, and was taken on weekend trips to the hospital with her dad. She has a special interest in neonatal ethics, and has completed additional training in biomedical ethics at the University of Chicago Maclean Center for Ethics. She puts her whole heart into caring for neonatal patients, and feels a great sense of satisfaction in working with families of her patients.

Education:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The University of Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
  • MD, Rush Medical College, IL

Board Certification

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

Research/Interests

  • Perinatal and Neonatal Ethics

Dr. Anthony J. Bell is a Board–Certified, Fellowship trained Neonatologist who received his MD degree from Rush Medical College, Chicago Illinois in 1988. After graduating medical school Dr. Bell completed both his Pediatric Residency and Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship at The University of Chicago. After completion of his training, Dr. Bell has continued to collaborate on research projects with The University of Chicago Section of Neonatology in both Neonatal Sepsis and Ethics.

Dr. Bell strongly believes in keeping the family together, informed, and involved during the care of their critically ill baby.

Education

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The University of Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, IL
  • MD, Rush Medical College, IL

Board Certification

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member Section of Perinatal Medicine
  • Hospital Based Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

Current Offices/Appointments

  • Chairman Department of Women’s & Children’s Services Amita Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
  • Director of Level 2 Nursery, Amita Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
  • Chairman and member of several hospital Quality, Patient Care, and Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality committees
  • Member, hospital physician leader, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Research/Interests

  • Sepsis
  • PPHN
  • Perinatal and Neonatal Ethics

Dr. Bob Covert is Board-Certified and fellowship-trained in Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine. Dr. Covert has more than 30 years experience in the care of sick and healthy newborns. He completed medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Bob new he was home the first time he stepped into a Neonatal ICU in Tampa in 1981. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Covert spent a decade in academic Neonatology before joining DuPage Neonatology Associates in 1997. He is passionate about providing direct care for his babies and their families. Bob and his multiply talented wife Mary are a loving unbeatable team and they are very proud of their 6 great kids. Among his many academic accomplishments, Dr. Covert is most proud of the Campbell W. McMillan Pediatric Intern Award (University of North Carolina), Outstanding Student in Neonatology Award (University of South Florida), Fred B. Noble University Gold Medal (#1 GPA, Jacksonville University), and election to the Mayor’s Cup All-Star City Soccer Team (Bishop Kenny HS, Jacksonville, FL). In his free time, Dr. Bob likes to troll his family and encourage his vines.

Education:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa

Board Certifications:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society for Pediatric Research
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, AAP

Current Offices/appointments

  • Medical Director, Edward Hospital Neonatal ICU
  • Team Leader and hospital representative, Edward Hospital, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative
  • Chairman, Edward Hospital Neonatal Quality Committee
  • Instructor and Regional Trainer, Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Research/Interests:

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Lung immaturity
  • Surfactant treatment

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Dr. Farolan grew up in a military family, living in 11 cities and 3 countries. She received her medical degree from Far Eastern University in Manila. She settled down in Chicago in 1989, and completed her Pediatric residency and Neonatology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. After a year as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Loyola, she joined DuPage
Neonatology Associates in 1996 and is a senior partner.

Dr. Farolan has a special interest in developmental follow-up of high risk infants. She has served as a Neonatology consultant for the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program at Easter Seals DuPage since 1998. She is Co-Medical Director of the Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at Edward Hospital.

Dr. Farolan is married and has two daughters. In her leisure time, she enjoys nature, relaxing at the arboretum, travel, food adventures, and entertaining.

Education:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, IL
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Loyola University Medical Center, IL
  • MD, Far Eastern University, Manila

Board Certification

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Hospital Based Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

Current Offices/Appointments

  • Co-Medical Director Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at Edward Hospital
  • Neonatology consultant for the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program at Easter Seals DuPage

Research/Interests

  • Developmental Follow-up

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Dr. Angela Gomez grew up in a medical family, her father was a pediatrician and her mother was a school nurse. Dr. Gomez always knew that she wanted to become a physician. It was during her Pediatric Residency that she spent a lot of time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and discovered her passion for caring for the fragile newborn infant. It is a challenging, yet rewarding profession, to help a critically ill newborn become healthy so they can go home to join their family. Dr. Gomez is one of the Neonatologist that works in our developmental follow up clinic at Hinsdale Hospital. She enjoys following the developmental milestones these infants are achieving and helping them obtain their maximum developmental potential. Dr. Gomez lives in the local area with her husband and two children.

Education

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, IL
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
  • MD, University of Illinois at Peoria, Peoria, IL

Board Certification

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Instructor for Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Current Offices/Appointments

  • Developmental follow up clinic at Hinsdale Hospital

Research/Interests

  • Developmental Follow-up

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Dr. Jeanette Hoenig completed her Pediatrics Residency and Neonatal Fellowship at the University of Chicago. During her time there, she conducted laboratory research studying probiotics and their potential role in decreasing the incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis, a potentially life-threatening disease that can affect premature infants. For presenting this work, Dr. Hoenig received the Student Research Award from the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in 2007.

While at the University of Chicago, Dr Hoenig received some distinctions including the Senior Resident of the Year, Intern of the Year and the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. She also authored a book titled “Pocket NICU” which has been used by University of Chicago students, residents and fellows since 2005. For this book, she received the Excellence in Medical Education Award as well as the Outstanding Research in Educational Innovation Award.

Education:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The University of Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, IL
  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, IL

Board Certification

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

Current Offices/Appointments

  • Medical Advisor for the Neonatal Nutrition Committee at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Pediatric Clinical Quality Committee at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advisory Board for “Friends of Share,” a program providing resources and funds for NICU families in need

Research Interests

  • Probiotics
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Dr. Stavros P. Ionides is a Board Certified Neonatologist. He received his MD degree from the National University in Athens, Greece. He subsequently completed his training in the United States with a Pediatric Residency at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and his Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ionides was subsequently recruited to join the neonatal program at Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois following which he became medical director of the level III unit which he was instrumental in developing. He later took a position in the Level III NICU at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

In 1993, Dr. Ionides was one of two cofounders of Dupage Neonatology Associates. He is the Medical Director of the Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Level III NICU; and, a long-time member of its Neonatal Morbidity-Mortality Committee.

Dr. Ionides is also the hospital based instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program in the Adventist Hinsdale, La Grange and Bolingbrook Hospitals. He teaches family practice residents and nurses within those venues.

Education:
     Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Georgetown University Washington, DC
     Residency, Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital. Baltimore, MD
     MD, National University, Athens Greece

Board Certification
     Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
     Pediatrics

Professional Memberships
     Hospital Based Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

Current Offices/Appointments
     Director of Level 3 NICU, Amita Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
     Member, Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality committee
     Member, hospital physician leader, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Research/Interests
     Sepsis
     Neonatal Post – Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

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