Michele K. Beekman, MD, FAAP
Areas of Expertise Acute Childhood Illnesses, Pediatric Sedation
Title(s) Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Medical Education Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
Internship(s) Rush University (Chicago, IL; 2007-2008)
Residency Pediatrics - Rush University (Chicago, IL; 2007-2010)
Fellowship(s) Pediatrics - Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL; 2010-2011)
Board Certification(s) Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Certification(s) Pediatric Sedation, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Professional Memberships Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics - Hospital Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
What do you enjoy most about being a physician at Children's Hospital of Illinois?
The most enjoyable part of working at Children's Hospital is being surrounded by incredible co-workers including nursing, care transition coordinators, residents, medical students, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists, physicians and, of course, countless other important staff. Everyone works so hard each day to provide the best care possible for our patients!
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois and returned to practice here after completing my medical training in Chicago. I am so excited to be back and taking care of the children in the greater Peoria area.
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
I love spending time with my husband and family. We try to make it to all the high school volleyball games for my niece, Kaylee. I also love music, traveling and have recently started gardening.