Charles J. Aprahamian, MD
Specialties: Pediatrics - Surgery
Bloomington Pediatric Specialty Center
Areas of Expertise Childhood Solid Tumors, Laparoscopic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Education, Thoracoscopic Surgery
Title(s) Surgeon-in-Chief - OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois, Surgeon Champion - ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (Pediatrics), Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Medical Education Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
Internship(s) University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL; 2003-2004)
Residency Surgery - University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL; 2004-2010)
Fellowship(s) Pediatric Surgery - Children's Hospital of Alabama (Birmingham, AL; 2010-2012)
Board Certification(s) Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery, Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Professional Certification(s) Instructor - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
Research Interests Single Incision Laparoscopy Outcomes and Learning Curve, Surgical Outcomes in Children
Professional Memberships Fellow - American College of Surgeons, Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Pediatric Trauma Society
Philosophy of Care I care for the child and family as I would care for my own by doing the least invasive thing to achieve the most benefit.
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Why did you choose to specialize in pediatric surgery?
Pediatric surgery is so gratifying because we get to intervene on a sick baby or child at such a critical time of need; nothing is scarier as a parent than having a baby or child ill or in an accident.
What do you enjoy most about being a physician at OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois?
I enjoy being a physician at OSF Children's Hospital because of the focus on performing the best and most cutting edge care to children that we treat.
Tell us something about your family life.
I am married with three children (son and two daughters).
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
I enjoy spending time with the family; as well as golf, movies, college and pro football.