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William J Reda, MD

William J Reda, MD

Health System Clinician of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Focus of Work


I have been a practicing Neonatologist with Lurie Children's Hospital since 2006. I have been practicing at Central DuPage Hospital since that time and now I also practice at Delnor Hosptal and also serve as the Lurie Site Leader for Neonatology there. I grew up in the western suburbs and currently live there with my wife and 2 children.

Academic Focus

My research interests have included persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and the inflammatory response of neutrophils. I have led quality improvement projects including Newborn Thermoregulation and involvement in the ILPQC Golden Hour Initiative.

Clinical Focus

I am a full-time provider of neonatal care at the level 3 NICU at Central DuPage Hospital, the level 2E SCN at Delnor Hospital, and the level 2 ICN at Presence Mercy Hospital. I also participate in the developmental follow-up clinic at CDH for former high risk neonatal patients. Additionally, I am the medical director of the infant transport team at Central Dupage Hospital and helped establish the head-cooling program for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at CDH.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (2000)
  • Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Pediatrics (2003)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Administrative office: 312-227-7413

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 152
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611