I have been a north-sider for all of my life. I grew up in Park Ridge where I was the oldest of two children. I lived in Evanston for medical school and residency and currently live in Palatine.
I attended Northwestern University for both my undergraduate and graduate training, receiving my Bachelor's Degree at the Evanston campus and my Medical degree at the Chicago campus. After finishing medical school, I performed my Pediatric Residency at Children's Memorial Hospital on the north side of Chicago.
My husband, Bill, who is a south-sider, is a retired school social worker. We have three children - Andrew, Kimberly, and Michelle. We also have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Krystal, who joined our practice in November 2014. We also have five amazing grandchildren, Carter, Evie, Logan, Parker and Grayson who fortunately live close by and whom I get to see frequently.
I am board certified in pediatrics and I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I also am involved in various committees at St. Alexius Hospital and Lurie Children's Hospital. I enjoy all aspects of pediatrics. The most rewarding for me is guiding my patients as they grow and develop from newborns to young adults.
Joy Silver, MD
I have lived all over the Chicagoland area. I kept trying to leave, but kept coming back. I come from a large family, and spend most of my time either working or doing family things.
I grew up in Skokie, then attended undergraduate school at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I went to medical school at Loyola in Maywood, and did my internship and residency at Milwaukee Children's Hospital. I came back to Chicago and taught ambulatory pediatrics at Loyola for 6 years. We then moved to Maryland where I worked with an adolescent specialist while my husband completed a fellowship in sports medicine. We wound up coming back to Chicago after that. I worked in the Lincoln Park area and taught in the nursery at Illinois Masonic Hospital for a few years, before realizing that I was seeing very few adolescents. It was pointed out to me that upon reaching school age, many families would leave for the western suburbs. So, so did I. I worked at North Suburban Clinic for eight years before making the great decision to join Drs. Bedingfield & Rosewell in November 2001.
I am board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although I am a General Pediatrician and see children of all age groups, my special interest is in adolescents. I'm comfortable with just about any subject. I am told I'm a good listener.
My husband, Bruce, is a retired orthopedic surgeon and now teaching at Roselyn Franklin Medical School. I have 2 children - Pete and Leslie, and two grandsons - Benjamin and Ethan.
Shannon Nourbash, MD
I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971. At the time, my father was in residency training for surgery. I have an older sister and younger brother. My mother was a registered nurse, but stayed home to raise us. I lived in Carmel, Indiana throughout my childhood.
In 1992, I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. I worked in a cellular biology research lab there for two years, failing in my attempt to find a new mutation for a certain protein.
I graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997. My residency training was at Loyola University Medical Center. I had my first child during my last year of residency. My husband Paul and I have three children now. They are Ethan, Anna, and Tori. I am board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
As a General pediatrician, the scope of my practice has been age zero to early twenties. My strengths are infant and child development and children with special needs. I worked with a developmental pediatrician throughout my residency and learned how to balance and incorporate the advice of specialists for the child's best overall health and well being.
Krystal Rosewell, DO
As most of my colleagues I am a native of the Chicago land area. I am the oldest of 4 children and the first in my family to pursue a career in medicine.
I attended Carroll College in Waukesha, WI for my undergraduate education receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry and Microbiology. My interest in microbiology & infectious disease inspired me to complete a Masters of Biomedical Science degree at Midwestern University Chicago College of Health Sciences. I then went on to complete my medical school training at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. This is also Dr. Bedingfield’s alma mater and therefore also makes me a D.O.
I completed my pediatric residency training at Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge Campus, previously known as Lutheran General Children’s Hospital. Aside from my general pediatric education, I developed a special interest in newborn care, growth & development and preventative health. Of course I still love a great infectious disease case! I am also board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of the Section of Young Physicians through the AAP.
My husband Andrew and I were married in 2011 just 2 days after graduating medical school. Andrew is an internal medicine physician. We have three amazing children; Carter was born in September 2012, Evie was born in November 2013 and Logan was born in 2017.
Yes, there are 2 Dr. Rosewells in the practice! Dr. Debora Rosewell is my mother-in-law. So to avoid confusion, families can refer to me as “Dr. Krystal”.
Eraj Din, M.D
I was born and raised in Elgin, IL with my younger sister. We moved to Algonquin, IL, and I attended Harry D. Jacobs High School, which is where I first became interested in science & medicine.
In 2008, I attended Benedictine University and received a Bachelor’s in Science. During my years at Benedictine, I did research in molecular biology specific to McCune Albright Syndrome and eventually published in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology in 2014. I became the first in my family to graduate from a university program and also the first to pursue a career in medicine.
I completed my medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School. I am a recent graduate of Advocate Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL Pediatric Residency Program. Throughout the years, I have been involved in service learning projects in the community and find these experiences to be the most meaningful.
My husband, Saad, grew up in Skokie, IL. We met in medical school and married in 2014. He is completing an internal medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital. We both enjoy the outdoors and traveling
I am a board certified pediatrician and also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I enjoy all aspects of pediatrics, but especially newborn care, nutrition (healthy active living), preventive health, and advocacy.
Bruce Bedingfield, DO (Retired)
I am a native to this area, having grown up in Arlington Heights, the youngest of four children. I attended Wartburg College in Iowa and received my medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. After an internship in suburban Detroit, I did my pediatric residency at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital. I then completed my pediatric training with an ambulatory pediatric fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
My wife, Gail, and I have two children - Ryan and Amanda. We are now blessed with grandchildren as well - Kellen (2011), Eoin (2012), Maura (2013), Logan (2014) and Conor (2015).
I am board certified in pediatrics, and I am an active member of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. I have special training and interests in infant development, allergies, and school problems in children.
By the way, because "Dr. Bedingfield" can be a bit much for small mouths, "Dr. B" is just fine as well.
Meredith Pike, RN, BSN, MSN, CPNP
I was born on the north side of Chicago, the younger of two children. I currently reside in Buffalo Grove with my husband David and two children, Madeline (born in November 1996) and Joshua (born in April 1999.)
My undergraduate education was at the University of Iowa where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. I then worked for four years at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center on the inpatient pediatric unit focusing on oncology and hematology disorders. I completed my graduate education at Rush University in Chicago, receiving a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing, and became a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners. I joined Drs. Bedingfield and Rosewell in 1997.
Often the title "Pediatric Nurse Practitioner" can be puzzling. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses with advanced academic child development and family dynamics. PNPs work in collaboration with physicians as well as other health care professionals. PNPs perform physical exams, screen for health, behavioral, and developmental problems, diagnose and treat common acute illnesses, and provide guidance advice, information, and counseling to families and their children.
PNPs emphasize prevention of illness and anticipatory guidance toward common occurrences in childhood.
Kimberly Pieczynski, RN, BSN, MSN, CPNP
I have been a pediatric nurse since 1992 and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1997. I received my BSN at Concordia College in River Forest, IL in 1992. I worked for 5 years at Rush Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL, 1992-1997, on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I continued my education through the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Rush University in which I received my MSN, 1997. I am dedicated to educating parents to care for their children’s growth and development. It is very important to me to establish strong relationships with my patients and their families along with the health care team I work with in order to provide the best continuity of care and treatment. I have a strong passion for asthma education. I have had specialized training in regards to asthma education, treatment, and management.
On a personal note, I have been married since 1994. I have a son Danny, 20 years old in his 3rd year of college at Aurora University, studying history and Kelly is a junior at Batavia High School, and teaches swimming lessons part time at Marmion Academy. We like to watch sports, both my kids are involved in sports, take family vacations, and hang out.
Gail Bedingfield, RN, BSN, MSN, CPNP (Retired)
I was born on the south side of Chicago, the oldest of five children. I have been living in Hoffman Estates since 1981 and am the mother of two children. Between my husband's family and mine, we have fifteen nieces and nephews and 11 grandnieces and grandnephews. Children have always been an important part of both my personal and professional life.
I received my nursing diploma at Michael Reese Hospital, my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and my Masters of Science in Nursing from Rush University. I am a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners. I am a member of the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau.
I have been a pediatric nurse since 1976 working at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hospital, and Lutheran General Hospital. I became a Nurse Practitioner in 1998. Prior to coming to this practice I worked as a Nurse Practitioner in a large pediatric practice in Naperville, (that was a long drive!) and a clinic in Elgin that served the underinsured population.
I have been a part of this practice indirectly for years. I was the first nurse / receptionist when Dr. B. started in September of 1981. I have helped out over the past few years and have met some of you during school physical time, or while teaching CPR classes.
Dr. B. and I were married in 1978. I feel very lucky to be a part of this pediatric professional team. I look forward to participating in the important work of helping you care for your children.