Errol C. Baptist

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Dr. Errol C. Baptist is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He  received his Pediatric training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, and is a Diplomate of the  American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is specialized in the  treatment of infants, children, and young adults. He has a special interest in the care of high risk newborns,  infectious diseases, and rare illnesses.

He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Rockford and a 30 -time recipient of the University of Illinois Instructorship Award for excellence in teaching medical students.  In 1997 he received the University of Illinois College of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2006 the College of Medicine Distinguished Service Award. The College of Medicine in Chicago awarded him the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine  Faculty Award in 2006. He has published several  articles in Medical Journals and is the author of aTextbook of Pediatrics for medical students.

He is on the staff of  Swedish American   Hospital, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, and Mercy health Hospital. Besides spending time with his family and playing the harmonica, Dr. Baptist is interested   in music, history, religion, politics, and international issues.

Dr. Baptist has practiced  in the  Rockford area for several years. He believes in an excellent doctor-patient relationship and stresses the importance of preventive medicine. He feels that the office visit should be a pleasant experience for the child, and his entire staff endeavors to achieve this philosophy. 


Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics

Basic Life Support (CPR/AED)

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider

Recertified by the American Board of Pediatrics

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