About Alzein Pediatrics: Our Pediatricians, Physicians & Nurses

At Alzein Pediatric Associates, we consider it both a great joy and a remarkable responsibility to care for your children. Our doctors, physicians assistants, nurses and professional staff have a true calling to maintain and improve the physical health and overall wellbeing of your children, and understand that it is a privilege to serve your family.

You and your children will be treated with kindness, compassion and respect. Our physicians not only have advanced training in pediatrics and decades of experience, but also a deep devotion to ongoing education and learning, continuing to discover and implement best practices for your child’s benefit.

Our entire practice works together to build life-long relationships with our patients by consistently providing compassion, excellence and value. We are committed to:

  • Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
  • Listening to our young patients and their families.
  • Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
  • Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
  • Thoughtful and responsive referrals to specialists, including developmental, emotional and behavioral concerns.
Dr. Hassan Alzein, Male Pediatrician in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn
Hassan Alzein, MD

Dr. Hassan Alzein earned his medical degree at the University of Damascus in Damascus, Syria in September 1988 and completed his residency in 1994 at the University of IL – Chicago. Dr. Alzein is board certified.

“America’s Top Pediatrician” awarded consistently by Consumer Research Council of America and one of Chicago Magazine’s Top 100 Doctors in 2014 and 2018.

To learn more about Dr. Alzein, check out his page.

Dr. Katherine Riff earned her medical degree in 2013 at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA after graduating Magna Cum Laude from The College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She completed her pediatric residency at University of Illinois of Chicago. She is board certified. To learn more about Dr. Riff, check out her page.

Katherine Riff, Female Pediatrician in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Katherine Riff, MD
Anjum Fuzail, Female Pediatrician in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Anjum Fuzail, MD
Dr. Fuzail earned her medical degree at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and completed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center. She has extensive experience in pediatric emergency medicine and cares for our Urgent Care patients. To learn more about Dr. Fuzail, check out her page.

Dr. Herath graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School and furthered her training at St. Louis Cardinal Glennon Hospital and St. Louis Washington University. To learn more about Dr. Herath, check out her page.

Alzein Pediatrics team
Rosy Herath, MD
Nida Yousef, Female Pediatrician in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Nida Yousef, MD, Consulting Physician

Dr. Yousef is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She completed her fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL.  She believes that taking care of your child’s health is a partnership between you and your physician. Building trust and effective communication is key to helping your children live a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about Dr. Yousef, check out her page here.

Stephanie earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and in Health Science from Benedictine University and Butler University, then completed the Masters Of Physician Assistant program at Butler University. She previously work with Kid Care Medical. To learn more about Stephanie, check out her page here.

Alzein Pediatrics team
Stephanie Cermak, PA-C
Kaitlyn Frank, Pediatric Nurse in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Kaitlyn B. Frank, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CPN

Kaitlyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Xavier University and achieved a Master of Science from Governors State University. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Pediatric Nurse and certified in Basic Life Support. She is on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. 

To learn more about Kaitlyn, check out her page here.

Kathleen Galyean earned her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from DePauw University in Indiana and then completed a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove.

To learn more about Kathleen, check out her page

Kathleen Galyean, Pediatric Physician Assistant in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Kathleen Galyean, PA-C
Kim Reule, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park
Kim Reule, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Kim is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a certified Lactation Counselor.

She graduated from Saint Xavier University with a BS in Nursing and then earned her Masters of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) at Governors State University. She holds licenses as a registered nurse and as an Illinois Advanced Practice Nurse, and is CPR certified.

To learn more about Kim, check out her page here.

Anna Velazquez earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from DePaul University in Chicago, and completed her Masters degree in Nutrition Science with Dietetic Supervised Practice at Dominican University in River Forest.

To learn more about Anna, check out her page.

Anna Velazquez, Dietitian/Nutritionist
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