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Sheva Tessler, MD

  • Sheva Beth Tessler
  • “Every day I think how lucky I am that I get to play with babies and watch them grow.”

As a young child, I spent weekends doing rounds at local hospitals with my pediatric cardiologist father. What he did and how he helped childrenreally intrigued me, so I always knew that I was going to go into pediatrics. Kids are so much fun; the things that come out of their mouths are hysterical, unexpected and honest. It's amazing how resilient kids are even when they're sick. Every day, I think how lucky I am that I get to play with babies and watch them grow.

And it's not just the kids, it's the parents, too. I get to talk to and guide the parents. As a parent myself, I'm right in the thick of it, so I feel a sense of camaraderie with them. There's a sense of compassion that comes along with being a parent, plus the combination of my medical knowledge and real-life experiences allow me to allay their fears. I try to help the parents feel less alone and good about being parents, let them know that what their kids are doing is normal, and that everything's going to be OK.



Work and Education

Professional Education

Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Registrar, Chicago, IL, 06/11/1999


UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Pediatric Residency, Oakland, CA, 06/30/2002

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics