Dr george

George Skarpathiotis, MD

Dr. George was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Athens, Greece. He attended medical school at the University of Athens in Greece. Dr. George then came to the States and completed his residency in Illinois at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center (now, Rush University Medical Center). In 2012, Dr. George received the award Top Doctor from Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital as well as from New York Times. In 2014 he received the Physician Excellence Award in primary care from Advocate Children’s Hospital. In 2015 he received the Patient’s Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition. His interests in pediatrics is Attention Deficit Disorder. When Dr. George is not busy treating patients he enjoys traveling and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Toy Story and Pinocchio
Favorite Children’s Books: The Little Blue Truck
Languages: Greek, English, Turkish
Dr zoe

Zoe Alikakos, MD

Dr. Zoe was born in Chicago, raised in Greece, and returned to Chicago in 1987. Dr. Zoe attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and then completed her residency at Advocate Children’s Hospital- Park Ridge (formerly Lutheran General Hospital). During her residency she received awards such as outstanding senior resident, and served as chief resident for the program. Her special areas of interest within pediatrics are Asthma and Allergies. When Dr. Zoe is not busy treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in Greek-American community functions, and church functions. She is a proud mother of twin boys.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Children’s Books: Oh the Places You Will Go
Languages: Greek, English
Saira

Saira Syed, DO

Saira Syed, DO, was born in Pakistan and moved to the suburbs of Chicago at the age of 12 years. She attended medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL and then completed her residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center. During her residency, Dr. Saira received the Inter of the Year award at UIC. Her interest in pediatrics is Neurology. When Dr. Saira is not busy treating patients she loves to travel, likes to go flying with her brother who is a private pilot, and enjoys baking and paining in her free time.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Children’s Books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Goodnight Moon
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi
Dr joseph

Kevin Joseph, MD

Dr. Joseph was born in Chicago and raised in Milwaukee. He attended medical school at the Chicago Medical School and then completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He joined Dr. George’s practice after completing his residency in 2016. He is particularly interested in Adolescent Medicine. When Dr. Joseph is not busy treating patients he enjoys watching sports, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants. He is a proud uncle to a 4 year old niece.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: The Lion King and Inside Out
Favorite Children’s Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Languages: English
Dr humaa

Humaa Bhatti, DO

Dr. Humaa was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Detroit, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan for college and completed medical school at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM). She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University – Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and worked as a general pediatrician in suburban Cleveland. She completed her fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Subsequently she has returned to the practice of general pediatrics with a special interest in all allergic disease, including seasonal allergies, food allergies, asthma, eczema/skin allergies, and immune system disorders. Outside of the office, Dr. Humaa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, watching her favorite TV shows and sports (she is a dedicated Michigan Wolverines fan), and going to live shows, concerts, and other social events.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Finding Nemo, The Lion King
Favorite Children’s Books: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi
Rachel

Rachel Holcomb, DO

Dr. Rachel Holcomb was born and raised in Spanish Fort, Alabama. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Florida at Orlando Health. Her area of interest in pediatrics is pulmonology, behavioral problems, newborn care, and adolescent care. When she is not treating patients, she spends her time cooking, travelling, and exploring new areas of Chicago since she is new to the city.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Anastasia
Favorite Children’s Books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Goodnight Moon
Languages: English, Intermediate competency in Spanish
Dr joyce

Joyce Elugbadebo, MD

Dr. Joyce was born in Carbondale, IL and completed high school in Springfield, IL. She then moved to upstate New York for college and medical school. She returned to the Midwest in 2015 after being away for 9 years to complete her residency. Dr. Joyce completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL in 2018 before joining the practice shortly after in August of 2018. Her special areas of interest are newborn and preventative care. Dr. Joyce received the "Good Catch Award" at Rush University in recognition of her commitment to Patient Safety. When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her 2 nephews, cooking, and exploring restaurants in Chicago.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: The Lion King, Cinderella, Finding Nemo, The Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite Children’s Books: any Dr. Seuss' book, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Corduroy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Languages: English
Dr janet

Janet Majewski MD

Dr. Janet was born in Chicago and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. She received her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and complete her Pediatric Residency at Loyola University Medical Center’s Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital in Maywood, IL. She joined the practice in May 2018, following 15 years of experience in private practice in Aurora, IL. Her areas of interest include all areas of general pediatrics including newborn and well child care, treating asthma and allergies, and childhood infectious diseases. Dr. Janet is a proud mother of two, and enjoys being a spectator at her son and daughter’s athletic events. She also enjoys baking and reading in her free time.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: Toy Story
Favorite Children’s Books: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Languages: English
Karen

Karen Johnson

Karen was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. She completed her nursing degree at St. Xavier University and her nurse practitioner degree at Rush University. She has been a nurse for over 12 years with experience in Mother/Baby, Labor & Delivery and the Pediatric Emergency Department. Karen has been working in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hope since 2017 and you can still find her there on the weekends. Karen joined our practice in 2018 and can’t wait to meet you!! Areas of interest include: prenatal education, newborn care, lactation and adolescent care. Karen has three young children and a husband that keep her busy when she isn’t working. Some of her hobbies include: spending time with her family, reading, gardening, exercising and baking.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Children’s Movies: If I Could Keep You Little
Favorite Children’s Books: Cinderella, Toy Story (all 3)
Languages: English