Hospital Affiliations

Rush University Hospital, Chicago, IL


Certification

Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


Education

1998 - Rush University - Master of Science in Nursing - Chicago, IL

1989 - Marquette University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Milwaukee, WI


Professional Membership

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Preceptor for Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program at Northern Illinois University


Work Experience

1989-1990 - Loyola University Medical Center Staff Nurse, Pediatrics - Maywood, IL
1990-1992 -RUSH University Medical Center, Senior Nurse/ Staff Nurse, Pediatric ICU, Chicago, IL
1992-1993 - Providence Hospital - Staff Nurse, Pediatric ICU - Anchorage, Alaska
1993-1996 - Providence Hospital - Supervisor, Pediartric ICU and Pediatrics Unit - Anchorage, Alaska
1996-1998 - RUSH University Medical Center - Pediatric ICU Staff Nurse - Chicago, IL
1998-Present - RUSH University Medical Center Pediatric ICU-Critical Care ICU-Neonatal ICU Float Pool - Chicago, IL
1999 Present - Rita Yadava MDSC - PNP in Specialty Care - Elmhurst, IL
​1998 - Present - Pediatric Care Associates - PNP in Primary Care Role - Hoffman Estates, IL

Meet our Providers

Rita Yadava, M.D. 

Rita Yadava, M.D.

Clinical Associate University of Chicago

Gaurav Yadava, M.D. 

Biography

Gaurav Yadava, M.D. graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2006. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and a Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the Comer Children's Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center.  Dr. Yadava is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology as well as Epilepsy. Dr. Yadava has a special interest in children with seizure disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and Autism. Dr. Yadava joined Rita Yadava MDSC / Yadava Pediatric Neurology in 2011. He currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Naperville School District 203 and is a Clinical Associate of University of Chicago.


Licensed

Illinois State Medical License - 2006

Biography

Rita Yadava, M.D. graduated from Dehli University and completed a residency in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology from Cook County Hospital and Loyola University.  Dr. Yadava is board certified in pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology with added qualifications in clinical neurophysiology.  She currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Easter Seals DuPage and is also on the Board of Directors of Giant Steps Autism School. Dr. Yadava has a special interest in children with developmental and behavioral disabilities, including ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and autism. Dr. Yadava has been in Private Practice since 1986.  She is a Clinical Associate of University of Chicago.


Licensed

Illinois State Medical License - 1977

Gaurav Yadava, M.D.

   Clinical Associate

   University of Chicago

Biography

Maria Vallort, APN CPNP  graduated from Rush University at Chicago in 1998. She continues working at the ICU at Rush University Medical Center, at Pediatric Care Associates practice, and with Rita Yadava MDSC on a part time basis.  Maria has a special interest in children with Neurological Disorders and is excited to be caring for our patients in conjunction with Drs. Yadava.  


Licensed

Illinois State Advanced Practice Nurse License
Illinois State Registered Nurse License

Maria Vallort, APN CPNP

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Hospital Affiliations

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Downers Grove, IL
​Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL
Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL
University of Chicago Medical Center (Clinical Associate), Chicago, IL


Certification

Board Certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology 

Board Certified in Epilepsy 


Education

1997-2001 - Tulane University - Bachelor of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology - New Orleans, LA
2002-2006 - St. Louis University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine - St. Louis, MO
2006-2008 - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital - Pediatrics Residency - Chicago, IL
​2008-2011 - Comer Children's Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center - Pediatric Neurology Fellowship - Chicago, IL


Professional Membership

American Academy of Neurology
Child Neurology Society
​Naperville School District Medical Advisory Board, District 203


Presentation/Publication Experience

2012 - Pediatric Epilepsy - Hinsdale Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

2012 - An Overview of Pediatric Epilepsy - Hinsdale Hospital Civic Advisory Board

2012 - Pediatric Spring Symposium - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Alexian Brothers Hospital Network

​2016 - Guest Speaker, National Organization for Disorder of the Corpus Callosum, National Conference: Epilepsy and Seizure Management

2016 - Published chapter "Neonatal Seizures", Essential Guide to Clinical Neonatology, Nova Science Publishers 2017


Hospital Affiliations

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
University of Chicago Medical Center (Clinical Associate), Chicago, IL


Certification

Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics - November 1979
​Diplomate American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with special qualification in child neurology - June 1988
​American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology - July 1990


Education

1969-1973 - Maulana Azad Medical College - M.B.B.S. Degree - New Delhi, India

1975-1978 - Cook County Hospital - 3 Yr Program in Pediatrics - Chicago, IL

1983-1986 - Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Cook County Hospital - Chicago IL; Loyola University Medical Center -

Maywood, IL & Hines VA Hospital - Hines, IL


Professional Membership

Child Neurology Society

American Academy of Neurology

Illinois State Medical Society

Chicago Medical Society1996-2005 - Member of Board of Directors for DuPage Easter Seals

Member of  Medical Advisory Board for DuPage Easter Seals

Medical Advisor - Local CHADD Chapter

Examiner - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Board of Directors - Giant Steps School of Autism


Teaching Experience

1987-2006 - Clinical Assisant Professor - Dept of Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center - Maywood, IL