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Edward pediatric patients are cared for by experienced neonatal and pediatric nurses. Neonatal nurse practitioners and a pediatric clinical specialist are part of the NICU/PICU teams. And auxiliary healthcare professionals with pediatric expertise in nutrition; pharmacy; social work; physical, occupational and speech therapies; and respiratory therapy provide comprehensive pediatric inpatient care.

Edward's medical staff includes more than 130 affiliated pediatric and family practice physicians available to provide whatever care your child needs. In addition, our team includes experts from the following medical specialties:  

  • Family practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric subspecialists in: 
    Allergy, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Emergency medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology/oncology, Infectious disease, Intensivists, Neonatology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Pulmonary, Disease/allergy, Sleep medicine, Surgery, Urology
Bob Covert, M.D.

Bob Covert, M.D.
Medical director, Edward Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Chairman, Edward Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Covert is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist with DuPage Neonatology Associates. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Covert has nearly 20 years of experience in caring for premature and ill newborns. The majority of Dr. Covert's career has been spent at university medical centers, including the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he has held the positions of attending neonatologist, professor, and researcher. Dr. Covert has been practicing at Edward since 1996. He lives in Naperville with his wife and children.


Jennifer McNulty, M.D.

Jennifer McNulty, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

Dr. McNulty is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. McNulty received her medical degree from the University of Illinois - Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Children's Hospital in Denver, and completed her fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. McNulty has been an Assistant Professor in pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine. She has an interest in disaster medicine and in medical care for underserved populations, both in the United States and internationally.

Donald R. Taylor, D.O.

Donald R. Taylor, D.O.
edical Director, Maternal Fetal Services

Dr. Taylor came to Edward as an independent contractor from St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinios, where he was a staff perinatologist. Previously he was with Rockford Health System Regional Perinatal Center, where he completed his fellowship. Dr. Taylor also serves on the faculty of MidWestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and maternal fetal medicine.
To contact the Perinatology Clinic call (630) 527-3278.

 Bob Covert, M.D.

Suresh Havalad, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Havalad is board-certified in general pediatrics. He completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatology at Lutheran General Children's Hospital, where he was Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Division.


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