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 Dr Geleske Tim Geleske, MD, FAAP

Arlington Heights, IL

Dr. Geleske is a Board-certified general pediatrician, practicing in Arlington Heights, IL as a part of North Arlington Pediatrics since 1993. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics at Northwestern University. He is a 1989 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his post-graduate training at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he also served as Chief Resident in pediatrics.

Dr. Geleske has a strong interest in the Medical Home model for primary care. His practice has participated in the second Learning Collaborative for Medical Home sponsored by NICHQ, the Developmental Screening and Surveillance Policy Implementation Project through the AAP, and has served as a mentor practice for the Illinois Medical Home Project.

Currently, Dr. Geleske is a member of the Medical Home Initiative Project Advisory Committee through the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2002, and represents the AAP on the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Hereditable Disorders and Genetic Disease in Newborns and Children. He was a member of the authoring committee for the clinical report, "Newborn Screening Expands: Recommendations for Pediatricians and Medical Homes - Implications for the System" published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatrics.

Dr. Geleske has represented the AAP on the Center for Disease Control's disaster contingency plan for newborn screening. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL, and sits on the Board of Director's for Buehler YMCA in Palatine, IL. Dr. Geleske is a clinical instructor in Pediatrics at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Dr Geleske is married and the father of three boys. He is an avid long distance runner and participates in Tae Kwon Do with his entire family. He also enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing and other outdoor pursuits.

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