Welcome to Vida Pediatrics | Pediatric Healthcare

Opening Hours : MON: 8am-6pm | TUE: CLOSED | WED: 9am-6pm | THURS: 12pm-6pm | FRI: 8am-4:30pm | SAT: 8:00am-NOON

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Doctor

Dr. Alejandro Clavier

Our staff is fully bilingual and so is our founder and head Pediatrician, Dr. Alejandro Clavier, who is a proud father of two. Check out his résumé (curriculum vitae) and you’ll know you are in the right hands.

EDUCATION

2009
Master of Public Health. Division of Health Policy and Administration. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2008 – 2009
Managing Ambulatory Health care 1 and 2 course. Harvard School of Public Health.
2003 – 2005
Pediatric General Academic Fellowship. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2003-2004
Scholars for Teaching Excellence Fellowship. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2002 – 2003
Pediatric Chief Resident. University of Illinois at Chicago.
1999 – 2002
Pediatric Resident. University of Illinois at Chicago.
1990 – 1997
M.D. Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.

APPOINTMENTS / WORK EXPERIENCE

2015
VIDA PEDIATRICS. Independent Pediatric Practice. 3124 W 59th st, Chicago IL 60629
2008-2015
Medical Director. Esperanza Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Chicago, IL.
2005-2008
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2003-2005
Instructor in Pediatrics. University of Illinois at Chicago. Emergency Department pediatric care and supervision of pediatric residents, University of Illinois at Chicago.

HONORS

2014
American Academy of pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Tomorrows grantee. Maternal child health coordination project.
2013
American Academy of pediatrics (AAP). Community access to child health (CATCH) implementation grant. Healthy Smiles/Sonrisas Saludables. Grant to improve dental home access to 12-24 months served by Esperanza.
2011
ICAAP Special Achievement award for outstanding work in obesity prevention and management of quality of care in the pediatric practice.
2010
American Academy of pediatrics (AAP). Community access to child health (CATCH) implementation grant. Connecting Families to Care: Pediatric Preventive Care Education Groups.
2007
“Companeros en la prevencion”. Mentorship for a Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) resident Grant.
2006
Recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Clinical Teaching Award for excellence in clinical instruction. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2004
Recipient of the first annual Diefenbach Award for excellence in student research. School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2001
Best second year pediatric resident. University of Illinois at Chicago.
1996
Outstanding Performance awards. Obstetrics, Surgery and Public Health. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Student Merit Award for Social Work. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Merit Award. Medicine Department. Universidad Central de Venezuela.

RESEARCH/PUBLICATIONS

2013
Ariza AJ, Hartman J, Grodecki J, Clavier A, Ghaey K, Elsner M, Moore C, Ochoa Reina O, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Linking pediatric primary care obesity management to community programs. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013
2011
“Connecting families to care project”. CATCH grant and Poster presentation. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, NCE).
2008
“Predictors of non-urgent pediatric emergency department use among Latino children”. Clavier A, Schwartz A. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2007
“Abdominal mass in a 3 month Old infant”. Singla M, Clavier A, Shahid R, Sahai V. Acta Paediatrica. Issue 8 Page 1245-1247, August 2007.
2008
Illinois Medical Home Project. Developing a quality improvement process to provide a Medical home for NICU graduates. ICAAP.
2006
“Bashful rash on a Baby’s cheek”. Noronha P, Clavier A. Contemporary Pediatrics, Puzzler. October 1st, 2006.
2006
“Azithromycin for Pityriasis”. Clavier A, Hupert J. Letter to the Editor. Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 5 November 2006, pp. 2257
2005
“Developing an instrument to assess medical resident Competency, a 360 degree approach”. Tamasitboom S, Hetland M, Mariscalco M, Tudkwosky R, Noronha P,Clavier A, Richards B, Mrtek R.
2001
“Dipstick is not adequate to detect significant proteinuria”. Greco, A., Clavier, A., John, E.G. University of Illinois at Chicago. Presented at the poster session from CSCR, MWAFMR, NWSPR. September 6th, 2001. Abstract in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, volume 49, n. 5, pg. 274A, 2001.
1996
“Prevalence of Onchocerciasis and side effects of Ivermectin therapy in two Yanomami communities of Amazonas State”. Carlos Botto, MD, Ph.D., Amazon Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases (CAICET).

EXTRACURRICULAR

2016-2020
Illinois chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP). Executive Committee member.
2016
Illinois Reach Out and Read (IL-ROR). Executive Committee member.
2014-present
Treasurer, Medical Executive Committee. Saint Anthony hospital. Chicago.
2013-present
Medical Home Network (MHN ACO). Clinical committee member.
2012-present
External advisory board. Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
2009-present
Weekly continuity of care clinic preceptor for Stroger’s pediatric residency program.
2012-present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ross University School of Medicine. Weekly teaching rounds at Saint Anthony Hospital for Stronger pediatric residents and Ross University medical students.
2011-2012
El Valor, community based organization. Health of Latino men, presented at El Valor’s fathers conference.
2006-2013
Health Advisory committee. El Valor, community based organization, Chicago.
2009
El valor, community based organization. 7th annual “Preparandonos para el Futuro” conference. Discussion panel.
2002-2007
Health Steering committee YMCA Black and Hispanic achievers program.
2007-2008
Resident Advisory committee. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2007-2008
House staff evaluation committee. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2007-2008
Residency recruitment committee. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2002-2008
Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM). Preceptor for first year medical students including mentoring the Longitudinal Primary Care component of ECM.
2002-2007
Evidence Based Medicine Clinical Educator’s Workshops. Teaching assistant. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2001-2002
Evidence Based Medicine Clinical Educator’s Workshops. Teaching assistant. University of Illinois at Chicago.

OTHER

1999
Medical Brigade, Venezuelan mudslides.
1999
Medical Brigade, Hurricane Mitch relief efforts. Honduras.
1996
Elective Clerkship, rural medical post of Mavaca and La Esmeralda, Amazon State, Venezuela. Serving Yanomami communities.
1990
AIDS resource center. New York City.

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Recertification. American Board of Pediatrics. 2012-2022