US National Consumer Advisory Board and Todaysbestphysician.com have named Professor Iyalla Elvis Peterside, a Nigerian-born medical doctor, as one of America’s best physicians for the year 2020, Njenje Media News reports.
Peterside, a Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatalogy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical school and a Consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is considered one of the best Children’s Hospitals in the world where he has worked for over 20 years.
He was until recently the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the president of the Philadelphia Perinatal Society.
He is a recipient of many awards from his colleagues and professional associations in the US.
His area of expertise is in the care of complex surgical neonates, infants needing extracorporeal support, and babies with Chronic lung
He graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1985 and has practiced medicine in four continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Prof Peterside is among Nigerian professionals who constitute the most celebrated diaspora community in the US.
According to 2017 data from the Migration Policy Institute, Nigerians are top on the table of the most highly educated of all diaspora groups in the US, with 61 percent holding at least a bachelor’s degree compared with 31 percent of the total foreign-born population and 32 percent of the US-born population.