Dr. Pele Dina is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in neonatal-perinatal medicine. He completed a doctor of medicine degree at the University of Balamand, in Balamand, Lebanon. He completed pediatric residencies at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, in Beirut, Lebanon and at St. John's Children's Hospital, in Springfield, Illinois. He completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Ronald McDonald's Children's Hospital, in Maywood, Illinois. His research efforts include the analgesic effect of breast milk compared to oral sucrose solution on preterm neonates undergoing minor painful procedures, and what makes us evaluate infants for sepsis in the NICU. Dr. Dina is board certified in pediatrics.