RUBEN J. RUCOBA, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Ruben J. Rucoba has been practicing pediatrics since 1992, and has been at Wheaton Pediatrics since 1999. A native of the south suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Rucoba attended Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned his degree with honors in English Literature. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Prior to working at Wheaton Pediatrics, Dr. Rucoba worked at a community health center in Chicago and at Children’s Memorial Hospital, where he was a faculty member of the Department of Pediatrics, teaching medical students and residents. He is still an Instructor in Pediatrics in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rucoba speaks Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to care for Spanish-speaking patients. His other professional interests include caring for children with special health care needs and internationally adopted children and their families, for whom he can provide pre-adoption counseling. Dr. Rucoba is board certified in pediatrics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rucoba is also a medical writer who has written for the AAP, continuing medical education companies, testing companies, and various health websites. He lives in Wheaton with his wife and four children (including twins), and enjoys reading, golf and biking.