Rukayatu Ibrahim, MD, found a love of pediatric medicine during medical school. “Even the sickest kids, you just felt for them and you wanted to do your best for them,” she says. “I just loved the interaction with the families and kids, helping them make the right choices. The
rapport you can build with a child, there is nothing like it.” Dr. Ibrahim completed her medical degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medicine Sciences in Kumasi, Ghana, followed by her pediatrics residency at the Cooper Medical School
of Rowan University Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J.

Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Ibrahim specializes in newborn care and helping families through the first few stages of their new baby’s life. She can perform school and sports physicals, treat ear infections, sinusitis, allergies, asthma, rashes and eczema in children and teenagers and has a special interest in early childhood development, obesity management, ADHD, anxiety and depression. “I like helping children and adolescents make choices that will help them later in life,” she says. “Like, ‘What can we do now to help prevent problems later?’”

When she’s not working, Dr. Ibrahim likes to spend time with her family, especially outdoors walking or going to parks. She’s excited to be in Springfield and to get involved with the community outside of the office. She will be located at Springfield Clinic’s Pediatric & Adolescent Center at 2532 Farragut Drive and will offer same-day appointments.

The Springfield Clinic Pediatrics team is dedicated to the health and wellness of children ranging in age from birth to young adults. Our specialists offer a full scope of health care services, from immunizations and routine wellness visits to the treatment of many childhood illnesses and conditions. To learn more about Dr. Ibrahim and the Pediatrics team, click here.