Dr. Rucoba

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 B.A. with honors in English. He received his M.D. from the University
of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, now Lurie Children’s Hospital. Prior to working at Wheaton Pediatrics, Dr. Rucoba worked at a community health center in Chicago and at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Lurie Children’s 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. In December 2016, Dr. Rucoba became the Medical Director of Wheaton Pediatrics. He will continue to see his patients with special healthcare needs for well care, while tending to the Practices administrative needs. 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, and various health websites. He lives in Wheaton with his wife and four children (including twins), and enjoys reading, golf, biking and playing chess.