Retired, January 2021
Petronilo Costa, MD is an attending physician at The Neuroscience Center in Deerfield, Illinois. From the beginning of his career, Dr. Costa has taken a special interest in community outreach and has become an internationally recognized authority in pediatric conditions.
Dr. Costa attended medical school at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil, where he completed his pediatrics training. He migrated to the United States for his post-graduate studies, completing his general psychiatry residency at the University of Illinois and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.
With more than 50 years in private practice, Dr. Costa is a dedicated consultant as well as a treating physician. Using his psychodynamic training to guide his advanced research-based approach to neuropsychiatric illness, Dr. Costa works with patients of all ages and is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of complicated conditions.
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