About Us

About Us

who is Dr Rubin and what is his background



Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School was conceived and designed in 2004 by Ira S. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., of Naperville Pediatric Associates, with the help of his son, Zachary Rubin, who at the time was a student at Naperville Central High School.

Dr. Rubin received his B.A. in Biology from New York University, and then attended The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he received his Ph.D. and M.D. He then completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics.  Dr. Rubin has two sons.  Zachary Rubin, M.D. graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He then completed a pediatric residency at Univeristy of Illinois Children's Hospital in Chicago. He is now a fellow in pediatric allergy at Washington University in St.Louis.  Dr. Rubin’s older son, Jason Rubin, D.P.M. graduated from The College of The University of Chicago, then from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.  He completed a  residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL. He is now in private practice in Naperville at the Rubin Foot and Ankle Clinic.

Dr. Rubin runs his programs with his wife, Susan, as a community service project.   In Dec 2019, he decided to incorporate as Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School NFP and is recongnized by the  IRA as a 501C3 Private Foundation.

Most of our programs are held at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL. Edward provides clerical support and space. In addition, Dr. Rubin is supported by the help of many Mini Med School Graduates who volunteer their time as teaching assistants.