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Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Joliet, IL (September 10, 2010) — Zahid Afzal, M.D., gastroenterologist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Afzal attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in Coral Gables, FL. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO.

His office is located with Southwest Gastroenterology at 1300 Copperfield Ave., Suite 4050, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 723-9278.

Lucy Ibrahim, M.D., board certified psychiatrist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Ibrahim attended medical school at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. She completed a psychiatry residency at Loyola Medical Center and a consultation/liaison fellowship at Loyola Medical Center. Her office is located with Institute for Personal Development at 1401 Lakewood Dr., Suite A, Morris. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 942-6323.

Chirag Desai, D.M.D., board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Desai attended medical school at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed a dentistry residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, a dentistry residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and an oral & maxillofacial surgery residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. His office is located with Oral Surgery Center at 10241 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 464-6500.

Jonathan Belgrad, M.D., board certified pediatrician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Belgrad attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed a pediatrics residency at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center in Oak Lawn. His office is located with Southwest Pediatrics at 9400 Bormet Drive, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 479-7337.

Bey-Yu Hilgart, M.D., board certified pediatrician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Hilgart completed a pediatrics residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Cleveland, OH and a pediatrics residency at Wyler Children's Hospital-University of Chicago in Chicago. Her office is located with Southwest Pediatrics at 9400 Bormet Drive, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 479-7337.

Prashant Deshpande, M.D., board certified pediatrician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Deshpande completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. His office is located with Southwest Pediatrics at 9400 Bormet Drive, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 479-7337.

V. Grace Carreon, M.D., board certified pediatrician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Carreon attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed a pediatrics residency at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Her office is located with Southwest Pediatrics at 9400 Bormet Drive, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 479-7337.

John Houston, M.D., pediatrics urologist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Houston attended medical school at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He completed a urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and a pediatric urology fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  His office is located with Children's Memorial Outpatient Center at 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 100, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 632-0032.

For more information about these physicians, visit www.silvercross.org or call the Silver Cross Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in the southwest suburbs. These specialized and highly trained physicians are not employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They determine independently, based on their training and experience, the appropriate medical care for each patient. Their services are separate from the charges for hospital facilities and support staff and are billed separately by the physician or medical group with which the physician is affiliated. 

About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895.  Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last six consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox.  To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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