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Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff has elected new officers to serve from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019.

Abdul Sankari, MD, FACC, FCCP, interventional cardiology physician, will serve as Chief of Staff for Silver Cross Hospital

Over the next two years, Dr. Sankari will represent the Silver Cross Medical Staff – now more than 800 members strong, working side by side with the Hospital’s Board of Directors, leadership team, employees, volunteers and his physician colleagues to deliver the very best care in the safest manner by the friendliest people.

Dr. Sankari’s approachable and prudent style will enhance his ability to lead Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff throughout his term.  Dr. Sankari is the president of Heartland Cardiovascular Center—now part of DuPage Medical Group.  Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine, he received his Medical Degree from the University of Aleppo, Syria, where he earned the First Rank in the Graduation Exam at the University of Aleppo. Dr. Sankari completed his internship and residency at the University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, where he was the Chief Medical Resident. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, where he was the Chief Cardiology Fellow. He also completed a Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University’s Quinlan Business School.

Dr. Sankari is the recipient of the Maimonides Award for Humanism and the Teacher of the Year Award from Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians and an Associate Member of the American College of Physicians. He currently serves as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Silver Cross Hospital and is the immediate past President of the Heartland Education and Research Foundation. Dr. Sankari’s research is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

“We are fortunate that highly competent physicians like Dr. Sankari are committed to making Silver Cross a better place to receive care,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital.  “Under his leadership, patients will have access to new treatments and therapies delivered by medical professionals with patient safety as their number one priority.”

Completing Silver Cross Hospital’s new panel of medical staff officers are as follows:

Medical Staff Officers

The other members of the Silver Cross Medical Executive Committee are:

Department Chairs


To learn more about Silver Cross or choose a doctor on staff, visit us online. Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in Will, Grundy and Southwest Cook County.  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. 



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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.