Silver Cross Medical Staff Elects New Officers

Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff has elected new officers to serve from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2021.

Dr. Morales is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois at Peoria College of Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

He joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff in September 2005, and has served as the Department Chair of Emergency Medicine for the last 10 years.

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

Medical Staff Officers

Dr. Silvio Morales, Chief of Staff
Dr. Daniel Co, Chief of Staff - Elect
Dr. Amar Garapati, Secretary/Treasurer

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

Department Chairs

Dr. George Filiadis, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Maher Mourad, Chair, Department of Medicine
Dr. Kerry Marcheschi, Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Christopher Joyce, Chair, Department of Surgery
Dr. Husam Marsheh, Chair, Department of OB/GYN
Dr. Asta Astrauskas, Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Philomena Verghese, Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Dr. Darius Keblinskas, Chair, Department of Radiology
Dr. Samer Dola, Chair, Chair, Department of Pathology

Doctors 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.