Peter Kakavas, M.D.


Cardiovascular Disease
  • Silver Cross Health Connection

Call 708-478-4224

Accepting new patients.

Dr. Peter Kakavas earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Benedictine University. He received his medical degree in 1989, at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Following residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Kakavas completed his cardiology fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (now Rush University Medical Center), where he completed an additional year of specialty training in echocardiography, nuclear imaging and vascular noninvasive imaging. He has Level III certification in coronary and peripheral computed tomographic angiography (CTA), a new alternative to invasive catheterization. 
Dr. Kakavas is director of Preventive Cardiology at Heart Care Centers of Illinois, specializing in the treatment of complex lipid disorders. He also has a special interest in venous disease, and has performed more than a thousand vein ablations.
Dr. Kakavas has published several articles and book chapters in his area of interest, and he has served as principle investigator in over 50 multicenter clinical trials of new therapies in lipid lowering. 
Dr. Kakavas is board certified in cardiovascular disease and has additional certification in echocardiography from the American Board of Echocardiography.

Contact Information

  • Fax: 708-478-4033

Heart Care Centers of Illinois






Year began practicing: 1992

Year joined staff: 2009


Loyola Stritch School Of Med


Northwestern University Medical School Chicago


Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Med. Ctr.

Board Certified

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Other Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Accepting Referrals

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas Of Interest

Cardiac Risk Evaluation, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Smoking Cessation, Spider Veins, Varicose Vein Surgery, Vascular Disease

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.