Dr. Luis. Salazar named among 80 Advocate physicians named Top Doctors by Chicago Magazine

Downers Grove, Ill – Chicago Magazine has named 80 Advocate Health Care physicians among Chicago’s Top DoctorsApproximately one quarter of all pediatric and family medicine specialists named to the list were affiliated with Advocate Health Care.

The list, featured in the magazine’s January 2018 edition, recognizes exceptional physicians across Chicagoland who were nominated by their peers considering factors such as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification.

Advocate Health Care physicians named to the list include:

Dr.Nusrath Akhtar, Pediatrics

Dr.Barry Altshuler, Pediatrics

Dr. Hassan Alzein, Pediatrics

Dr.Jorge Balandrin, Internal Medicine

Dr.Robert Bastion, Otolaryngology

Dr.John Beckerman, Pediatrics

Dr.James Berman, Pediatric Gastronenterology

Dr.Ojash Bhagwakar, Internal Medicine

Dr.Jacob Bitran, Cancer/Medical Oncology

Dr.Ronald Bosh, Internal Medicine

Dr.Brenda Brak, Family Medicine

Dr.William Brander, Family Medicine

Dr.Charles Braverman, Pediatrics

Dr.John J. Brems, Surgery

Dr.John Cabana, Pediatrics

Dr.Bruce Carlson, Internal Medicine

Dr.Wayne Carlson, Family Medicine

Dr.Paul Chemello, Family Medicine

Dr.Brian Chicoine, Family Medicine

Dr.Brian Chudik, Family Medicine

Dr.Darryl Colen, Pediatrics

Dr.Mary Collins, Pediatrics

Dr.John Cueva, Pediatrics

Dr.Anthony Delach, Pediatrics

Dr.Erin Dominiak, Family Medicine

Dr.Lorene Eckberg, Pediatrics

Dr.Melinda Einfalt, Internal Medicine

Dr.Philip Favia, Family Medicine

Dr.Joseph Fojtik, Internal Medicine

Dr.Steven Fox, Internal Medicine

Dr.Michael Friedman, Otolaryngology

Dr.Gordon Gluckman, Urology

Dr.Wayne Goldstein, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr.Maureen Grossdidier, Family Medicine

Dr.Catherine Grotelueschen, Internal Medicine

Dr.TS Gunasekaran, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr.Howard Halpern, Cancer/Radiation Oncology

Dr.Wafaa Hanna, Pediatrics

Dr.Emelie Ilarde, Family Medicine

Dr.Michel Ilbawi, Surgery

Dr.Thomas John, Ophthalmology

Dr.Jonathan Kaufman, Pediatrics

Dr.Greg Kirschner, Family Medicine

Dr.Thomas Klarquist, Internal Medicine

Dr.Lloyd Klein, Heart & Blood

Dr.Richard Krouse, Internal Medicine

Dr.Jaroslav Leszczak, Internal Medicine

Dr.Gerald Lewis, Internal Medicine

Dr.Linda Lopata, Pediatrics

Dr.Daniel Lynch, Family Medicine

Dr.Gopal Madhav, Internal Medicine

Dr.Brijmohan Malani, Internal Medicine

Dr.Robert Malloy, Pediatrics

Dr.Richarchito Manera, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dr.Birlinder Marwah, Geriatric Medicine

Dr.Robert Miller, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr.Dennis Murphy, Pediatrics

Dr.Paul Omastiak, Family Medicine

Dr.Lisa Peck-Rosen, Internal Medicine

Dr.Richard Pervos, Pediatrics

Dr.Catherine Plonka, Family Medicine

Dr.Dorothea Poulos, Family Medicine

Dr.William Rhoades, Geriatric Medicine

Dr.Jon M. Richards, Cancer/Medical Oncology

Dr.Paul Ringel, Internal Medicine

Dr.John Ruge, Neurologic Surgery

Dr.Luis Salazar, Family Medicine

Dr.Reena Shah, Internal Medicine

Dr.Dov Shapiro, Pediatrics

Dr.Jeffrey Sroka, Pediatrics

Dr.Margaret Stefani, Pediatrics

Dr.Patricia Strzembosz, Pediatrics

Dr.Gary Stuck, Family Medicine

Dr.Madhupa Sud, Pediatrics

Dr.Natverlal Surati, Pediatrics

Dr.Heidi Swanson, Pediatrics

Dr.Julie Taylor, Family Medicine

Dr.Prentiss Taylor, Internal Medicine

Dr.David Wechter, Internal Medicine

Dr.Charlene Weisberg, Pediatrics

Dr.Wendell Wheeler, Pediatrics

Dr.Lexi Wistenberg, Internal Medicine

Dr.Peter Yoon, Internal Medicine

Dr.Gerhard Ziemer, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr.Robert Zimmanck, Internal Medicine

Dr.Marilyn Zwirn, Pediatrics


The Advocate physicians who made the 2018 list are affiliated with every Chicagoland Advocate hospital including: Advocate Children’s Hospital with campuses in Park Ridge and Oak Lawn, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Trinity Hospital, both in Chicago.

Chicago Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City-based health care research company, to survey, screen and select the list of outstanding physicians in Chicago’s six-county area.