Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD

Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
11 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

Learn about this doctor

Care Philosophy

Taking care of children is a privilege that I greatly appreciate. Being a parent myself, I identify with families' and children's' needs.Read more

Dr. Ilbawi's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Ilbawi's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Ilbawi

Dr. Ilbawi accepts 8 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Ilbawi has admitting privileges.

Dr. Ilbawi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ilbawi to family and friends
based on 11 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Ilbawi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in janesville, wi |
ahhhh, Dr. Ilbawi. Very few words can be said about the Good Doctor to encompass my awe and adoration. He eminates an aura of ineffible concern and kindness, and exudes well deserved confidence- or perhaps faith. Our son was born with TGA, and at 1 week old had surgery. We ended our 5 minute pre-surgery meeting, (what really was there to ask), telling him to get a good nights sleep. He replied by holding up 2 fingers and saying "I need 2 hours." ei ei ei! Jack is perfect. We love you Dr.
in Western Springs, Il. |
A brilliant pediatric heart surgeon. Our daughter was born with TOF. She has underwent two open heart surgeries with Dr. Ilbawi. I didn't know people like Dr. Ilbawi existed on this Earth. He truly loves his heart kids. We are blessed to have him. He is the miracle man.
Chicago,IL |
Hi is one the best doctor I've ever met, he knows his job! He has many years experience.??????????
in Woodridge, IL |
Dr. Ilbawi truly is a miracle worker. He has performed 2 surgeries on our infant daughter and has given her a chance at life. Before each surgery he sits down with the parents and discusses his plans and answers all questions no matter how silly they may seem. He gives parents hope for the future and prepares his patients to live for 90 years of a fulfilling life. We had full faith and we can't thank Dr. Ilbawi and his wonderful team enough for everything they have done for our little princess.
Have you seen Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD?
Are you Dr. Ilbawi?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Ilbawi

Compare this Doctor
More Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists like Dr. Ilbawi at Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Ilbawi's Care Philosophy

Taking care of children is a privilege that I greatly appreciate. Being a parent myself, I identify with families' and children's' needs.

Dr. Ilbawi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Ilbawi has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Ilbawi's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    American University Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    American University Hospital

    Completed in 1975

    Case Western Reserve University Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Case Western Reserve
    Children's Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ilbawi does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ilbawi and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy