Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD

Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michel Ilbawi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Ilbawi is affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

Rush University Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons

1653 W Congress Pkwy Ste 744

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

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

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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.
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Dr. Ilbawi's Experience

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


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic 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


  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • American University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • American University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Case Western Reserve University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Case Western Reserve
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ilbawi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ilbawi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ilbawi to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 Comments (5)
in Oswego, IL |
Couldn't love, respect or admire a doctor more. He is brilliant, kind, patient and our trust in him is beyond measure.
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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ilbawi accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ilbawi has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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