Dr. Marc A. Silver served as the Chief, Division of Medical Services, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and was the Founder of the Heart Failure Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois for 19 years, retiring in December 2017. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He is an international leader in heart failure, was a founding member of the Heart Failure Society of America, author of HFSA and ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines for over a decade, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Congestive Heart Failure for 15 years. He has also published nearly 200 scientific papers, plus book chapters and numerous abstracts. A graduate of Rush Medical College, in 2017 he received the Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.