The Top Doctors list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process (at is open to all licensed physicians in America. They are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region or in the nation in their specialty. The doctors’ educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. After identifying the top doctors in America, Castle Connolly provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in its paperback guides and online directories and in national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled. Physicians selected for Chicago’s “Top Doctors” may also appear online at or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and in print.


Guide to Hospital Abbreviations


ABILITYLAB Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (355 E. Erie St.)

ADVOCATE CHILDREN’S Advocate Children’s Hospital (4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn)

ALEXIAN AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center (800 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village)

AURORA Aurora Health Center Gurnee (45 Tower Ct., Gurnee)

BOLINGBROOK AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook (500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook)

BUFFALO GROVE NorthShore Independent Practitioner Buffalo Grove (650 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove)

CHICAGO University of Chicago Medicine
(5841 S. Maryland Ave.)

CHRIST Advocate Christ Medical Center (4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn)

COMER University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital
(5721 S. Maryland Ave.)

CONDELL Advocate Condell Medical Center (801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville)

COPLEY Rush-Copley Medical Center (2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora)

CTCA Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (2520 Elisha Ave., Zion)

DEERFIELD NorthShore Medical Group – Deerfield (49 S. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield)

DELNOR Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (300 Randall Rd., Geneva)

DUPAGE Central DuPage Hospital (25 N. Winfield Rd., Winfield)

EDWARD Edward Hospital (801 S. Washington St., Naperville)

ELGIN Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin (77 N. Airlite St., Elgin)

ELMHURST Elmhurst Hospital (155 E. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst)

EVANSTON NorthShore Evanston Hospital (2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

GLENVIEW NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital (2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview)

GOOD SAMARITAN Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove)

GOOD SHEPHERD Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (450 IL-22, Barrington)

GOTTLIEB Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (701 W. North Ave., Melrose Park)

GURNEE NorthShore Medical Group – Gurnee (7900 Rollins Rd., Gurnee)

HIGHLAND PARK NorthShore Highland Park Hospital (777 Park Avenue West, Highland Park)

HINES Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (5000 S. Fifth Ave., Hines)

HINSDALE AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale (120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale)

HUNTLEY Centegra Hospital–Huntley (10400 Haligus Rd., Huntley)

INGALLS Ingalls Memorial Hospital (One Ingalls Dr., Harvey)

JACKSON PARK Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center (7531 S. Stony Island Ave.)

JOLIET Presence St. Joseph Medical Center (333 N. Madison St., Joliet)

LAKE FOREST Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital (660 N. Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest)

LA GRANGE AMITA Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital (5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange)

LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY Little Company of Mary Hospital (2800 95th St., Evergreen Park)

LOYOLA Loyola University Health System (2160 S. First Ave., Maywood)

LURIE Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (225 E. Chicago Ave.)

LUTHERAN Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge)

MacNEAL MacNeal Hospital (3249 Oak Park Ave., Berwyn)

MARIANJOY Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (26W171 Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton)

MASONIC Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (836 W. Wellington Ave.)

McHENRY Centegra Hospital–McHenry (4201 Medical Center Dr., McHenry)

MERCY Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (2525 S. Michigan Ave.)

NCH Northwest Community Hospital (800 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights)

NORTHSHORE NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute (680 N. Lake Shore Dr.)

NORTHWESTERN Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 E. Huron St.)

NORWEGIAN Norwegian American Hospital (1044 N. Francisco Ave.)

PALOS Palos Community Hospital (12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights)

RESURRECTION Presence Resurrection Medical Center (7435 W. Talcott Ave.)

RUSH Rush University Medical Center (1653 W. Congress Pkwy.)

SCHWAB Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (1401 S. California Blvd.)

SHERMAN Advocate Sherman Hospital (1425 N. Randall Rd., Elgin)

SILVER CROSS Silver Cross Hospital (1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox)

SKOKIE NorthShore Skokie Hospital (9600 Gross Point Rd., Skokie)

ST. ALEXIUS AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates (1555 Barrington Rd., Hoffman Estates)

ST. ELIZABETH Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Campus (1431 N. Claremont Ave.)

ST. FRANCIS Presence St. Francis Hospital (355 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

ST. JOSEPH Presence St. Joseph Hospital (2900 N. Lake Shore Dr.)

ST. MARY Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Mary Campus (2233 W. Division St.)

SOUTH SUBURBAN Advocate South Suburban Hospital (17800 Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest)

SWEDISH Swedish Covenant Hospital (5145 N. California Ave.)

TRINITY Advocate Trinity Hospital (2320 E. 93rd St.)

UI HEALTH University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
(1740 W. Taylor St.)

VERNON HILLS NorthShore Medical Group – Vernon Hills (225 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

VISTA Vista Medical Center East (1324 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan)

WESTLAKE Westlake Hospital (1225 W. Lake St., Melrose Park)