Silver Cross Hospital

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The following physicians on staff at Silver Cross Hospital have advanced training in Advanced Endoscopic Procedures:  


Zahid Afzal, MD

Dr. Afzal has been in practice for 10 years. His clinical interests are colon cancer prevention, therapeutic endoscopy, pancreatobiliary disorders, GERD, esophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy.


Kamran Ayub, MD, MRCP
Medical Director, Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross Hospital

Dr. Kamran Ayub is considered an expert in Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP and therapeutic endoscopy. He has spoken extensively at national and international meetings and published numerous articles on this topic. Dr. Ayub has described new techniques in endoscopic ultrasound guided nerve blocks and has written a book chapter on this topic. He has served as Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and served as program Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.


C. Berkelhammer, MD, FACG

Dr. Berkelhammer is a Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois. He has received numerous (15!) “Teacher of the Year” awards. Dr. Berkelhammer has published over 40 articles in gastroenterology. He was listed as among the “Top Doctors” in Chicago Magazine 2001.



Lola Kwan, MD

Dr. Kwan is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. She trained at the University of Rochester, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Chicago, and University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Kwan is actively involved in clinical research and has numerous publications in the area of IBD, and as it relates to pregnancy. She went to the University of Illinois at Chicago for medical school and enjoys teaching residents and medical students.


Douglas Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is the co-chair of the moderate sedation committee, and the chair of the digestive health initiative at Silver Cross Hospital. He was voted “Most Preferred Gastroenterologist” in Chicago’s Consumers Checkbook, “Top Doctor” at Silver Cross Hospital, and “Teacher of the Year” by Advocate Christ Family Medicine.



 Jeffrey Port, MD, FACG

 Dr. Port has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.


Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.