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Zaher Qassem, MD

"I feel that treatment should be customized for each patient. Keeping patients involved in the decision-making process makes us partners in care. My main focus is helping patients return to their lifestyle with the least amount of interruption."


Critical Care/Intensive Care, Pulmonology


American Board of Internal Medicine with additional certifications in Geriatric Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care


Medical School
Damascus University Medical School, Damascus, Syria
Morehouse School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta
  • Critical Care: Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh
  • Geriatrics: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Pulmonary Medicine: Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Additional areas of special interest include:

• Asthma
• Sepsis
• Interstitial lung disease


Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton

2400 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Mercyhealth Lung Center–Rockford

2350 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Mercyhealth Physician Clinic–Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

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