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The Truth About Integrity: Marc Silver, ’79/MD; GME

The Truth About Integrity: Marc Silver, ’79/MD; GME

“Perhaps the most important preparation one can get for medicine, or life in general, is understanding the value of integrity,” said Marc Silver, ’79/MD; GME.  “And that’s exactly what I was surrounded by as a Rush medical student — strong, positive mentors of the highest character who taught me how to let my compassion for patients flow freely.”

Most previously serving as director of medical services and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, before retiring this winter, Silver had a bird’s eye view of hospital and physician management. “My hope was always to combine my clinical skills in chronic disease management to contribute to a health care remodeling for our country that raises the quality of health in every community,” said Silver.

The recipient of Rush Medical College’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award in Clinical Excellence, Silver was among the first heart failure experts to receive American Board of Internal Medicine certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.

“While I love everything I have done my career, my days at Rush, the friends, educators and fond memories remain dear to me,” said Silver. “Knowledge and process change every day, but integrity is a guidepost for a lifetime — a virtue Rush undoubtedly provided.”