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Mohammed Sahloul, MD, Pulmonology, Palos Park, IL, OSF Healthcare Little Company of Mary Medical Center


Pulmonology Palos Park, IL

Critical Care Medicine, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine, Sleep Medicine


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  • With my diverse experience and skill sets, my goal is to help my local and global patients suffering from lung diseases and sleep disorders and my patients who are critically ill to breathe better, improve their quality of life and live longer.

Education & Training

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1993 - 1996
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1993
  • Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
    Damascus University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2010 - 2015
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1990 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Gandhi Peace Award Promoting Enduring Peace, 2020
  • Heroes Among Us American Red Cross, New York, 2017
  • Humanitarian Award UNICEF Chicago, 2017
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Qualitative accounts from Syrian health professionals regarding violations of the right to health, including the use of chemical weapons, in opposition-held Syria  
    Katherine H A Footer, Emily Clouse, Diana Rayes, Zaher Sahloul, Leonard S Rubenstein, BMJ, 8/2018
  • Populations under siege and in prison require investment from Syria's national tuberculosis programme  
    Aula Abbara Hussam AlKabbani Ibrahim Al-Masri Zaher Sahloul Annie Sparrow, Lancet, 5/10/2018
  • Models similar to the Refugees' Health Unit exist in northern Greece  
    Aula Abbara Kate Jarman Majd Isreb Meghan Gunst Zaher M Sahloul, Lancet, 11/12/2016
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  • Part 1: An Introduction to the Syrian Crisis 
    Chicago, USA - 11/9/2020
  • The Impact on Syrians: Chemical Warfare and Attacks on Healthcare 
    Chicago, USA - 11/9/2020
  • Syrian Refugee Health and Opportunities to Help 
    Chicago, USA - 11/9/2020
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Authored Content

  • Trump missed an opportunity in Syria to succeed where Obama failedOctober 2020
  • My medical work in Syria prepared me for our battle in the US against COVID-19May 2020
  • I’m a doctor who’s seen the world’s worst humanitarian crises – but the suffering I’ve seen in Syria is unprecedentedJanuary 2020
  • How Trump’s betrayal of U.S. ideals magnifies suffering in SyriaOctober 2019
  • Syria is Normalizing the Use of Chemical WeaponsApril 2018
  • Syrians face a new crisis in Ghouta - and the world looks awayFebruary 2018
  • I'm a physician who is trying to save desperate peopleFebruary 2018
  • Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us allJanuary 2018
  • Will Syria’s children ever be able to breathe?April 2017
  • President Obama, why did you let us down in Syria?January 2017
  • I'm a doctor in Chicago. Here's what I saw when I went to help in AleppoNovember 2016
  • Inside Aleppo’s medical nightmare, and why we must actNovember 2016
  • We have been with Syria’s children. Their suffering must end.September 2016
  • Doctors and Nurses in Aleppo Respond to Gary JohnsonSeptember 2016
  • Not Every 5 Year Old Syrian Boy Makes ItAugust 2016
  • Aleppo’s dying children and shattered health system: is there light at the end of the tunnel?August 2016
  • Aleppo doctor: 'Shedding tears for the injured children of Syria is not enough'August 2016
  • Today’s Syrian Refugees Are Yesterday’s IrishDecember 2015
  • Shouldn't we care more about Syria?September 2015
  • In the Memory of Aylan Kurdi and OthersSeptember 2015
  • How to end Syrian children's living hellSeptember 2015
  • Having a Smaller Carbon Footprint in RamadanJune 2015
  • In Memorial Day, a Tribute From a Syrian AmericanMay 2015
  • Choking agents mark new Syria lowMay 2015
  • After Chapel Hill, the conversation American Muslims need to haveFebruary 2015
  • Christmas in the Old Syrian City of HomsDecember 2014
  • In the Memory of Abdul Rahman Peter KassigNovember 2014
  • In Syria, Doctors Become the VictimsNovember 2014
  • My Name is Dr. Majed and I Am Another Syrian Doctor Killed During DutyNovember 2014
  • O’ Syrian Children, We Failed YouNovember 2014
  • This Is Not a Horror Movie. This Is a Public Hospital in Syria.August 2014
  • The Corridor of DeathMarch 2014
  • Why Sarin Isn’t the Biggest Concern for Syrian ChildrenDecember 2013
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Press Mentions

  • Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But War
    Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But WarNovember 23rd, 2020
  • Here's What You Can Do Now To Help People In Syria
    Here's What You Can Do Now To Help People In SyriaNovember 23rd, 2020
  • U.S. Doctor Raising The Alarm About Millions Trapped In Syria's Idlib
    U.S. Doctor Raising The Alarm About Millions Trapped In Syria's IdlibNovember 23rd, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Arabic

Hospital Affiliations