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Raju Abraham, MD, Pulmonology, Kankakee, IL, Riverside Medical Center

RajuZachariahAbrahamMDFACP, FCCP, FAASM

Pulmonology Kankakee, IL

Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

RMG Pulmonology, Kankakee, IL

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  • Dr. Raju Z. Abraham is a pulmonologist in Kankakee, IL and is affiliated with Riverside Medical Center and AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Christian Medical College, Vellore and has been in practice 40 years. He specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, sleep medicine and neurocritical care.

Education & Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1992 - 1996
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1992
  • Christian Medical College Vellore
    Christian Medical College VelloreClass of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1994 - 2024
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1990 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Sleep MedicineBoard Certified in Sleep Medicine
  • United Council for Neurologic SubspecialtiesBoard Certified in Neurocritical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Physician of the Year Riverside Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2015
  • Physician of the Year Award Presence St. Mary�s Hospital, 2012
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification RcopiaMU EHR,, Inc., 2011-2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Drains and Blushes: A Case of Impaired Venous Drainage Mimicking Pulmonary Torsion  
    N. Alvi, Abraham Z. Raju, P. Alexander, T. Betlej and A. Jagannathan, Ann Thorac Surg, 1/1/2017
  • Cyclic GMP is a Second Messenger by which Nitric Oxide Inhibits Diaphragm Contraction  
    Raju Z. Abraham, L. Kobzik, M.R. Moody, M.B. Reid and J.S. Stamler, Comp Biochem Physiol, 1/1/1998
  • Pleural fluid Amylase - A clue to esophageal rupture  
    Sreekumar B.N. and Abraham Z. Raju, JAPI, 1/1/1992
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  • The Enigma of a peripherally placed Central Venous Catheter
    S. Qadir, N.Alvi, A. Zeglen, A. Jagannathan, R. Z. ABRAHAM, ATS E- Virtual 2020, 8/1/2020
  • A Rare ALH Type of Relatively Beenign Tracheobronchial Amyloidosis
    N Rawal, R. Z. ABRAHAM, T. Betlej., ATS E- Virtual 2020, 8/1/2020
  • The Temporal Profile of a Mycotic Aneurysm
    A. Siddique, P. Nguyen, A. Zeglen, R Z ABRAHAM, M. Phillips, N. Chandan, ATS E- Virtual 2020, 8/1/2020
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  • Case Presentations with relevance in management of Asthma 
    Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, IL - 1/1/1998
  • Antidepressants and REM Sleep 
    Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke�s Medical Center, Chicago, IL - 1/1/1998
  • Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose 
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - 1/1/1996
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  • Local and Systemic Infections in Ulcerative Colitis 
    Raju Z. Abraham, Postgraduate Thesis
    University of Madras, Tamilnadu, India - 1/1/1985

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