Sunil  Pauwaa

Sunil Pauwaa, M.D.

10837 South Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

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Sunil Pauwaa, M.D.

Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology

10837 South Cicero Avenue

Suite 200

Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453



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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Heart Failure Transplant CardiologyCardiology
  • Gender:
  • Age: 39
  • Board Certifications: Heart Failure Transplant CardiologyCardiology



  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Sunil Pauwaa, M.D.

5 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

141 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

126 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

142 Patient Ratings


He is very nice, understanding and always listens to m y complains and suggest solutions.

Reviewed on March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Dr. Pauwaa, as I have each time I've met with him.

Reviewed on March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is a CHF specialist and very knowledgeable, helpful and informative - He answers all questions in detail. One of the best doctors I've seen in 76 years A+ rating!

Reviewed on March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.S Pauwaa is a caring physician.I am thankful to receive such great care so close to home!

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa was very polite, informative; spoke clearly, answered my questions, great experience.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is an excellent & thorough physician. I am also pleased w/Advocate.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

He show respect he spend time with you.

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa and Nurse X are the BEST.

Reviewed on September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Always helpful, kind, and explanatory. Listens to my concerns. He is one of best doctor's I've had. I have CHF and he helped me understand disease more thoroughly.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Appointment time delayed. Worth the wait to meet dr.

Reviewed on May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Explain the procedure in detail he is kind and explain everything to the patient.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Helpful, insightful & informative - Providing information that is constructed towards a positive outcome.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Pauwaa is very good. He listened to me and explained thins in a way I could understand.

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

He took his time & talk very, nice and understanding to me he showed interest in my problem, (nice guy).

Reviewed on March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is wonderful.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Appt. at 1 PM I see dr. shortly afterwards. He takes his time and explains in detail assessment & plan of care.

Reviewed on December 28, 2017 6:00 PM

Very kind and informative. Shed light upon congestive heart failure in many ways. I had never understood before. He is a very intelligent, caring doctor.

Reviewed on December 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. was good!

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Very thorough - provided insightful information.

Reviewed on August 17, 2017 7:00 PM

My first visit with Dr. Pauwaa - Previously Dr. D_____ moved to Wisconsin. Feel it was an excellent choice. Very happy with Dr. Pauwaa - pleasant - knowledgeable - courteous -

Reviewed on August 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is a very informed doctor. He's kind & caring. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is by far one of the best providers I have ever encountered, especially for a very unique situation where there have been a lot of questions. The time and attention he provides is stellar.

Reviewed on May 15, 2017 7:00 PM

He made it easy for me to understand.

Reviewed on May 10, 2017 7:00 PM

He is a very good cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent! I feel confident in a return of my health.

Reviewed on April 25, 2017 7:00 PM

I love being Dr. Pauwaa patient, he is a good listener.

Reviewed on March 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Knowledgeable, compassionate and helpful.

Reviewed on March 10, 2017 6:00 PM

On my last visit my daughter drove me to the visit she too was very impressed with Dr. Pauwaa.

Reviewed on March 10, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on January 30, 2017 6:00 PM

I love this Doctor and practice! So professional and CARING!

Reviewed on December 27, 2016 6:00 PM

Very good

Reviewed on December 17, 2016 6:00 PM

Very good dr. Excellent.

Reviewed on November 28, 2016 6:00 PM

I was a new pt. with Dr. S. Pauwaa & Advocate Care. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on November 16, 2016 6:00 PM


Reviewed on September 19, 2016 7:00 PM

I was very happy with Dr. Pauwaa MD Sunil was very patient with my husband who is 85 yrs. old. He thoroughly explained everything.

Reviewed on September 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa answers my concerns about my heart & heart medications. He is a very intelligent dr. & very CARING.

Reviewed on September 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Always prompt, courteous, clearly explains answers from family in understandable terms.

Reviewed on September 5, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa as a inpatient. These questions are related to an OT visit. Dr. Pauwaa is an exceptional doctor. He spent a considerable amount of time explaining my husband's critical condition to me. He also spent a considerable amount of time with my husband who was sedated the entire hosp. stay. He showed compassion & was comforting at a very difficult time in our lives.

Reviewed on August 22, 2016 7:00 PM


Reviewed on August 11, 2016 7:00 PM

Everything was great.

Reviewed on August 4, 2016 7:00 PM

I was very anxious about the heart damage one of my chemo drugs could cause. Dr. Pauwaa explained everything in a thorough comprehensible manner, leaving me feel very relieved & reassured that my heart health was in good hands.

Reviewed on August 1, 2016 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant Management
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices


  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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