Sunil Pauwaa, MD

Specialty: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyCardiologyHeart Transplant Cardiology

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Sunil Pauwaa, MD

Specialty: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyCardiologyHeart Transplant Cardiology

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9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 708-636-7575

Fax: 708-636-6193

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11800 Southwest Highway

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Office: 708-361-0220

Fax: 708-361-5928

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10837 South Cicero Avenue

Suite 200

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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11800 Southwest Highway

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Office: 708-636-7575

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4440 West 95th Street

Suite 6409

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Office: 877-684-4327

Fax: 708-520-1875

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17850 South Kedzie Avenue

Suite 3250

Hazel Crest, IL 60429

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Office: 708-799-8700

Fax: 708-957-1830

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Meet Sunil Pauwaa, MD

About me

  • Advanced Heart FailureCardio-OncologyHeart FailureHeart TransplantHeart Transplant ManagementLeft Ventricular Assist Devices



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

Board certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

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

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 127 patient ratings.


July 28, 2020 6:23 AM

All experiences with Dr. Pauwaa's team have been better than good.

April 27, 2020 9:11 PM

Dr. Pauwee is an excellent doctor very informative and listens to all my health care concerns. I will continue to see Dr. Pauwee for all my cardiologist needs

April 4, 2020 8:29 AM

Dr Pauwaa is an exceptional cardiologist, knowledgeable, competent, & able to relate to patients extremely well.

April 4, 2020 8:29 AM

Very good experience

April 2, 2020 4:33 AM

Dr. Pauwaa is an excellent dr. Always fully explains everything and very concerned about all my questions and needs. Takes his time - Wish ALL doctors would be this fantastic!!

April 1, 2020 8:07 AM

My experiences with Dr. Pauwaa were always uplifting and made me feel that my heart was getting better.

April 1, 2020 8:07 AM

I felt that I was going to get better all the time.

March 30, 2020 5:08 AM

Receptionist wasn't very friendly. Quick yes & no answers. People like that shouldn't be around patients with issues.

March 30, 2020 5:08 AM

Dr. Pauwaa has excellent people skills, calming, but gets his point across. He is a keeper.

March 29, 2020 5:40 AM

It was very good visit.

March 29, 2020 5:40 AM

It was a good experience.

March 24, 2020 9:13 AM

I was referred to Dr. Pauwaa by Dr. X for a second opinion. Great experience!

March 23, 2020 2:24 PM

Dr. S PauwaaIs an Excellent Dr.I am blessed to have him as my cardiologist.

March 2, 2020 7:10 AM

Dr. Pauwaa is an excellent physician. He is extremely knowledgeable about all cardiac issues & is very caring & supportive.

February 21, 2020 5:22 AM

Excellent dr. - spends a lot of time talking explaining. Very open @ new ideas, what's best, etc. Extremely friendly and caring.

February 6, 2020 12:14 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is one of the BEST DOCTORS in the world!

February 5, 2020 7:23 AM

Dr. Pauwaa is an excellent cardiologist. He is very thorough & takes time to explain everything in detail.

February 1, 2020 8:57 AM

Very professional & courteous. Always listens.

November 19, 2019 8:56 AM

He was very good and friendly, seem to care about his patient's, I like because he explained so you can understand what he was going to do.

November 13, 2019 11:00 PM

This dr. is the first dr. I felt actually listened to me & what I was saying about myself & my experience. He took my thoughts into consideration.

November 8, 2019 10:36 AM

Physician & staff always review my medication, tests and other health problems I might have.

November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Always with care it is good experience that it.

October 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa was kind, gentle, professional & knowledgeable. I wanted to hug him when I left.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is an exceptionally knowledgeable & caring cardiologist/pulmonologist. He listens & explains issues carefully. His assistant is also helpful. I always feel grateful for them.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Sunil Pauwaa was great. He took the time with me to answer all my questions. He was very thorough & compassionate. I would definitely recommend him to my family & friends.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very thorough, and listened, and answered all of my questions.

August 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I am blessed to have Dr. Pauwaa as my cardiologist. Dr. and Nurse X truly care about there patients. He Always takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Discussions were direct, honest and helpful.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Pauwaa. He is always thorough to the utmost degree. Easy to understand, concerned about my overall health & well being. At the end of the visit he is sure to review all that was discussed and makes sure all needs have been addressed.

July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Meeting w/Dr. Pauwaa is always a pleasure. Very knowledgeable, helpful & concerned. Excellent physician, I love him!

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is the best dr. I've ever seen. His compassion is off the scale.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very Attentive. Answered my questions.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

dr Sunil pauwau is a very caring dr. very pleasant to talk with

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider spent more time with my daughter that I imagined which I appreciated and even consulted with his partner while we were there. Felt he took his time with us and explained things to us where we could understand. I would definitely recommend him.

April 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you for Dr. Pauwaa and the people RN's staff _____ at his site. They are all kind, caring and watch over these that can't always to get it done.

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

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

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

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

March 13, 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!

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good.

December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

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

November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

very good

October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

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

October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

He show respect he spend time with you.

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa and Nurse X are the BEST.

July 5, 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.

May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Appointment time delayed. Worth the wait to meet dr.

May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

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

May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

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

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

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

March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good.

March 14, 2018 7:00 PM

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

March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Pauwaa is wonderful.

December 28, 2017 6:00 PM

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

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