About Marc Silver, MD

Biographical Sketch


Dr. Marc A. Silver served as the Chief, Division of Medical Services, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and is the Founder of the Heart Failure Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois for 19 years, retiring in December 2017. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He is an international leader in heart failure, was a founding member of the Heart Failure Society of America, author of HFSA and ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines for over a decade, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Congestive Heart Failure for 15 years. He has authored Success with Heart Failure, now in the 4th edition, which explains heart failure to patients and families in simple language with practical strategies for living well, the most recent treatments available and methods currently being researched. He has also published nearly 200 scientific papers, plus book chapters and numerous abstracts. A graduate of Rush Medical College, in 2017 he received the Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence.

Dr. Silver has a long established interest in heart failure, chronic disease management, heart failure and multispecialty chronic disease management clinic development, biomarker evaluation and integration, integration of biometrics for early disease warning and intervention, advanced heart failure therapies including mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. Dr. Silver was among the first heart failure experts to receive ABIM certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at its initial offering. In 2016 he became one of 34 Inaugural Fellows of the Heart Failure Society of America (FHFSA).

He continues to be dedicated to better heart failure care, innovations and outcomes. Among his current areas of focus are teaching patients and providers his strategic approaches that give better care, outcomes and inclusion for all who care for people living with heart failure. His new book is in preparation as well as his online Heart Failure Masterclass.

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