Silvana Pannain, MD, is a skilled endocrinologist. She provides advanced endocrinology care for patients who have weight problems or endocrine disorders, such as:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Metabolic syndrome (also known as the dysmetabolic syndrome, metabolic syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome)

She uses highly specialized biochemical testing methods and the newest drug treatments available. Dr. Pannain also serves as director of Chicago Weight, a weight loss program and support group at the University of Chicago Medicine. She works closely with teams of specialists — including behavior therapists, dietitians, exercise therapists, bariatric surgeons, cardiologists, lipidologists, hypertension specialists and sleep specialists — to develop comprehensive weight management plans for adult patients. These multidisciplinary teams combine counseling and medical treatment options to help patients lose weight. The Chicago Weight program also teaches patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by permanently changing diet, exercise and behaviors.

Dr. Pannain's clinical and research interests include obesity, metabolic syndrome and related health conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes. She investigates the metabolic and endocrine aspects of chronic partial sleep loss, which is generally considered a risk factor for obesity and insulin resistance. Additionally, she is studying the effects of gastric bypass surgery on metabolism, sleep and hunger.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Education

University of Naples

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of Naples
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Naples
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • The Endocrine Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine Streeterville

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes and Metabolism

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English