Amer Kassar, M.D.
Amer Kassar was born in Damascus, Syria in August 1977. Amer grew up in Damascus and decided to become a physician when his father was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer; another deciding factor was that his older brother, Mohamed, was already attending medical school. Being fascinated by hormone interactions and their complexity with diseases, he chose endocrinology as his specialty. After graduating from the University of Damascus School of Medicine in April 2001, Dr. Kassar went on to complete his postgraduate education at the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. In June 2009 he completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a subspecialty certificate in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is one of three brothers to become a physician, migrate to the United States and establish a private medical practice in Northwest Indiana; his two brothers are Mohamed and Samer Kassar, his twin. He is affiliated with Community Hospital (Munster, IN), St. Catherine Hospital (East Chicago, IN) and St. Mary Medical Center (Hobart, IN). He currently resides in the Chicago area with his wife, Lumai, and their 3 children – Majed, Miar and Alyana. He is bilingual, speaking Arabic and English. He loves playing soccer and traveling.