Franciscan Crown Point doctor earns St. Raphael Award • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Zubair Dave

Franciscan Crown Point doctor earns St. Raphael Award

Zubair Dave
Zubair Dave

Franciscan Health Crown Point's nursing staff noticed that Dr. Zubair Dave has a calming nature, and they rewarded him for it.

Nurse Beth Chafin nominated the emergency department physician for the St. Raphael Award to recognize “his outstanding dedication, teamwork and respect for the nursing staff” at the hospital, a press release said.

“It has been such a pleasure to work with such a kind, caring physician,” Chafin said in her nomination. “He takes the time to listen to each nurse and values everyone’s opinion … When Dr. Dave is in a room, he acts as a calming presence to the entire team.”

Dave graduated in 2017 with honors from Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. He fulfilled his internship and residency requirements at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields.

The St. Raphael Award is named after the patron saint of healing, who also looks after those working in health care. Past winners include Drs. Ridaa Ali, Michael Todd and Giovanni Infusino.


  • Heather Pfundstein

    Heather Pfundstein is the managing editor of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine and She is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in Northwest Indiana and northern Illinois newsrooms. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University. She has worked for the magazine since 2018.

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