561 West Diversey Parkway Suite 215,

Chicago, IL 60614

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Appointments are made solely online, in the appointment page. If you have other questions, feel free to visit the "Contact" page, link also below.

Office e-mail, phone number (with texting capabilities) and fax number will be given to patients who already have or have had established appointments.

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Abdullah Sallaj M.D.

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I'm Dr. Abdullah Sallaj (sounds like saw-lodge), M.D. I'm a University of Chicago trained, board-certified physician psychiatrist. To verify a physician psychiatrist practitioner, you can follow the link to verifyCERT by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

I received my Doctor of Medicine degree from The University at Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York.  I hold a B.A. in Philosophy along with a science background. I was born in Buffalo, New York.

Please note, unfortunately, I do not speak Arabic or any other language well enough to converse other than English. 

I treat adults and adolescents (patients aged 12 years and up).  In addition to evaluation and medication management,

If indicated, I offer multiple-modes of psychotherapy with each session. Accurate assessments are unlikely without mapping past experiences. I use therapy-informed interviewing, not only as an intervention, but also as a decision making tool for potential medication.

I strive for thoughtful solution-focused treatments. These encompass both short-term relief, as well as long-term and sustainable treatment.  You should expect our meetings to be unhurried, non-judgmental, on-time, and to move at your own pace. 

My practice is guided by, but not restricted to, known standards for treatment and evaluation. Standards often change as they are constantly reevaluated by the medical and scientific community.

I have a policy of being open to patients of all identities, orientations, and beliefs; I urge you to bring your differences. I'm also very strict regarding privacy concerns. 

The only thing I ask is for your participation;  I believe that collaboration leads to data, which leads to better outcomes.


Valentina Djordjevic PA-C


Valentina Djordjevic is a Certified Physician’s Assistant. She earned a Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Valentina graduated cum laude from Depaul University with a bachelors in health sciences and minor in psychology. While at DePaul, she spent time in Honduras providing humanitarian aid and volunteered as a caregiver in a local Chicago hospice.

Prior to joining the practice, Valentina completed a psychiatry clerkship at Northshore University Healthsystem. Valentina approaches individuals with openness and respect, and she strives to create treatment plans that are holistic and thoughtful.

The logo above is inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright window design (whose examples of architecture are in Chicago). The stars are inspired by the Chicago flag.