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Dr. Theodote K. Pontikes, a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Theodote K. Pontikes, MD, a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has joined Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Pontikes' expertise covers mood disorders (including depression and bipolar disorder); anxiety disorders (including separation anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder); learning disorders; adjustment disorders; and bereavement.

Dr. Pontikes is a Chicago native and earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed an Adult Psychiatry residency and a Clinical Medical Ethics fellowship at the University of Chicago, where she was Chief Resident, Inpatient Psychiatry Service.

Dr. Pontikes also completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass. She comes to Loyola from Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Mass., where she worked in a multidisciplinary team to treat adolescent and adult inpatients struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating.

Dr. Pontikes, the daughter of Greek immigrants, is multilingual, with fluency in Greek and French.

Dr. Pontikes is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and the Department of Pediatrics. She sees patients at Loyola’s main campus in Maywood and at the Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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