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Highland Park Resident and Loyola Physician Named ICAAP Volunteer of the Month

MAYWOOD, Ill. – In recognition of his service the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) recently honored Garry Sigman, MD, director of the Loyola Pediatric Weight Management Program and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Sigman, a leading advocate for the health of children and adolescents, is a founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and helped to create a school-based health center in Proviso East High School.

He is a leading expert in the field of adolescent medicine having lectured on numerous topics, including obesity, eating disorders, substance abuse, pediatric ethics, and mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Sigman has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics for more than 30 years and has been involved with ICAAP for 15 years. His broad knowledge of pediatric medicine has helped develop and grow numerous ICAAP committees and projects. He was the chairman of the Adolescent Health Committee for eight years and was instrumental in establishing seminars such as the ICAAP’s alcohol education program. He is currently a member of the ICAAP’s committees on bioethics and obesity. Most recently he played a role in ICAAP’s “Improving the Quality of Care for Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity” project.

Media:  Please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100 for more information.

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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