Physician Services

Meet Our Team

Loyola Medicine has assembled a team of knowledgeable and experienced physician services professionals. Our team will work with you to establish and promote a positive two-way communication link between referring physicians and the Loyola team. We are available to:

  • Administer access to your patients' Loyola electronic medical records.
  • Aid in patient access and appropriate follow-up communications.
  • Arrange convenient times to meet with our specialists.
  • Provide information about services, physicians and programs available at Loyola Medicine.
  • Schedule a CME opportunity in your area or office.

Brett Hughes – Physician Liaison

Brett covers the far western suburbs with a focus on women's health and oncology care at Loyola. He can provide support to community physicians seeking to learn more about Loyola’s specialists, in addition to facilitating referrals and timely communication from Loyola’s subspecialists about your patients. Brett also plans CMEs and grand rounds for community physicians. 

Brett began his career with Loyola in May 2011 and brings with him more than 15 years of healthcare sales experience in pharmaceuticals and home health. Brett attended St. Ignatius College Prep and earned a bachelor of science degree from Florida A&M University.

Brett can be reached at 312-671-0192 or brehughes@lumc.edu.

Deborah Owen – Physician Liaison

Deborah covers the far west area with a focus on heart and vascular services and general surgery care at Loyola. She is able to coordinate special events and activities for referring physicians, arrange CMEs with Loyola speakers and coordinate meetings between referring physicians and our doctors.

Deborah began her physician liaison career with Loyola in June 2011. She brings more than a decade of sales and marketing experience with Abbott Laboratories and General Growth Properties. Deborah has a bachelor of science in business with an emphasis in marketing from Northern Illinois University.

Deborah can be reached at 312-961-2888 or deowen@lumc.edu.

Joyce Shelby – Physician Liaison

Joyce covers the west and southwest suburbs with a focus on transplant, including heart transplant, lung transplant, liver transplant and kidney transplant. Joyce provides community physicians with resources for patients needing subspecialized care. She can facilitate referrals and provide timely health information on any patients you have referred.

Joyce began her career with Loyola in February 2013. She has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare sales and marketing with Janssen Pharmaceutical, Stepic Medical, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical. She received her master of science degree in general administration from Central Michigan University and her bachelor of arts degree in English and communications from the University of Michigan.

Joyce can be reached at 734-502-5160 or jshelby@lumc.edu.