Friday, June 9, 2017

Anthony Baldea, MD, Named Medical Director of Loyola Medicine's Burn Center

MAYWOOD, IL –  Burn and critical care surgeon Anthony Baldea, MD, has been named medical director of Loyola Medicine’s widely acclaimed burn center.

“My goal is to continue our growth as a nationally recognized burn center that excels both in clinical care and research,” Dr. Baldea said.

Loyola’s Burn Center, one of the busiest in the Midwest, delivers multidisciplinary care for the most complex cases, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns; soft tissue infections such as necrotizing fasciitis; skin sloughing rashes such as toxic epidermal necrolysis; and frostbite.

Each year, the center admits nearly 750 patients and conducts about 4,000 outpatient clinic visits.

Loyola’s Burn Center is the first and longest-serving burn center in Illinois to receive joint verification from the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. This verification indicates to patients, families, insurers and other parties that a center provides high-quality care from the time of injury through rehabilitation. To be verified, a burn center must meet rigorous standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.

Dr. Baldea is an assistant professor in the division of trauma, surgical critical care and burns in the department of surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Baldea earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and fellowships in burn surgery and surgical critical care at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Baldea is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.