Thursday, October 3, 2013

Body Imaging Specialist Joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Joseph H. Yacoub, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System’s team of radiologists and is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His medical interests include abdominal and pelvic MRI, with a special interest in prostate MRI, MR enterography and pancreatobiliary imaging. In addition he has an interest in imaging informatics.

He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a recipient of the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award from the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation.

Active in research, he has several publications in medical journals including Radiographics, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and MRI Clinics of North America. He has spoken and presented abstracts at several medical conferences and meetings.

He is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, American College of Radiology, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance and Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

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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.