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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

David Slade, MD, Specialist in HIV and Other Infectious Diseases, Joins Loyola Medicine

David Slade, MD

MAYWOOD, IL – David Slade, MD, a specialist who treats HIV and other infectious diseases, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Slade sees HIV patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and general infectious disease patients at the Loyola Center for Heath at Burr Ridge.

Dr. Slade treats a range of infectious diseases, including skin and soft tissue infections, bone infections and endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart).

In addition to HIV patients, Dr. Slade's patients include spinal cord injury patients who are prone to urinary tract infections and organ transplant patients who have compromised immune systems that make them more vulnerable to infections.

"Every patient is unique," Dr. Slade said. "I feel it is very important to engage the patient and take enough time to explain the disease and the side effects of the treatment."

Infectious disease is a challenging and evolving field. "We are making significant advancements in therapies and in developing effective new antibiotics," Dr. Slade said. "At the same time, we are experiencing setbacks in antibiotic resistance. To help prevent antibiotic resistance, we have a huge incentive to not overtreat and overprescribe."

Dr. Slade earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Slade is an assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in infectious diseases.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.