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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Glyn R. Morgan, MD, Named Director of Loyola Medicine's Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplant

Glyn R. Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

MAYWOOD, IL – Glyn R. Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, one of the nation's leading liver and kidney transplant surgeons, has been named director of Loyola Medicine's division of intra-abdominal transplant.

Before joining Loyola, Dr. Morgan was director of liver transplantation at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute in New York City, where he co-founded the NYU living donor liver transplant program. Dr. Morgan has performed nearly 700 liver transplants – including more than 100 living donor liver transplants – and more than 200 kidney transplants

At Loyola, Dr. Morgan plans to recruit new transplant surgeons; enhance clinical excellence and outcomes; increase the number of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants; create and grow a living donor liver program; advance the educational profile of the intra-abdominal transplant division for medical students and residents; establish an American Society of Transplant Surgeons fellowship program; and elevate clinical and translational research.

Dr. Morgan earned his MD and MSc degrees from the University of Toronto, where he also completed a residency in surgery. He completed a fellowship in pediatric liver transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an ASTS-accredited transplant surgery fellowship in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Morgan is a professor in the department of surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He is board certified in surgery.

Loyola Medicine offers the highest level of multidisciplinary, integrated care for liver disease and liver failure patients who may be considering a liver transplant and for kidney disease and kidney failure patients who may be considering a kidney transplant. Loyola takes on the most challenging cases, including patients who have been turned away by other centers. 

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 94 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 133,000 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.