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Monday, February 23, 2015

Crohn’s and colitis specialist Dr. Amar Naik joins Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. (February 18, 2015)  – Amar S. Naik, MD, a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, has joined Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Naik earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency and fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

He joins Loyola from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he also served as assistant professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 

Dr. Naik is a member of several professional organizations, including The American Gastroenterological Association, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and the American Medical Association. 

As well as overseeing the clinical operation of Loyola’s inflammatory bowel disease program, Dr. Naik has a strong interest in clinical research. He focuses on patient-oriented outcomes research with goals to improve long-term patient care and health-related quality of life. He is well-published in peer-reviewed journals, and has more than 50 abstracts accepted for presentation in numerous national and international workshops/conferences. 

"I am happy to join a fine institution like Loyola that has a strong commitment to providing excellent state-of- the-art medical care. I believe the impact of digestive diseases upon people is significant," says Naik. "I look forward to working at Loyola to help develop novel treatment plans, especially in the field of inflammatory bowel disease.  Additionally, it is exciting to join the medical community in the area where I was born and raised."

Gastroenterology and nutrition services at Loyola University Health System provide high- quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and liver. Conditions routinely treated include inflammatory bowel disease; peptic ulcer disease; esophageal disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or Barrett’s esophagus; nutrition-related disease; and liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases. The team is composed of physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and research staff. 

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.