Thursday, August 13, 2009

Expert in Diagnosis, Treatment of Liver Diseases Joins Loyola

Dr. Stanley Martin Cohen attracted by quality, chance to help guide hepatology program

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Stanley Martin Cohen, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disorders, has been appointed director of the hepatology program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

"Many hepatology programs are either too conservative or too liberal when it comes to patient care, but Loyola has just the right blend," said Cohen, who is also associate professor, Department of Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine. "At Loyola it's not solely about numbers. It's more about the quality of care offered to patients and I'm here to help the hepatology program grow."

The hepatology program will directly support Loyola's liver transplantation program, which began in 1997.

Cohen's professional interests include hepatitis, liver transplantation and fatty liver disease. Cohen is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American College of Gastroenterology.

A resident of Chicago, Cohen began his affiliation with Loyola in July 2009. He received his medical degree in 1990 from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Afterwards, he did a fellowship in liver diseases at the University of Southern California, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cohen comes to Loyola from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where he held the Richard B. Capps Professor of Hepatology endowed chair. While at Rush, he also served as medical director of liver transplantation and director of the section of hepatology.

Cohen has published a number of research articles, abstracts, book chapters and reviews in some of the world's most prestigious medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the American Journal of Transplantation, Hepatology and the American Journal of Therapeutics.

Cohen is a reviewer for Hepatology, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Cohen cares for patients at Loyola Outpatient Center and Loyola University Hospital, both at 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood; and at Loyola Center for Health at Orland Park, 16621 S. 1007th Court, Orland Park; Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst, 300 N. York Road, Elmhurst and Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn.

To schedule an appointment with Cohen or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.