Gastroenterologist Nikhil Shastri, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gastroenterologist Nikhil Shastri, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Nikhil Shastri, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shastri is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of Gastroenterology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  

Dr. Shastri comes to Loyola most recently from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Dr. Shastri received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica. He completed his internal medicine residency training and gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed further training through a fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

Dr. Shastri’s clinical interests lie in therapeutic endoscopy, diagnosing and managing pancreatobiliary disorders and endoscopy for detecting and treating early GI malignancies. Dr. Shastri’s academic interests are in quality improvement in endoscopy and patient care along with education of medical students, residents and fellows. In addition Dr. Shastri serves as the medical director for the GI lab at Loyola University Medical Center.

The gastroenterology and nutrition group at Loyola University Medical Center provides comprehensive, high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and liver. The team is composed of physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and research staff. Approximately 8,500 procedures are performed and 13,000 outpatient and inpatient visits occur each year. 

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.