Gastroenterologist Nikiya Asamoah, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gastroenterologist Nikiya Asamoah, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Gastroenterologist Nikiya Asamoah, MD, who will see patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Asamoah treats GI conditions such as colon cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including teenage IBD patients who are transitioning to adulthood.

Dr. Asamoah also provides colon cancer screenings and gastrointestinal endoscopies such as colonoscopies.

"GI problems can create huge burdens on patients' day-to-day lives and I try to be very compassionate with what they are going through," Dr. Asamoah said. "I look at each patient as an individual, rather than taking a cookie-cutter approach."

Dr. Asamoah earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Asamoah is an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology.

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.