MAYWOOD, IL – Ayokunle Abegunde, MD, a gastroenterologist who has expertise in treating infections of the gastrointestinal track, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Abegunde treats general GI disorders, including peptic ulcers, GI bleeding, microscopic colitis and functional bowel disorders. He has a special interest in treating infections, including clostridium difficile (C. diff.).
Dr. Abegunde, who will see patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and Loyola Center for Heath at Oakbrook Terrace, also performs procedures including colonoscopies, upper GI endoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, feeding tube placements and fecal microbiota transplants.
"Gastroenterology is a rewarding specialty that involves seven organs," Dr. Abegunde said. "It's basically the engine room of the body."
Dr. Abegunde said he strives to build an effective therapeutic relationship with each individual patient. This involves listening, establishing trust and using the best clinical evidence from research and clinical trials.
Dr. Abegunde earned his medical degree from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He completed residencies in family medicine at the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom and in internal medicine from the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He earned a master of science degree in tropical medicine and international health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Abegunde is an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology, department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.