Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gastroenterology expert joins Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 22, 2014) – Omar Khan, MD, brings his expertise in gastroenterology to Loyola University Health System. In addition, he is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Khan treats conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome/HNPCC and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and general gastroenterology conditions.

In addition to his medical interests, he is active in community service and has served as chair of an organization that helps formerly homeless older adults. He also was part of a medical mobile van team that brought health care to Boston’s homeless. He currently is on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Illinois Chapter.

Khan earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in a combined BA/MD program. He completed a residency at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center in internal medicine. His fellowship in gastroenterology was completed at University of Chicago medical center where he also served as chief fellow.

Dr. Khan sees patients at Loyola’s main medical campus in Maywood as well as at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, 6800 N. Frontage Road.

To make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888/(888) 584-7888 or visit loyolamedicine.org.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.