Oncologist Hanh Mai, DO, Joins Loyola | News | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oncologist Hanh Mai, DO, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Oncologist Hanh Mai, DO, has joined Loyola Medicine and will help in Loyola’s mission of providing highly specialized, academic-level cancer care and expertise to patients in the southwest suburbs.
Dr. Mai will see cancer patients at the new Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus and Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
As an academic medical center, Loyola can offer patients in a community setting the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of experimental new drugs that are not available at most hospitals, Dr. Mai said.
Dr. Mai said she strives to treat patients with compassion and to always be honest, even when the news is bad. “Patients appreciate that,” she said.
Dr. Mai was born in Vietnam and lived in Ho Chi Minh City until she was 10, when she came to the United States with her family and settled in Chicago. Dr. Mai said growing up in a developing country has given her a first-hand understanding of the hardships faced by medically underserved populations.
After earning her medical degree from Des Moines University, Dr. Mai completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in hematology and medical oncology.
The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Community Hospital is located at Palos’ south campus in Orland Park. The center is part of an innovative affiliation between Loyola and Palos. The affiliation focuses on coordinated and collaborative patient care. Patients receive greater access to Loyola’s renowned specialty care services, while ensuring continued access to Palos’ primary care network.


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.