Saturday, November 9, 2013

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Burr Ridge

Academic Liver Disease Care in a Convenient, Chicago Suburb

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Burr Ridge.

Scott Cotler, MD, professor of medicine and division director of Hepatology; Jamie Berkes, MD; Eric Kallwitz, MD; Steve Scaglione, MD; and Natasha Von Roenn, MD; now see patients at Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, 6800 North Frontage Road.

“Patients in Burr Ridge can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a leading liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care and we are pleased to offer clinics throughout Illinois.” 

Dr. Cotler specializes in management of cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver cancer and other causes of chronic liver disease. Renowned for his clinical translational research in liver disease, Dr. Cotler has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. He has established a statewide liver-referral system for transplantation.  Loyola offers hepatology services in Moline, Peoria, Rockford, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, Elmhurst, Park Ridge and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. 

Dr. Cotler received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago medical center. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in hepatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He served as chief of the section of Hepatology and professor of medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Dr. Berkes is medical director of Liver Transplantation at Loyola. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed his residency, fellowship and internship at University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Kallwitz received his medical degree from Rush Medical College of Rush University and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago medical center. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Scaglione received his medical degree from Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He completed a fellowship in transplant hepatology at the University of Michigan Health System.

Dr. Von Roenn received her medical degree from Saint Louis University. She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center and her fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Cotler, Dr. Berkes, Dr. Kallwitz and Dr. Von Roenn are board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Dr. Scaglione is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Burr Ridge, or your choice of location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855) 483-7362. To make an appointment online, please visit


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.