Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Peoria

Academic Liver Disease Care in a Convenient, Community Setting

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

Scott Cotler, MD, professor of Medicine and division director of Hepatology, and hepatologist, Steve Scaglione, MD, now care for patients at the Proctor Hospital Professional Building, located at 5401 N. Knoxville Ave. Ste. 217, in Peoria.

“Patients in Peoria can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from two leading hepatologists 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 now branch beyond Chicago to offer clinics in the Illinois cities of Rockford, Moline and Peoria."

Dr. Cotler specializes in the management of patients with 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.  In addition to Peoria, Dr. Cotler cares for patients at Loyola offices in Rockford, Moline, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen 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 Hospitals. 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, Section of Hepatology, and professor of Medicine at UIC.

Dr. Scaglione specializes in hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. He completed a fellowship in advanced/transplant hepatology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He cares for patients in Peoria as well as Burr Ridge, Maywood and in the Dearborn Station Clinic.

Both physicians are board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Peoria 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 with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 91 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.