Monday, October 12, 2009

Loyola Opens Neurology Clinic in Niles

Loyola University Health System has announced the opening of a new neurology clinic in suburban Niles.

The Loyola Center for Health at Niles "will bring world class neurology subspecialty services to Chicago and the north and northwest suburbs," said Dr. Jose Biller, chairman of the Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

The clinic is located at 8780 W. Golf Road, Suite 302.

Biller and Dr. Eugene Schnitzler initially will hold Saturday office hours at the clinic.

Schnitzler is medical director, Pediatric Neurology. His special interests include pediatric epilepsy, pediatric headache, autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biller's special interests include stroke, TIAs, carotid artery stenosis, cerebral aneurysms, brain hemorrhages, strokes in children and young adults, neurologic complications of pregnancy, acute neurology, neurology of systemic diseases and general neurology.

The center's hours will later expand to Wednesday mornings, afternoons and evenings and include clinics by three other neurologists, Dr. Hrayr Attarian, (sleep medicine), Dr. Ninith Kartha, (movement disorders) and Dr. Jorge Asconape, (epilepsy).

For more information, visit To make an appointment, call (888) LUHS-888.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.