Thursday, July 11, 2013

Loyola Physician Elected Trustee of Illinois State Medical Society

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center physician Suzanne M. Kavic, MD, FACOG, ASRM, has been elected a trustee of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS).
Dr. Kavic, who lives in Downers Grove, is secretary-treasurer of the DuPage County Medical Society, which is a chapter of the ISMS.

Dr. Kavic now serves on the ISMS Council on Communications and will serve as board consultant to the ISMS Council on Education and Health Workforce and ISMS Committee on CME Accreditation for 2013-14.  She served on the ISMS Committee on CME Accreditation from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. Kavic is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has been a longtime volunteer with HealthRight International, a global health and human rights organization.

ISMS is a professional organization that represents the interests of member physicians and patient advocates and promotes the doctor/patient relationship, the ethical practice of medicine and better public health. Dr. Kavic’s term as trustee runs through April 2015.

Dr. Kavic is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. At Loyola, she is the division director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Division of Endocrinology of the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kavic is also the assistant clerkship director of Obstetrics/Gynecology for third-year medical students at Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Kavic received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and completed her residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals in Saginaw, Mich. She did a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Kavic sees patients in Loyola’s Oakbrook Terrace and Maywood offices.

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.