Thursday, October 17, 2013

Loyola Physician Named President-Elect of DuPage County Medical Society

Reproductive endocrinologist to help lead second largest county medical society in Illinois

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System physician Suzanne M. Kavic, MD, FACOG, ASRM, has been named president-elect of the DuPage County Medical Society (DCMS).

Dr. Kavic, who lives in Downers Grove, will help to oversee the professional organization, which serves nearly 1,000 physician members working and/or living in Illinois’ DuPage County.

DCMS provides legislative support for physicians, educational and social opportunities, peer-review mediation, physician member and office manager newsletters and a community physician referral service. The organization is affiliated with the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Kavic was recently elected as a trustee of the ISMS. She serves as board consultant to the ISMS Council on Education and Health Workforce and the ISMS Committee on CME Accreditation for 2013-14. She served on the ISMS Committee on CME Accreditation from 2011 to 2012, and on the Council on Communications in 2013.

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. Dr. Kavic also has been a longtime volunteer with HealthRight International, a global health and human rights organization.

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. Dr. Kavic 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. She also is the assistant clerkship director of Obstetrics/Gynecology for third-year medical students at Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kavic sees patients in Loyola’s Oakbrook Terrace and Maywood offices.

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.

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.