Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Loyola Pulmonologist Brings Specialized Care to Adults and Children

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Erin M. Lowery, MD, MS, brings her expertise in caring for adult and pediatric pulmonary patients to Loyola University Health System. In addition, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Lowery’s medical interests include cystic fibrosis and lung transplant patients. She is trained to perform bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, central venous catheter placement and pulmonary function testing interpretation.

In addition to clinical care, Lowery is active in research, having received a master’s degree in clinical research methods and epidemiology from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. She completed her combined residency in adult internal medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care.

She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine-Critical Care.

She has had numerous articles published in medical journals and has presented her research at professional societies, including the Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant. This spring, Lowery’s research on the detrimental effects of low vitamin D on transplant outcomes will be published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.  She is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and is a part of their Junior Faculty Scientific Council. She also is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Association of Chest Physicians.

Lowery is committed to bringing medical care the underserved both locally and internationally. She has participated in medical mission trips to several locations, including Haiti, Bolivia and Honduras. She currently volunteers her time at the Community Health Clinic in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (888) LUHS-888 or online at loyolamedicine.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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.