Thursday, August 13, 2009

Loyola Welcomes New Physician to its Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Jennifer Kurth board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Jennifer Kurth has been appointed assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Her professional interests include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, autism and developmental delays. Kurth is certified in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

"I'm very excited to be here at Loyola because there are a lot of opportunities to work with and design programs with other departments, to teach and do research and create new programming to improve patient care," said Kurth, who is also the director of the department's residency program.

A resident of Chicago, Kurth began her affiliation with Loyola in February 2009. She received her medical degree in 2002 from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, Calif. In 2005, she completed a general psychiatry residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif. In 2007, she completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Kurth most recently served as an attending physician at the Warren Wright Adolescent Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the Illinois Psychiatric Society. Kurth actively participates in many hospital and medical school committees, is co-author of Challenging Depression and Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents, and has made a number of presentations and published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Kurth cares for patients at Loyola University Hospital, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

To schedule an appointment with Kurth or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.

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.