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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mariah Bashir, MD, Neuroradiology Specialist, Joins Loyola

Mariah Bashir, MD

MAYWOOD, IL – Mariah Bashir, MD, a radiologist who specializes in neuroradiology, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Neuroradiologists focus on abnormalities of the head, neck, brain and spine. This includes back pain, infections, tumors, strokes and vascular diseases.

Dr. Bashir is an assistant professor in the department of radiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She will work with Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, otolaryngologists and radiation oncologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

Dr. Bashir interprets magnetic resonance images (MRIs), computed tomography (CT) scans and other studies to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. “I look at these as my patients not just as diagnostic studies,” Dr. Bashir said. “I read a study as if it were from a family member.”

Improving technology is enabling radiologists to perform scans more quickly, so patients do not have to hold still for as long, and the resulting images are sharper and clearer, Dr. Bashir said.

Dr. Bashir, of Oak Brook, Illinois, earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois. She completed a residency in radiology at the University of Louisville and completed a two-year fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology. 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.