Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Loyola Pediatric Critical-Care Physician Loves 'Full Range' of Specialty

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Dr. David J. Ubogy has joined the staff of the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. He will also serve as an assistant professor in the department’s division of critical-care medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Ubogy’s professional interests include bioethics and medical anthropology in addition to pediatric critical care. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both general pediatrics and pediatric critical-care medicine. “I chose pediatric critical care specifically because there isn’t one area of pediatrics that I enjoy more than the other,” Ubogy said. “For instance, pediatric cardiology focuses only on heart problems to the exclusion of other specialties. I enjoy the full range of what we can do in pediatric critical care.” A resident of Oak Park, Ubogy came to practice at Loyola on Jan. 1. Prior to that, he served as an assistant professor, division of pediatric critical-care medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. His experience also includes serving as an attending physician at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago and in the pediatric intensive-care unit at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, Mich. He also served as a staff pediatrician at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti. In January 2010, days after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, he recruited two other physicians and together the trio traveled to Port-au-Prince to assist Haitian relief efforts. While in Haiti, he joined with U.S. Navy physicians to treat injured children aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort. Ubogy received his medical degree in 1996 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where he served clerkships in ambulatory pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. While there he also concentrated on bioethics. In 2006, Ubogy earned a master’s degree in medical humanities with concentrations in bioethics and medical anthropology. In 1999, Ubogy completed a pediatric residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz. In 2004, he completed a pediatric critical-care fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ubogy has won a number of teaching awards and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and reviews. Ubogy cares for patients at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center at 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

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.