Dr. Derek J. Matoka specializes in caring for patients with complex urological conditions
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Derek J. Matoka has joined the staff of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., where he will work with Dr. David Hatch in providing pediatric urological care.
Matoka also serves as an instructor in the Department of Urology and Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Hatch is a professor of pediatric urology in the same department.
During his residency training, Matoka discovered his passion for helping children overcome complicated urological health conditions.
"It was in my fifth year of residency that I was finally exposed to pediatric urology and it just clicked, there was something extra," said Matoka, a native of Pittsburgh. "I enjoyed working in the other urological specialties but I found a true passion in pediatric urology."
Matoka's professional interests include minimally invasive approaches to pediatric urological conditions, complex genitourinary reconstruction, stone disease and general pediatric urology. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the Endourological Society.
A resident of Pittsburgh, Matoka returned to Loyola to practice urology in August, 2010. He attended Loyolaâs Stritch School of Medicine at the beginning of his medical career where he received his medical degree in 2002. He then completed a urology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in June, 2008. This was followed by a two year fellowship in pediatric urology at Childrenâs Memorial Hospital.
Matoka has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and reviews in several prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Urology, BioMaterials, Canadian Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology and Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Matoka has made presentations at the American Urological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Fetal Urology.
Matoka cares for patients at Loyola Outpatient Center and Loyola University Hospital, both at 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood; and at Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, 15750 Marian Drive, Homer Glen; Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North, 1S260 Summit Ave., and Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton, 140 E. Loop Road, Wheaton.
To schedule an appointment with Matoka or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.