Patrick Hagen, MD, Specialist in Treating Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma, Joins Loyola Medicine | Cancer | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Patrick Hagen, MD, Specialist in Treating Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Patrick Hagen, MD, a hematologist who treats blood cancers including acute leukemia and multiple myeloma, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Hagen has advanced training in chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants and cord blood transplants.

In a bone marrow transplant, a patient receives high-dose chemotherapy, and sometimes whole body radiation. While killing the cancer cells, the treatments also kill the patient's immune system cells. To compensate, the patient receives an infusion of bone marrow stem cells, which develop into healthy new immune system cells. A cord blood transplant is similar, except the donated stem cells come from a newborn's umbilical cord blood.

"Patients can go from being on death's door to being cured," Dr. Hagen said. "And in cases in which cures are not possible, people are living longer with less toxicity from treatments."

Dr. Hagen sees patients at Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Loyola's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program is one of the largest and most experienced transplant programs in the Midwest. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary transplant team that incudes attending physicians, advanced practice nurses, dietitians, social workers chaplains and clinical psychologists.

Dr. Hagen earned a medical degree at St. George's University in Grenada. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Hagen is an assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and is pending board certification in hematology/oncology.

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.