MAYWOOD, Ill. (January 20, 2015) – Paul Hutchison, MD, MA, a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine and an expert on ethical issues related to end-of-life care, has joined Loyola University Health System.
Dr. Hutchison treats patients in the intensive care unit. Many are on ventilators and have serious conditions such as neurological disorders, heart failure, liver failure and kidney failure.
"I try to treat patients with dignity and respect, and make this difficult time easier for them and their families," Dr. Hutchison said.
Dr. Hutchison is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care.
Dr. Hutchison has studied and is conducting research on ethical issues related to end-of-life care, with the goal of helping families and physicians make difficult decisions in the ICU. "We want to make sure that we use medical technology that best realizes and supports the patient’s values," Dr. Hutchison said.
Dr. Hutchison earned a medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he studied under pioneering bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino, MD. At Georgetown, Dr. Hutchison also earned a master’s degree in philosophy, with a concentration on bioethics.
Dr. Hutchison completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Hutchison is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.