Friday, August 16, 2013

Pediatric Spine Surgeon Dr. Haluk Altiok Brings Expertise to Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Haluk Altiok, MD, has brought his expertise in pediatric orthopaedic surgery to Loyola University Health System.

Renowned for his studies in the treatment of spina bifida patients and pediatric hip dysplasia and limb deformities, Altiok will see patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He also is a lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His work has been published extensively in medical journals including the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, American Journal of Orthopaedics, The Spine Journal and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.

He is a sought-after presenter and speaker, having presented several times at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America’s annual conferences as well as the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Conference. He has lectured on trends in spina bifida at the Spina Bifida Symposium in Chicago and presented at the World Congress for Spina Bifida on the subject of tethered cord and spinal deformity.

He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American, the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also serves on the Spina Bifida Association of Illinois’ Professional Advisory Council.

Altiok earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara Turkey. He completed residencies in orthopaedic surgery at S.S.K. Tepecik Hospital in Izmir, Turkey, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He completed fellowships in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago Unit, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite Hospital. He also completed an International Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.