Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Physician Who Specializes in the Diagnosis, Treatment of Epilepsy, Seizures Joins Loyola

Dr. Maria E. Baldwin attracted by chance to offer patients comprehensive care

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Maria E. Baldwin has been appointed assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Baldwin has also been named medical director of Loyola's neurophysiology laboratory.

"When you have epilepsy or a seizure disorder, it is a challenge that has a huge impact on your life," Baldwin said. "I'm able to offer my patients comprehensive care here at Loyola. That was a big draw for me."

Baldwin's professional interests include epilepsy, seizures, pregnancies complicated by epilepsy and neuro-intraoperative monitoring. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Baldwin began her affiliation with Loyola in 2009. She received her medical degree in 2000 from the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She then completed an internship in the department of medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in 2004.

In 2005, she completed a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago where she also completed an epilepsy fellowship in 2005. Baldwin comes to Loyola from the University of Chicago Hospitals where she served as a clinical instructor in epilepsy in the department of neurology.

Baldwin has published a number of research articles, abstracts and reviews in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, including Neurology, Stroke and AIDS. She has also lectured and presented posters at a number of medical conferences.

Baldwin cares for patients at Loyola Outpatient Center at 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

To schedule an appointment with Baldwin or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.

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.