Thursday, May 1, 2014

Renowned hand and arm surgeon joins Loyola's orthopaedic team at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 30, 2014) ¬- Kenneth L. Schiffman, MD, world-renowned hand and arm surgeon, has joined Loyola University Health System. He will bring his surgical expertise and patient-centered approach to Loyola’s orthopaedic team at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

“I am excited to be bringing my career full circle by returning to Loyola where I received my training and began practicing orthopaedic surgery,” Schiffman said.

Ranked as one of Chicago’s Top Doctors by his peers in Chicago magazine, Schiffman specializes in complex injuries of the hand, arm and shoulder. His other medical interests include shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, shoulder and elbow replacement, carpal tunnel release and disorders of the hand and arm.

Schiffman is a member of the American Medical Association, America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Association for Hand Surgery, Chicago Society of Surgery of the Hand and Illinois Orthopedic Society.

He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. He then completed fellowships in orthopaedic trauma at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto, and hand and upper extremity surgery at Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Kenneth Schiffman sees patients at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, located at 701 W. North Ave. in Melrose Park.

To make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888 / (888) 584-7888 or visit loyolamedicine.org.

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.