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.

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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 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 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.