Ophthalmologist Roshni Vasaiwala, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Monday, November 21, 2016

Ophthalmologist Roshni Vasaiwala, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Roshni Vasaiwala, MD, an ophthalmologist who specializes in the care and management of difficult corneal diseases, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Vasaiwala will see patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Vasaiwala is an assistant professor in the department of ophthalmology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Vasaiwala, a resident of Glenview, Illinois, treats many anterior segment disorders of the eye including dry eye, corneal infections and keratoconus. She performs cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, ocular surface surgery and refractive surgery including LASIK.

“Correct vision is critical to a person's overall well-being. When I see patients, I look at their eyesight and how it impacts not just their health but their life," said Dr. Vasaiwala. "I find it gratifying to partner with patients on their eyecare and together make lasting improvements."

Dr. Vasaiwala received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a transitional year residency at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois. She completed a residency in ophthalmology as well as a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr. Vasaiwala is board certified in ophthalmology. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Dr. Vasaiwala is an active member of the Cornea Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

The Department of Ophthalmology offers a complete range of comprehensive and subspecialty eye care. All Loyola ophthalmology physicians are board certified with subspecialty fellowship training. Together with Loyola optometrists, the ophthalmologists offer comprehensive diagnostic services and personalized treatment for adults and children. As a tertiary care facility, the ophthalmology department uses the most current, state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. Loyola’s ophthalmology team also has a long history of international service, providing free eye care to some of the world’s most underserved communities.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.