Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Surgeon brings burn and trauma care expertise to Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Anthony J. Baldea, MD, joins Loyola University Health System’s trauma and world-renowned burn surgery teams. He also is an assistant professor in the Division of Trauma, Burns & Critical Care at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Baldea is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. His medical interests include burns, trauma, general surgery, burn management and soft tissue infections.

He is active in medical education and research, having authored several textbook chapters. He also has been published in academic journals, including the Journal of Burn Care & Research. He oversees the division’s clerkship program, which gives medical students insights into the specialty.

Baldea graduated from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. His fellowship in burn surgery was completed at University of California-Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California. He completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at University of California-Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Baldea sees patients at Loyola Hospital and the Loyola Outpatient Center, both located on the main medical campus in Maywood.

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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.