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 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.