Friday, September 29, 2017

Surgeon Dinee Simpson, MD, Specialist in Liver, Pancreas and Kidney Transplants, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Surgeon Dinee Simpson, MD, a specialist in liver, pancreas and kidney transplants, has joined Loyola Medicine.

"It's a very rewarding field," Dr. Simpson said. "Before their transplant operations, kidney patients have to undergo dialysis treatments three times a week and liver patients typically are very ill. Transplants restore them to good health, and patients often tell me they can feel the difference shortly after their transplants."

Dr. Simpson said she talks to her patients as if they were family members. "I keep the medical jargon to a minimum," she said. "I draw pictures and take a lot of time explaining how their lives will change for the better."

Dr. Simpson is an assistant professor in the division of intra-abdominal transplant surgery in the department of surgery. She is board certified in general surgery. Dr. Simpson sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Simpson earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Loyola is one of only three centers in Illinois that perform transplants on five major solid transplant organs: heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas. In 2016, Loyola had a record-setting year with 246 solid organ transplants and also successfully transplanted ten organs into six patients in 22 hours.

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, and Loyola Outpatient 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 247-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.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.