Gastroenterologist Susanne Shokoohi, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Friday, November 23, 2018

Susanne Shokoohi, MD, Specialist in Gastroenterology, Joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, IL – Susanne Shokoohi, MD, a fellowship-trained specialist who provides gastroenterological care ranging from preventive care to medical emergencies, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Shokoohi sees patients and performs procedures at Loyola University Medical Center in  Maywood and Loyola Medicine's Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. She is an assistant professor in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Shokoohi's clinical expertise includes general gastroenterological conditions, colon cancer screening, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and women's health. She performs GI procedures including colonoscopies, endoscopies and feeding tube placements.

Dr. Shokoohi said having a good bedside manner is especially important in treating GI patients, who often suffer embarrassing symptoms.

"Communication and trust between the physician and patient are the most important things," Dr. Shokoohi said. "I try to put my patients at ease. I make sure I listen to them in a nonjudgmental way, with a smile, open ear and relaxing manner."
Dr. Shokoohi earned her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at Rush University Medical Center.
Loyola Medicine's division of gastroenterology provides comprehensive, high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Each year, the division performs about 8,500 procedures and conducts about 13,000 inpatient and outpatient visits. Loyola is ranked 37th in the country in gastroenterology and GI surgery by U.S. News & World Report which ranks nearly 5,000 hospitals.

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Trinity 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.