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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rheumatologist Zineb Aouhab, MD, RhMSUS, Joins Loyola Medicine

Zineb Aouhab, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Zineb Aouhab, MD, RhMSUS, a rheumatologist who is certified to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging that can detect the early changes of rheumatoid arthritis, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Aouhab will see patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and the Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace. Dr. Aouhab is an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, department of medicine, of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Aouhab treats rheumatic diseases, including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

“Because I generally treat chronic conditions, I am able to form long-term relationships with my patients,” Dr. Aouhab said. “It is gratifying to be able help patients make significant changes in their lives, such as going from a wheelchair to walking again.”

Dr. Aouhab has earned Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology (RhMSUS) from the American College of Rheumatology. Ultrasound imaging is a safe, noninvasive technique that uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Rheumatologists use ultrasound in diagnosing and treating patients. Benefits include faster and more accurate diagnoses, improved treatments and more accurate needle placements.

Dr. Aouhab received her medical degree from Hassan University, Medicine and Pharmacy in Casablanca, Morocco. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Stroger Hospital of Cook County and completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aouhab is board certified in internal medicine and is eligible to become board certified in rheumatology.

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 92 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 129,000 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.