Pediatric Allergy Specialist Joins Loyola University Health System

News Archive December 21, 2012

Pediatric Allergy Specialist Joins Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Pediatric allergy and immunology expert Joyce Rabbat, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System. In addition, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Rabbat’s medical interests include the treatment and care of patients with asthma, food allergies, hives, swelling, drug allergies, contact dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, hay fever/allergic rhinitis, bee-sting allergy and vaccine reactions.

“Many people with allergies simply learn to live with them and suffer for years before seeking help and finding relief for their symptoms.  An allergist can help identify a patient’s allergies, minimize their exposure to the allergens and treat their symptoms.  When seeing children in the clinic, we provide care in a child-friendly way to put both the child and the parents at ease."

Rabbat is active in research and has had several articles published in professional journals, including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and has made numerous presentations at conferences across the country. She is board-certified in general pediatrics, and allergy and immunology. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and the Chicago Asthma Consortium.

She earned her medical degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She completed her residency in general pediatrics and fellowship in allergy and immunology at Rush University Medical Center. 
She is fluent in Spanish and Arabic.

Dr. Rabbat sees patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, at 15750 Marian Drive; the Loyola Center for Children’s Health at Oakbrook Terrace, at 1S260 Summit Ave; and the main medical center campus in Maywood. To make an appointment, call 888.LUHS.888 or visit loyolamedicine.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. 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 the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC 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.
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