Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Expert Joins Loyola

News Archive October 04, 2013

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Expert Joins Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Himala Kashmiri, DO, has joined Loyola University Health System’s Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Division and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His medical interests include diabetes, growth disorders, adrenal gland disorders and thyroid disorders.

“I decided to go into Pediatric Endocrinology because I found it rewarding to provide both acute and chronic medical care to infants, children and adolescents,” Kashmiri said.

He is involved in pediatric research and his work has been presented at national medical conferences and meetings, including for the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Pediatric Academic Societies and the American Diabetes Association.

He is passionate about medical education and is a lecturer and facilitator for both medical students and residents.

He is active in community outreach projects and volunteers at local health fairs and free clinics. He also serves as a camp diabetologist at YMCA and Lions Club camps for children with diabetes.

He earned his degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He completed his residency in General Pediatrics at the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Medical College of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kashmiri sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center, located on the main medical campus in Maywood. He also sees patients at the Loyola Center for Children’s Health at Oakbrook Terrace, located at 1S224 Summit Ave., and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, 15750 Marian Drive.

To make an appointment, please call 888.LUHS.888 (888-584-7888) or visit loyolamedicine.org.

Media:  Please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100 for more information.

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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