Pediatric cardiology expert joins Loyola University Health System

News Archive May 23, 2014

Pediatric cardiology expert joins Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. – (May 23, 2014) Sarah E. Perkins, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System’s pediatric cardiology team. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Perkins will be working closely with Loyola’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Division to help care for prenatal patients with heart problems. Her other medical interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging, including pediatric and fetal echocardiography.

“I love being a pediatric cardiologist because it allows me to care for my patients throughout their infancy, childhood and adolescence. I also have a passion for caring for families whose child has been diagnosed with a cardiac condition prior to birth. I strive to guide families through every step of the process from diagnosis through delivery, treatment and long-term follow-up,” Perkins said.

She is a member of the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. She has a passion for research and education and also has been active in providing care to those in need both internationally and locally. She was a part of a pediatric team that brought care to children in Tanzania and was part of a pediatric medical outreach team in St. Louis.

Perkins earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Perkins sees patients at Loyola’s main medical campus in Maywood as well as the Loyola Center for Children’s Health at Oakbrook Terrace, 1S224 Summit Ave.,  Suite 101.

To make an appointment call (888) LUHS-888 or visit loyolamedicine.org.

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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