Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Park Ridge

News Archive November 09, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Park Ridge

Advanced Liver Disease Care Now Available in a Convenient, Chicago Suburb

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded its hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Park Ridge.

Eric Kallwitz, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Hepatology, now sees patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge, 1030 W. Higgins Road.

"Patients in Park Ridge can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a Loyola liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care and we are pleased to offer clinics throughout Illinois."

Dr. Kallwitz specializes in general hepatology, fatty liver disease, transplant hepatology, endoscopy and viral hepatitis. In addition to the Park Ridge location, Loyola offers specialists in liver care in Moline, Peoria, Rockford, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, Elmhurst and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Dr. Kallwitz received his medical degree from Rush Medical College of Rush University and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago medical center. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Kallwitz is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Park Ridge, or your choice of location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855-483-7362). To make an appointment online, please 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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