Chief of Cardiology: Lowell Steen, Jr., MD | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lowell H. Steen, Jr., MD, Named Chief of Cardiology at Loyola Medicine

Lowell H. Steen, Jr., MD

Maywood, IL – Loyola Medicine has announced the appointment of cardiologist Lowell H. Steen, Jr., MD, to the role of chief of cardiology. Loyola Medicine includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital.

Dr. Steen completed his general and interventional cardiology training at Loyola University Medical Center and has served as an interventional cardiology attending physician at Loyola for over 23 years. Since 2008, he has led the interventional cardiology fellowship as its program director and trained some of the most talented interventional cardiologists in the country. He is a professor of medicine for Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been recognized for scholarly activity in his field.

"In addition to treating patients in one of Loyola's largest clinical practices, Dr. Steen’s talent and dedication have resulted in exceptional clinical outcomes for Loyola patients," said Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, Loyola Medicine's executive vice president and regional chief clinical officer.

Loyola Medicine's cardiology and heart surgery program is ranked 39th by U.S. News and World Report placing Loyola in the top 50 programs nationally. Loyola University Medical Center is ranked 4th among all hospitals in Illinois.

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 94 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 133,000 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.