Leukemia Specialist Patrick Hagen, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Patrick Hagen, MD, Specialist in Treating Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma, Joins Loyola Medicine

Patrick Hagen, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Patrick Hagen, MD, a hematologist who treats blood cancers including acute leukemia and multiple myeloma, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Hagen has advanced training in chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants and cord blood transplants.

In a bone marrow transplant, a patient receives high-dose chemotherapy, and sometimes whole body radiation. While killing the cancer cells, the treatments also kill the patient's immune system cells. To compensate, the patient receives an infusion of bone marrow stem cells, which develop into healthy new immune system cells. A cord blood transplant is similar, except the donated stem cells come from a newborn's umbilical cord blood.

"Patients can go from being on death's door to being cured," Dr. Hagen said. "And in cases in which cures are not possible, people are living longer with less toxicity from treatments."

Dr. Hagen sees patients at Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Loyola's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program is one of the largest and most experienced transplant programs in the Midwest. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary transplant team that incudes attending physicians, advanced practice nurses, dietitians, social workers chaplains and clinical psychologists.

Dr. Hagen earned a medical degree at St. George's University in Grenada. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Hagen is an assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and is pending board certification in hematology/oncology.

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 92 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 129,000 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.