Gastroenterologist Susanne Shokoohi, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Friday, November 23, 2018

Susanne Shokoohi, MD, Specialist in Gastroenterology, Joins Loyola

Susanne Shokoohi, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – Susanne Shokoohi, MD, a fellowship-trained specialist who provides gastroenterological care ranging from preventive care to medical emergencies, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Shokoohi sees patients and performs procedures at Loyola University Medical Center in  Maywood and Loyola Medicine's Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. She is an assistant professor in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Shokoohi's clinical expertise includes general gastroenterological conditions, colon cancer screening, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and women's health. She performs GI procedures including colonoscopies, endoscopies and feeding tube placements.

Dr. Shokoohi said having a good bedside manner is especially important in treating GI patients, who often suffer embarrassing symptoms.

"Communication and trust between the physician and patient are the most important things," Dr. Shokoohi said. "I try to put my patients at ease. I make sure I listen to them in a nonjudgmental way, with a smile, open ear and relaxing manner."
Dr. Shokoohi earned her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at Rush University Medical Center.
Loyola Medicine's division of gastroenterology provides comprehensive, high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Each year, the division performs about 8,500 procedures and conducts about 13,000 inpatient and outpatient visits. Loyola is ranked 37th in the country in gastroenterology and GI surgery by U.S. News & World Report which ranks nearly 5,000 hospitals.

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.