World University Games: Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Two Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians at World University Games

Haemi, Choi, MD, and Douglas Evans, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine sports medicine physicians Douglas Evans, MD, and Haemi Choi, MD, will serve as official team physicians for American hockey teams competing in the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 2-12.
The World University Games is the largest global winter multi-sports event for student athletes. Three thousand athletes will compete in 11 sports before 100,000 spectators. Among all winter competitions, only the winter Olympics has more events and athletes.
The Krasnoyarsk games will be the fifth time Dr. Evans has served as team physician for USA Hockey's men's team at the World University Games. Dr. Choi will be serving as team physician for the women's hockey team for the fourth time.
"It's exciting to be among these elite athletes and meet physicians from around the world," Dr. Evans said.
Drs. Choi and Evans will bring Loyola medical and surgical expertise to the frontlines of competitive hockey. “We look forward to providing care to ensure the teams are physically equipped to meet the challenges of the Winter Games," Dr. Choi said.
Drs. Evans and Choi said hockey injuries can include concussions, lacerations, shoulder problems, sprains and strains. Drs. Choi and Evans also will help provide medical care to athletes in other competitions.
Dr. Choi is an associate professor in Loyola's Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Evans is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
The USA teams are composed of players that compete in the NCAA and American Collegiate Hockey Association. In the preliminary rounds, the women's team will play Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Russia and China. The men will play the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia and Japan.

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.