Endocrinology & Metabolism

Physicians and nurses in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism evaluate and treat hormonal disorders, including:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone and Mineral Disorders
  • Thyroid, Adrenal, Parathyroid and Pituitary disorders
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Female and Male Gonadal Dysfunction

Outpatient services are available at the Loyola University Medical Center, the adjoining Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills, Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Primary Care Center at Oakbrook Terrace. Inpatient consultations are offered at Loyola University Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Diabetes Care Center:
The Loyola University Diabetes Care Center is a specialized clinic, recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which provides comprehensive group and individualized treatment programs for adults with diabetes. The center holds regular continuing medical education (CME) conferences and updates. Our physicians and nurses play a major role in managing diabetes in our hospitalized patients and we have developed comprehensive protocols to decrease the incidence of hyperglycemia and its related morbidities.

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center:
The Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating diseases including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Osteomalacia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Calcium and other mineral-related disorders

The center offers CME programs, screenings and lectures, and is also actively participating in several ongoing clinical trials to evaluate new medications to treat bone disease.

Education

In keeping with the tripartite mission of the university, Endocrinology participates in all facets of medical education, from training medical students to having faculty members develop CME programs. Several faculties in our division are advisors to medical students. In 2001, the ACGME approved three fellows for the division. Fellows rotate through Loyola and Hines VA and are actively involved in research. Both fellows and faculty work closely with residents and medical students.

Faculty members strive to stay abreast of the latest developments and advances in their fields by attending relevant conferences, meeting with colleagues and reviewing current literature. They recognize the need to use their expertise to provide CME programs for colleagues and primary care physicians.

Faculty

Gerald A. Charnogursky, MD, FACE

Professor
Division Director, Endocrinology

Specialties

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Loyola Hospital

Ammar Bayrakdar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Goiter Function
  • Thyroid Function
  • Hormonal Abnormalities

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills
Loyola Outpatient Center

Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE

Professor

Specialties

  • Osteoporosis
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Bone Metabolism
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Paget's Disease
  • Endocrine Disorders

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
Loyola Hospital

Mary Ann Emanuele, MD, FACP

Professor

Specialties

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
Loyola Hospital

Norma Lopez, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Hormonal Abnormalities
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease and Disorders
  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Calcium Metabolism

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Alaleh Mazhari, DO

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Bone Disease/Vitamin D Deficiency/Diabetes

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North

Sarah Nadeem, MD, FACE

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Osteopenia

Shanika Samarasinghe, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease and Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills
Loyola Hospital

Rod Marianne Arceo-Mendoza, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Endocrine Disorders

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Hospital