Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 13, 2013
Raina Gupta, MD, board-certified adult neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, has joined the medical staff at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Coming back to Chicago, Gupta most recently worked as a neurohospitalist with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. Prior to that, she worked as a neurologist at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.
“I’m very happy to be able to specialize in adult neurology, while also practicing in sleep medicine. They are two very connected, overlapping fields of medicine,” Gupta said.
In her practice, she said she is interested in treating patients with strokes, seizures, sleep disorders and headaches. She also treats patients with chronic neurologic conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Gupta completed her fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Chicago in 2011, having completed her adult neurology residency program at Rush University Medical Center the previous year. She received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2006, and completed her internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2007.
“I really like being back in Chicago,” Gupta said. “Everyone has been very welcoming and embracing. I look forward to seeing the variety of patients here and joining in to serve our community.”
In addition to her new position, Gupta serves on the sleep section’s executive board of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIO), and is a past secretary with the organization’s medical students and residents section, as well as a past president of AAPIO’s St. Louis chapter.
Gupta is now accepting new patients. Appointments may be made by calling 800.3.ADVOCATE (800.323.8622) or logging onto http://www.advocatehealth.com/masonic.
About Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a 408-bed hospital in Chicago with a Level I trauma center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the highest designations awarded by the state of Illinois. It offers comprehensive inpatient services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics and pediatric care, as well as a full breadth of outpatient services. A recipient of numerous awards for quality and clinical excellence, Illinois Masonic was ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Thomson Reuters, as well as named a recipient of the organization’s Everest Award for National Benchmarks in 2010. The medical center has also been named a Leader in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index for the past four years, as well as one of the Chicago region’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years. In 2012, the hospital achieved Magnet redesignation for excellence and quality in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, which it originally achieved in 2008. Illinois Masonic is part of Advocate Health Care, a 2009 and 2010 Thomson Reuters Top 10 U.S. health care system for quality and clinical performance and the largest provider of health care services in Illinois. For more on Illinois Masonic, visit http://www.advocatehealth.com/masonic.