Associate Professor, Stritch School of Medicine (Loyola University Chicago)
Loyola University Medical Center
In 2013, Dr. Theodote K. Pontikes joined Loyola University Medical Center as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist and as a faculty member of the Stritch School of Medicine, where she is currently an Associate Professor. After completing residency training in General/Adult Psychiatry (University of Chicago), she completed fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Harvard Medical School), as well as Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Harvard Medical School) and Clinical Medical Ethics (University of Chicago). Dr. Pontikes has experience working in outpatient and inpatient settings and as part of a multidisciplinary care team. She is also experienced in systems-of-care, and has earned a MBA degree in Health Care Management (Loyola University Chicago).
Dr. Pontikes is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Pontikes has been awarded Distinguished Fellow status in both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association and is actively involved in Illinois’s respective regional organizations. She is currently serving as the chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.
Dr. Pontikes is especially interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated care for pediatric and adult patient populations; in transcultural issues and the reduction of healthcare disparities; in patient advocacy; patient safety and healthcare policy; and in medical education and mentorship.