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Clinical Leadership Council

The CLC provides physician leadership within the health system, offering insight and management expertise to promote exceptional patient care and superior health education while advancing the field of medicine through scholarly pursuits.

Eva Bading, MD, FAAFP

Chair, Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Family Medicine

Dr. Bading has been the chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 2001. She practices at the Loyola Center for Health at 1211 W. Roosevelt Road in Maywood. Her special interest is in community-centered, family-oriented holistic patient care, with a focus on preventive medicine, women's health and colposcopy. Dr. Bading earned her doctor of medicine degree, magna cum laude, from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, West Germany.

She trained in general medicine in Augsburg, Germany, and completed a residency in family practice at MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Bading has held a variety of positions before coming to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1998. She was faculty and director of family practice service at the family medicine residency program at MacNeal Memorial Hospital. She served as associate program director for the La Grange Family Medicine Residency Program at La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, Ill. Dr. Bading's faculty appointments include assistant professor of family medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago and associate professor of family medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. At Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Bading has served as the Department of Family Medicine chair and the director of Undergraduate Education. She is certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bading received several awards for her work including the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. award and the physician Magis award from Loyola University Health System. She is also a member of The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Mamdouh Bakhos, MD, FACS

Chair, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery; Professor, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Bakhos first joined Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1978 as clinical assistant professor. Today he is chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a position he has held since 1997. He earned his medical degree at Damascus University, Damascus, Syria, and completed his residency in general surgery at Meridia Huron Hospital in Cleveland. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Bakhos is certified in general surgery as well as being certified in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His clinical interests include adult cardiac surgery, adult congenital heart disease, heart and lung transplant, heart valve repair, minimally invasive surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and thoracic aortic surgery. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is a frequent presenter and lecturer at scientific meetings nationally and internationally. Dr. Bakhos has held memberships in dozens of medical and scientific societies, including The American College of Cardiology, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Jose Biller, MD, FAAN, FACP, FAHA

Chair, Neurology; Professor, Neurology and Neurological Surgery

Dr. Biller was named chair of the Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Stritch) in 2004. He first served Stritch from 1982 until 1984 as an assistant professor of neurology and then returned in 2003 as an associate chair of the department, following over 18 years of faculty positions with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School and Indiana University School of Medicine where he was chair of Neurology from 1994 to 2003.

Dr. Biller received his medical degree from the School of Medicine, University of the Republic in Uruguay, and completed his residency in neurology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Loyola University Medical Center/Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Cerebrovascular Research at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Biller is certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. His special interests include stroke clinical trials, acute neurology care, brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysms, neurological complications of pregnancy, stroke, stroke in children and young adults, transient ischemic attack (TIA), neurohospitalist care and all aspects of cerebrovascular diseases. Dr. Biller is the editor of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease and is also a member of several editorial boards including Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, and UpToDate, among others. Dr. Biller’s professional affiliations include serving as director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) from 1994 to 2001, past president of the ABPN in 2002, chair of the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) from 2006 to 2009 and vice-chair of the Vascular Neurology Writing Sub-Committee of the ABPN (2003 to the present). He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Angiology, American Academy of Neurology and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association and an active member of the American Neurological Association. He has published a myriad of peer-reviewed journals, books and abstracts and has been a guest lecturer at dozens of medical symposiums and conventions worldwide. Dr. Biller has earned many teaching awards and also has been named to top physician lists such as Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in Science.

Charles Stinson Bouchard, MD

Chair, Ophthalmology; John P. Mulcahy Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Bouchard was named chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology in 2003. He practices with special interests in cataract no-stitch surgery, cataracts, comprehensive eye care, conjunctivitis, contact lens complications, dry eyes, itchy eyes/ocular allergy, keratoconus, LASIK, surgery for nearsightedness and tearing. Dr. Bouchard also serves as a consultant at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Ill. Dr. Bouchard received his doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at George Washington University and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Bouchard is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has held a number of positions at Loyola University Health System since 1991, including director of the cornea service and residency program director from 1991 to 2003. He has served as president of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, member of the Board of Directors at the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and on the medical advisory board of the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr. Bouchard has received several awards for teaching and has been named Top Doctor in Chicago by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as well as “America’s Top Ophthalmologist” by the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He holds membership in dozens of medical and scientific societies, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Eye Bank Association of America and the Cornea Society.

Linda Brubaker, MD, MS

Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, FACS, FACOG, dean of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology

Dr. Brubaker serves as the dean of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and also is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Urology. She directs the Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Brubaker has been a member of the faculty since 2000, when she was recruited to begin the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Program. Prior to serving as interim dean, she was the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research.

Dr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s  in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from Rush University, where she also completed her residency and fellowship training. Dr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s  in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Brubaker was on the cover of Chicago magazine's January 2011 issue featuring Top Doctors for Women. She also is a prolific researcher, with major National Institutes of Health grants and a long list of publications. She has served as president of the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the editorial boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Neurourology and Urodynamics.

Dr. Linda Brubaker

William Cannon, MD, AAP, ACP

Chief of staff; Associate professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Cannon is responsible for the oversight of the medical-dental staff and of Loyola University Health System quality and patient safety, risk management and patient relations. He continues to practice internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Cannon is an associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Cannon received a bachelor of arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and his doctor of medicine degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Stritch) He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC). He has held a variety of positions at LUMC and Loyola University Health System, including medical director of primary care and managed care and program director for the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program. Dr. Cannon is chairman of Loyola University Chicago Insurance Corp. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Cannon has received several awards for teaching, including two Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching and an Inspirational Faculty Award from the Department of Medicine, Stritch. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Mark E. Cichon, DO, FACEP, FACOEP

Chair, Emergency Medical Services; Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Cichon has primary administrative responsibilities for the emergency medical services provided at Loyola University Medical Center. He oversees Loyola's Emergency Medical Services System, which incorporates education program training at all levels of care in the emergency system. Dr. Cichon also chairs the Region 8 Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, is a member of the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team and is a bioterrorism/mass casualty consultant for the Cook County Department of Public Health, among many other related appointments. He is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Cichon earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center. He is certified in emergency medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. His special interests include disaster preparedness, pre-hospital medicine and chest pain evaluation. He is co-principal investigator for the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children Grant with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dr. Cichon is on the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians and holds membership in numerous professional societies; he is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a distinguished fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

Mark E. Cichon, DO, FACEP, FACOEP

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS, is chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  In 1994, he became the medical school's first Albert J. Speh, Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor of Urology. In 2006, Dr. Flanigan also was awarded the Stritch Medal of Loyola University Chicago, the highest honor given to a Loyola faculty member or alumnus of the Stritch School of Medicine.

In addition, he has served as president of the American Board of Urology, president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, the Society of University Urologists, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and was founder and first president of the Society of Urologic Chairpersons and Program Directors. Dr. Flanigan also served as secretary of the American Urological Association from 2006-11. Dr. Flanigan has been very involved in basic and clinical research throughout his career and has contributed more than 350 publications to the medical literature. Dr. Flanigan earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School before completing his residencies in urology and general surgery at Case Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospitals (Cleveland) in 1978.

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS

W. Scott Jellish, MD, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology

Chair, Anesthesiology; Professor, Anesthesiology

Dr. Jellish was named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in 2000. He is involved in the residency program, teaching and clinical supervision of residents including any research activities related to resident training. Dr. Jellish joined Loyola University Medical Center in 1991 as an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and his PhD in biochemistry from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Jellish completed his medical internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, and his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. His special interests include general anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, non-heart surgery for patients with heart disease, post-operative pain control and prevention of post-operative nausea-vomiting. Dr. Jellish is certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. At Loyola he chairs the Operating Room/Post-Anesthesia Recovery Committee and Performance Improvement Project and serves on a number of committees including the Quality & Patient Safety Committee of the Board and Anesthesia Research Committee. Dr. Jellish holds membership in dozens of medical and scientific societies including the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associates, Association of University Anesthesiologists, International Anesthetic Research Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and the Academy of Anesthesiology. He is well-published with over 150 manuscripts and abstracts in the areas of neuromonitoring and neuroprotection. He is a current reviewer for numerous journals including the Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology and Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Head & Neck and the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.

Paul C. Kuo, MD, MBA, FACS

Chairman of the Department of Surgery and director of the Oncology Research Institute at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

Dr. Kuo joined Loyola University Health System in October 2010. He is chairman of the Department of Surgery and director of the Oncology Research Institute at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. From 2003 to 2010, he was chief of the division of General Surgery and vice chairman of research, Department of Surgery, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Dr. Kuo has done extensive research on cancers of the breast, colon and liver.

He also headed up the transplantation surgery team at Duke for eight years. Prior to that, he led the kidney and pancreas transplantation and laparoscopic surgery division at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He served as a transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, and at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif. He was a research and clinical fellow in surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and a fellow in transplant/hepatobiliary surgery at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital of Harvard. He completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital of Harvard. He earned his MD and MBA from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and will receive his MS in Med Informatics from Northwestern University in 2011. He also has been named one of the Best Doctors in America and one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is a member of several surgical and medical societies and associations. His clinical interests include minimally invasive general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation.

Terry Light, MD, FAAOS, FACS

Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation; Division Director, Orthopaedic Surgery; Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Light directs the educational programs and oversees clinical care and research efforts in this area of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Stritch) and was chairman of the former Loyola University Physician Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Yale/New Haven Hospital. He completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Connecticut Combined Hand Surgery Program.
 

Before joining Stritch, he served as assistant professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Light is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a certification in hand surgery from the same board. His clinical and research interests have focused on hand surgery with a particular emphasis on children's hand problems and medical education. Dr. Light has provided professional leadership as president of numerous medical organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Academic Orthopaedic Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, the Illinois Orthopaedic Society and the Chicago Hand Society. He is an honorary member of hand surgery societies in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Lithuania. He is an international speaker on hand surgery and is the author of more than 100 articles, book chapters and editorials on orthopaedic topics.

Christopher M. Loftus, MD, FACS

Chairperson, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Loftus, a neurosurgeon who is internationally known for his research and treatment of cerebral aneurysms and stroke, has written more than 600 research papers, books, chapters, articles, reviews, abstracts and special presentations.  As a lecturer, teacher and an agent of national and international exchange in the specialty of neurosurgery, Dr. Loftus is an accomplished leader.  Through his collaboration with physician researchers from Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, we have come to know Dr. Loftus as a leading-edge researcher, a stellar educator and a devoted clinician.

Scott A. Mirowitz, MD, MMM, FACR, FACHE, FACPE

Professor and Chairman of Radiology

Dr. Mirowitz is professor and chairman of Radiology at Loyola University Health System. Before accepting this post in March 2011, he was chairman of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System for eight years. Prior to that, he was chief of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (North Campus) at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, co-director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and associate medical director at Health Management Partners/Washington University Physicians Network.

He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University in New Orleans and earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Washington University Medical Center, followed by an MRI fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute. Dr. Mirowitz has completed the Graduate Program in Medical Management at the American College of Physician Executives and the Physician Executive Leadership Program at BJC/Washington University Health Administration Program. He has been a tenured professor of Radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine. He has served on the board of directors of numerous organizations including the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Health Center Development, Central Imaging Services, Main Medical Ventures and Alliance Diagnostic Ventures, where he was chief medical officer. Dr. Mirowitz has been named a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been the recipient of many honors, including the Roentgen Centennial Award of the Radiological Society of North America and the Joseph Whitely Education Award of the Association of University Radiologists, among others. He is the author or co-author of three books, has published more than 170 scientific papers and book chapters and delivered more than 150 national and international scientific presentations and invited lectures. He has served as editor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America for nine years, and on the editorial boards of Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology and other scientific journals. He has also been very active in leadership roles for several medical associations and societies and community organizations.

Ronald K. Potkul, MD, FACS, FACOG

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ronald K. Potkul, MD, FACS, FACOG, is chairman of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department and director of gynecologic oncology at Loyola University Health System. He is also a professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and was a fellow in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is a member of numerous medical societies and associations and has written extensively for peer-reviewed publications.

Ronald K. Potkul, MD, FACS, FACOG

Murali S. Rao, MD, DFAPA, FAPM

Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences; Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences

Dr. Rao was named chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences in 2009, the year he also was awarded certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His clinical and research interests include affective disorders, dual-diagnosis psychiatric illnesses, geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Rao earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Mysore, Mysore Medical College, India.

He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., which included a post-graduate neurology course at The Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Hospital, London, U. K., and was the chief resident in psychiatry at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Wisconsin. Before joining Loyola Dr. Rao served as medical director of the Regional Forensic Center at Mayview State Hospital in Pittsburgh, and had a private psychiatry practice in Mysore, India, and was chairmam and founder of Medtek Asia Pvt. Ltd., a health-care manufacturing unit in India and an extension of MedtekUSA, Inc. Dr. Rao also has completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Electro-Convulsive and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Brain Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C. He is a member of many national and international associations and committees including the Teaching & Training Committee of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. He has earned many teaching awards and is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American College of Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Rao has published many scholarly articles, book chapters and editorials on psychiatry topics and has been a member of several editorial boards including the Journal of Palliative Medicine and Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.

William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO

Chair, Radiation Oncology; Professor, Radiation Oncology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, joined the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in July 2013 as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Prior to joining Stritch, Dr. Small was the vice chair of Radiation Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He completed medical school and residency training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Small has an international reputation for research and treatment of gynecological malignancies, and he also specializes in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. He is co-chair of the NCI-funded Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Gynecologic Working Group and serves as chair-elect of the RTOG Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup. Dr. Small is a fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is the former president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society and is the immediate past chair of the RTOG Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup Cervix Cancer Committee.

William Small Jr., MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology

James A. Stankiewicz, MD, FACS, AAOHNS, ARS

Chair, Otolaryngology; Professor, Otolaryngology

Dr. Stankiewicz has been with Loyola University Medical Center since 1980. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) and also is the director of the Nasal Sinus Center at Loyola. His clinical activities include diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of nasal sinus disorders. Dr. Stankiewicz graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in biology and earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

His residency in otolaryngology was served at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Stankiewicz served a two-year military obligation in Oakland, Calif., where he was on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco. In 1985, he started the Nasal Sinus Center at Loyola, the first in the area. He has performed more than 6,000 nasal or sinus procedures and is nationally and internationally recognized for his experience and expertise. He is the author of more than 150 articles, chapters, and books. He has delivered more than 300 presentations, mostly dealing with nasal and sinus disorders. He is currently president of the American Rhinological Society. Dr. Stankiewicz is certified in otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Patrick Stiff, MD

Coleman Professor of Oncology, medical director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and director of the Hematology/Oncology division

Dr. Patrick Stiff, MD, is medical director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and director of the Hematology/Oncology division at Loyola University Health System. He is the Coleman Professor of Oncology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; he is also a Stritch alumnus. Dr. Stiff is board certified in internal medicine, oncology and hematology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and was a research fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.


He held faculty positions at Cornell University Medical College in New York and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., before coming back to Loyola in 1986. At Southern Illinois, he was also the director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Service. He earned his bachelor's of science in chemistry at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He is also a leading member in numerous medical societies and associations and is Co-Chair of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Committee for the Southwest Oncology Group. His current main research areas are umbilical cord blood transplantation, ex-vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells and cancer vaccines for ovarian cancer. In addition, he has written more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications.

Jerold M. Stirling, MD, FAAP

Chair, Pediatrics; Professor, Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

Dr. Stirling was named chair of pediatrics in 2005 and has been with Loyola University Medical Center since 1992 during which time he has held numerous leadership positions, including division director of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Pediatric Continuity Clinic director and director of Ambulatory Pediatric Specialties Clinic. His special interests are adolescent medicine, general pediatrics, sports injuries and sports medicine. Dr. Stirling earned his doctor of medicine degree from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.
 


He completed his pediatric internship at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University, also in Philadelphia. Dr. Stirling completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Dr. Stirling also holds a physician management certificate from the Loyola University Chicago School of Business Administration and completed the Physician Executive Training Clinical Chairs Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the sports medicine section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Stirling is well-published and has been named a scholar in the Ambulatory Pediatric Association National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholars Program.

Keith Veselik, MD

Medical Director of the Division of Primary Care; Associate Professor of pediatrics and internal medicine

Keith Veselik, MD, is the medical director of the Division of Primary Care at Loyola University Health System and an associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center.
 

He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He attended the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was named to Chicago magazine's Top Doctor list in 1996, 1999 and 2002, among numerous other awards that he has received. He has also been a school board member and president at Notre Dame Parish School.

Keith Veselik, MD

Eva M. Wojcik, MD

Chair, Pathology; Helen M. and Raymond M. Galvin Professor of Pathology

Dr. Wojcik was named chair of the Department of Pathology in 2007. She is a renowned pathologist who has a special interest in genitor-urinary pathology and has been a member of the Loyola University Medical Center community for more than 10 years. Dr. Wojcik has a medical degree from the Medical Academy of Gdansk, Poland. She completed her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center in Detroit.

Dr. Wojcik earned a fellowship in cytopathology from MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston. Besides being a departmental chair, she holds a variety of positions at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Stritch) Department of Pathology, including medical director of laboratories, director of the residency program and director of the cytopathology fellowship program. Her service responsibilities cover cytopathology and urologic surgical pathology. Dr. Wojcik is certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Wojcik is an associate editor of the Journal of Histotechnology and is a member of several editorial boards including E-Cytopathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Cancer Cytopathology and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is an active member and chairperson of dozens of medical committees and societies, some of which are the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Cytopathology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Wojcik has earned several awards and honors including Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Pathology at Stritch and the Award of the American Society of Cytopathology for New Frontiers in Cytology. Dr. Wojcik has been a frequent invited speaker at numerous international, national and regional forums. Most of her presentations are dealing with recent advances in urine cytology. Dr. Wojcik lectured in Korea, Thailand, Japan, Chile, Bahrain, Canada, Spain and France. She has authored and co-authored close to one hundred articles in leading peer review journals.