Dr. Brubaker, a key Loyola researcher and clinical leader, makes the cover
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola physicians once again have been selected as the region’s “go-to” doctors by Chicago magazine. This time 16 Loyola doctors were named as “Chicago's Top Doctors for Women."
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health-care research and information company, compiled the list after surveying physicians and the medical leadership of top hospitals to identify "highly skilled, exceptional doctors."
Linda Brubaker, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine appears on the cover. Dr. Brubaker is an internationally recognized leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. She also serves as a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology and as director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Health System.
“Linda’s skills and contributions to the health-care profession make her well-deserving of this prominent feature,” said Paul Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System. “She is an accomplished surgeon, clinician, researcher and educator who has transformed the way we care for women with pelvic-floor disorders.”
Other full-time Loyola physicians on the Top Doctors for Women list include:
• Coronary artery disease; echocardiography; heart failure; nuclear cardiology; heart valve disease: John Barron, MD
• Transplant medicine (heart); heart failure: Alain Heroux, MD
• Heart disease: Thomas McKiernan, MD
• Coronary artery disease; congestive heart failure; cholesterol/lipid disorders: John Moran, MD
• Cholesterol lipid disorders; heart disease in the elderly; preventive cardiology: Ivan Pacold, MD
• Heart valve disease; coronary artery disease: Ronald Schreiber, MD
• Women's health; addiction/substance abuse: Eva Bading, MD
• Geriatric medicine; women's health: Linda Fisher, MD
• Ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer; robotic surgery: Ronald Potkul, MD
• Cervical cancer; ovarian cancer: Donna Smith, MD
• Prenatal diagnosis; premature labor; critical care: Richard Besinger, MD
Four doctors who are on the list with affiliations to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of the Loyola University Health System, include: Lou Ivanovic, MD, (cardiology); Jaafar Afshar, MD, (gynecologic endocrinology and infertility); and Lloyd Klein, MD, (cardiovascular disease). Another physician with a part-time affiliation with Loyola is Meike Uhler, MD, (infertility; endometriosis; menopause problems).
"We are honored to have so many of our physicians on the Top Doctors for Women list," Dr. Whelton said. "They have earned the esteem of their colleagues by excelling in our three primary missions -- patient care, leading-edge research and medical education."
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.