MAYWOOD, Il. -- Loyola University Health System neurologist Dr. José Biller has been appointed editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Neurology, a new peer-reviewed journal that is launching in December.
The journal said Biller is a "bold innovator" and a leading expert in the field of neurology, with special expertise in stroke and vascular neurology. Biller is chairman of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
"These are exciting times in the clinical neurosciences, and meaningful advances in research and clinical care have been made in neurology and related disciplines," Biller said. "The field is vast, complex, increasingly interdisciplinary, rapidly expanding and intellectually challenging."
Frontiers in Neurology is among a group of open-access journals supported by the Frontiers Research Foundation, an international not-for-profit foundation based in Switzerland.
Biller also is editor of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases and is a member of the editorial boards of 11 other journals and publications, including Stroke, CNS Drugs and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Biller is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and 110 book chapters. He has edited 14 books and given more than 440 invited lectures and presentations domestically and internationally.
Biller is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians and Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. He is an active member of the American Neurological Association.
In addition to stroke and vascular neurology, Biller's special interests include acute neurology care, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage, general neurology, neurological complications of pregnancy, stroke in children and young adults and transient ischemic attacks.
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.