Loyola Medicine Physicians Named Top Cardiologists 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Twelve Loyola Medicine Physicians Named Chicago Magazine Top Heart Doctors

MAYWOOD, IL – Twelve Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's "Top Cardiologists 2018."

The list, which includes eight Loyola cardiologists and four Loyola heart surgeons, was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company.

Castle Connolly's online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. The doctors' educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

Loyola physicians on the Chicago magazine top cardiologists list are:

Cardiac Electrophysiology
David Wilber, MD

Cardiovascular Disease 
John Barron, MD
Alain Heroux, MD
Thomas McKiernan, MD
Ivan Pacold, MD
Mushabbar Syed, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Fred Leya, MD
John Lopez, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Bryan Foy, MD
Edwin McGee Jr., MD
Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

At Loyola Medicine’s Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists collaborate on patient care and treatment options, including leading-edge cardiac tests, screenings and non-invasive diagnostic options. Loyola is ranked 18th in the nation in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Report.



About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.