MAYWOOD, Ill. — Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD, FAAOS has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Health System.
Dr. Ghanayem will lead the department’s academic initiatives as well as Loyola’s clinical and graduate medical education programs.
Dr. Ghanayem joined Loyola in 1995 as an assistant professor. In addition to Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Ghanayem is a professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. For the past 20 years, Dr. Ghanayem has helped establish the Orthopaedic Surgery department as an internationally known center for education, research and patient care.
Dr. Ghanayem’s clinical expertise includes spine surgery of a variety of conditions, including the cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) spine.
Dr. Ghanayem earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University and a fellowship in spine surgery from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Ghanayem is replacing Terry Light, MD, who is stepping down after 25 years as department chair. Dr. Light, a nationally known hand surgeon, will remain on the faculty and continue seeing patients.