Radiologist Receives Honor from Radiological Society | Loyola Medicine
Friday, May 6, 2016

Loyola Radiologist Aruna Vade, MD, Receives Highest Honor from Chicago Radiological Society

MAYWOOD, IL – The Chicago Radiological Society has given Loyola Medicine pediatric radiologist Aruna Vade, MD, FACR, its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Vade was honored for her “outstanding leadership in organized medicine on local, state and national levels and her many years of dedicated service to radiology.”

Dr. Vade is medical director of pediatric radiology and a professor in the departments of radiology and pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Vade is a past councilor and current alternate councilor for the American College of Radiology and a member of the executive committees of the Chicago and Illinois radiological societies. She has served on numerous committees and in various officer positions for local and state radiological societies, including president of the Chicago and Illinois radiological societies.  She is a member of the Pediatric Radiology Committee of the American College of Radiology and also has served on the college’s credentials committee.

Dr. Vade has been active in the Indian Medical Association of Illinois, serving on its executive committee and in various officer positions, including president.

Dr. Vade is an author of two book chapters and 64 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is a reviewer for two medical journals, Pediatric Radiology and Case Reports in Radiology. She has given 90 presentations and invited lectures and more than 50 scientific exhibits at local, national and international meetings.

Dr. Vade and her husband, Suresh Vade, MD, have two children, Shilpa, a radiologist who trained under Dr. Aruna Vade at Loyola, and Anand, and two grandchildren. Dr. Vade and her husband live in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and have traveled extensively throughout the world. They have visited every continent, including Antarctica. 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood 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. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park 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 in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, 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 $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity 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.