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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chicago Radiological Society Gives Highest Honor to Loyola Radiation Oncologist

Bojan Petrovic, MD congratulates Edward Melian, MD

Bojan Petrovic, MD, president-elect of the Chicago Radiological Society, (left) congratulates Edward Melian, MD, upon Dr. Melian's winning the society's 2017 Distinguished Service Award on April 20, 2017. 

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine radiation oncologist Edward Melian, MD, has received the Chicago Radiological Society’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor the society bestows on members.

The award, also known as the Gold Medal, recognizes Dr. Melian’s outstanding leadership and his many years of service to radiation oncology and radiology. Dr. Melian received the Gold Medal during the society’s April 20, 2017 meeting.

Dr. Melian’s clinical expertise includes brain tumors, pediatric cancer, spinal tumors, HDR/LDR brachytherapy, radiosurgery, sarcomas, stereotactic body radiation therapy and trigeminal neuralgia. He has served as co-director of the lung cancer evaluation center and member of the neuro-oncology clinic at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

Dr. Melian twice has been named Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Teacher of the Year in radiation oncology. The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology named Dr. Melian 2014 Educator of the Year.

Dr. Melian is past president of the Chicago Radiological Society and has served on the society’s executive committee since 1998. He has served on the Illinois Radiological Society’s executive committee since 2002 and has been a councilor of the American College of Radiology for eight years.

He also serves on the American College of Radiology’s executive council. Dr. Melian is a long-standing member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Gilbert H. Fletcher Society and North American Skull Base Society.

He is an author of dozens of papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-author of eight book chapters on radiation oncology and neurological sciences.

Dr. Melian earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at Loyola University Medical Center and a fellowship in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Melian is an associate professor in the departments of radiation oncology and neurological surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Melian and his wife, Jan, live in Burr Ridge, Illinois. They have four children and seven grandchildren. He is an avid rower and competed in multiple National Rowing Championships between 1980 and 1995.

The Chicago Radiological Society is dedicated to disseminating knowledge in the radiological sciences by hosting multiple educational meetings each year. Members also advocate for the profession at local, state and national levels. The society, founded in 1913, is the oldest, continuously active radiological society in the United States.

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 92 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 129,000 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.