Friday, September 27, 2013

Dr. Christopher Loftus Named Treasurer of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Dr. Christopher Loftus has been elected treasurer of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

Loftus, an internationally known neurosurgeon, is chair of the Department of Neurosurgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

The federation is a professional, scientific, nongovernmental organization that represents about 30,000 neurosurgeons worldwide. It comprises five continental associations, 114 national neurosurgical societies and five affiliate societies. The federation works with member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training and research to benefit patients. It has official relations with the World Health Organization.

Dr. Loftus has special expertise in the circulatory system around the brain and the treatment of both benign and malignant brain tumors, brain aneurysms, vascular malformations and blockages of the carotid artery.

Dr. Loftus is a U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor, ranked in the top 1 percent of his specialty. He has written more than 600 research papers, books and/or book chapters, articles, reviews, abstracts and special presentations.

Dr. Loftus has been a visiting professor at dozens of medical schools worldwide and has held numerous roles within the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He also has sat on the editorial boards for numerous neurosurgery journals around the world and is a frequent guest lecturer at both national and international scientific meetings.

About Loyola University Health System

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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.