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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.