Wednesday, December 28, 2011

John Robinson, MD, named Master Teacher at Stritch School of Medicine

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- John Robinson, MD, has been selected a Ralph P. Leischner Master Teacher by fellow faculty members of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Robinson "excels in many teaching areas," said John Clancy, PhD, who nominated him for the award. "He has received numerous teaching awards from students as well as from alumni and has done an excellent job developing a course in his field."

For the last two years, Robinson has been named Teacher of the Year by first-year medical students.

Robinson is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology.  His special interests include arthritis, autoimmune diseases, general rheumatology, inflammatory joint disease and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Robinson did his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also went to medical school. He did a fellowship at Cook County Hospital. He has been at Loyola since 1974.

The Master Teacher Award recognizes outstanding faculty teachers at Stritch School of Medicine. Faculty nominate and select winners. Qualified faculty must teach in the undergraduate medical education program and demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching, create an atmosphere in which students want to learn and have an awareness of and sensitivity to what students need to know and understand at each level of their education.

The award is named after the late Ralph P. Leischner, Jr., MD, a professor in the Department of Pathology at Stritch, who was named a Professor of the Year 14 times.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.