Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Loyola ENT Resident Wins Research Competition at Chicago Meeting

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Two Loyola resident physicians finished in first and third place April 12 in the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society's annual academic resident competition.

Dr. Amy Pittman won first place with her research presentation on anabolic steroids and recurrent nerve paralysis. Dr. Carl Moeller placed third with a clinical study on sinus screening for transplant patients.

A third Loyola resident, Dr. James Jaber, gave a basic science presentation on tumor-inhibition factors.

"The superb research presented by Drs. Pittman, Moeller and Jaber is a demonstration of the great residency training program we have at Loyola," said Dr. James Stankiewicz, chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "The ENT [ear-nose-throat] resident world knows Loyola is a force to be reckoned with."

Last year, two Loyola residents won "Rhinology Bowl," a Jeopardy-like competition held during the world's largest meeting of rhinologists, who treat nasal and sinus disorders. Also at the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society meeting, Dr. Sam Marzo was elected president-elect for 2011-2012. Marzo is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Stritch School of Medicine.

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.