Loyola Medicine Neurosurgeon Named Emerging Leader

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Loyola Medicine Neurosurgeon Named Emerging Leader

Anand V. Germanwala, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine neurosurgeon Anand V. Germanwala, MD, is among an elite group of 10 neurosurgeons in the country recognized as emerging neurosurgical leaders.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons selected Dr. Germanwala and nine other neurosurgeons to participate in the Vanguard Leadership in Healthcare program May 11-12 in Chicago. The advanced fellowship program is designed to empower neurosurgeons with the information and skills they need to lead their departments, groups, hospitals and health systems in today's challenging healthcare environment.
Dr. Germanwala is an associate professor and residency program director in the department of neurological surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Germanwala earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed fellowships in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Germanwala is board certified in neurological surgery.
Loyola Medicine offers one of the most comprehensive and advanced neurosurgery departments in the nation. The highly experienced, multidisciplinary team performs more than 1,000 cranial surgeries and collaborates on approximately 250 cranial-base operations per year.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons provides members with the educational and career development opportunities they need to become leaders and innovators in the field.

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.