Loyola Medicine Radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, Named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists | | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Loyola Medicine Radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, Named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR, FAAWR, has been inducted into the first fellowship class of the American Association for Women Radiologists.

Dr. Ward previously was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology. A fellow is the highest grade of membership a medical society bestows.
 A past president of the American Association for Women Radiologists, Illinois Radiological Society and Chicago Radiological Society, Dr. Ward received the 2012 Chicago Radiological Society Gold Medal for distinguished service and the 2016 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Alumni of the Year Award for excellence in service to patients.

Dr. Ward received her medical degree from Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and an imaging fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Ward is an associate professor in the department of radiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise includes mammography, ultrasound and breast MRI. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

The American Association for Women Radiologists was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions. The association sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women and facilitate networking. The association also provides mentorship opportunities for the next generation of women radiologists.

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Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,772 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

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Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.