Loyola Neurologist Among Chicago's 50 Most Influential Latinos

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Loyola Neurologist Named Among 50 Most Influential Latinos in Chicago

José Biller, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD, has been named to Negocios Now's list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in the Chicago Area.

Negocios Now, a national award-winning business publication, also named four Loyola Medicine physicians to its 2017 “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago.”

Dr. Biller, chair of Loyola's department of neurology, is an internationally known expert on strokes. Dr. Biller (pictured left with his wife, Rhonda) has helped write national clinical guidelines for treating strokes and is a media spokesperson for the American Stroke Association. He has served as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for leading national and international journals and textbooks. Dr. Biller is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and Stroke Council of the American Heart Association.

Negocios Now develops the Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago list each year of the most prominent Hispanics in the Chicago area. Nominees come from sectors including business, healthcare, media, nonprofit, education, culture and politics.

The 2017 Who's Who list is published in a Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago special edition.

Loyola representatives on the 2017 Who’s Who list are:

  • Jorge Asconapé, MD, neurologist. Dr. Asconapé is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. He is one of the top epilepsy specialists in the Chicago area, heading the Loyola Epilepsy Center.
  • Diego Martin di Sabato, MD, surgeon. Dr. di Sabato's clinical expertise includes bile duct cancer, biliary disease, kidney and pancreas transplant, liver disorders, liver transplant, liver tumors and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Camilo Gomez, MD, neurologist. Dr. Gomez is a stroke specialist and pioneer in minimally invasive neuroendovascular surgery for the treatment of strokes and other vascular problems, including aneurysms, carotid stenosis and vascular malformations.
  • John Lopez, MD, interventional cardiologist. Dr. Lopez is co-director of Loyola’s acute heart attack program and director of interventional cardiology research. Dr. Lopez performs interventional procedures such as stent placements and device placements to treat heart attacks, chest pain, valve disorders and other cardiovascular conditions.

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.