Friday, September 27, 2013

Loyola Neurologist Receives 2013 ANA Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine faculty member José Biller, MD, has received the 2013 Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association.

The award honors outstanding accomplishments in teaching neurology to resident physicians and neurology students. Nominees come from the entire field of clinical neurology or neuroscience.

The award will be presented at the ANA annual meeting Oct. 13-15 in New Orleans.

Biller is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His specialties include stroke, stroke in children and young adults, acute neurology care, general neurology, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage (bleeding), neurological complications of pregnancy, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), vascular neurology and neurology of systemic diseases.

The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology, to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences and to expanding both the understanding of diseases of the nervous system and the ability to treat them.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.