Monday, December 16, 2013

Loyola stroke expert honored by Uruguay's National Academy of Medicine

MAYWOOD, Ill. – José Biller, MD, an internationally known expert in stroke and other neurological disorders, has been named Foreign Academic Correspondent of the National Academy of Medicine in Uruguay.

Biller is a professor and chair in the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

The honor from Uruguay’s most prestigious academic medical society recognizes Biller’s teaching and scientific publications, as well as his moral and ethical accomplishments.

“I am very humbled to receive this wonderful honor from my native country,” Biller said.

Biller grew up in Uruguay and went to medical school at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay. He came to the United States in 1976.
Biller has given more than 500 lectures and presentations at scientific meetings around the world and is an author of more than 500 scientific articles and studies. He also has edited more than 20 books.

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.