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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Two Loyola Medicine Pathologists Named to The Pathologist Magazine's National 100 Leading Innovators Power List 2019

Loyola Medicine pathologists Drs. Wojcik & Mirza.

MAYWOOD, IL – Two Loyola Medicine pathologists have been named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List 2019, an international listing of the "100 leading innovators in pathology and laboratory medicine."

Eva Wojcik, MD, chair of Loyola University Medical Center's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was named No. 4 on the list and Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, medical director of molecular pathology, was named No. 5. Dr. Mirza also made the 2018 Power List.

Dr. Wojcik, the Helen M. and Raymond M. Galvin Professor of Pathology, was cited for her support of the See, Test and Treat free women’s cancer screening program at Loyola and for her worldwide leadership in developing a standardized platform for interpreting urine samples when diagnosing bladder cancer.

People who nominated Dr. Wojcik said she is a "champion of the underserved" and her career is a "testament of service to others."

Dr. Mirza was nominated for his "tireless contributions to pathology and laboratory medicine education and his work to improve communication between pathology and other medical fields."

Dr. Mirza received the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from The Ohio State University's Pathology Student Interest Group and the 2019 Outstanding Classroom Educator award from the graduating class of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Mirza was voted one of the top five honorees in the American Society for Clinical Pathology's 40 Under Forty list.

“We are proud to learn that our esteemed Pathology faculty members Dr. Wojcik and Dr. Mirza have been recognized by peers in their field. Their commitment to quality in support of our patients is appreciated by all of us at Loyola Medicine,” said Shawn P. Vincent, president and chief executive officer.

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.