President of Cytopathology Society: Loyola Pathologist | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Loyola pathologist inaugurated as president of American Society of Cytopathology

Eva M. Wojcik, MD

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Eva M. Wojcik, MD, chair of the Department of Pathology of Loyola University Medical Center, has been inaugurated as president of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC).

Dr. Wojcik is a professor and chair of the Department of Pathology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She also is a professor in the Department of Urology.

The ASC is the national professional society of physicians, cytotechnologists and scientists dedicated to the detection and early diagnosis of nearly all forms of cancer. The ASC focuses on education, research and continuous improvement in the standards and quality of patient care. With more than 3,000 members from the United States and other countries, it is the largest medical society solely dedicated to recognizing cellular abnormalities.

Dr. Wojcik has been a member of the ASC since 1992 and has served on several committees. She was instrumental in creating the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, where she is associate editor. She also has served on the editorial boards of several other scientific journals.

At Loyola, Dr. Wojcik is medical director of laboratories, former director of the residency program and director of the cytopathology fellowship program.

Dr. Wojcik earned her medical degree from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. She completed residencies in pathology: anatomic and clinical pathology from Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. She did a fellowship in pathology: cytopathology from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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.