MAYWOOD, Ill. – Accomplished radiologist John Hibbeln, MD, FACR, has joined Loyola University Health System. Dr. Hibbeln is a professor in the Department of Radiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Hibbeln comes to Loyola from Rush University Medical Center, where he was associate vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, head of radiology information systems and CT imaging and co-director of MRI imaging.
Dr. Hibbeln is a past president of the Illinois Radiology Society, a member of the executive boards of the Illinois Radiology Society and American College of Radiology and a fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Hibbeln said he enjoys the challenge of working in the creative and rapidly evolving field of radiology. “Ninety-five percent of what I do on a routine basis today did not exist when I was in medical school,” he said.
Advances in imaging have markedly changed the practice of medicine. Because of better imaging, surgeons now know what to expect before beginning an operation. “Consequently, we can help guide surgery for people who truly need it, while avoiding surgery for people who don’t need it or wouldn’t be helped by it,” he said.
Dr. Hibbeln, who lives in Downers Grove, graduated from high school in three years and earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in a six-year combined BS/MD honors program in medical education. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nuclear medicine from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology from Wayne State University and a fellowship in cross sectional imaging: CT/ultrasound/MRI from Michael Reese Hospital.