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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, Joins Loyola Medicine as Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology

MAYWOOD, IL –  Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, an internationally known radiation oncologist, has joined Loyola Medicine as vice chair of network operations in the department of radiation oncology.

Dr. Wynn will provide direct oversight and clinical care in the expansion of Loyola's radiation oncology network. The two newest ventures are radiation oncology affiliations at the Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus and Presence Resurrection Medical Center, where he is medical director.

He comes to Loyola from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was associate director of a 21-center academic radiation oncology network, the largest such network in the country.

Dr. Wynn’s clinical expertise includes treating brain and spine tumors, lung cancer and prostate and other genitourinary cancers. His academic and research interests include conducting national cooperative group clinical trials and addressing disparities in cancer treatments through research, education and advocacy.

Dr. Wynn has published studies in top medical journals, including Lancet, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, JAMA Oncology, Journal of the American College of Radiology and Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Wynn is among the leading researchers studying clinical applications for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which delivers high doses of radiation to precisely targeted tumors. SBRT is used to treat tumors in the brain and spine, lungs and pelvic area. Specialized imaging is used during treatments to improve precision and accuracy.

“SBRT and other leading-edge technologies used in radiation oncology are improving at a pace similar to that of cell phone technology improvements,” Dr. Wynn said. “This is enabling us to personalize treatments to individual patients, minimize side effects, improve quality of life, increase cure rates and prolong lives.”

Dr. Wynn has held many leadership roles in local, state and national medical societies. He is fellowship committee chair and immediate past president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and an inaugural member of the American College of Radiology Commission on Women and Diversity.

The many honors and awards Dr. Wynn has received include induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; 2016 Physician of the Year award from the Gateway Medical Society in Pittsburgh; nomination to serve on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health Advisory Committee; Mississippi Medical and Surgical Association’s 2005 Physician of the Year; and Fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Wynn earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed a residency in radiation oncology and a fellowship in neuro-radiation oncology at the University of Rochester and completed physician executive training at Harvard University. He is a professor in the department of radiation oncology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Wynn is board certified in radiation oncology.

Dr. Wynn and his wife, Allyson, live in Burr Ridge, Illinois. They have two grown sons. 

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 94 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 133,000 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.