Monday, December 28, 2009

Thirty-Two Loyola Doctors Named to Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors List

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Thirty-two Loyola University Health System physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's annual list of Chicago's Top Doctors.

The list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health-care research and information company. Castle Connolly surveyed physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify "highly skilled, exceptional doctors."

The list is included in the January, 2010 issue of Chicago magazine, on newsstands now.

"We are honored to have so many of our physicians on the Top Doctors list," said Dr. Paul Whelton, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System. "They have earned the esteem of their colleagues by excelling in our three primary missions -- patient care, cutting-edge research and medical education."

Here are the full-time Loyola physicians on the Top Doctors list:

Cardiac electrophysiology: Dr. David Wilber Cardiovascular disease: Dr. Alain Heroux, Dr. John Moran Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism: Dr. Mary Ann Emanuele Gynecologic oncology: Dr. Ronald Potkul, Dr. Donna Smith Hand surgery: Dr. Michael Bednar, Dr. Terry Light Hematology: Dr. Ellen Gaynor, Dr. Patrick Stiff Infectious disease: Dr. J. Paul O'Keefe Maternal and fetal medicine: Dr. Richard Besinger Medical oncology: Dr. Kathy Albain, Dr. Joseph Clark Neonatal-perinatal medicine: Dr. Jonathan Muraskas Neurological surgery: Dr. Thomas Origitano Orthopaedic surgery: Dr. Michael Pinzur Otolaryngology: Dr. Andrew Hotaling, Dr. John Leonetti, Dr. James Stankiewicz Pediatric Hematology-oncology: Dr. Ricarchito Manera Pulmonary disease: Dr. Patrick Fahey, Dr. Martin Tobin Radiation oncology: Dr. Bahman Emami Rheumatology: Dr. Elaine Adams Surgery: Dr. John Brems, Dr. Richard Gamelli Thoracic surgery: Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos Urology: Dr. Robert Flanigan

Three doctors with part-time Loyola affiliations are on the list: Dr. Deborah Couch (addiction psychiatry); Dr. Howard Greisler (vascular surgery) and Dr. Thomas John (ophthalmology).

Also on the list, for cardiovascular disease, is Dr. Lloyd Klein of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Loyola system.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.