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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Twenty-seven Loyola Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine's 2019 Top Cancer Doctors

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MAYWOOD, IL – Twenty-seven Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2019 list of "Chicago's Top Cancer Doctors."

The annual list of Top Cancer Doctors can be found in Chicago magazine's October 2019 issue and online.

Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its expert team of highly trained cancer doctors who come from a wide variety of clinical areas. These multidisciplinary specialists provide the expertise, translational research experience and compassionate care needed to diagnose and treat cancer. They work together, taking a collaborative approach to cancer care.

The annual Top Cancer Doctors issue also features local breakthroughs in cancer treatment, including Loyola's innovative CAR T-Cell therapy treatment for leukemia and lymphoma. Patrick Stiff, MD, director of hematology and oncology at Loyola University Medical Center, participated in a momentous 2017 study that led to FDA approval of CAR T-Cell therapy for pediatric leukemia and adult lymphoma patients. Stiff and his team are now working to produce CAR T-cells in Loyola's laboratory and are the first cancer center in Illinois to produce these cells onsite.

Loyola Medicine physicians named to the Top Cancer Doctors list include:

Kathy Albain, MD, medical oncology

Marc Borge, MD, interventional radiology and vascular surgery

Richard Borrowdale, MD, otolaryngology

Dariusz Borys, MD, pathology

Victor Cimino, MD, plastic surgery

Joseph Clark, MD, medical oncology

Scott Cotler, MD, hepatology

Bahman Emami, MD, radiation oncology

Robert Flanigan, MD, urology

Constantine Godellas, MD, surgery

Gopal Gupta, MD, urology

Charles Hemenway, MD, pediatric hematology/oncology

John Leonetti, MD, otolaryngology

Fred Luchette, MD, surgery

Edward Melian, MD, radiation oncology

Kenneth Micetich, MD, medical oncology

Sucha Nand, MD, hematology/oncology

Russ Nockels, MD, neurological surgery

Ronald Potkul, MD, gynecologic oncology

Vikram Prabhu, MD, neurological surgery

Marcus Quek, MD, urology

David Rosi, MD, medical oncology

William Small, Jr., MD, radiation oncology

Patrick Stiff, MD, hematology/oncology

Thomas Turk, MD, urology

Darl Vandevender, MD, plastic surgery

Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, thoracic & cardiac surgery

"We are incredibly proud of our Loyola Medicine physicians who are featured on the Top Cancer Doctors list for 2019," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "Their continued commitment to innovation and cancer research is saving lives.”

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, compiled the list of top cancer doctors. The group's process for selecting the top doctors includes reviewing peer nominations, extensive research and careful review and screening by a physician-directed research team. Physicians are not able to nominate themselves or pay to be featured on the list.

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.