Tuesday, August 2, 2011

U.S. News & World Report Names 36 Loyola Physicians among Top 1%

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Thirty-six Loyola University Health System physicians are ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine compiled the list in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a leader in health-care research and information. They assembled the list through peer nominations from physicians across the nation. The research team then reviewed each nominee’s training, achievements and appointments, among other credentials. Loyola has 98 physicians named to U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors list and 34 of those physicians are in the top 1 percent in the nation in their specialties. Loyola physicians and their specialty named in the top 1 percent are: Elaine Adams, MD, Rheumatology Kathy Albain, MD, Medical Oncology Gerard Aranha, MD, Surgeon Mamdouh Bakhos, MD, Heart Surgeon James Berman, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist Richard Besinger, MD, Perinatologist Joseph Clark, MD, Medical Oncologist Bahman Emami, MD, Radiation Oncologist Mary Ann Emanuele, MD, Endocrinologist Patrick J. Fahey, MD, Pulmonologist Robert Flanigan, MD, Urologist Richard L. Gamelli, MD, Surgeon Ellen Gaynor, MD, Medical Oncologist Howard Greisler, MD, Vascular Surgeon T.S. Gunasekaran, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist Joel T. Hardin, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist Alain Heroux, MD, Cardiologist Andrew J. Hotaling, MD, Otolaryngologist Thomas John, MD, Ophthalmologist John Leonetti, MD, Otolaryngologist Terry R. Light, MD, Hand Surgeon Robert Love, MD, Heart Surgeon Ricarchito Manera, MD, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist John F. Moran, MD, Cardiologist Jonathan Muraskas, MD, Neonatologist Sucha Nand, MD, Hematologist J. Paul O’Keefe, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist Michael S. Pinzur, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon Ronald K. Potkul, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist Donna M. Smith, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist James Stankiewicz, MD, Otolaryngologist Patrick Stiff, MD, Hematologist Martin Tobin, MD, Pulmonologist David J. Wilber, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a part of the Loyola University Health System, had 23 doctors named to the list and two were also among the top 1 percent: Herand Abcarian, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, and Lloyd W. Klein, MD, Cardiologist. For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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.