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Dr. William Small Named Chair of Loyola’s Department of Radiation Oncology

MAYWOOD, Ill. - William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, has been named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Small comes to Loyola from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, where he was vice chair of Radiation Oncology. He also went to medical school and did his residency at Northwestern.

Dr. Small has earned an international reputation in gynecological malignancies, and also specializes in GI and breast cancers. He is co-chair of the NCI-funded Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Gynecological working committee and serves on the NCI Gynecological Steering Committee. He recently was named chair-elect of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup.

Dr. Small, who lives in St. Charles, was awarded fellowships in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is the former president of the Council of Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society, and is the immediate past chair of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup Cervix Committee.

Dr. Small replaces Bahman Emami, MD, FACR, FASTRO, who will continue as a tenured professor.  Dr. Emami created a state-of-the-art department, managed a growing radiation oncology program at Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital and collaborated with neurosurgery to introduce stereotactic radiosurgery at Loyola.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member 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. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. 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 the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC 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.

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