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December 16, 2013
Loyola stroke expert honored by Uruguay's National Academy of Medicine
MAYWOOD, Ill. – José Biller, MD, an internationally known expert in stroke and other neurological disorders, has been named Foreign Academic Correspondent of the National Academy of Medicine in Uruguay.
Biller is a professor and chair in the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
The honor from Uruguay’s most prestigious academic medical society recognizes Biller’s teaching and scientific publications, as well as his moral and ethical accomplishments.
“I am very humbled to receive this wonderful honor from my native country,” Biller said.
Biller grew up in Uruguay and went to medical school at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay. He came to the United States in 1976.
Biller has given more than 500 lectures and presentations at scientific meetings around the world and is an author of more than 500 scientific articles and studies. He also has edited more than 20 books.
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.