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.
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, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It 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 264-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.