Loyola Medicine Physicians Named Top Cardiologists 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Twelve Loyola Medicine Physicians Named Chicago Magazine Top Heart Doctors

Chicago magazine top heart doctors magazine cover graphic.

MAYWOOD, IL – Twelve Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's "Top Cardiologists 2018."

The list, which includes eight Loyola cardiologists and four Loyola heart surgeons, was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company.

Castle Connolly's online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. The doctors' educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

Loyola physicians on the Chicago magazine top cardiologists list are:

Cardiac Electrophysiology
David Wilber, MD

Cardiovascular Disease 
John Barron, MD
Alain Heroux, MD
Thomas McKiernan, MD
Ivan Pacold, MD
Mushabbar Syed, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Fred Leya, MD
John Lopez, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Bryan Foy, MD
Edwin McGee Jr., MD
Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

At Loyola Medicine’s Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists collaborate on patient care and treatment options, including leading-edge cardiac tests, screenings and non-invasive diagnostic options. Loyola is ranked 18th in the nation in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Report.



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 94 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 133,000 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.