José Biller, MD, Receives A.B. Baker Award | News | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Loyola Medicine Physician Recognized with American Academy of Neurology Lifetime Achievement Award

José Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA, FAHA, chair of the Loyola University Medical Center department of neurology

MAYWOOD, IL – José Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA, FAHA, chair of the Loyola University Medical Center department of neurology, has been honored with the A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education.

The American Academy of Neurology annually honors an educator who has dedicated their career to leadership, creativity and scholarship. Dr. Biller is the 30th recipient of the award. Recipients of this prestigious award are considered legendary educators in the field of Neurology.

“As a physician and a department chair, there are a lot of things he could be doing with his time, and to prioritize meeting with our residents and students every week demonstrates how truly passionate he is about education,” said colleague Matthew McCoyd, MD, residency program director for neurology at Loyola University Medical Center.

Prior to joining Loyola, Dr. Biller led Indiana University's department of neurology for nearly 10 years. In addition, Dr. Biller has directed the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a chair for the Certification Council of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties and the Neuro-hospitalist Section of the AAN. He is a member of the AAN’s International Affairs Committee.

Throughout his career, Dr. Biller has presented at nearly 700 conferences and medical meetings and published more than 350 peer-reviewed articles. Biller is well known for his contributions to textbooks, including Localization in Clinical Neurology, Practical Neurology, and The Hospital Neurology Book.

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.