President of ABOS: Michael Bednar, MD | Loyola Medicine
Friday, October 23, 2020

Loyola Orthopaedic Surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, Named New President of ABOS

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MAYWOOD, Ill. – Michael S. Bednar, MD, chief of hand surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, is the new president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Dr. Bednar was first elected to the ABOS board of directors in 2014, and previously served as chair of ABOS' Written Examination Committee. Dr. Bednar earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery from the Indiana Hand Center. Dr. Bednar was recently named to Chicago Magazine’s list of Top Docs for Fitness Junkies. He is part of the outstanding orthopaedics team at Loyola Medicine and named to Becker's Hospital Review’s current list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs. In addition, Loyola is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ in Spine Surgery.

Dr. Bednar was recently named to Chicago Magazine’s list of Top Docs for Fitness Junkies. He is part of the outstanding orthopaedics team at Loyola Medicine and named to Becker's Hospital Review’s current list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs. In addition, Loyola is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ in Spine Surgery.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. The mission of ABOS is to ensure safe, ethical and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery. The ABOS maintains the highest standards for education, practice and conduct through examination, certification and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public. For more information, visit abos.org.

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 92 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 129,000 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.