Dr. Mirza Receives M. Brownell Anderson Award | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Loyola Pathologist Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, Receives M. Brownell Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators

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MAYWOOD, IL – Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, has been awarded the 2020 M. Brownell Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators by the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), the Midwest education group within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Dr. Mirza is a pathologist at Loyola University Medical Center and associate professor of pathology and laboratory medical education and applied health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the Parkinson School for Health Sciences and Public Health. He also serves as vice chair of education at the Department of Pathology at Laboratory Medicine, founding program director for the Master's in Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, assistant director for the Mechanisms of Human Disease Course, and associate program director of the AP/CP Pathology Residency Program.

The M. Brownell Anderson Award "recognizes early-career medical educators who have demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment and creativity in the field of medical education across the continuum and serves as an opportunity to celebrate their potential and talent," said Elizabeth A. Baker, MD, CGEA chair. “Dr. Mirza stood out among an amazing array of talented young educators."

Dr. Mirza will receive the award virtually at the 2021 regional CGEA meeting in April.

Dr. Mirza has received numerous awards and accolades. He was named to The Pathologist magazine’s “Power” lists in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2019, Dr. Mirza also received the Outstanding Classroom Educator award from the Stritch School of Medicine graduating class, and the Teaching Excellence Award from The Ohio State University's Pathology Student Interest Group. In 2017, Dr. Mirza was voted one of the top five honorees in the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) "40 Under Forty" list.

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.