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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Neil Gupta, MD, Named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders List

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Maywood, IL – Loyola Medicine's Neil Gupta, MD, MPH, FASGE, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2020 national class of Top 25 Emerging Leaders. Modern Healthcare, the leader in health care business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders all age 40 or younger, who have made significant contributions in the areas of innovation and financial, operational and clinical excellence early in their careers.

Dr. Gupta joined Loyola Medicine in 2012 and was recently named chief medical officer for Loyola Medicine's Medical Group and Provider Services. Loyola Medicine’s academic health system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital.

“In a year that's proven to be a game changer for the industry, a group of leaders has risen to meet the moment. Some members of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders were freshly minted in their roles when COVID-19 hit. They rose to the occasion, whether it was developing outreach for underserved communities or standing up robust telehealth capabilities, these honorees represent the country's most impressive leaders driving change across the industry,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.

Dr. Gupta is a board-certified gastroenterologist and has clinical and research interests in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, malignant and pre-malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, and improving the quality of endoscopy. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, presented over 300 abstracts at national medical conferences, and written chapters for several medical textbooks. He teaches physicians how to perform complex endoscopy procedures at courses throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Gupta currently serves on committees for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

"We could not be more proud of Dr. Gupta for receiving this national honor," said Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, executive vice president and regional chief clinical officer for Loyola Medicine. "Neil's track record for quality, innovation and leadership led to significant advancements at Loyola Medicine."

Dr. Gupta also serves as the regional director of the Loyola Medicine digestive health program. During his tenure, he has led the program to earn four consecutive top 50 U.S. News & World Report rankings with the highest ranking of 21st in the country in 2020. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. He earned a Master's in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in public health informatics, completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

This year’s honorees are profiled in the October 12, 2020 issue of Modern Healthcare and online at

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.