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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Loyola Pathologist Named to The Pathologist Magazine's Power List

Kamran Mirza, MD

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine pathologist Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, has been named to The Pathologist magazine's Power List 2021 of 100 of the "best, brightest and most powerful advocates of pathology."

Dr. Mirza was nominated by his peers for his "tireless work and dedication to the pathology field." According to The Pathologist, "you'll find him at the forefront of every major pathology education initiative." Most recently, Dr. Mirza has launched PathElective.com and co-founded the PathPod Podcast, Virtual Pathology Grand Rounds, Virtual Pathology Student Interest Group and the Digital Communications Fellowship in Pathology.

This is the fourth time Dr. Mirza has been named to the Power List, previously receiving the honor in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Mirza was also recently awarded the inaugural AAMC’s Brownie Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators.

Dr. Mirza is an associate professor in the departments of pathology and laboratory medicine and medical education of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is the Vice-Chair of education in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and serves as the program director of the hematopathology fellowship, MS in in medical laboratory science and director of the medical student pathology elective. His expertise includes pathology, hematopathology and medical education.

Dr. Mirza is a United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology ambassador, social media editor for the British Medical Journal – Journal of Clinical Pathology and Human Pathology, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Group on Educational Affairs.

Dr. Mirza completed medical school at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a combined residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowships in hematopathology, thoracic pathology and medical education (MERITS) at the University of Chicago.

Other honors Dr. Mirza has received include pathologist-in-training awards from the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, Society for Ultrastructural Pathology and Society for Pediatric Pathology; Teacher of the Year for second-year students at Stritch School of Medicine and the pathology residency program over several consecutive years; the College of American Pathologists Pathology Advancement Award; and was one of the top five pathologists in the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under Forty” list of future leaders in the field.

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.