<![CDATA[Blog - Northwestern Medicine - Home]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:44:24 -0600EditMySite<![CDATA[Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King: The 37th Annual Humanitarian Awards Program honors five members of the Northwestern Medicine workforce]]>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:16:10 GMThttp://blog.nm.org/home/celebrating-the-legacy-of-dr-king-the-37th-annual-humanitarian-awards-program-honors-five-members-of-the-northwestern-medicine-workforceOn Wednesday, January 13, Northwestern Medicine celebrated the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his ongoing legacy of service during the 37th Annual Humanitarian Awards Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. During the ceremony, five members of the Northwestern Medicine workforce were presented awards for their extraordinary contributions to the community and for embodying Dr. King’s legacy of humanitarianism.

This year’s Humanitarian Award recipients were:

  • ​Yvonne Curran, MD, Neurology, Northwestern Medical Group
  • Kevin Hunt, MD, Internal Medicine, Northwestern Medical Group
  • Misty Kirby-Nolan, APN, RN, Surgical Services, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • D. James Lee, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Safeya Shah, Occupational Therapy, Northwestern Medicine Warrenville
Posh Charles, vice president of community affairs for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, delivered a keynote speech about his personal journey in community service and described the many opportunities available through Northwestern Medicine to honor Dr. King’s legacy by serving our communities and each other.
To learn more about the organizations the Humanitarian Award winners support, visit the links below: 
For information about the many ways Northwestern Medicine serves its communities, visit http://community.nm.org/.
<![CDATA[Northwestern Medicine Congratulates Medical Staff Members Named as 'Top Doctors' by Chicago Magazine]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:07:28 GMThttp://blog.nm.org/home/northwestern-medicine-physicians-named-top-doctors-by-chicago-magazinePictureJames Chandler, MD, co-director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute and surgical director of neuro-oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was featured in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors issue for being internationally renowned in the area of endoscopic skull base surgery. Chandler has performed more than 4,000 brain tumor operations.
Congratulations to the more than 70 physicians on the medical staffs of  Northwestern Medicine hospitals who were named to the 2016 Chicago magazine list of Top Doctors. For the full list and an explanation of how Top Doctors are chosen, visit the Chicago magazine website. To make an appointment with a Northwestern Medicine physician, call 312-926-0780 or visit our website

Top Doctors:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Paul A. Greenberger, MD, allergy and immunology         
Leslie C.  Grammer, MD, allergy and immunology      
Bradley P. Knight, MD, cardiac electrophysiology         
Dan Fintel, MD, cardiovascular disease       
Stuart Rich, MD, cardiovascular disease      
Robert O.  Bonow, MD, cardiovascular disease        
David J.  Mehlman, MD, cardiovascular disease 
Marcia Slomowitz, MD, child and adolescent psychiatry
Lee P. Shulman, MD, clinical genetics        
Steven J.  Stryker, MD, colon and rectal surgery        
Scott A. Strong, MD, colon and rectal surgery        
Jerome M.  Garden, MD, dermatology 
Amy S. Paller, MD, dermatology 
Frank H. Miller, MD, diagnostic radiology       
Peter A. Kopp, MD, endocrinology, diabetes
​and metabolism      
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, gastroenterology       
Peter J Kahrilas, MD, gastroenterology          
Arvydas D.  Vanagunas, MD, gastroenterology         
John R. Lurain III, MD, gynecologic oncology       
Daniel J. Nagle, MD, hand surgery 
Seema Singhal, MD, hematology   
Leo I.  Gordon, MD, hematology     
Jane Norma  Winter, MD, hematology 
John P.  Flaherty, MD, infectious disease       
Susan Ellen  Cohn, MD, infectious disease        
Richard Kleven  Burt, MD, internal medicine      
Michael L.  Socol, MD, maternal and fetal medicine        
Timothy M.  Kuzel, MD, medical oncology       
Al Bowen Benson III, MD, medical oncology       
William J. Gradishar, MD, medical oncology            
James P. Chandler, MD, neurological surgery
Richard A.  Bernstein, MD, neurology       
Marsel Mesulam, MD, neurology         
Timothy C.  Hain, MD, neurology
Allan M.  Burke, MD, neurology         
Teepu    Siddique, MD, neurology     
Eric J. Russell, MD, neuroradiology     
Gary L.  Dillehay, MD, nuclear medicine          
Kimberly S. Kenton, MD, obstetrics and gynecology     
Nicholas J.  Volpe, MD, ophthalmology          
Michael A. Rosenberg, MD, ophthalmology
Robert S.  Feder, MD, ophthalmology
Terrance D.  Peabody, MD, orthopaedic surgery      
Robert C. Kern, MD, otolaryngology       
Gordon J.  Siegel, MD otolaryngology
Sandeep  Samant, MD, otolaryngology    
Honorio T.  Benzon, MD, anesthesiology      
Julius Warren  Few, MD, plastic surgery     
Gregory Ara  Dumanian, MD, plastic surgery      
Thomas Anthony  Mustoe, MD, plastic surgery      
Bharat Bhushan Mittal, MD, radiation oncology 
Magdy Peter Milad, MD, reproductive endocrinology       
Ralph Romanoff Kazer, MD, reproductive endocrinology          
Randall Brim Barnes, MD, reproductive endocrinology   
John Varga, MD, rheumatology            
Richard M. Pope, MD, rheumatology        
David Jason Bentrem, MD, surgery       
Michael Messod  Abecassis, MD, surgery       
David Mehdi  Mahvi, MD, surgery        
Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD, surgery     
Nora Marie Hansen, MD, surgery      
Patrick M.  McCarthy, MD, thoracic and cardiac surgery     
Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD, thoracic and cardiac surgery      
William J.  Catalona, MD, urology          
James M.   Kozlowski, MD, urology       
Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, urology     
Riad Salem, MD, vascular and interventional radiology      
Robert Vogelzang, MD, vascular and interventional radiology       
Albert A. Nemcek Jr. MD, vascular and interventional radiology       

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Michael J. Hussey, MD, maternal and fetal medicine 
Sharad N. Salvi, MD, pediatric hematology-oncology   
Ammar Hayani, MD, pediatric hematology-oncology       
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital 

William H.  Pearce, MD, vascular surgery      

<![CDATA[Northwestern Medicine welcomes newest member KishHealth System]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:25:19 GMThttp://blog.nm.org/home/northwestern-medicine-welcomes-newest-member-kishhealth-systemBy Christopher King
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced today that KishHealth System has become the newest member of Northwestern Medicine (NM). With the addition of Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb and Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, NM expands to six hospitals, 90 sites of care, and more than 26,500 physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers across eight Illinois counties.

“We are excited to welcome KishHealth to Northwestern Medicine,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “The addition of KishHealth to our growing integrated academic health system will allow patients in DeKalb County and northern Illinois even greater access to high-quality care, closer to where they live and work.”
On November 17, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved the application for KishHealth to join NM. KishHealth’s decision to pursue an affiliation with NM was due to the changing healthcare landscape along with leadership’s strong desire to find a partner that would best fit the needs of the community and represent the value and culture of excellence that has defined KishHealth.

As a member of NM, KishHealth patients will have a seamless pathway to access advanced specialty care including the growth of clinical areas such as neurology, pulmonology, cardiology and behavioral health services. Additionally, patients will have the opportunity to access clinical trials offered within the system.

“Following a diligent process of research and evaluation, we believe the best partnership for our community and for our patients is Northwestern Medicine,” said Kevin Poorten, President and Chief Executive Officer, KishHealth System. “As a member of Northwestern Medicine, we will be able to address existing clinical gaps and drastically enhance the patient experience, quality of care, and safety for the communities we serve,” said Poorten, who will remain President of KishHealth.

To learn more about Northwestern Medicine, please visit: http://news.nm.org/about-northwestern-medicine.html.