Newswise — Twelve Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's "Top Cardiologists 2018."

The list, which includes eight Loyola cardiologists and four Loyola heart surgeons, was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company.

Castle Connolly's online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. The doctors' educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

Loyola physicians on the Chicago magazine top cardiologists list are:

Cardiac Electrophysiology

David Wilber, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

John Barron, MD

Alain Heroux, MD

Thomas McKiernan, MD

Ivan Pacold, MD

Mushabbar Syed, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Fred Leya, MD

John Lopez, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Mamdouh Bakhos, MD

Bryan Foy, MD

Edwin McGee Jr., MD

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

At Loyola Medicine's Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists collaborate on patient care and treatment options, including leading-edge cardiac tests, screenings and non-invasive diagnostic options. Loyola is ranked 18th in the nation in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Report.

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