Newswise — Twenty-seven Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2019 list of "Chicago's Top Cancer Doctors."

The annual list of Top Cancer Doctors can be found in Chicago magazine's October 2019 issue and online.

Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its expert team of highly trained cancer doctors who come from a wide variety of clinical areas. These multidisciplinary specialists provide the expertise, translational research experience and compassionate care needed to diagnose and treat cancer. They work together, taking a collaborative approach to cancer care.

The annual Top Cancer Doctors issue also features local breakthroughs in cancer treatment, including Loyola's innovative CAR T-Cell therapy treatment for leukemia and lymphoma. Patrick Stiff, MD, director of hematology and oncology at Loyola University Medical Center, participated in a momentous 2017 study that led to FDA approval of CAR T-Cell therapy for pediatric leukemia and adult lymphoma patients. Stiff and his team are now working to produce CAR T-cells in Loyola's laboratory and are the first cancer center in Illinois to produce these cells onsite.

Loyola Medicine physicians named to the Top Cancer Doctors list include:

Kathy Albain, MD, medical oncology

Marc Borge, MD, interventional radiology and vascular surgery

Richard Borrowdale, MD, otolaryngology

Dariusz Borys, MD, pathology

Victor Cimino, MD, plastic surgery

Joseph Clark, MD, medical oncology

Scott Cotler, MD, hepatology

Bahman Emami, MD, radiation oncology

Robert Flanigan, MD, urology

Constantine Godellas, MD, surgery

Gopal Gupta, MD, urology

Charles Hemenway, MD, pediatric hematology/oncology

John Leonetti, MD, otolaryngology

Fred Luchette, MD, surgery

Edward Melian, MD, radiation oncology

Kenneth Micetich, MD, medical oncology

Sucha Nand, MD, hematology/oncology

Russ Nockels, MD, neurological surgery

Ronald Potkul, MD, gynecologic oncology

Vikram Prabhu, MD, neurological surgery

Marcus Quek, MD, urology

David Rosi, MD, medical oncology

William Small, Jr., MD, radiation oncology

Patrick Stiff, MD, hematology/oncology

Thomas Turk, MD, urology

Darl Vandevender, MD, plastic surgery

Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, thoracic & cardiac surgery

"We are incredibly proud of our Loyola Medicine physicians who are featured on the Top Cancer Doctors list for 2019," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "Their continued commitment to innovation and cancer research is saving lives.”

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, compiled the list of top cancer doctors. The group's process for selecting the top doctors includes reviewing peer nominations, extensive research and careful review and screening by a physician-directed research team. Physicians are not able to nominate themselves or pay to be featured on the list.

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