Loyola names orthopedic surgery chairman: 5 things to know

Alexander Ghanayem, MD, has been named chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Health System.

Here are five things to know about Dr. Ghanayem.

1. He joined Loyola in 1995 as an assistant professor. In addition to orthopedic surgery, he is a professor in the department neurological surgery.

2. In his new role, he will lead the department's academic initiatives as well as Loyola's clinical and graduate medical education programs.

3. He is replacing Terry Light, MD, who is stepping down after 25 years as department chairman. Dr. Light, a nationally known hand surgeon, will remain on the faculty and continue seeing patients.

4. Dr. Ghanayem has clinical expertise in spine surgery of a variety of conditions, including the cervical and lumbar spine.

5. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University and a fellowship in spine surgery from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

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