Forty Loyola Medicine Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine’s 2021 Top Surgeons List

MAYWOOD, IL – Forty Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine’s 2021 Top Surgeons list.

These physicians were selected as the best in the area by their peers, according to Chicago magazine. Finalists were chosen based on nominations, as well as each physicians’ education and professional experience.

“At Loyola Medicine, we pride ourselves on offering outstanding surgical care in a wide variety of specialties,” said Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, regional chief clinical officer for Loyola Medicine. “The 40 doctors featured in this year’s list, their colleagues and the teams that support them represent our commitment to our mission of providing exceptional patient care across the board.”

Loyola Medicine’s “Top Surgeons:”

Michael Anstadt, MD, surgical critical care

Bernadette Aulivola, MD, vascular surgery

Michael S. Bednar, MD, hand surgery

Richard W. Borrowdale, MD, head and neck surgical oncology

Charles S. Bouchard, MD, ophthalmology

Nicholas Brown, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Bipan Chand, MD, bariatric surgery

Steven Charous, MD, otolaryngology

Victor Cimino, MD, plastic surgery

Felipe De Alba, MD, ophthalmology

Steven A. De Jong, MD, endocrine surgery

Joshua M. Eberhardt, MD, colon and rectal surgery

Douglas Evans, MD, orthopaedics

Luis A. Fernandez, MD, transplant surgery

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, urology

Nickolas Garbis, MD, orthopaedics

Constantine V. Godellas, MD, oncology

Gopal Gupta, MD, urology

Erling Ho, MD, orthopaedics

William J. Hopkinson, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Adam S. Kabaker, MD, endocrinology

Raymond J. Konior, MD, plastic surgery

Daniel Kurtzman, MD, otolaryngology

John Leonetti, MD, otolaryngology

Fred A. Luchette, surgical critical care

Kevin McVary, MD, urology

Jeffrey S. Meisles, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Dennis Moore, MD, otolaryngology

Russ Nockels, MD, neurosurgery

Vikram Prabhu, MD, neurosurgery

Marcus Quek, MD, urology

Harold Rees, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Dane Salazar, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Adam Schiff, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Marc Singer, MD, colon and rectal surgery

James Stankiewicz, MD, otolaryngology

Pietro Tonino, MD, orthopaedic surgery

Thomas Turk, MD, urology

Darl Vandevender, MD, plastic surgery

Karen Wu, MD, orthopaedic surgery


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company, compiled the Top Doctors list for Chicago magazine. Its online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. Physicians are able to nominate doctors in any specialty in any part of the country who they believe are the best in the region or the country in their specialties. A physician’s education and professional experience are validated before final selection. Doctors cannot pay to be selected.




About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a nationally ranked academic, quaternary care system based in Chicago’s western suburbs. The three-hospital system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital, as well as convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. & 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. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic 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 the newly renovated Judd A. Weinberg Emergency Department, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research facility at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center. MacNeal is a 374-licensed-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced medical, surgical and psychiatric services, acute rehabilitation, an inpatient skilled nursing facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. Loyola Medical Group, a team of primary and specialty care physicians, offers care at over 15 Chicago-area locations. For more information, visit You can also follow Loyola Medicine on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.


About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 100 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 $18.8 billion and assets of $30.5 billion, the organization returns $1.3 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 123,000 colleagues, including 6,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit You can also follow Trinity Health on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.