Department News: 2008
Sean Patrick
Kathy Hughes
Welcomes her first grandchild, Sean Patrick, born at Loyola on November 26, 2008 ~ 9 # 2 oz.

Thanksgiving baskets
For the second year, Lezlie Sorensen, Kathy Hughes, Jackie Ciombor and Maggie Reeb, support staff for the Department of Ophthalmology, have created Thanksgiving baskets for the needy which will be distributed by University Ministry, during Thanksgiving week.

Anand Mantravadi, MD
Best Wishes and Congratulations to Anand Mantravadi, MD and Santhi on their engagement!

Tammy Wolfe
has accepted the position of Ophthalmology Clinical Assistant. Tammy will begin her new role as of September 15, 2008. Congratulations to Tammy!

Eileen Gable, OD

  • Eileen Gable, OD was interviewed for Channel 7 "Health beat News" on Thursday, August 14, 2008, "Eyeing the Future." [ WATCH VIDEO ]
  • Dr. Gable was also interviewed for the Chicago Sun Times, "The Eyes Have It" on August 19, 2008.

Charles Bouchard, MD
Congratulations! The Board of Trustees recently approved your nomination to the:
BCSC Sec. 8: External Disease and Cornea as a Member Subcommittee effective through December 31, 2008. As an Academy volunteer, you are playing a key role in the ability of the Academy to meet its goals and objectives. Without the collective efforts of its volunteers, the Academy would not be the successful organization that it is. Thank you for your service and dedication!

Robert Barnes, MD
2008 Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama and Robert Barnes, MD in Washington, DC. Dr. Barnes has been the AAO Representative for Illinois lobbying for the past two years.

Anna Zajac
has earned the certification of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in April 2008. Congratulations, Anna!

Aidan Jeffery
Carol Begley
gave birth to a healthy baby boy on July 8th at 10:21 p.m. Aidan Jeffery weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing fine. Best wishes to Aidan and his new family!

Belinda Perryman
Welcome! Belinda, formerly of Loyola's Occupational Health Center has joined the department of Ophthalmology, as a Service Representative at the front desk, April 2008.

Vandana Badlani, MD
was accepted as an active member of the American Glaucoma Society and will attend the annual meeting in March.

Clements FamilyLori and the boys

John Clements, MD
Welcome! Ezekiel "Zeke" Clements, born March 13, 2008, 7lbs 10 oz.. John, Lori and Oliver doing great!!!

Jacqueline Ciombor
Received a Magis Star for assisting the Loyola's Explorer Health Care Post. "She was an outstanding resource and went far and beyond what was requested!"

Walter Jay, MD

  • Dr. Jay participated as a fellow panel member at the Oral Board Examination in San Francisco in early June. The Board recognizes the significant commitment of Dr. Jay’s time and resources in this very important process along with his skills and effort in making this a fair and equitable process.
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology has announced the appointment of Walter Jay as Co-Editor. Under his leadership, the journal will continue to produce a journal of clinical and fundamental research relating to all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology and providing an outlet for international research.
  • "Vision, Aging, and Driving" along with "Ethical Concerns in Ophthalmology", has been selected to be audio-recorded at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Ophthalmology. Congratulations, Dr. Jay!

Thomas John, MD
Has been elected as the Associate Editor for the journal, Annals of Ophthalmology. Congratulations, Dr. John!

Sarah Mazur, RN
Congratulations! Sarah embarks on her new career at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in the pediatric surgical heart unit. Wedding Bells for Sarah and Tony Dusek , October 25, 2008