Department News: 2011
Shuchi Patel, MD
Ed Sung, MD
Dear friends and family, We are grateful to God to announce the arrival of Karis Eunsuh Sung. She came this morning at 734am, and was 7 pounds and 11 ounces, 20.5 inches. Mom and baby are doing well. Thank you for all your prayers and expressions of support. We're parents!

Warmly, Sandy, Ed and Karis

Shuchi Patel, MD
Shuchi Patel, MD
Dr. Patel was featured in a interview for Medscape on Glaucoma at the annual AAO Conference. The inteviewed occured October 2011 in Orlando, Floridia. Click here to view the video. You will need to logon as a Medscape member to view the video, it is free to create an account.


Eileen Gable, OD
Eileen Gable, OD
gave helpful tips on discerning if your child has vision problems. This was picked up by several local and web outlets.

- Health Canal
- TribLocal

Charles Bouchard, MDCharles Bouchard, MDWalter Jay, MD

Charles Bouchard, MD, Mark Daily, MD and Walter Jay, MD
Nearly 100 Loyola physicians were named to U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors list and 34 of those physicians are in the top one percent in the nation in his or her specialty. Please congratuate Charles Bouchard, MD, Mark Daily, MD and Walter Jay, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology!

Walter Jay, MD
Walter Jay, MD
Has been listed as one of the Best Doctors for 2011-2012 by Physicians are included based on the result of an extensive, confidential peer-review process.


James McDonnell, MD

James McDonnell, MD
Several LUHS pediatric physicians were named as Chicago's Favorite Kid Docs by Chicago Parent Magazine including James F. McDonnell, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology. The list is complied by nominations from Chicago Parent readers so it's moms and dads sharing the physicians they trust most.

"The Doctors" recently featured Dr. John and his no-stitch cornea transplant technique.

Thomas John, MD
The nationally syndicated medical show "The Doctors" recently featured Dr. John and his no-stitch cornea transplant technique.
[ Click here to watch video ]
Watch eye surgeon Dr. Thomas John, a leader in no-stitch cornea transplant surgery based in Chicago, perform a revolutionary cornea transplant, which helps patients regain their eyesight. The Doctors made a house call to the Signature Room of the John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago.

Paola Andreuzzi - Trip to Tunisia
Paola Andreuzzi - Trip to Tunisia
Early this summer I had the great opportunity to take a class in Tunisia lead by Professor Peter J. Schraeder entitled “Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy.” This class was offered through Loyola University and consisted of a 22-day excursion throughout Tunisia. As a long time student of the university I was both eager and nervous to travel into this country and this part of the world given the constant civil wars and uprisings in this area. I soon discovered that both the Tunisian and Libyan people were incredibly generous, intelligent, and above all resilient. Not only were we treated with respect and kindness, but we were also allowed to enter the private and political lives of every day people. As students we did not enter Tunisia to preach the gospel of American democracy, instead we went there to listen and observe as Tunisia becomes the first Democracy in the Arab World. During out travels we covered 3,600 kilometers, visited 37 villages, and drank over 1,700 bottles of water. We stayed overnight in the Sahara Desert, visited a Libyan refugee camp run by the Qatar government, and passed through the town Sidi Bouzid, where Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire and started the revolutions that dominate the international news today. Besides the privilege of studying the Phoenician, Carthage, Rome, Vandal, Byzantine, and Arab civilizations – which are all part of Tunisia’s great history- the most rewarding part of this trip was the people I met who taught me the value of democracy, peace, and freedom. To all my fellow students and professors I thank you always.

~ June 2011 Paola Andreuzzi ~

Danette Gotch

Welcome Danette Gotch,
Administrative Assistant II
Please welcome Danette Gotch to the department of Ophthalmology. Danette comes to us most recently from Finance and has also spent 10 years working in our Human Resource department. Danette comes to us with a plethora of positive recommendations and is highly thought of in every part of LUHS. Danette's experience not only includes Finance, she also has significant event planning, detailed secretarial functions and experience in training office personnel and the go-to person for all clerical processes.

Welcome Gloria Anderson, COT
Ophthalmic Technician
The department of Ophthalmology is pleased to welcome Ms. Gloria Anderson, COT. Welcome Gloria!