RIVERSIDE – Dr. Christopher Loftus, a neurosurgeon who lives in Riverside, recently received two major honors.
Loftus, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Loyola University Medical Center, has been named to a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee.
The physician from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine also has been named an honorary citizen of Changzhou, a major city in China. The honor is in recognition of a medical education program Loftus helped establish between Loyola’s medical school and the First People’s Hospital of Changzhou. It is a rare honor for a physician to be named an honorary citizen, according to the news release.
Each year, several fourth-year Loyola medical students take a four-week elective course at First People’s Hospital, an academic medical center with a long history of integrating traditional Chinese medicine with modern western medicine.
Known internationally, Loftus serves as treasurer of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, a professional, scientific, nongovernmental organization that represents 30,000 neurosurgeons worldwide. He has written more than 600 research papers, books and/or book chapters, articles, reviews, abstracts and special presentations, and been named to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors list.
Loyola University Health System includes more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, DuPage and Will counties.Visit www.loyolamedicine.org.