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Last updated 5/25/2023 at 9:14am | View PDF

Physicians Named 2023 top docs

Five UChicago Medicine AdventHealth physicians have been recognized as Top Cancer Doctors in the Chicago area according to a study conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, and published in Chicago Magazine.

On staff and practicing at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale and UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Cancer Institute Hinsdale, the oncologists named to the list are doctors:

• Jay Dalal, medical oncology/hematology

• Rekha Harting, medical oncology/hematology

• Arti Lakhani, medical oncology/hematology

• Patrick Sweeney, radiation oncology

• Warren Wong, medical oncology/hematology

“We’re so proud of our providers for being recognized,” said Kim Schram, director of clinical operations at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Cancer Institute Hinsdale. “This recognition comes directly from each physicians’ peers for their commitment to excellence. Together these physicians take a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive state-of-the-art cancer care. Our oncologists have been instrumental in the ongoing growth and success of our oncology program, helping to set the program apart by treating the whole person and not just their cancer illness.”

Castle Connolly invites licensed physicians across the U.S. to nominate peers as Top Doctors in any medical specialty and in any part of the nation. A physician-led Castle Connolly research team rigorously screens nominees. The team examines comprehensive information about each nominee, such as the nominee’s medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history.

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Students earn their diplomas

Thirteen students from Hinsdale graduated from Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park May 21.

They are Diana Anos, Grace Carstensen, Dylan Colbert, Emma Francis, Jack Francis, Harrison Gianares, Zachary Hayes, Kenna Hewitt, Caroline Kelly, Brady Linn, James Mercurio, Lucas Smith and Tate Vaughan.

Community House names trustees

Four new trustees have been named to the board of directors at The Community House in Hinsdale.

They are Sarah Charles, Kirstin Weaver Danzinger, Jeanne Hendrie and Tom Werle.

“Our board of trustees is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to upholding our mission and making The Community House a place where everyone can grow stronger in spirit, mind and body,” said Dan Janowick, executive director. “We are excited to channel Sarah, Kristin, Jeanne and Tom’s expertise and energy into furthering our mission.”

Teens honored for service

Hinsdale Central students Samiksha Gupta, Nicole Hu and Meghna Mitra were recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView Technologies in conjunction with their sixth Annual Community Service Awards.

All three earned an Ambassador Award for completing at least 100 hours of community service and 12 service activities.

Gupta volunteered for 145.5 hours, Hu for 101 hours and Mitra for 109.5 hours.

Central staff set to retire

Eight Hinsdale Central staff members were congratulated on their retirements at the May 11 Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meeting.

They are:

• Gina Gagliano, math teacher, 31 years

• Lisa Hikes, counseling, 22 years

• Dan Jones, athletic director, 11 years

• Cynthia Kasten, counseling, 16 years

• Andrew Laux, social studies teacher, 25 years

• Brian Oriente, Excel paraprofessional, 34 years*

• Paul Shea, IT tech support specialist, 25 years*

• James Vetrone, science teacher, 26 years

* retired earlier this year


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