Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Jose Biller, MD, has been named an Honorary Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Neurology for his contributions in the development of academic neurology.
Dr. Biller was honored during the 38th annual meeting of the Mexican Academy of Neurology in Cancun, Mexico Nov. 1-7, where he gave the Presidential Lecture on Atrial Fibrillation and Novel Anticoagulants.
Dr. Biller also gave presentations on spinal cord syndromes and medical myelopathies (spinal cord pathologies), neurological zebras (unusual cases) in the intensive care unit and periprocedural management of antithrombotic therapy in patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease.
Three other Loyola physicians also gave presentations:
Neurologist Jorge Asconape, MD, gave presentations on new anti-epileptic drugs and advances in neurostimulation for the treatment of epilepsy.
Neurosurgeon Christopher Loftus, MD, gave presentations on carotid endarterectomy and management of unruptured intracranial aneurysm.
Cardiologist Sara Sirna, MD, gave presentations on cardioneurology, dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol) and syncope (fainting).
The Mexican Academy of Neurology is the leading organization of neurologists in Mexico.
Dr. Biller is professor and chair and Dr. Asconapé is a professor in the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Loftus is professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Dr. Sirna is a professor in the Division of Cardiology.