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Russell Milligan
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center


Nine of Chicago Magazine's 'Top Doctors for Women' on Staff at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Chicago, Ill. (December 23, 2010) – Nine physicians at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC) were among more than 250 area physicians recognized as "top doctors for women" in the January 2011 issue of Chicago magazine.

“We are blessed to have these 'top doctors' on our medical staff – providing outstanding care to women in our communities, from heart care to diabetes to family medicine,” said Margaret McDermott, executive vice president/chief executive officer, SMEMC.

The doctors and specialties on the list include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
    • Adalberto Campo, M.D.
    • Danilo Deano, M.D.
    • Mary Klodnycky, M.D.
    • Steven Yellen, M.D.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Janice Laurie Gilden, M.D.

  • Family Medicine
    • Noel E. Lasala, M.D.

  • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Mortez M. Dini, M.D.

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    • Michael J. Hussey, M.D.
    • Howard T. Strassner, M.D.

Castle Connolly Medical Limited, a health care research and information company, developed the list published in Chicago. A team surveyed doctors and hospital medical leaders about “highly skilled exceptional doctors” and then screened doctors before final selection, according to the Chicago article.



SMEMC is an award-winning medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes two campuses: Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. Accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the hospital specializes in primary care, obstetrics, cardiac care, behavior health and emergency services. Visit

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