Prestigious Lectureship At Loyola Named After Indian Physician

Gerard V. Aranha

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Maywood, Illinois – An annual lectureship in surgical oncology has been established in the name of Gerard V. Aranha, a Loyola University Medical cancer surgeon and a professor in the Department of Surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Aranha, who lives in Oak Brook, Ill., said having a lectureship in his name is a great honor. “Each year, we will invite a top expert in the field to come to Loyola to share new ideas with attending physicians, residents and medical students about advances in cancer treatment,” Aranha said.

The first annual Gerard V. Aranha, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship will be held September 9. Guest speaker is Charles J. Yeo, MD, a cancer surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Yeo is one of the world’s top surgeons performing the Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer patients.

Aranha was born in Bangalore, India. He attended St Joseph’s Boys High School and College and obtained his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College. Aranha earned a medical degree and completed an internship at Bangalore Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Loyola and a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Minnesota.

Aranha was director of Loyola’s Breast Care Center, associate director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. He also served as chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and General Surgery at Hines VA Hospital.

Aranha and his wife Rose have five children and seven grandchildren. He attends Visitation Church in Elmhurst.

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