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Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet announces 2017 Physician of the Year

(From left): Physician of the Year Dr. Ryan Manecke, board certified in urology, Advanced Urology Associates, Joliet, with finalists Dr. Maen Martini, board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, American Anesthesiology Associates of Illinois, Mokena; Dr. Preeti Nagarkatte, board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Joliet; and Dr. Virag Dandekar, board certified in radiation oncology, Presence Cancer Care, JOHA, Joliet
(From left): Physician of the Year Dr. Ryan Manecke, board certified in urology, Advanced Urology Associates, Joliet, with finalists Dr. Maen Martini, board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, American Anesthesiology Associates of Illinois, Mokena; Dr. Preeti Nagarkatte, board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Joliet; and Dr. Virag Dandekar, board certified in radiation oncology, Presence Cancer Care, JOHA, Joliet

Dr. Ryan G. Manecke, (urology), was recently honored by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) as the 2017 “Physician of the Year” during the hospital’s Physician Recognition Night. The award recognizes and celebrates outstanding physicians who embody professionalism, teamwork, clinical excellence and a commitment to personal growth.

Manecke earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas.

He performed his internship and general surgical and urology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, His residency included 11 months of training in pediatric surgery and pediatric urology at Loyola University Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Manecke is a member of the Chicago Urologic Society, the American Urologic Association and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. He has participated in research and authored articles and book chapters on the topics of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and the surgical treatment of advanced testis cancer. Manecke is certified by the American Board of Urology.

PSJMC also recognized their finalists Dr, Maen Martini, MD, (anesthesiology and pain medicine);  Dr. Preeti Nagarkatte (internal medicine and nephrology) and Dr. Virag Dandekar (radiation oncology).

The evening included the naming of the 2018 medical staff officers: Dr. Peter Stockmal, president; Dr Basant Jhawar, president-elect; Dr. Bhuvan Chawla, secretary-treasurer and Dr. William Farrell, former president

Physicians who retired in 2017 and those with significant milestones of service to PSJMC were also honored and thanked for serving as a true model of excellence in the delivery of health care.  

2017 retirees: Dr. Clyde Dawson, general surgery, 35 years; Dr. Thomas Kron, otolaryngology, 31 years and Dr. Gary Trager, infectious disease, 37 years

The following doctors were also recognized for their service anniversaries.

Fifty years: Dr. Francis Tomasik,

Thirty-five years: Dr. Clyde Dawson, Dr. Terry Kushner and Dr. Gregory Lewis

Thirty years: Dr. Frederick Alexander, Dr. Edward Bruno and Dr. Brian Ragona

Twenty-five years: Dr. Kwabena Boateng, Dr. Aristides De La Hera, Dr. John Grieco, Dr. Ronald Hayes, Dr. Mickey Jester, Dr. Matthew Kelleher, Dr. R.K. Natesh, Dr. Ada Paolucci, Dr. Jill Patterson, Dr. Gustavo Pedraza, Dr. Philip Serna, Dr. Kulumani Sivarajan and Dr. Peter Stockmal.

Fifteen years: Dr. Saba Ahmed, Dr. Maimoona Aijaz, Dr. Farhana Alvi, Dr. Jonette Belicena, Dr. Gregory Bezanis, Dr. Cristina Camara, Dr. Samiullah Choudry, Dr. Sung Chung, Dr. Michael DeMaertelaere, Dr. Aileen Donausky, Dr. William Farrell, Dr. Dan Garganera, Dr. Visvanatha Giri, Dr. John Scott Groch, Dr. Zlatko Haveric, Dr. Ashraf Iskander, Dr. M. Ammar Katerji, Dr. Anjali Kher, Dr. Srinivas Kota, Dr. Muawia Martini, Dr. Bryan Phillips, Dr. Robert Semba, Dr. Usha Setlur, Dr. Paramjit Sikand, Dr. Shilpa Thakkar, Dr. Karim Tourk, Dr. Paulette Trum, Dr. Jonathan Wu Dr. and Andrew Wunderlich.
 

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