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Patrick J. Scanlon, M.D., distinguished Loyola University Medical Center physician, 67, of Glen Ellyn, IL, formerly Cleveland, beloved husband of Marianne for 43 years, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2005 from glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Patrick was the brother of Dr. Jack Scanlon; loving father of John Scanlon, Dr. Susan Scanlon Meredith, Kate Scanlon Schraeder, Elizabeth Scanlon Bils and Margaret Rebman; grandfather of Emmie, Jack and Abbie Scanlon, Patrick, Katy and Meghan Meredith, Max, Marianne and Patrick Schraeder, Connor and Kathleen Bils. He was a kind father-in-law to Julie Scanlon, Mike Meredith, Peter Schraeder, Scott Bils and Joseph Rebman. Dr. Scanlon has dedicated his life to academic medicine over the last 43 years. Most recently, he served as co-founder and co-director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Loyola and received the University's prestigious ''Gold Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.'' In 2004, he co-authored Acute Coronary Syndrome, a collection of the most current research findings, contributed by various national physicians, on the key signs, symptoms and treatments of this disease. Most notably, Patrick co-authored the national guidelines for coronary angiography procedures and served as President of the American Heart Association's Chicago division and the Illinois Governor of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He served as Chief of Cardiology at Loyola Medical Center 1982-1993. Nationally, he also held the titles of Secretary and Trustee for the prestigious College of Cardiology for four years. He has been listed in Chicago Magazine's annual ''Best Doctors'' edition for more than a decade and authored as many as 150 papers and 100 abstracts for national and international medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine. A graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1962, Patrick completed his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, residency at The Cleveland Clinic and cardiac fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver. Visitation Sunday, July 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL (1 block east of Naperville Rd.). The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18 at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn, 630-469-7540. Entombment private, Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Patrick J. Scanlon, M.D. Scholarship Fund, created to support the academic pursuit of cardiac research. Please forward all donations to US Bank, for the benefit of the Patrick J. Scanlon, M.D. Scholarship Fund, Attention: Gary Miskovic, 736 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Funeral info, 630-668-0016.
Published in Chicago Tribune from July 16 to July 17, 2005
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