Local Lyons doctor joins Loyola University Health System team

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By Shawn Gilley

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Contributed by Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System welcomes a new addition to their vascular neurology department. Local Lyons resident Sarkis Morales-Vidal, MD joins Loyola as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Morales-Vidal's medical interests include stroke, ADHD and cerebral vascular malformation.

"The brain is such an amazing organ and it's such a joy to be a part of a health system that is leading the way in research and care of people who suffer from neurological disorders," said Morales-Vidal.

Dr. Morales-Vidal is active in research and has been a part of Loyola's research team for several clinical stroke trials and is a leader in the Loyola stroke support group. He has also published several journal articles and a book chapter concerning cerebrovascular disease and movement disorders. He enjoys teaching and is passionate about student and resident education.

He also is dedicated to improving neurological health care in Ibero-American countries, those that were former colonies of Spain and Portugal.

He received his medical degree from the Universidad Central Del Este in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in vascular neurology at Loyola University Medical Center. Currently, he is working on a master's degree in clinical research from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Morales is fluent in Spanish, is interested in astronomy, and enjoys playing the guitar and basketball. He sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center on the main Maywood campus.

To schedule an appointment with a Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 or visit www.loyolamedicine.org.

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