Showing all Releases for October 2014

  • Stormont Vail Health Physicians Remember Colleagues

    Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Three physicians at Stormont Vail HealthCare will be available to speak with news media representatives at 2:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014) about two of their colleagues who were among the three people killed in a small plane crash Sunday night in suburban Chicago.

    Tausif Rehman, M.D., Cotton O’Neil neurosurgeon, and Ali A. Kanchwala, M.D., Cotton O’Neil pulmonologist, and Dr. Kanchwala’s wife, Maria Javaid, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, were aboard a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron when it crashed in a vacant lot in a Palos Hills neighborhood.

    Available to speak today about these physicians are Dr. Kent Palmberg, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. Matthew Wills, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Shawn Magee, pulmonologist.

    If you would like to attend or call in by phone, please contact Nancy Burkhardt, director of Marketing, at nburkhardt@StormontVail.org or cell phone (785) 224-6690.

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  • Stormont Vail Health Mourns Loss of Physicians in Plane Crash

    Monday October 13, 2014

    Two Stormont Vail HealthCare physicians were among three people killed in a small plane crash Sunday night in suburban Chicago. The third person, also a physician, was the wife of one of the Stormont Vail physicians.

    Tausif Rehman, M.D., Cotton O’Neil neurosurgeon, and Ali A. Kanchwala, M.D., Cotton O’Neil pulmonologist, and Dr. Kanchwala’s wife, Maria Javaid, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, were aboard a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron when it crashed in a vacant lot in a Palos Hills neighborhood. The plane was returning to Lawrence, Kan., when the crash occurred shortly after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport.

    “Dr. Rehman and Dr. Kanchwala were extremely valued, highly skilled and beloved members of our staff,” said Randy Peterson, president and chief executive officer of Stormont Vail HealthCare. “We are heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these individuals and the staff who worked closely with them. These physicians were deeply committed to their patients and to bringing the best of care to our community. We also extend our deepest sympathies to the Providence Medical Center staff for the loss of Dr. Javaid.”

    Dr. Rehman joined Stormont Vail in February 2013. Dr. Rehman received his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan, in 2002.  He participated as a research assistant at Aga Khan University Department of Neurosciences following his medical degree. He completed an internship in general surgery at Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 2005. He then completed an additional year of training in general surgery at Weil Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, in 2006. In 2006, he began a residency in neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., which he completed in 2011, along with an infolded fellowship in Neuroradiology. Dr. Rehman was a member of the Congress of Neurosurgeons and the American Association of Neurosurgeons.

     


    Dr. Kanchwala was a pulmonologist and medical intensivist and joined Stormont Vail HealthCare in August 2010. He received his medical degree from DOW University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2000. He completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., in 2007. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine in 2010 at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, N.C. Dr. Kanchwala was a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

     

     

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