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2008: Physicians Named Chicago Magazine's 2008 'Top Docs'
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Physicians Named Chicago Magazine's 2008 'Top Docs'

Prestigious List Comprised of Physicians Selected by Their Peers in Healthcare

WINFIELD, Ill., January 18, 2008 – There are more than 250 hospitals located in and around Chicago. To be recognized by peers as an outstanding physician, one must certainly go above and beyond. Four physicians on the medical staff of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) were named among the 355 “Top Docs” in Chicagoland in the January 2008 issue of Chicago Magazine.

Dr. William Bayer  - William Bayer, M.D., of DuPage Internal Medicine, Ltd., was one of seven physicians recognized in the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. A practicing clinical endocrinologist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Bayer is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors from DePaul University and completed Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine with honors.  At Loyola, Dr. Bayer completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

A resident of Warrenville, he is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Endocrine Society.

Dr. Peter Liber - Peter Liber, M.D., founder of Wheaton Pediatrics was one of only two pediatricians representing DuPage County on the annual list of top doctors. In the medical field for 22 years, Dr. Liber has remained active outside of his growing pediatrics practice formerly serving as chairman of Pediatrics at CDH and remaining on the medical staff at Children’s Memorial. He also serves as an instructor in pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and volunteers on the board of directors for Easter Seals. 

Dr. Liber received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology with honors from the University of Chicago and attended Indiana University Medical School in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1987, Liber completed his three-year pediatric medical residency at Children’s Memorial.

Dr. Diane Ozog - Diane Ozog, MD, Downers Grove resident, is recognized in the allergy and immunology specialty. Practicing at Central DuPage Hospital in the Children’s Memorial at Central DuPage Outpatient Center, Dr. Ozog is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

A graduate of University of Illinois College of Pharmacy with honors, she completed medical school at University of the Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Ozog obtained a fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Northwestern University Medical School and has been an instructor of clinical pediatrics there since 1987. 

Dr. Matthew Ross - Matthew Ross, M.D., of Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists, is a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon and has been in practice for more than 17 years. He graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School. Both his internship and residency were completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ross is experienced in neuron-oncology related surgical procedures, such as brain tumor and brain cancer surgery. His special clinical interests also are back, neck and spine procedures and carpel tunnel surgery as well as microdiscectomy, microsurgery and sciatica.

Dr. Ross, a resident of Wheaton, is the chair of the Department of Surgery at Central DuPage Hospital.

How the Top Doc List is Determined

The 2008 list was prepared for Chicago Magazine, by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes a number of guides to the country’s outstanding physicians. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors in Chicago. Using mail and telephone surveys, as well as electronic ballots, researchers ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading local hospitals to identify exceptional, highly skilled doctors. A follow-up screening of each doctor’s educational and professional experience is conducted before finally selecting those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.

About Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. It is the third most active hospital in Illinois performing total joint replacements. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.

Recently, CDH was recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.

In 2007 CDH announced its intent to enter a joint venture with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. and Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. to build the first proton therapy treatment center in Illinois. Pending regulatory approval, patient treatment will begin mid 2010.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. To learn more information about CDH visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4CDH.