MAYWOOD, Ill.— A past president of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago as well as the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Loyola cardiologist Dr. Patrick J. Scanlon served hundreds of patients and was mentor and friend to a generation of Chicago cardiologists.
Dr. Scanlon, 67, professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill., died in his Glen Ellyn, Ill., home July 14 of glioblastoma. The author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and abstracts, Dr. Scanlon served as secretary of the American College of Cardiology and was a member of the board of trustees.
Throughout his 35-year career at Loyola in Maywood, Dr. Scanlon remained a beloved clinician and educator, according to Dr. David Wilber, professor of cardiovascular sciences, department of medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; and director of cardiology, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill.
Dr. Scanlon came to Loyola in 1970 after cardiology training at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Colorado. At Loyola, Dr. Scanlon was director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory from 1970-1978; director of clinical cardiology from 1978 to 1982; director of the cardiology fellowship program from 1982 to 1990; and chief of the section of cardiology from 1982 to 1993. “During this time, Dr. Scanlon made substantial contributions to the development of catheterization techniques and applications, and the pharmacologic and surgical management of acute ischemic syndromes,” said Dr. Wilber.
“His leadership attracted talented faculty to Loyola and both the clinical and research activities of cardiology grew rapidly, elevating the section to regional and national prominence,” said Dr. Wilber. “Following his service as chief of cardiology, Dr. Scanlon continued to vigorously support Loyola cardiology's mission of research and education through fundraising and as the initial director of the newly formed Cardiovascular Institute.”