Three from Northwestern Medicine Named to "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago"

Northwestern Medicine
News July 20, 2016
Northwestern Medicine Doctors Juan Carlos Caicedo, Aida Giachello and Heron Rodriguez
Three Northwestern Medicine experts have been chosen among a select group of prominent figures in the Hispanic community in the third special edition of Negocios Now “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago.”

Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, Aida Giachello, PhD, and Heron Rodriguez, MD, were chosen among 30 nominees in the healthcare category through a selection committee that started reviewing candidates at the beginning of the year. In addition to healthcare, other sectors represented included business, non-profit, media, cultural & education, elected officials and corporate.

Negocios Now is a national award-winning business publication for the Hispanic community. Recipients of the 2016 Who’s Who list were announced at the July 8 gala at the Chicago Cultural Center and featured in the special edition of the business publication. Northwestern Medicine experts recognized for this achievement include:

Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Caicedo is a transplant surgeon and director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial, as well as an assistant professor of surgery in the division of organ transplantation at the Feinberg School. Dr. Caicedo developed the Hispanic Transplant Program to help Spanish-speaking patients and their families feel more comfortable by offering a bilingual and bicultural team. The program supports the longstanding goal of providing individualized patient care by offering culturally and linguistically competent and congruent services for Hispanic patients undergoing kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation.

Aida Giachello, PhD, research professor in preventative medicine at the Feinberg School
Dr. Giachello has spent 30 years teaching and researching health disparities in the Latino community. She is the co-principal investigator of the Chicago Field Center of the Hispanic Community Health Study. In 1993, she founded the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center, an international model for engaging community leaders in developing community curricula and tool kits to train professionals and community health workers.

Heron Rodriguez, MD, vascular surgeon at Northwestern Memorial and assistant professor of surgery and radiology at the Feinberg School
Dr. Rodriguez is an award-winning teacher and researcher, an international speaker, and a published author. He serves as co-director of the program for limb preservation at the Northwestern Vein Clinic and he oversees the training of young vascular surgeons as associated program director of vascular surgery. His clinical activates focus on arterial and venous surgery and percutaneous interventions.

Learn more about the winners and read the e-version of Negocios.
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