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Chicago, IL – The Chicago Radiological Society (CRS) will honor Aruna Vade, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, with the Vade Photopresentation of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor the Chicago Radiological Society can bestow upon a member. The Distinguished Service Award or Gold Medal will be presented to Dr. Vade at the April 21, 2016, CRS Meeting to recognize her outstanding leadership in organized medicine on local, state and national levels and her many years of dedicated service to radiology.

Born and schooled in India, Dr. Vade received her medical degree (M.B.B.S) from the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi in 1969. Dr. Vade then completed a Rotating Internship followed by a Residency in Pediatrics and later a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Irwin Hospital in New Delhi. She continued postgraduate work in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maulana Azad Medical College and, while serving as an OB/GYN Attending Surgeon at Kasturba Hospital in Old Delhi, completed her Postgraduate Thesis, entitled A Clinical Study of Effect of Fetal Maturity and Duration of Labor on Perinatal Loss and Neonatal Morbidity.

In 1977, Dr. Vade moved to the United States where she completed a Flexible Internship at Detroit Macomb Hospital in Detroit, MI, followed by a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Detroit’s Oakwood Hospital. From 1981-1983, Dr. Vade was an Instructor in Radiology at the University of Michigan and then relocated to Chicago to become Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Pediatric Radiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 1989, she was recruited to Loyola’s Foster G. McGaw Hospital as Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics. In 1997, Dr. Vade was appointed Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Loyola where she is Section Chief of Pediatric Radiology.

At Loyola, Dr. Vade serves on the RadPeer Committee and previously served on the departmental Radiology Resident Selection Committee Outside Film Review Committee.  She has also served on Loyola University Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Committee, Awards Committee, Child Advocacy Team, Hospital Sedation Committee and CME Committee.

Active in local, state and national radiology societies, Dr. Vade is a past Councilor and current Alternate Councilor for the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is a member of the Executive Committee for both the Chicago Radiological Society (CRS) and the Illinois Radiological Society (IRS). She has served on numerous committees and in various officer positions for her local and state radiological societies, serving as CRS President in 2002-2003 and IRS President in 2013-2014.  She is a current member of the Pediatric Radiology Committee for the American College of Radiology and has also served on the ACR’s Credentials Committee.

Dr. Vade has also been very active in the Indian Medical Association of Illinois, serving on its Executive Committee and in various officer positions, including President in 2012.

A fellow of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Vade is a long-standing member of the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, serving on its Sedation Committee, and the Association of Ultrasound in Medicine. She serves as a reviewer for both Pediatric Radiology and Case Reports in Radiology and has made significant contributions to the radiology literature, including 64 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two book chapters and over 90 presentations and invited lectures as well as over 50 scientific exhibits at local, national and international meetings.

Dr. Vade and her husband, Dr. Suresh Vade, have two children, Shilpa, a radiologist who trained under Dr. Vade at Loyola, and Anand, and are the proud grandparents of Sonia and Anish. She and her husband live in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and have traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting every continent, even exploring Antarctica and trekking the Himalayas in recent years. Never one to shy away from adventure and new opportunities, Dr. Vade not surprisingly learned to ski at age 56.

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