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Obama Nominates Loyola Stritch Doctor for Air Force

Dr. Thomas L. McKiernan, a professor of medicine in cardiology at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and an alumnus of the United States Air Force Academy, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy.

The Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy is required under its charter to visit the Academy annually and to inquire into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy that the board decides to consider.

At Loyola, McKiernan is also the Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and the Medical Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Medicine.  Earlier in his career,  McKiernan was the Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Foster McGaw Hospital.  He served for 14 years in the Air Force, including periods as Chief of Internal Medicine at Scott United States Air Force (USAF) Medical Center and Chief of Cardiology at Keesler USAF Medical Center.   McKiernan resigned from the Air Force in 1984 as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of Loyola University Physicians Foundation from 1989 until 2003 and served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago American Heart Association from 1996 to 1997.  Dr. McKiernan has a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.D. from the Stritch School of Medicine at the Loyola University Chicago.

– By Loyola Student Dispatch

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