Dr. Christopher Loftus has been named chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine effective Aug. 1. Loftus comes to Loyola from his position as professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, where he has worked since 2004. Before that, he was chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. Loftus has special expertise in the circulatory system around the brain and the treatment of benign and malignant tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations and blockages of the carotid artery. Loftus has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.