News and Updates

Brian Kahan, DO, authors article in “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Click here to read the article, “Cancer Pain and Current Theory for Pain Control.”

Welcome New Medical Staff Members

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Please welcome the following new medical staff members:

  • Bryan Ambro, MD – Annapolis Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Associates
  • Clifford Andrew, MD – Private Practice, Neurology
  • Susan Berger, MD – Joining Annapolis Rheumatology
  • Madelaine Binner, CRNP – Joining Anne Arundel Oncology Center
  • John Choi, MD – Joining Chesapeake Retina Centers
  • Myra DeLuca, CNM – Joining Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center
  • Bridgette Gourley, CRNP – AAMC Community Clinics
  • Donna Greenfield, CNM – Joining Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center
  • Cescili Hopkins, MD – Joining AAMC OB/Gyn Hospitalist Program
  • Lianrui Li, CRNP – Joining AAMC Fast Care at Bowie
  • Ellen McInerney, MD – Joining Maryland Inpatient Care Specialists, LLC
  • Maureen O’Brien, PA-C – Joining AAMC Breast Center
  • Tiffany Owens, MD – Joining Anesthesia Company, LLC
  • Samir Patel, MD – Joining Anesthesia Company, LLC
  • Valerie Sinady, MD – Joining AAMC Fast Care at Bowie
  • Teresa Stanfill, CRNP – AAMC Community Clinics
  • Sophie Thibodeau, CRNP – Joining Women Ob/Gyn, PA

Medical staff mentors college students in new clinical research internship program

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Twelve college students began an eight-week program at AAMC on June 2. Working closely with a physician or nurse leader, the interns assist with clinical research and performance improvement projects toward a goal of presentation or publication. They are also learning research tactics in a classroom setting, and will present initial outcomes of their research to their cohorts, mentors and executives. In addition to research, students “shadow” mentors in clinics, on inpatient floors and operating rooms. Mentor clinicians include: Stephen Cattaneo, MD; Raymond Hoffman, MD; Alex Katcheves, MD; Paul King, MD; Cathaleen Ley, RN; Will Maxted, MD; Barry Meisenberg, MD; Joe Moser, MD; Lorraine Tafra, MD; David Weng, MD; and Aimee Yu, MD.

Scott Eden, MD, honored by Anne Arundel County Early Childhood Coalition

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Scott Eden, MD, medical director of AAMC’s Community Clinics, was recently honored by the Anne Arundel County Early Childhood Coalition with a “Jennifer Summers Barrett Champion of Children Award.” This award is given annually by the Anne Arundel County Early Childhood Coalition (ECC) in memory of Jennifer Summers Barrett, who was an amazing Teacher and “Champion of Young Children.” Each year, the Early Childhood Coalition recognizes a person who has made a significant impact on the lives of young children in our county. This year the award was presented at the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annual Volunteer Breakfast. The Early Childhood Coalition, whose members are appointed by the County Executive and represent child-serving agencies, engages the community on behalf of children to make school readiness a priority in Anne Arundel County.

Luc Dad, MD, is first author on international radiation oncology journal article

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

Read the article here.

Could your patients benefit from hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

by Medical Staff Office on June 12, 2014

If you treat patients with Wagner Grad III lower extremity wounds that won’t heal, soft tissue radionecrosis, osteoradionecrosis, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, or would like help with preparation/preservation of comprised skin grafts, call AAMC’s hyperbaric center at 443-481-1072.

Celebrate the Career of Errol Phillip, MD

by Medical Staff Office on June 9, 2014

Dr . Phillip started practicing family medicine in 1972 at South County Health Center.  He was instrumental in establishing the center, which was set up to serve patients in an area where there was a lack of physicians.

Dr. Phillip is from Trinidad West Indies and came to the United States to go to school. His undergrad and medical school education was at Howard University.  He did two residencies, one in family practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Flint , Michigan, and came to Anne Arundel County for a residency at Crownsville State Hospital. He has been a resident here since 1967.  He initially practiced psychiatry and ran the first methadone clinic in the state of Maryland.

He realized, however, that his passion was taking care of patients, not just their emotional and psychological well-being, but the entire patient and their families (important to him was the whole person approach).  In his practice he does a lot of teaching so patients and families can partner with him to take care of themselves and their love ones.  Combining his expertise in family medicine and psychiatry, he returned to his first passion: family medicine.

As a member of the medical staff at AAMC, he has served on a number of committees including the credentialing committee and the quality and safety committee.  He also was one of the early physicians who gave back to the community by serving at the Light House Shelter when it was on West Street and at the Stanton Center.

Basically he is a simple man who loves practicing medicine. He has a strong sense of compassion and understanding that each person is an individual. You will not see him in the limelight or seeking any recognition of any kind. His philosophy has always been quite evident: Treat each patient one at a time for each of us deserve the best care possible. Listen to them so that you can help them stay healthy, get better and live well. Stay current and knowledgeable so that you can provide the highest quality of care possible.

E-cigarettes controversy

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

By Stephen Cattaneo, MD, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology
In recent years, e-cigarettes have increased in popularity. They are often advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. While this may be true, without large scale research studies it is difficult to determine the real impact of e-cigarettes both now and in the future. Furthermore, by targeting teenagers and young adults, there is the concern that e-cigarettes will reverse the progress made in smoking prevention as well as normalize smoking behaviors.  >>More

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