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Research: Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair Using Symbotex Mesh

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

Adrian Park, MD, and Igor Belyansky, MD, along with the surgical research team, are conducting a study. The study evaluates the outcomes for patients who have the Symbotex mesh implant for laparoscopic repair of abdominal hernia. The team will follow the progress of approximately 50 patients for one year as part of this study. For more information, contact Almaz Holmatova, MD, at or 443-481-4943.

Research: Comparing Oral Medications for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

The Research Institute and Jeanine Werner, MD, will conduct a clinical trial of patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes or another place in the body. The trial will study the medications exemestane and entinostat to see how well they work compared to exemestane alone. Participants will receive these medications at no cost during the course of the trial. About 600 men and women across the country will participate in this study. For more information, contact Venita Alston Crawford, RN, at 443-481-4393 or Emily Ross, coordinator, at 443-481-4392.

Medical Staff in the News: February/March 2016

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

CME: Bariatric Surgery and ASMBS Maryland Chapter Meeting

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

Friday, May 20, 7am – 1:30pm
AAMC Belcher Pavilion, 7th Floor, Doordan Institute
Free Revisional Bariatric Surgery Course, hosted by AAMC
This FREE 4.0 credit CME program is designed for any health professional caring for the morbidly obese patient, including bariatric surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and dietitians. Hear experts discuss post-surgical techniques and complications related to bariatric revisions and conversions. Learn more and register.

CME: Skin Cancer

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016
Contemporary Issues in Prevention, Screening and Management of Melanoma and other Cutaneous Malignancies for Primary Care Providers and Health Care Professionals

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30am–noon
AAMC Belcher Pavilion, 7th Floor, Doordan Institute

This $25 4.0 credit CME program will focus on key clinical topics in the management of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies, including discussion of the epidemiology, prevention, and surgical treatment of skin cancers, as well as, a comprehensive American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) update on the current staging guidelines for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. This highly practical and interactive forum will provide a unique opportunity for primary care providers, oncologists and other health care professionals to interact with distinguished faculty in order to increase clinical knowledge, apply new data to practice, and ultimately, improve patient outcomes. Learn more and register.

CME: March MKSAP Review

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

March 31, 6 pm (dinner provided)
Department Chair of Medicine: George Samaras, MD
Directed by Robert Greenfield, MD
Topic: Hematology and Oncology
Presented by Stuart Selonick, MD
Hospital Pavilion South 2nd Floor Conference Room

CME: Anne Arundel Diagnostic Imaging Presentation

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

May 17, 6 pm (dinner provided at 5:30 pm)
Topic: Practical Radiology for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant: Focus on MSK and Neurology
Presented by John Park, MD, Annapolis Radiology Associates
Doordan Institute
RSVP to Alicia Williams by May 1 at and include your name and practice.

National Women Physician Day

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Feb. 3 was the first National Women Physician Day. The date marked the 195th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, a courageous woman who paved the path for females in healthcare. According to the 2014 Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, only 32 percent of all physicians are female. One behalf of AAMC, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of AAMC’s women physicians for the exceptional care they provide to our community, and for empowering women to pursue careers in medicine.

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