- Annapolis Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy Associates welcomes Peter King, MD. 410.266.3900
- Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine welcomes Justin Hoover, MD. 410.268.8862
- AAMC Surgical Oncology welcomes Naeem A. Newman, MD. 443.481.3717
Medical Staff Updates
ASCO Special Article: Use of pharmacologic interventions for breast cancer risk reduction: ASCO practice guidelineby jmiller on July 15, 2013
This early release article (JCO early release) includes the specific risks and benefits associated with each chemopreventive agent. In women at increased risk of BC age >35 years, tamoxifen (20 mg per day for 5 years) should be discussed as an option to reduce the risk of ER – positive BC. In postmenopausal women, raloxifene (60 mg per day for 5 years) should also be discussed as options for BC risk reduction. These guideline recommendations are for use by medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, gynecologists, primary care physicians, and general practitioners. Click here to read full-text.
Effective Monday, July 1, Dr. Khalid Ahmed will be available for Inpatient and Emergency Department psychiatric consultation.
Dr. Ahmed has extensive experience in the acute management of adult and pediatric psychiatric patients. For the last year, he has worked at Dorchester General and Adventist Behavioral Health. Dr. Ahmed completed his residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and his residency in general psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is ABPN certified with a subspecialty in child & adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Ahmed will be available from 8am until 4pm five (5) days each week to include a rotation to the weekends. Beginning on Monday, he can be reached via phone at extension 3767 or by placing a clinical consultation request for psychiatry in EPIC. For days that he is not on campus, Behavioral Health Clinicians will continue to be available to address immediate patient needs.
AAMC has been awarded the Quality Excellence Award from the Delmarva Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit health care quality improvement organization. AAMC was one of 16 hospitals statewide to receive the prestigious award. This is the first time AAMC has earned the award.
“Delmarva is proud to recognize Anne Arundel Medical Center as a recipient of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement,” said Columbus Giles, MD, Delmarva Foundation’s chief medical officer. “Recipients of this award possess a strong commitment to excellence and to improving the quality of care for their patients. We commend their achievements and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to improve the health of Maryland’s Medicare beneficiaries.”
The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award, the hospital must meet specific performance improvement criteria on 14 measures in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, surgical care improvement, and pneumonia.
“This excellence award directly reflects the quality of care delivered to patients as we continue to set higher standards for delivering expert care,” says Shirley Knelly, AAMC’s vice president of quality and patient safety.
For more information about the Delmarva Foundation award, visit www.mdqio.org.
Congratulations to Shelley Perkins, MD, who recently completed a surgical oncology breast fellowship under Lorraine Tafra, MD, medical director of the AAMC Breast Center. The fellowship is through the Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Fellowship. Dr. Perkins focused on the multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer and rotated through all areas that treat the disease including radiology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, lymphedema, genetics, research, plastic surgery, and more. Dr. Perkins’ next position is at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. The Breast Center will welcome incoming fellow, Erica Giblin, MD, later this year. See photos from Dr. Perkins’ graduation party here.
Dr. Eddie McDevitt and Joyce Miller (medical Librarian) are teaching a “Pubmed Clinic” at a dinner meeting on August 28th at 6 p.m. in the Health Science Pavilion. The purpose of the clinic is to teach you to be a better searcher and to link your search with full-text articles to which the medical library subscribes. If interested, please send an email to email@example.com or call ext. 4877 to sign up. Click here to view a flyer showing scope of clinic.
A vote on this Bylaws amendment will be held at the quarterly Medical Staff Meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 5pm networking/service meeting, 6pm business meeting, in the Doordan Institute, Health Sciences Pavilion.
4.5 Emeritus Status
Emeritus status shall be granted by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Medical Executive Committee to practitioners of the Medical Staff by virtue of their outstanding reputation, noteworthy contributions and long standing service to the Medical Center, who continue to exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. Emeritus status does not require periodic evaluation/reappointment.
Qualifications for Emeritus status are:
- (a) An active member of the Medical Staff with outstanding Medical Staff service for at least twenty (20) continuous years;
- (b) Recommendation by the Chairman of the Department he/she is credentialed by;
- (c) Unqualified resignation from either the Active or Consulting Staff the Medical Staff, excluding the category of Associate Staff, with privileges in good favor;
- (d) Professional licensure from the State of Maryland at the time of resignation from the Staff;
- (e) An outstanding reputation;
- (f) Noteworthy contributions to the Medical Staff;
- (g) Long standing service to the Medical Center; and
- (h) Exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct.