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Baltimore County to Honor MedStar Franklin Square Pediatricians

Drs. Scott Krugman and Michelle Chudow, Extraordinary Child Safety AdvocatesBaltimore—(December 7, 2016)— Dr. Scott Krugman, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center chairman of pediatrics, and pediatrician Dr. Michelle Chudow, will be honored by Baltimore County executive, Kevin Kamenetz, and Baltimore County state’s attorney, Scott Shellenberger, for providing extraordinary care to abused children in conjunction with the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). A special award recognition presentation will be made by the county leaders at the hospital, Dec. 14.MedStar Franklin Square has been on the forefront of child protection since 2000 when Dr. Krugman formed the multidisciplinary Child Protection Team (CPT)…

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Dr. Suman Rao Co-authors Lung Cancer Study for New England Journal of Medicine

Immunotherapy Medicine Confirmed Better Than Chemo in Some CancersBaltimore—(December 1, 2016)— MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center oncologist Suman Rao, MD, focused a national spotlight on the fight against lung cancer with her extensive contributions in a lung cancer study that led her to co-author a New England Journal of Medicine report published last month. The study confirms immunotherapy produces better results than chemotherapy in first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, and won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the immunotherapy medicine, Keytruda last month.Immunotherapy, also known as biologic therapy, uses substances to destroy a protective…

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SBIRT Program off to Successful Start in Baltimore MedStar Hospitals

Project Drives Early Intervention and Treatment for Alcohol and Substance AbuseBaltimore, MD—(November 10, 2016)—   MedStar Health was awarded the largest grant in its history by Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, to fund tools, training and resources for emergency room staff to screen for risky substance abuse behaviors, and motivate patients to enlist treatment.Known as SBIRT, (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), the nationally recognized, evidenced based program was implemented in each of MedStar’s four Baltimore hospitals: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospitals, in partnership with Mosaic Group, a Maryland healthcare consulting firm and…

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MedStar Health Physicians Named 2016 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore—(November 2016)— MedStar Health is proud to announce that 118 of its Baltimore hospital physicians have been recognized by Baltimore magazine in the much anticipated and highly coveted 30th annual edition of Top Docs, now on stands.Physicians who grace the pages of the Top Docs edition are chosen by their peers who respond to a survey asking which physician they would most likely send their own family member to. Nearly 12,000 physicians in the region were surveyed for this year’s list. Baltimore magazine then publishes the top physicians named in over one hundred specialties.To learn more about these physicians, click…

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