MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Educates Community About Lung Disease

Experts at the new Angelos Center for Lung Diseases will host the “Living with Lung Disease” webcast.

November 11, 2014

Baltimore — (Nov. 11, 2014) — In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of lung disease, experts at the new Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will host the “Living with Lung Disease” webcast on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. Moderated by WMAR-TV news anchor Kelly Swoope, the free online forum will feature six experts in an engaging question and answer session. Viewers can tune in remotely from the convenience of their home or office to learn about the causes of lung disease, ways to prevent it, screening for it, and treatments available to help lung disease patients live a fuller life.

From emphysema to asthma to lung cancer, millions of Americans are living with lung disease. The experts at MedStar Franklin Square treat more of these patients than another community hospital in the state of Maryland. The new Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square, offers a wide variety of diagnostic, advanced clinical treatment, rehabilitative services and preventative programs. The Center facilitates close collaboration across a transdisciplinary team of lung specialists, leading to faster, accurate diagnoses, improved patient care, and the best possible outcomes for patients.

Viewers can participate in the “Living with Lung Disease” webcast by logging on to during the event to watch streaming video and chat live with the experts. Participants can also join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter, by following hashtag#AskMedStar.

Meet The Panelists

George Pyrgos, MD, pulmonologist and medical director of the Lung Center
Ziv Gamliel, MD, thoracic surgeon
William Krimsky, MD, interventional pulmonologist
Saiyad Sarkar, MD, interventional pulmonologist
Ruth Evans, RN, lung nurse navigator

Meet The Moderator

Kelly Swoope, an award-winning TV news anchor, has been with WMAR, ABC 2 News in Baltimore, MD.

To learn more about the Angelos Center for Lung Diseases, click here.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit for more information.

Media Contact

Megan Lutz
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