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MedStar Washington Hospital Center First in D.C. to Use Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner for Neurosurgery

Washington, D.C., August 14, 2018 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in Washington, D.C., to use Brainlab Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT, an advanced imaging scanner that gives surgeons a real-time look at the brain or spine during surgery in order to make immediate decisions when it counts the most. Thirty patients have been treated so far at the Hospital Center using the system’s synchronized imaging capabilities. The portable scanner produces high-quality CT images of the patient’s brain or spine in the operating room, allowing surgeons to clearly see their exact position and make the most precise next…

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WATCHMAN FLX™ in Clinical Trial at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Study of Stroke Prevention Device Which May Give Physicians More Flexibility in Optimal Cardiac Positioning  Washington, D.C., June 12, 2018 – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute physicians participating in a clinical trial have become the first in the Mid-Atlantic region to implant the next generation of a potentially life-changing device proven to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). The next-generation device, called the WATCHMAN FLX™, is being studied for its ability to provide doctors with greater flexibility and safety while positioning the device in the left atrial appendage, a sub-chamber of the heart where…

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Dr. William O. Suddath Named Chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

  Washington, D.C., June 4, 2018 – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that William O. Suddath, MD, is the new chairman of Cardiology and medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Dr. Suddath is a highly experienced interventional cardiologist, having spent the last 22 years as an integral member of the renowned interventional cardiology team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is the program director for the interventional cardiology fellowship program, which trains physicians in advanced cardiac catheterization skills. Dr. Suddath was instrumental in the start-up and growth of CodeHeart,…

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President John Sullivan Retiring; Gregory Argyros, MD, Named Successor

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2018 — MedStar Health has announced plans to transition the leadership of MedStar Washington Hospital Center to Gregory J. Argyros, MD, MACP, FCCP, who will become the hospital’s President and a Senior Vice President of MedStar Health effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Argyros succeeds John Sullivan, who is retiring after successfully leading Washington, D.C.’s largest and busiest hospital since 2010. In announcing Mr. Sullivan’s retirement, M. Joy Drass, MD, MedStar’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, expressed “immense gratitude for his outstanding leadership during the past eight years.” Among other accomplishments, she cited his role in…

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