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September/ October 2017

Reach for the Stars
In Memoriam: Michael Pistole, MD
Taking A Stand Against Sepsis
What to Do When Injured on the Job
A Witch's Brew
Educating the Clinical Educator: The “Teaching Essentials” for Clinical Faculty
The Electrophysiology Pioneer Down the Hall
Upcoming CME Conferences
A New Paradigm for Advancing Health and Improving Care at MedStar
Chief Resident Profile: Michail Mavros, MD
Spotlight: Jason Chang, MD
Physicians’ Perspective: From the Desks of James Tozzi, MD and Oliver Tannous, MD


July/ August 2017

FY 18 Hospital Goals: Where YOU Can Make a Difference
Sound Treatment for a Sudden Hearing Loss
Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology Uses Creative Approach to Foster Teamwork
Expertise + Teamwork = Successful Outcome
Viewpoint: Should Birth Control Pills Be Offered Over-the-Counter?
Reflections of a Fourth Year Resident: Jason Chen
Fighting Antibiotic Resistance: An Effort for All Providers
Calling for the Wounded in a War Zone: Orthopedic Oncologist on a Mission
Upcoming CME Conferences
News & Notes
Chief Resident Profile: Afnan Mossaad, MD
Spotlight: Saumil Doshi, MD
Physicians' Perspective: Edward Aulisi


May / June 2017

Promoting Well-Being from the Top
Should Statins Be Over-the-Counter Drugs?
Not in Our House: Drug Diversion Programs Seeks to Curb Risks, Enhance Awareness
Equal Treatment from Peers and Colleagues, or Micro-Aggressions and Man-Splaining?
David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS - Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
Upcoming CME Conferences
Being There... Again: Jayson Atves, MD
Chief Resident Profile: Jerry Chiu, MD
Spotlight: Louis Dainty, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery



March / April 2017

Best Practices for Communications
Upcoming CME Events 
A Strategy for Life: MedStar's Cancer Survivorship Program 
Vascular Cliffhanger with a Happy Ending 
Lifesaving Care, and the Generosity of Gratitude 
Difficult Decisions Helped by Clinical Ethicists 
TeleTriage in the ER: One-to-One, One to Many 
Chief Resident Profile: Bilal Yousufzai, MD, Ophthalmology 
Spotlight: Amanda Beirne, MSN, ACNP-BC, Cardiac Electrophysiology



Jan / Feb 2017

New Year, New Name - Gregory J. Argyros, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Limb Salvage Story Saves Diabetic Patient's Leg
The Collective Power of APCs: Rewriting Hospital Care
Language of Caring for Physicians
A Case History in Caring: Ziad Deeb, MD
Medication Misuse in the Elderly
Emergency Medicine Physicians: Volunteering at the Navajo Reservation
Augusto Pichard, MD - Cardiologist Facilitates "Gorgeous" Results
Retired Pathologist Funds Cytopathology Fellowship
Save the Date! Upcoming CME Conferences



Center Scope

Winter 2017

Everyday Miracles
Trauma by the Numbers
A Life Truly in the Balance
Supporting Trauma at the Center
Evolution of a Trauma Surgeon
ICU in the Air
Survivor Stories
Stop the Bleed




Fall 2017

A Year in the Hospital and a Second Chance at Life with a New Heart
Meet Vinod Thourani, MD - New Cardiac Surgery Chair Aims High
Young Athlete Nearly Loses Leg in Rare Condition
Reconstructive Foot Surgery Gives Dad Back his Quality of Life
Neck Surgery Patient Praises New Procedure
Two Knees, Two Needs, Two Successes
Healthy Living in Our Community
Cancer Prevention in the Neighborhood
Kidney Stones: Don't Let Tiny Stones Cause Big Problems
Generosity and Gratitude
What's New? MedStar Trauma & Pathway Designation




Fall 2016

Springing Back From Obesity: A Whole New Life After Bariatric Surgery and Body Contouring
Relieving the Burden of Obesity
CPR and Quadruple Bypass: A Lifesaving Combination
In My Own Backyard: A Patient Story
Viruses: What You Need to Know
Drill, Baby, Drill: Emergency Preparedness 
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Repairs Prolapse: You Don't Have to Live with Bladder Problems
Save a Life! Learn CPR!






Summer 2016

Dedication of the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital
Heart Hospital Firsts
The Future of Cardiovascular Care
Timely News You Can Use








Spring 2016

Bernie Holland Keeps Moving While a Tiny Device Keeps His Heart Pumping
Tips for Women's Health From Our Experts
Lighting the Way: J.D. and Genevieve Murphy are Growing the Philanthropy that Grows The Hospital Center
Timely News You Can Use






 Winter 2016

Beating an Uncommon Cancer
Fast, Efficient Outpatient Options for Varicose Veins
Wide Range of Expertise at MedStar Pituitary Center 
What's New at the Hospital Center






Fall 2015

New ACL Repair Surgery Gets Athletes Back in the Game 
Full Sail for Patient with 24-year Artery Blockage
Surgeons Visit Class to Explain Rare Throat Disorder
Medical Advice: When Should You Follow It?
Curb Your Appetite with vBloc Alternative Innovations in Bariatric Surgery

Summer 2015
Spring 2015


 Cardiovascular Physician

Fall 2017

The Inevitability of Change 
Mitral Valve Disease: Building a New Construct 
Pursuing Surgery-like Results for Non-Surgical Patients  
Revolutionary Approach to Mitral Regurgitation Under Study 
Spotting Subtleties and Solutions- Imaging: The Devil is in the Details 
A Career of Firsts: Augusto Pichard, MD 
Advanced Heart Failure: Collaboration throughout MedStar Health  
Updates from MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute




Summer 2017

Interconnectivity Brings High Level of Expertise to Far-Reaching Population
CRT17: Celebrating 20 Years of Advancing Cardiovascular Care
Connecting MHVI Throughout the Region
Complex Aortic Pathologies
Case Study: Popliteal Artery Entrapment
FDA Approves PFO Occluder for Stroke Prevention
Cardiac CT Now Available at Franklin Square
Dedicated Vascular Access Clinics Opens at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Electrophysiology Clinic Opens in Manassas





Fall 2016

The Body Politic of Cardiovascular Care
New Program Features Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Aorta Pathology
Innovative Design: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CV ICU)
Intimacy & Advanced Heart Failure: Simple Tool Assesses Sexuality Concerns
TAVR Approved For Intermediate Risk Patients: MHVI Research Contributed to FDA Design
Regionalization of Cardiac Imaging Benefits Patients and Physicians
MHVI Experts Avert Catastrophic Outcome From Aortic Dissection 
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute OffersFully Dissolving Heart Stent  
News and Notes
Updates From MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute 
CRT 2017
Augusto Prichard,  MD: Globe-Trotting Cardiologist Facilitates "Gorgeous" Results



Summer 2016

Heart & Vascular Hospital Marries High Tech and Hospitality 
Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital Dedication at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Heart Hospital Firsts
The Future of Cardiovascular Care
Cardiogenetics: Determining the Genetic Cause of Heart Diseases
Cath Lab Introduces Two Innovative Software Programs
Profile: Chris Barnett, MD
Spotlight: Jose Vargas, MD, PhD 
Welcome to the Newest Fellows




Spring 2016

Meeting the Demand for Safety and Quality Despite Crisis
Taking Science to the Heart: Selma Mohammaed, MD, PhD, Bring Scientific Research Interest to Her Clinical Practice in Heart Failure 
An Innovative Solution to a Complex Problem
Transradial Caths Gain Traction With Interventional Cardiologists
CRT 2016 Brings Innovation to Practice
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Launches National Clinical Study of TAVR's Use in Low Risk Patients
New Hope For Treating Heart Failure
Palliative Care and Heart Failure Team Partnership Flourishes 
New Service, Staff and Space for Venous Disorders at MedStar Chevy Chase
News and Notes



Winter 2016

Next Steps for Cardiac Stem Cells
Connecting Cardiologists to Chagas Disease
Profile: Margaret Bell Fischer, MD
ACA Appoints Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, Chair of New Cardio-Oncology Program

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September/October 2016

Regulatory Radiness is Right on Target
Breathing New Life for Patients: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator 
Setting the Trend: Critical Care Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Complexities of Managing Med/Psych Patients in Aging Population
When Size is Everything: Adapting to the Challenges of Patient Obesity
New Emerging Viruses: Keeping Everyone Safe
Cleaning Up the Scrubs Policy: Eliminating Latrogenic Infections
A Success for All Provider Participants: MedStar Physician Leadership Development Program 
Upcoming CME Conferences
News & Notes
Chief Resident Profile: Taryn Travis, MD
Spotlight: Hyun J. Band, MD
Physician's Perspective



July/August 2016

“Stay On, Stay Here” Please Don’t Share Your Skin Squames
Urogynecologic Surgery Returns Patient’s Quality of Life
Dedication of the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital
Where Did they Go? 2016 House Staff Graduation
New Physician Leadership: Nationally Renowned Thoracic Surgeon Leads Integrated Surgical Service
Intimacy and Advanced Heart Failure
Overnight Radiologists Provide Life-Saving Services
Devastating Medical Errors Need Not Devastate the Provider
Upcoming CME Conferences
News & Notes
Chief Resident Profile: Jiger Patel, MD, Internal Medicine
Spotlight: James Robinson, Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Physician's Perspective: Jennifer Ayscue 




May/June 2016

A Cancer Free-Free Diagnosis, Following Extensive Limb-Salvage Surgery
MedStar Medical Group: For Providers, By Providers 
MedStar Pituitary Center Offers Comprehensive Care
The Next Step for Three Residents Who Have Shared Their Stories
Balancing Risk, Benefit is Key: Multiple New Options for Multiple Sclerosis 
News & Notes
Chief Resident Profile: David Engorn, DPM, Podiatric Surgery
Spotlight: Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Urology



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