Patient Care

Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

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Matthew Czarny, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, has begun seeing patients at the new Structural Heart Disease Clinic located at Bayview. His focus is on the evaluation and management of complex coronary artery disease and the minimally invasive treatment of “structural heart disease,” which includes valve problems, left atrial appendage occlusion, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,(...)

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BCU Super User Retreat

BCU Super User Retreat

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Jade Flinn, BCU nurse educator, is developing and training eight dedicated nurse clinicians to lead and facilitate training sessions and activate the unit in Jade’s absence. This will add a greater degree of preparedness and sustainability to our unit’s unique needs through the sharing of knowledge and responsibility. Shelby Cahill, Dauryne Shaffer, Grace Carter, Sam(...)

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Petty to Step Down as Chair of Credentials Committee

Petty to Step Down as Chair of Credentials Committee

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Brent Petty, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, will be stepping down from his role as chair of the Department of Medicine Credentials Committee on June 30 after 29 years of service. For almost three decades, Brent oversaw all initial and reappointments of Department of Medicine clinical providers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.(...)

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June News

June News

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On June 4-5, the BCU team travelled to Minneapolis for the third annual summit of the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC). This two-day conference brought together representatives from the ten Regional Ebola and Special Pathogens Treatment Centers (RESPTCs) as well as officials from the CDC, WHO, ASPR and NIOSH. The summit focused on(...)

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Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

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Guidance Regarding Travel to Certain Countries Outside the U.S. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, and Nigeria has recently experienced ongoing transmission of Lassa fever. It is important to identify and isolate patients under investigation for viral hemorrhagic fever when they arrive at a Hopkins hospital(...)

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Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Posted by  | Congratulations, Patient Care

Vikesh Singh, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will assume the role of Director of Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital effective July 1, 2018. Vikesh is currently the director of the Pancreatitis Center and the medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation Program. He received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics-biology from Brown University and his M.D.(...)

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Spring Drills

Spring Drills

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On April 24-25, members of the BCU attended an international high-level isolation unit (HLIU) summit at the National Institutes of Health. The summit, co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), brought together 22 biocontainment units from around to world to discuss issues related to(...)

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Improving Provider Satisfaction

Improving Provider Satisfaction

Posted by  | Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Over the course of the last 18 months, you’ve likely heard many conversations about topics relating to Joy in Medicine, provider satisfaction and clinician burnout. Whether at Grand Rounds, during a DOM focus group, in a school-wide survey or from a podcast by the dean, you’ve heard that burnout is a very real issue nationally(...)

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Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

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I was happy to see such a great turnout for our inaugural DOM Clinical Retreat. I'd like to thank the committee led Lee Biddison for taking my general musing and making it a reality. I'd also like to thank Drs. Sikon and Wigley for their captivating talks and everyone who participated in the poster and(...)

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15th Annual Miller Lecture

15th Annual Miller Lecture

Posted by  | CME, Patient Care

Dr. Baron will be discussing how broad social changes in trust and authority are having an impact on health care. Using the historical roots of medical licensure and board certification as an example of professional self-regulation designed to build trust, he will describe the impact of electronic media and omnipresent access to information on medical(...)

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