University of Maryland Medical Center Commentaries

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The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) provides a full range of innovative health services to people throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.  UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, cardiac care, neurocare, women’s and children’s health, and organ transplantation.  Established in 1823, the Medical Center is one of the nation’s first teaching hospitals.  All UMMC physicians are on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is considered the worldwide leader in trauma care.  Shock Trauma treats more than 8,000 of the most critically ill and severely injured people each year, of whom approximately 96 percent survive.  It is also the heart of Maryland’s unique EMS system.
The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital is a regional resource for diagnosing and treating serious and complex health problems in infants through young adults. Its highly specialized programs attract patient from the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center is one of a select group of NCI-designated cancer centers in the U.S., placing it in the top tier of centers that are developing and translating scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients.
The University of Maryland Organ Transplant Center is one of the nation’s largest transplant programs – performing more than 300 solid organ transplant a year – with an established national reputation for cutting-edge research, innovation and technical/surgical excellence.
The University of Maryland Heart Center is a national leader in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of cardiac disease. The Center is recognized for expertise in minimally invasive treatment option as well as pioneering research advances.


Dr. Kevin J. Cullen

Jun 16, 2015

Dr. Cullen specializes in head and neck cancer. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cullen completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and received additional training at the National Cancer Institute.

UMMC Commentary: Brandy Pruso

Jun 2, 2015

Brandy Pruso is Living Donor Nurse Coordinator at the University of Maryland Transplant centerart Transplant Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

UMMC: Dr. Erika Feller

Jun 2, 2015

Dr. Erika Feller, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at University of Maryland Medical Center.

UMMC Commentary: Dr. William Hutson

Jun 2, 2015

Dr. William Hutson is Director of Hepatology, at the University of Maryland Liver Center.

Martin J. Edelman, MD

Dec 12, 2014

Dr. Edelman is the Head of the Section of Solid Tumor Oncology and Associate Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Edelman received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. 

Vadim Morozov, M.D.

Sep 17, 2014

Dr. Morozov serves as an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Tatiana Sanses

Jul 18, 2014

Dr. Tatiana Sanses is a member of the division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland.

Stacy Fisher, M.D.

Jun 18, 2014

  Stacy Fisher, M.D. is assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

UMMC Commentary: Silke Niederhaus, M.D.

Apr 24, 2014

Silke Niederhaus is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

Mar 27, 2014

Dr. Kader completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.