University of Maryland Medical Center Commentaries

Second and Fourth Thursday at 7:02 am

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.

COMMENTARIES HEARD ON WYPR, DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF WYPR’S STAFF OR MANAGEMENT.

UMMC Commentary
4:01 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

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.

Read more
UMMC Commentary
1:08 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Cynthia F Bearer M.D.

Dr. Cynthia Frances Bearer MD
Read more
UMMC Commentary
12:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Keshava Rajagopal, M.D.

Dr. Kasheva Rajagopal

Dr. Rajagopal received his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, in 2002. He completed his general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2009, during which time he also undertook and completed a 2 year research fellowship in cardiovascular biology at Duke University Medical Center. He completed a cardiothoracic surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2012.

Read more
UMMC Commentary
2:42 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

UMMC Commentary - Kathleen Parkman

Kathleen Parkman, RD, LDN, CNSC

Kathleen Parkman, RD, LDN, CNSC, is the Registered Dietitian for the Bariatric Surgery Department at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Read more
UMMC Commentary
12:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Kashif Munir, M.D.

Dr. Kashif Munir

  Kashif Munir, M.D., is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Read more
UMMC Commentary
12:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

UMMC Commentary - Stephen N. Davis, M.D.

Dr. Stephen N. Davis

  Stephen N. Davis, M.B.B.S., an internationally recognized endocrinologist and research scientist, is the Theodore E. Woodward Endowed Chair and the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

Read more
UMMC Commentary
12:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

UMMC Commentary - Matthew Weir, M.D.

Matthew Weir, M.D.

Matthew Weir, M.D., is the Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Read more