February 21, 2024

Dr. Winakur offers ways to reduce heart disease risk. (Healthline)

  • Shannon Winakur, MD, Cardiologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

McCollum says a new mural will commemorate the work of UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center team members and the hospital community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (WJZ-TV)

  • Kathy McCollum, President and CEO of UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Burk says the new mural at UM BWMC symbolizes the tumult of 2020, when the region was firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. (WMAR-TV)

  • Kathy Burk, Executive Director of the BWMC Foundation

February 20, 2024

Dr. Schrank says that, in easing COVID-19 isolation rules, the CDC followed the lead of some states. (Yahoo Life)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 19, 2024

Dr. Dal Molin expresses concerns about new protective headgear invented by a Hopkins football player. (Capital Gazette)

  • ‌Claudia Dal Molin, DO, Sports Medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Education at the UM School of Medicine

February 16, 2024

Dr. Schrank discusses new CDC isolation guidelines for people with COVID-19. (WBFF-TV)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

D‌r. Owonikoko discusses breaking barriers as a Black director of an NCI-designated cancer center. (The Cancer Letter)

  • Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor in Oncology in the Department of Medicine and Executive Director of the Program in Oncology at the UM School of Medicine

February 14, 2024

Dr. Bower offers at-home remedies for throat pain. (Everyday Health)

  • Nicholas Bower, DO, Regional Medical Director for UM Urgent Care

D‌r. Mukherjee explains the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. (Everyday Health)

  • Ratnakar Mukherjee, MD, Chair of Cardiology at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

February 13, 2024

Dr. Khanna discusses the impact of a proposed Baltimore City bill that would ban tobacco products from stadiums. (WBAL-AM)

  • Niharika Khanna, MD, MBBS, DGO, Family Medicine physician and Professor of Family Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 12, 2024

Dr. Forman discusses how to respond to stomach pain. (Parade)

  • Joshua Forman, MD, Gastroenterologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

For American Heart Month, Dr. Winakur spoke about heart health issues. (MPT)

  • Shannon Winakur, MD, Cardiologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

February 11, 2024

Shock Trauma is using a high-tech simulation center to prepare the surgeons of tomorrow. (WBAL-TV)

  • Samuel Tisherman, MD, Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Director of the Surgical ICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine
  • Benjamin Neustein, MAT, Training and Simulation Manager for the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education at Shock Trauma
  • Andrew Kithas, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at UMMC

February 10, 2024

Crabbs highlights diabetes education and other services available at the B'More Healthy Expo. (WBFF-TV)

  • Christine Crabbs, Senior Director of Community and Population Health for the University of Maryland Medical Center

February 9, 2024

Dr. Kundi highlights the work of Shock Trauma's Go Team, which brings in-hospital procedures to trauma scenes. (Cumberland Times-News)

  • Rishi Kundi, MD, Vascular Surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

Ahead of the Super Bowl, Drexler stresses the dangers of sports betting. (WBFF-TV)

  • Mary Drexler, MSW, Program Director for the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling at the UM School of Medicine

February 8, 2024

Dr. Ntiri discusses a projected rise in cancer cases. (Medical News Today)

  • Shana Ntiri, MD, MPH, Family Medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Director of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Klein talks about how hospital IT teams should select devices for clinical use. (HealthTech)

  • Joel Klein, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System

February 6, 2024

Wise and Redding discuss how Harford County residents will benefit from the transition of services at UM Harford Memorial Hospital to facilities in Bel Air and Aberdeen. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA, President and CEO of UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services for UM UCH and the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

The new UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Aberdeen will offer cutting-edge care. (WBAL-TV)

  • Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA, President and CEO of UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Fermin Barrueto, MD, Chief Medical Officer for UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Ward touts the benefits of the new medical center in Aberdeen. (WJZ-TV)

  • Colin Ward, DrPH, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for UM Upper Chesapeake Health

February 2, 2024

Dr. Scalea supports a tax proposal that could direct money to state trauma centers. (The Daily Record)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

February 1, 2024

Shock Trauma doctors, nurses and advocates met with lawmakers in Annapolis. (WBFF-TV)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the UM School of Medicine
  • Kristie Snedeker, DPT, Vice President of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Redding says the outpouring of responses to Elmo's tweet asking how people are doing is a reminder of the importance of mental health. (WBAL-TV)

  • Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services for UM Upper Chesapeake Health and the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

January 30, 2024

Dr. Nitri stresses the importance of cancer screenings. (WBFF-TV)

  • Shana Nitri, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Director of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Kanagie-McAleese says the time needed to form a new dieting habit can vary from habit to habit and person to person. (Healthline)

  • Marie Kanagie-McAleese, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Dr. Liu says people should be masking up in airports and get their kids vaccinated as measles re-emerge in Maryland. (WJZ-TV)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Liu says parents need to understand the importance of protecting their children against measles. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

January 29, 2024

Dr. Schrank discusses the recent surge of COVID-19 cases. (MPT)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

January 26, 2024

Dr. Benavides discusses a woman's autoimmune disorder that presented as similar to a mental illness. (Today.com)

  • David Benavides, MD, PhD, Neurologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Jerome discusses the health impacts of seated work. (WBFF-TV)

  • Scott Jerome, DO, Sports Cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Ambulatory Services and Outreach in Cardiology and Director of Sports Cardiology at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Caiseda explains the difference between normal cramping during the first trimester of pregnancy and what might require medical attention. (Expectful)

  • David Caiseda, MD, OB/GYN at UM Charles Regional Medical Center

January 25, 2024

Gilmore demonstrates how bystanders can respond to traumatic injuries before professionals arrive. (WBFF-TV)

  • Rebecca Gilmore, MSN, RN, TCRN, Trauma Program Manager at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Dr. Forman explains what can cause gastrointestinal issues while traveling and how to avoid them. (The Washington Post)

  • Joshua Forman, MD, Gastroenterologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

January 24, 2024

Dr. Tisherman says the cold temperatures that helped a woman survive a fall into the Inner Harbor are similar to a technique with clinical applications. (WJZ-TV)

  • Samuel Tisherman, MD, Director of Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Director of the Surgical ICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Tisherman explains how the Inner Harbor's water temperature helped a woman survive falling into the water. (The Baltimore Banner)

  • Samuel Tisherman, MD, Director of Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Director of the Surgical ICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Moran discusses diabetes resources and the upcoming B'More Healthy Expo. (WBFF-TV)

  • Alexandra Moran, PhD, Director of the Diabetes Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 23, 2024

Dr. Leekha talks about the System's new masking guidelines. (Medscape)

  • Surbhi Leekha, MD, Medical Director for Infection Prevention at the University of Maryland Medical System, Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Maluf says a rare transplant surgery, in which a woman donated a kidney to her mother after having previously donated her liver, went well. (The Washington Post)

  • Daniel Maluf, MD, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Program in Transplantation at the UM School of Medicine, and Transplant Surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 22, 2024

Dr. Wickwire explains why winter is a great time to catch up on sleep. (WTOP-FM)

  • Emerson Wickwire, PhD, Psychologist and Sleep Disorder Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, and Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine and Section Head of Sleep Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Dal Molin shares tips on how to keep resolutions related to weight loss. (MPT)

  • Claudia Dal Molin, DO, Sports Medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Education at the UM School of Medicine

January 19, 2024

Dr. Falat talks about what to do to avoid frostbite, or when symptoms first appear. (WBFF-TV)

  • Cheyenne Falat, MD, Assistant Medical Director for the Adult Emergency Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Kozel previews the planned UM Shore Regional Medical Center in Easton. (WMDT-TV)

  • Ken Kozel, MBA, President and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health

January 18, 2024

A proposed state bill would levy a tax on firearms and ammunitions to fund trauma centers. (Maryland Matters)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Scalea speaks about a bill that would provide money to trauma centers like Shock Trauma. (WRC-TV)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

January 17, 2024

Dr. Scalea says additional money for trauma centers could save lives. (The Washington Post)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Cullen stresses the importance of cancer screenings. (WJZ-TV)

  • Kevin Cullen, MD, Oncologist at the UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professor of Oncology at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Raufman says the use of the weight loss drugs Wegovy and Ozempic can come with unintended side effects. (WTOP-FM)

  • Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Moses Paulson, MD and Helen Golden Paulson Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Wright offers tips on guarding kids against hypothermia as they play in the snow. (WTOP-FM)

  • Christian Wright, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine

January 16, 2024

Dr. Liu says children are more vulnerable to the cold than adults. (Yahoo)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

January 15, 2024

Dr. King talks about what motivates him in his work for health equity. (The Afro)

  • Roderick King, MD, MPH, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System

January 12, 2024

The University of Maryland Medical Center is offering a new gene therapy for sickle cell disease. (The Baltimore Banner)

  • Mark Gladwin, MD, Dean of the UM School of Medicine
  • Jeannie Law, MD, Hematologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Lee offers tips to help people avoid injuries while shoveling snow. (Fox News)

  • Sarah Lee, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and Instructor at the UM School of Medicine

January 10, 2024

New treatment could help adults with ADHD. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Jill RachBeisel, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UM School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 9, 2024

Dr. Schrank talks about the role low vaccination rates are playing in a surge of respiratory illnesses. (WBFF-TV)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

January 8, 2024

Redding speaks about how clinicians are responding to increased prevalence of depression in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (WYPR-FM)

  • Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services for UM Upper Chesapeake Health and the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

January 5, 2024

Dr. Chen encourages residents to sign up for a novel flu study. (WBFF-TV)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section within the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the UM School of Medicine, and Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Chen says a new flu study could solve mysteries about how the virus is transmitted. (The Baltimore Banner)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section within the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the UM School of Medicine, and Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 4, 3024

A flu transmission study being conducted in Baltimore pays people with the flu $1,900 to spread it to others. (WMAR-TV)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section within the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the UM School of Medicine, and Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 3, 2024

A new medical center in Aberdeen will provide care for thousands of Harford County residents. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA, President and CEO of UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Lee shares cold remedies that can help shorten the duration of the illness. (Woman's World)

  • Sarah Lee, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and Instructor at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Puche speaks about the body donation process and how medical students approach working with donated bodies. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Adam Puche, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology and Vice Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dr. Frieman says a winter spike doesn't necessarily mean COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus like influenza. (The Baltimore Banner)

  • Matthew Frieman, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UM School of Medicine