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Curtis National Hand Center Performs First-of-its Kind Surgery in the U.S.

Seven-Year old Gains Hand and Arm Function with Limb Lengthening Technique Using Toe BoneRyan Katz, MD with Lal DingBaltimore — (December 21, 2016) — With a complex microsurgery that has never before been performed in the United States, surgeons Ryan Katz, MD, and James Higgins MD, from the Curtis National Hand Center (CNHC) at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital have advanced the treatment of congenital radial dysplasia, known as “radial club hand.” The groundbreaking approach uses bones, a joint, and growth plates from the patient's foot. The boy, Lal Ding, who will turn eight on New Year’s Day, now stands on…

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Raymond Wittstadt, MD Achieves Certificate for Performing Arts Medicine

Curtis National Hand Surgeon is First in State to Earn Specialty Certification

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Dr. Raghuveer Vallabhaneni Joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Will Lead Baltimore MedStar Hospitals as Director of Vascular SurgeryBALTIMORE—(November 30, 2016) —Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, MD, FACS,  joins the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, as Director of Vascular Surgery-Baltimore, bringing specialized expertise and a national reputation for treating complex aortic disease to the Baltimore region of the state’s largest healthcare provider.In this newly designed role, Dr. Vallabhaneni will collaborate with MHVI leadership to develop the vascular programs at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial. He’ll report directly to Dr. Edward Woo, Director, MedStar Vascular Surgery, in a…

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The Region’s Leading Cardiac Experts Address Innovations in Heart Care in Live Online Forum

Baltimore—(November 15, 2016)—Aimed to offer new hope for the estimated 27 million people in the U.S. with heart disease, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital will host a free hour-long Innovations in Heart Care Webcast Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.  Moderated by WMAR-TV news anchor Jamie Costello, the webcast will stream live from the Inn at the Colonnade in Baltimore, and feature five of Baltimore's top cardiac experts in an engaging interactive dialogue focused on recent innovations in heart care.Innovation is at the heart of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. New research and developments…

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