MedStar Health Welcomes Michael S. Shear, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Shear specializes in electromyography and nerve conduction studies, as well as the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and related tissues.

November 22, 2013

Baltimore —(November 22, 2013)—MedStar Health welcomes Michael S. Shear, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, to the Curtis National Hand Center and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Dr. Shear specializes in electromyography and nerve conduction studies, as well as the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and related tissues.

“Dr. Shear is an experienced physician, serving patients at MedStar Union Memorial and in the Towson/Cockeysville corridor for many years,” said Steve Koenigsberg, vice president of Orthopaedics at MedStar Union Memorial. “His expertise is an asset to both our patients and our physicians. We are delighted to have him continue to provide quality care to our community, now under The Curtis National Hand Center banner.”

Dr. Shear will be seeing patients at two convenient locations:

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
The Curtis National Hand Center
Johnston Professional Building, 2nd floor
3333 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Lutherville Hand Center
1400 Front Avenue, Suite 205
Lutherville, MD 21093

Click here to learn more about Dr. Shear or call 410-235-5405 to request an appointment.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s ten hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Its almost 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. Visit us at medstarhealth.org

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region’s top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award) and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. MedStar NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Annually, MedStar NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 MedStar National Rehabilitation Network outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. We treat patients from the age of 6 and up and our pediatric unit — the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation — is a joint service of MedStar NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.

MedStar NRH has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 19 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals for medical rehabilitation in America. MedStar NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We have CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. MedStar NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health., parent company to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Visiting Nurse Association. For more on MedStar NRH, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

Media Contact:

Megan Lutz
410-554-2781
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