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HCGH Names New Specialty Chairs

Contact: Sharon Sopp, 410.740.7646, ssopp@hcgh.org

Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (HCGH) proudly announces the following appointments:

Marc Applestein, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Applestein joined the HCGH professional staff in 1988. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a surgical internship and residency at University of Maryland Hospital as well as a residency in urology. He is certified by the American Board of Urology. In 1999, Dr. Applestein received a master's degree in business from Johns Hopkins University. He is with Central Maryland Urology Associates, P.A. Dr. Applestein served as president of the HCGH professional staff in 2009.

Margot Watson, M.D., has been appointed the new Chairman of the HCGH OB/GYN Department. Dr. Watson also serves on the hospital’s Surgical Services Committee. Dr. Watson received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1987 and served her residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, University of Vermont School of Medicine. She currently is a member of the practice of Drs. Esposito, Mayer, Hogan and Associates.

Other announcements:

Nicole D. Pilevsky, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Chair of OB/GYN. Dr. Pilevsky currently serves on the OB/GYN Clinical Department Review Committee.



Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 238-bed, not-for-profit health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of over 800 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of nearly 2,000 individuals and volunteer auxilians numbering over 600.

 

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