Cutting Edge Spring 2012
Despite her grueling ordeal, Suzanne Merrill is on the mend and has no regrets about her decision to soldier through treatment.
Articles in this Issue
A hesitant patient eventually agrees to surgery for her cancer, and is incredibly glad she did.
The Surgeon Speaks
Aside from the obvious challenges and risks associated with a difficult surgery, the patient's hesitations and reservations presented another obstacle to overcome.
Understanding the role that racial and social bias may play in the relationship between doctors and their patients is an important step toward fixing disparities in the health care system.
Teams at Work: Cardiac Surgery Intenstive Care Unit
Moving the cardiac surgery division to its new location in Johns Hopkins' new Sheik Zayed Tower is a major logistical feat and a transition that will require significant teamwork.
Mandal is a cardiac surgeon who's also pursuing a public health master's degree from the Bloomberg School of PUblic Health, and Amy Rushing is a critical care surgeon whose primary surgical interests are in operative trauma and emergency room general surgery.
Changing Lives Through Research
A Hopkins researcher created a database that's helpful for when only a handful of clinical situations meet given research criteria.
On the Job
A Q&A with Michael Zenilman.
Those Who Give
Compassionate care from a member of Johns Hopkins' Breast Center prompted this patient's generous support.