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New Professional Staff Officers Named for 2008

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2008
Sharon Sopp

New Professional Staff Officers Named for 2008

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Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (HCGH) has named the following new Professional Staff Officers for 2007: Edward J. Lee, M.D., as president; Marc Applestein, M.D., as vice president; and Jonathan S. Fish, M.D., as secretary/treasurer.

Dr. Edward J. Lee has been on the professional staff of Howard County General Hospital for six years. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. After earning his undergraduate degree at Columbia College, Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the State University of New York – Downstate. Dr. Lee completed his internship and residency at the former Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) and a fellowship in hematology/medical oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a partner of Maryland Oncology Hematology, P.A.

Dr. Marc Applestein joined the HCGH professional staff in 1988. He graduated cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor of science, and from the University of Maryland with a doctorate in medicine. Dr. Applestein 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.

A member of the HCGH professional staff since 1997, Dr. Jonathan Fish is an internist with Charter Internal Medicine in Columbia. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Fish serves on HCGH’s Clinical Department Review Committee and is a past member of the HCGH Medical Executive Committee.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 219-bed, not-for-profit, health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. Serving the community since 1973, the hospital, with a professional staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health professionals representing more than 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties and a workforce of over 1,700, has grown into a comprehensive, acute-care medical center that treats a full range of conditions from neonatal care to oncology and outpatient care to critical care.