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Lennell Matthews jumped into action after witnessing a car crash outside of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant.

The pediatric surgeons manage conditions including appendicitis, esophageal atresias, hernias, pyloric stenosis and skin lesions.

Clinicians aim to improve patient care by understanding the relationship between vitamin D and MS.

Johns Hopkins physicians can have consultations in person or via telemedicine with patients from certain participating states.

A new analytics platform will help Johns Hopkins doctors provide care that is tailored to individual patients.

In an age of digital uncertainty, visitors to can be confident that the site is locked down tight.

Although there is broader sharing of the organs, people with a higher lung allocation score tend to be very sick going into a transplant.

Faster. More efficient. Less expensive. Three Johns Hopkins researchers are doing groundbreaking work. And 30,000 zebrafish are helping.

Clinicians in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are aware of the differences between male and female patients.

Five surgeons recently joined Johns Hopkins, and Bashar Safar has been appointed chief of colorectal surgery.

Research funded by the David and June Trone Family Foundation has led to the development of a highly precise algorithm to more accurately pinpoint patients’ cholesterol or lipid disorders.

Stanley Zupnik established the Division of Cardiac Surgery’s Stanley R. Zupnik Research Fund to seek new and better treatments for heart patients.

When Leslie Pfenninger learned that the hospital’s cardiology fellowship is very competitive for just a few slots, she was inspired to make a significant gift.

Snapshots of Support - 04/09/2018

The snapshots include an Eagle Scout, a Former Girl Scout and the team from the Heart and Vascular Institute development office.

Pioneering cardiac surgeon William Baumgartner, M.D. will retire in June 2018.

Miho Tanaka has contributed to the advancement of anatomic knowledge as well as designed a model for women’s sports medicine.

During surgical simulations, residents who have never been trained in pelvic surgery were able to perform complex techniques with accuracy, using very few radiographs.

Brian Neuman aims to fine-tune the use of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System for patients who have undergone spine surgery.

Julius Oni performs total knee replacement using incisions that are approximately half the length of the traditional total knee incision.

Read excerpts from a fireside chat with Paul B. Rothman and Kevin W. Sowers.

That's Classified - 04/06/2018

Wilmer Eye Institute's Rob Chun travels the world to attend various Paralympics events, where he evaluates and classifies the competitors according to their visual abilities.

There are over 5,642 volunteers who give of their time at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The P-TECH program at Dunbar is designed to create clear pathways to both higher education and employment. Students in the program graduate from high school with a no-cost associate’s degree by augmenting their regular high school courses with community college classes.

Psychologist George S. Everly Jr. teaches people how to provide emotional support to victims of catastrophes.

A cancer vaccine developed at Johns Hopkins appears to open the door for checkpoint inhibitors and other types of immunotherapies.

Digital health leaders describe the elements an app should have in order to be recommended by a physician.

Osler alum Anna Hemnes shares her trajectory from Osler intern to Thayer assistant chief of service to her current position at Vanderbilt University—and her fascination with pulmonary hypertension.

Class Notes - 03/29/2018

The 2018 Match includes a diverse group of Osler interns, 62 percent of whom are women.

Johns Hopkins residents spend as little as 12 percent of their time at the bedside, a recent study found, raising concerns about eroding clinical skills. Taking a “back-to-the-future” approach, Osler leaders are working to improve the interface between doctors and patients.

The director of the Osler Medical Training Program is spearheading a reexamination of its culture and invites readers’ input.

Ultrarealistic model designed with special-effects team allows more effective training in minimally invasive technique.

The time of onset of symptoms is critical in recommending clot-buster therapy that may dramatically improve outcomes for children with ischemic stroke.

To help ensure, all patients’ medical records are protected, the Johns Hopkins Privacy Office uses a monitoring system, Protenus, which notifies the Privacy Office when someone tries to access, share or request a patient record for non-work-related purposes.

At Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a multidisciplinary one-stop clinic treats patients with conditions such as cranial defects from traumatic brain injury, cranial deformities and skull lesions.

Employing a 3-D anatomic mapping system, Johns Hopkins pediatric cardiologists are reducing and, in some cases, eliminating the risk of radiation exposure for children with irregular heartbeats.

As direct-to-consumer DNA tests become more popular, Johns Hopkins genetic experts explain their limitations and risks.

Learn about several new appointments and leadership roles.

This was the topic at a recent “Leading Change: Perspectives from Outside of Medicine Conversation Series,” hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology.

Johns Hopkins employees can take advantage of a new mobile app to connect with tools and resources that will strengthen their security and wellbeing.

Meet Jonathan Sneddon, LAN Administrator for IT@JH

Newly established wellness and diversity councils will coordinate these efforts and include employees in conversations and initiatives.

Can surgical therapy level the see-saw of outcomes for sicker patients and likely start its tilt in the other direction?

Pediatric liver specialist reaches out to experts in various fields to find technological solutions for non-adherence to life-saving medications among adolescent organ transplant recipients.

From the Director - 03/05/2018

Since its launch seven years ago, our department has been continually expanding, adding to our faculty both in numbers and expertise and increasing our dimensions in clinical services and research programs.

Our experts have launched at least three companies—bringing their creative visions to fruition for the sake of patients.

The core values of diversity and inclusion are key to Johns Hopkins’ mission of research, education and patient care, and they are equally crucial for the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Raynaud’s phenomenon (rp), a condition that causes vasospasms most commonly in the fingers’ arteries with exposure to cold, is a hallmark of scleroderma.

The thinking behind placement of tissue expanders for postmastectomy breast reconstruction has come full circle, says Gedge Rosson, director of breast reconstruction.

Transgender individuals face a variety of disparities, with serious consequences. Few medical centers in the nation have the expertise to provide these patients with the surgical, endocrine and other care that many desperately need.

For decades, integrated plastic surgery residencies across the country have operated in much the same way: at least six years of training after medical school centered on gaining the diverse set of skills necessary in this field.

Learn why our residents chose Johns Hopkins to continue their education.

Special Report: Johns Hopkins is fighting the national opioid crisis with a better approach to pain management.

A required course highlights the hazards of opioids.

Johns Hopkins experts are developing new policies and guidelines.

Clinicians across Johns Hopkins are solving the problem of opioid overprescribing, one patient at a time.

Johns Hopkins inpatient program untangles the physical and psychological sources of pain.

A leader in women’s health in Afghanistan, physician Hamida Ebadi fled decades of war in 2014. Today, she supervises environmental care workers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network connects investigators to patients in other hospitals.

Neil A. Grauer reveals the medical secrets of a mummy and other little-known facts from the annals of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Through a new academic partnership, Dunbar High School students earn college credits while preparing for college and employment.

Dean/CEO Paul B. Rothman reflects on the institution’s legacy as well as new ways of teaching and advancing medicine.

Finding Joy - 03/01/2018

Using lessons from their own experiences, peer recovery coaches at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offer encouragement to patients receiving treatment for substance use disorder.

Diversity and inclusion summit next step on journey to more equitable patient care

The BioTechnical Institute of Maryland Inc. (BTI) provides tuitionfree training to high school graduates in Baltimore City. Johns Hopkins is one of the 25 organizations that offer experience for their interns.

Flu activity is widespread across the nation, and currently at a high level in Maryland. Johns Hopkins experts weigh in with tips for effective infection prevention and simple steps to stop the spread of germs that can cause the flu.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital continues to encourage employees to work and live green. This is paying off with continued recognition for the efforts, particularly those related to the Green Office Certification.

The approaches not only reduce blood loss but also speed recovery, minimize infection and reduce the length of hospital stays.

With guidance from Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Geetha Jayaram, Johns Hopkins students built an app and later founded a company to anonymously connect people to peer support groups at any time.

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft want to improve health care.

Johns Hopkins students took a leave of absence to work on the innovation full time.

Glossary of Terms - 02/12/2018

Anesthesiologist and pain management expert Marie Hanna has two rules for patients in the Perioperative Pain Clinic she directs. They must not get any opioids, legal or illegal, from anyone outside her clinic. And they can take opioids only when necessary — not to eliminate pain, but to provide enough relief to allow physical activity.

More than 100 members of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s six Patient and Family Advisory Councils came together for a panel discussion with Johns Hopkins leaders about progress on patients’ concerns.

More than 400 employees volunteered at 21 nonprofit organizations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

When Heather isn't spending her time as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, you can find her as a member and co-captain of the Washington Redskins cheerleading squad.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center expands its hospitalist program and grants it division status.

Pediatric cardiac surgeons perform first intraoperative stem cell procedure at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

The Johns Hopkins medical campus participated in two drills recently to test how we would respond to a mass shooting or the admission of a pregnant patient with a highly infectious disease.

New United States Postal Service stamp will raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Platelets seem to have a role in the connection between heart disease and depression.

Women with chronic kidney disease may have other health issues that require treatment.

Lung cancer treatment inspires patient to create international award

A Moment’s Notice - 02/01/2018

Comprehensive breast cancer care allows for quick breast cancer treatment

More than 400 Johns Hopkins employees volunteer in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida.

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