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‘Innovation 2023’ - 12/12/2018

The new road map for Johns Hopkins Medicine aims to deliver the best in patient care, education and research.

A postdoctoral fellow and other trainees are adapting virtual reality software to immerse themselves in the cochlea, a part of the ear.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are creating report cards for transplant centers to show their aggressiveness in using extended criteria kidneys and the outcomes of using these kinds of organs.

Johns Hopkins surgeons are leading a large, multicenter trial to assess the margins of excised breast tumor tissue at the time of surgery using a promising device.

Now patients diagnosed with lung cancer can get expert treatment at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the greater Washington region as well as at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins physicians were among the first in the U.S. to perform a combined endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) to remove a large rectal polyp.

The Baltimore Ravens vs. the Kansas City Chiefs gameday watch party on Dec. 9 brought more than 100 people to the Chevy Chase Arcade at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for lively conversation and lots of team spirit. The event connected staff and volunteers from Thread, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, with community members and Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership, clinical and non-clinical staff, and their families.

Jean Smith shows her gratitude by being a loyal supporter of Johns Hopkins.

Software provides a place for residents to ask questions—and physicians to answer—at anytime from anywhere using a desktop or mobile device.

This special weather issue of Hopkins Insider, has all the information employees need if they work for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, other Johns Hopkins Health System member organizations, any outpatient facility or the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Studying neonatal brain injury is personal for Jennifer Lee-Summers. Facing placental problems during her own pregnancy, she knew her baby would be at risk of hypoxia, or low oxygen flow to the brain.

Johns Hopkins offers gender affirming surgeries and other specialized services after a 38-year hiatus.

A new clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children Center supports transgender and non-binary youth.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health has provided gender affirming surgeries that changed the lives of about 150 people. Here are the stories of three of them.

Profiles of the staff members at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health.

Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas are rare brain tumors, but not so unusual in pediatric neurosurgeon Alan Cohen’s experience.

Johns Hopkins researchers found machine diagnostics using deep learning can match the performance of human ophthalmologists.

A research team led by Xu Cao, Johns Hopkins professor of orthopaedic surgery, showed osteoarthritis could be prevented in mouse models by intercepting the signals of a specific protein.

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network continues to push the boundaries of medical education, research and patient care

TAVR at Johns Hopkins - 11/26/2018

Originally intended for high-risk patients, TAVR is now being offered to low-risk ones as part of a national clinical trial that includes Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins physiatrist Pablo Celnik applies stimulation to enhance the ability to acquire new motor skills, retain skills longer and improve function in neurological patients.

Johns Hopkins rehabilitation experts are developing an assessment to identify changes in the physical or cognitive function of patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The software provides a place for residents to ask questions—and physicians to answer—at anytime from anywhere using a desktop or mobile device.

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network continues to grow across the Baltimore and Washington regions, with annual volumes of 100,000 patients or more anticipated.

​Externally controlled implantable growing rods brace the spine and minimize the progression of scoliosis while the child is still growing.

Medically fragile infants on ventilation support at community or rural hospitals without surgical services sometimes need those services. That poses a challenge for pediatric anesthesiologists who need to assess these babies preoperatively and discuss their anesthesia plan for surgery with their parents without transporting such vulnerable patients. For Joann Hunsberger and Sally Bitzer, anesthesiologists and critical care specialists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the answer is a collaborative telemedicine program with Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeons are combining a novel prosthesis for shoulder replacement with a metal plate to make a sturdier repair.

Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeons are using a new device for total ankle replacement that requires the resection of less bone.

Claire Shannon, a Johns Hopkins pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of a small group of experts in the world who specialize in correcting limb length discrepancies.

An adolescent dancer with radiating lower back and hip pain, a teen soccer player suffering severe concussion related headaches, a 9-year-old Little League pitcher with nerve impingement in his right shoulder, neck and back—what do they all have in common? Where orthopedic treatments fell short, they found complete relief from their chronic pain through steroid injection therapy with pediatric pain specialist Irfan Suleman.

Howard County General Hospital, the Howard County Health Department and six county elementary schools are using internet technology to change the way kids get urgent school-based health care.

While Johns Hopkins clinicians help patients with Alzheimer's disease maximize quality of life, researchers are gaining insights that could lead to better treatment.

Dragon voice recognition software is now available in Epic for all Johns Hopkins providers The software is being deployed as part of the enterprisewide Joy at Hopkins Medicine initiative to improve the quality of life at work for our clinicians, offering a convenient alternative to typing notes on a keyboard or waiting for transcribed dictations.

At the Employee Appreciation Service Awards Ceremony on Sept. 13, nearly 1,900 Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation superhero employees celebrated a milestone work anniversary of five, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or—for the first time ever—60 years.

The Skyline Café is The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s newest eatery, boasting healthy, freshly cooked cuisine, that looks out on a panoramic view of Baltimore.

Meet five new experts with specialized cardiovascular skills and diverse research interests.

The Academy at Johns Hopkins allows retired faculty members at the schools of medicine, nursing and public health to continue academic and scholarly pursuits.

Johns Hopkins Medicine has created an Office of Well-Being aimed at removing the barriers to a productive, joyful and healthful workplace.

Patients dealing with rare anomalies of the peripheral vascular system can now turn to a database linking patients to physicians to help relieve complications.

A treatment normally reserved for patients with stubbornly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol offers promise to reduce inflammation after heart attacks.

The clinician organized a conference, coordinated interviews and is conducting a survey to build a digital health tool.

Psychiatry researchers Peter Zandi and Fernando Goes have partnered with the Lieber Institute for Brain Development to study human brain samples and genome data sequencing to identify genetic risk for mood disorders.

Psychiatry Director Jimmy Potash shares the department’s latest advances and milestones.

A new outpatient group therapy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center uses a form of psychotherapy focused on strengthening patients’ coping skills to help them avert a crisis.

Experts at Creative Alternatives at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center work tirelessly to provide mental health services to the state’s most persistently and severely mentally ill.

An adolescent psychologist is hopeful that his new virtual reality study to understand how kids acquire and eliminate fear will ease anxiety and fear.

Michel Mirowski's name is associated at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute with a professorship, lectureship, award and fellowship, but his influence in cardiology is recognized worldwide.

After a double bypass operation. this couple developed close bonds with Johns Hopkins physicians and have been loyal supporters of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute since 1995,

Photos include cardiac surgery leaders honoring Bill Baumgartner, Dash 4 Dowd participants supporting ARVD/C and board members and faculty convening at the Fall Meeting.

Ahmet Kilic is confident that soon, surgical therapy will level the see-saw of outcomes for sicker patients and start its tilt in the other direction.

Thanks to donor support, the Johns Hopkins ARVD/C program opened for research and treatment of the rare, inherited heart muscle condition that can cause sudden death in young athletes.

Chief's Corner - 11/02/2018

The Chief of Cardiac Surgery talks about the latest developments in the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Novice nurses caring for patients with high-acuity and complex conditions in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Children's Center find experienced support via a novel telemedicine initiative.

Shockney planned her Nov. 1 retirement in ways that allow her to spend more time with family while staying involved with many of the philanthropically supported patient-centered programs she helped develop and launch.

Some of the money raised by the Order of the Eastern Star was donated to liver and pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Phyllis Mindell recently started the Mindell Family Fund to support the research, education and clinical work of three Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians.

Director's Column - 10/29/2018

Robert Higgins addresses the readers of the Cutting Edge newsletter.

Algorithm helps medical offices schedule reminders and fill vacant appointment slots with patients who urgently need to be seen.

Howard County General Hospital adds Child and Adolescent Support Area to its pediatric emergency department.

Families of pediatric patients with a range of liver disorders find a high five-year graft survival rate for living related transplant recipients.

A Kidney for Chloe - 10/19/2018

In Baltimore, an Atlanta mom finds a multidisciplinary family-centered care approach for her child’s complex urologic and renal disease.

Social workers, mental health counselors and specialized psychiatric nurses play pivotal roles in the Hopkins Bayview emergency department.

Hospitals are fine-tuning the art and science of creating therapeutic and safe spaces for patients.

As more patients come to emergency rooms in mental distress, Johns Hopkins is creating capacity and programs to help.

Researchers are collecting deidentified data from over 250 data points to build algorithms aimed at improving the outcomes of neurocritical care patients.

AMP Up - 10/16/2018

Getting patients back on their feet

Johns Hopkins Bayview offers free advance directive training

Never Stop Growing - 10/16/2018

After living life for others, a grandmother learns the importance of diabetes treatment and self-care

Q&A with Carolyn Le - 10/15/2018

The provider with Direct Primary Care answers employee questions about the pilot benefit.

Bound to Fascinate - 10/15/2018

A chance to see rare medical texts collected by Johns Hopkins professor and hand surgeon Thomas Brushart.

The open enrollment season for 2019 benefits is here.

In his annual State of Johns Hopkins Medicine address, Paul Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, covered a wide spectrum of topics as he celebrated accomplishments and unveiled plans for the organization.

Making time for your health may soon be easier, and cheaper, thanks to a new employer-sponsored benefit being offered to staff members at the Johns Hopkins Health System in calendar year 2019.

The open enrollment season for 2019 benefits is here.

Four young cancer patients shared the bond of sickness, now health.

Taking advantage of enhanced visualization through a high-definition endoscopic approach, pediatric otolaryngologists repair perforated eardrums in a minimally invasive and less painful manner.

On Oct. 1, 2017, Aarti Sarin noticed some swelling along her 3-year-old daughter Shivaya’s right jaw. It turned out to be a central giant cell granuloma, not a malignant cancer but an aggressive tumor that was eating away her right jawbone. Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon Jordan Steinberg resected the tumor and replaced the jawbone with one of the patient’s ribs as a graft.

Gathering at Henderson-Hopkins school brings together leaders from neighborhoods, Johns Hopkins.

The director of the Osler Medical Residency Training Program shares results and analysis of the latest iCOMPARE residency duty hours trial of 63 national programs.

A 2016 precipitous drop in the number of female internal medicine residents who matched at Johns Hopkins—from about 50 percent to just 20 percent—deeply troubled leaders in the Department of Medicine. Learn how they’ve since taken a more targeted approach to empowering and recruiting women trainees, with positive results.

Osler alum Susan Wolfsthal describes her trajectory from Osler intern to her longstanding position as associate chair for education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Learn how her Johns Hopkins experience continues to inform her.

Class Notes - 09/27/2018

Meet the new assistant chiefs of staff and find out who won awards at the annual recognition event.

An undergraduate student design team worked with Sapna Kudchadkar, a pediatric intensive care physician, to develop a walker designed to transport multiple medical devices connected to a patient.

Neil A. Grauer tells the story of a brilliant but often incomprehensible founder of modern American psychiatry.

At upcoming annual symposium, a Johns Hopkins oncologist will describe her quest for answers.

Program offered paid summer internships to a record number of Baltimore City middle and high school students in 2018.

Pediatric surgeon Sam Alaish had seen his share of complicated cases of esophageal atresia, but none this challenging.

200 students shared their life stories at the fifth annual Johns Hopkins CARES Symposium on July 26 in the Armstrong Medical Education.

What is celiac disease, how does it present in children, and how can parents and pediatricians manage it? Pediatric gastroenterologist Carmelo Cuffari has some answers.

The Patient Access Line celebrates its fifth anniversary.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital recently partnered with Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR) for their annual block party at Eager Park.

The school of medicine’s Office for Online Education creates engaging digital courses for students around the world.

This group ensures all apps support the mission of Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins University and comply with legal, regulatory, branding and technical policies.

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