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Role of the Research Committee

The Suburban Hospital Research Review Committee (SHRRC) serves as the HIPAA Privacy Board of Suburban Hospital. The committee conducts local context reviews for the NIH Institutional Review Board and Johns Hopkins IRB studies performed at Suburban Hospital.

The members of the SHRRC are:

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W. Patricia Ingkanisorn Bandettini, M.D.

Dr. Bandettini is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She pursued her Internal Medicine and General Cardiology training at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. and an advanced cardiovascular imaging research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. After completing her imaging fellowship, Dr. Bandettini has remained at the National Institutes of Health as a staff clinician and is the NHLBI Director of Cardiovascular MRI at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Bandettini has been involved in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for over 10 years and is actively engaged in teaching, performing research and finding clinical applications of CMR. She has diverse research interests, but one main focus has been that of translating new CMR imaging techniques into practical clinical use, particularly in patients with coronary artery disease.

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Jerome W. Breslow

Jerome W. Breslow, a member of the Suburban Hospital IRB and its successor SHRRC since 2002, is an attorney and retired business executive, last serving as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer of COMSAT Corporation. A founding director of the Suburban Hospital Foundation, he currently serves on the boards of the Strathmore Hall Foundation, Friends of Hexagon, and Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Md. A musician and composer, Mr. Breslow and his wife, Harriet K. Breslow, a psychiatric social worker, reside in Potomac.

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Rhonda Beth Friedman, Sc.D.

Dr. Rhonda Friedman has spent her professional career in health public policy and outcomes research. Her research interests have included evaluating interventions that could improve health delivery and health care status. She has investigated the quality of life improvement with medications aimed at improving chronic conditions and the safety and effectiveness of various diagnostics, devices and drugs now used in the public sector. Dr. Friedman is currently a board member on the Montana Academy Foundation and chair of Girls Inc. of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

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Gary Roggin, M.D.

Dr. Roggin has been a member Suburban’s Regional Research Board since 1998 and is currently serving as the co-chair. He is also a member of the Suburban Hospital Foundation Board and the chair of the hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics/Medication Errors Reduction Committee. Dr. Roggin is a practicing gastroenterologist in the Bethesda, Md. community. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, completed his fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and he is a fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Roggin is a past president and a current board member of the Montgomery County Medical Society and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Greater Washington, D.C.

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Periwinkle Mackay RN, MSN,CCRN

Periwinkle (Wink) Mackay has been a Critical Care Nurse for 35 years. Wink graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her MSN in Nursing Education. Wink has been on Suburban's EBP Nursing Council for 4 years and currently chairs the council. She is CITI certified and has been a Pl on three IRB approved nursing research projects and has participated as a study team member on several other research studies.
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Reverend Barbara McKenzie

Reverend McKenzie is Director of Pastoral Care at Suburban Hospital. In this role, she delivers comprehensive and continual pastoral care leadership and support to patients, families and staff while supervising a team of on-call religious leaders. Reverend McKenzie offers crisis intervention, grief and bereavement counseling, conducts worship and memorial services and facilitates religious programs and support groups.

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Peter Pushkas, M.D.

Dr. Pushkas received his medical school training in Budapest, Hungary. After completing a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at NIH he entered private practice in the Washington D.C. area in 1976. On the staff at Suburban Hospital for over 30 years, he held various positions and had the honor of being elected as Chair of the Medical Staff 2006-2008. Currently he is a part time Physician Advisor for the Care Coordination Department and a member of several hospital committees. 

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Leo Rotello, FCCM, FCCP, FACP, M.D.

Dr. Leo C. Rotello is the Director of the Intensivist Programs for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP). He specializes in all aspects of Adult Critical Care including Medical, Surgical, Trauma and Cardiovascular Surgical patients.

Dr. Rotello completed his critical care training at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, N.Y. and served as Associate Professor, Department Chairman and Fellowship Director of the Critical Care Department with joint appointments to the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Respiratory Therapy From 1991 to 1997. Dr. Rotello moved into private practice at Suburban Hospital in 1997 and has developed multiple Critical Care Programs throughout the area, including Suburban Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. He joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as a member of JHCP in 2009 and has been active in his role as ICU Director since that time.

Dr. Rotello has authored many publications throughout his career and his present area of interest focuses on ICU Program Development and Management which he has lectured on at a local and National level. Dr. Rotello is very active in patient safety and quality issues and he Co-Chairs the Armstrong Institute's Critical Care Community. 

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Robert Rothstein, M.D.

Dr. Rothstein received his M.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine and did his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Suburban, he was chairman of emergency medicine at Harbor/ UCLA medical center and a member of the faculty at UCLA. He came to Suburban Hospital as chair of emergency medicine and held that position until 2010 when he became Vice President of Medical Affairs. He has been a member of the RRC for 4 years.

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Michael Siegenthaler, M.D.


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Jacqueline Smith, M.D.