September 17, 2009
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A 21st Century Approach to Medical Education
The School of Medicine’s new curriculum emphasizes personalized care.
When Johns Hopkins leaders first started talking about a new curriculum, they began with a clean slate and a pointed question: How will medicine be practiced 10 years from now?
That was six years ago. Today, as the class of 2013 becomes the first to experience the new medical school curriculum, leaders find that things have changed much as they anticipated. Read full story
A Unique Spirit
Henry Brem, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery discusses the unique spirit of the department and the faculty's clinical and research approach to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with spine problems, brain tumors, pediatric neurosurgery conditions and cerebrovascular issues. Watch video
Babies Survive Heart Transplants with Non-Matching Blood Types
Pediatric heart surgeon Luca Vricella with patient Ally Lindsay on her first birthday.
Alexandra Lindsay of Rockville, Md., was no stranger to heart surgery. Born on Aug. 19, 2008, with tetrology of fallot and pulmonary atresia, congenital heart conditions preventing the normal amount of blood from being pumped into the lungs, she had her first operation at 3 days of age. Six weeks later during a routine cardiology visit, the oxygen saturation level in her blood was found to be extremely low. A follow-up echocardiogram showed she was in heart failure, which quickly progressed to cardiac arrest. Read full story
Under the Dome
REACH-ing new heights.
Benefiting from partnerships.
Bayview Medical Center
A Quarter Century Strong Twenty-five years ago, a young Johns Hopkins Hospital administrator named Ron Peterson was asked to oversee Hopkins’ acquisition of beleaguered Baltimore City Hospitals. Read
Howard County General
Hospital Making Room in Howard County. HCGH unveiled its new, four-story patient pavilion. Read
Q and A with Brian Gragnolatti, President of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System. Read