1 Donor Recognition Healing Hands Wall The Healing Hands Recognition Wall is generously supported in its inaugural year of 2013 by: The Auxiliary and Alumni of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 7 Healing Hands Guild 7 Inaugural Class of 2013 Induction The Honorable Francis X. Kelly, Jr. and Mrs. Janet Kelly Carmen and Victoria Deyesu Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Brutscher Jerry and Gail Kandel Frederick G. Smith, MS, DDS Gail P. Cunningham, MD and Mr. David C. Sutphen Dr. and Mrs. Mohan Suntha The Nurses of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Goles Ms. Caroline A. Griffin and Mr. Henry E. Dugan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nicholson The Honorable and Mrs. James T. Smith, Jr. Barbara and Edward Gilliss Kent V. Pearce and Family Tuesday, June 11, :30 p.m. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
2 Reflection Susanne DeCrane, PhD Vice President, Mission Integration Welcome Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA President and CEO Opening Remarks Senator Francis X. Kelly, Jr. Chairman, Operating Board of Directors Special Remarks Gail P. Cunningham, MD Vice President, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer Induction Ceremony Kevin Stierer, MD Chief, Medical Staff Michele McKee, RN, MSN Director, Nursing Services Beth Dietrick President, Auxiliary & Alumni of UM St. Joseph Medical Center Edward J. Gilliss, Esq. Vice Chairman, Operating Board of Directors Martin A. Brutscher Chairman, Foundation Board of Directors Healing Hands Wall Unveiling & Blessing Senator Francis X. Kelly, Jr. Chairman, Operating Board of Directors Sister Evelyn Grudza, OSF Please join us for a reception after the program and wall unveiling.
3 HARRY A. BRANDT, MD The relationships you build, the people you serve, the work you do all of these things form the foundation of the life you live. I feel very fortunate. Harry Brandt, MD is chief of Psychiatry at UM St. Joseph and director of the Eating Disorder Program at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. Dr. Brandt considers it pure serendipity that led him to this discipline. I attended a talk during my residency by Robert Post, chief of Biological Psychiatry at the National Institutes of Health. That led to a fellowship at NIH, where I just happened to be placed on the eating disorder unit. Dr. Brandt has been named in the top 1% of physicians in the US News & World Report rankings and served as the president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society. In addition to being chief of Psychiatry since 1996, Dr. Brandt has been a member of the operating board, the Foundation board and was president of the Medical Staff. He has also understood the importance of philanthropy in building a strong institution and has been a generous supporter of the Foundation. DAVID F. DALURY, MD I m most grateful that, with a demanding career, I have been able to carve out a work life balance. My wife and I have made our children a priority. I never missed a school event and now that they are grown and away from home, we still talk every day. They have taught me about quality of life and this is what I want to bring to my patients. The accomplishments of David Dalury, MD in the field of orthopaedics are distinguished on a grand scale. Trained in medicine at Dartmouth and Harvard, Dr. Dalury has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, delivered more than 400 presentations to leading orthopaedic societies around the world, does pro bono work for the needy, both locally and abroad, and is both teacher and mentor. But it was a singular experience as a young boy that led to these accomplishments. At age nine, he developed rheumatoid arthritis and spent a year essentially bedridden. By age 10, Dr. Dalury was planning to become an orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Dalury cannot imagine practicing anywhere other than UM St. Joseph. He has been chief of Orthopaedics for 12 years and sees the hospital as efficient, effective and, equally important, the nicest place to be. I m able to do a large number of joint replacement surgeries because of the team I have. These are the best nurses in the world and many of them have worked with me for many years. My anesthesia colleagues are second to none. DANIEL D. DIETRICK, MD For me, it is all about family. Through my work, I am reminded every day that healing allows family members to stay together. I am honored when I can play a part in that. Daniel Dietrick, MD, chief of Surgery at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, decided on a career in medicine when he was barely out of kindergarten. Recovering from a coma caused by serious injuries sustained in a fall, the five-year-old Dietrick realized firsthand that, When you were hurt, it was the doctor who fixed you up. I knew then that s what I wanted to do. It was in medical school at Johns Hopkins that Dr. Dietrick realized his passion for surgery. I enjoyed working with patients and their families and
4 the hands-on approach and the immediacy that surgery provided. Following residency, Dr. Dietrick returned to his home state of Maryland and joined the staff at UM St. Joseph in In 2008, he was appointed chief of Surgery and has taken many roles in many areas of the hospital since then, while still maintaining a busy private practice. His patients love his responsiveness, his devotion to better communication and his personal touch. JAMES W. EAGAN JR., MD It is an extraordinary privilege, being able to do what we do: helping people through some very difficult times and returning them back to the life they know and love. It is an awesome and humbling responsibility when patients put their faith and trust in us. For all of the background elements we face, the actual practice of medicine itself remains all that it has ever beeninteresting, challenging and rewarding. I can t imagine doing anything else. After receiving his medical degree and residency training from Johns Hopkins Medical School, James Eagan, MD completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Memorial Hospital-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, before returning to Johns Hopkins as chief resident in pathology and faculty member. Dr. Eagan chose pathology because it allowed one to keep in touch with essentially all fields of medicine. Since coming to UM St. Joseph in 1984, Dr. Eagan has embraced leadership roles at the medical center. He has been past president of the Medical Staff, served on committees that include cancer, education and credentialing, along with mission and ministry. Dr. Eagan sees the goal of the Department of Pathology to ensure that each patient who comes to UM St. Joseph is receiving optimal care based on their unique pathologies. Dr. Eagan has also distinguished himself by recognizing the critical importance of philanthropy to UM St. Joseph, raising significant funds to support programs and initiatives. MAX R. ENGLISH, MD I knew when I was four years old that I wanted to be a doctor. Beside the rewards of the profession, my choice led me to meet my wife Dottie. We have been married for 70 years and raised a wonderful family together. I always believed it was important to take care of people. Medicine was my way to do that. There was a time when Emergency Departments were considered the poor stepchild of hospitals. Max English, MD, wanted to correct this circumstance. He became a pioneer in emergency medicine as one of the six co-founders of Osler Drive Emergency Physicians (ODEPA), the longest standing emergency medicine group in the country. This was quite revolutionary in No one else was doing this, and we were watched pretty closely. The work of Dr. English and his colleagues led to the founding of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in Today, ACEP boasts over 31,000 members who follow Dr. English s practice model, and emergency medicine has long been considered a prestigious medical specialty. Forming ODEPA with my colleagues was the wisest move I ever made. We really did change the course of history in how patients were treated when they came into an emergency room. They had the right to demand good and prompt treatment and that was what we were able to deliver.
5 JOHN JOSEPH FAHEY, MD My mother was the cornerstone of our family and continued to be the strongest influence on me throughout my life. She lived her faith and encouraged my siblings and me to trust in God and to extend His love to others. It was wonderful to be able to do that through the practice of medicine. I d do it all over again. John Fahey, MD was the first chief of Orthopaedics at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. When Dr. Fahey began practicing orthopaedics in 1955 there was no such thing as a subspecialty. He and the 30 other orthopedists in the Baltimore area saw and did it all: knees, hands, back, shoulder and anything else that was related to bone and joint. Learning the technique, orthoscopic surgery, put him on the leading edge of his profession and made him an early pioneer in a skill that has revolutionized not only orthopaedics but all of medicine. When Dr. Fahey was honored with the Hibernian of the Year Award at the organization s annual dinner, it was said of him, His work ethic is second to none. He has a gentle hand. There are a lot of quiet things he has done. These three simple sentences are the essence of a life exceptionally well lived. RC STEWART FINNEY JR., MD My parents, my wife, and my patients have taught me to strive to treat every person with respect, maintain integrity and humility, and be grateful for every day and for my many blessings. Stewart Finney, MD went into medicine thinking that he would pursue a career in orthopaedics and sports medicine, but when he was midway through his general surgical internship at Johns Hopkins, he made the somewhat radical decision to go in another direction. I just found myself drawn to the physiology and hemodynamics of cardiac surgery. I surprised some people but have never regretted my choice. Chief of Cardiac Surgical Services at UM St. Joseph since 2004, Dr. Finney credits the team and services that surround him for outstanding patient outcomes. I really do have the chance at St. Joe s to work with the best of the best of all those dedicated to cardiac care. For all the complex technical and intellectual skills required in his position, Dr. Finney s favorite part of his work is getting to know his patients. I like to know who they are and what they think about. Just sitting and talking with a patient is truly rewarding for me. CHARLES BARRY HATTON, MD In 1985, at the young age of 38, Dr. Hatton suffered a heart attack and underwent bypass surgery. That was when I learned the true meaning of empathy. I had the opportunity to walk in my patients shoes. Until further heart problems developed in 1998 and I retired, I had 13 additional terrific years to see my patients and manage their care in a new light with greater compassion and renewed dedication. Charles Hatton, MD, a retired internist from University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, had a warm bedside manner and he instinctively knew that his patients often needed more than the allotted appointment time. From 1977 to 1998, Dr. Hatton ran a large practice. He rarely looked at his watch because he felt that each patient deserved his undivided attention even if it meant that he ran behind schedule and caused a bit of a backup in his waiting room. I loved the challenge of making a correct diagnosis, but oftentimes my relationship with my patients went beyond the clinical.
6 Sometimes my patients just wanted to share some good news or talk about something that was upsetting them. That was the reward of being an internist. I still miss those folks and their stories today. Dr. Hatton studied at the University of Maryland. His undergraduate work was at College Park, followed by medical school, internship and residency at the Baltimore campus. JAMES CHARLES KLEEMAN, MD Dad always taught me that to be happy you should dedicate your life to something greater than yourself. For me, that has been St. Joe s. James Kleeman, MD graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in He headed to Baltimore to do his residency and internship at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Kleeman initially set up his general practice in the Ruxton Towers building where his mentor had an office that he didn t use full-time. Typical of the time, Dr. Kleeman had privileges at four area hospitals to build his practice, but it was University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center that won his heart. Everyone at St. Joe s was so warm and accommodating to me. They treated me the way I wanted to treat my patients. It was the people at the hospital that made me decide to concentrate my practice at UM St. Joseph. ROBERT J. MAHON, MD My family, including my wife of 61 years, Ann, and my four sons and nine grandchildren are the world to me. Our lives have been enfolded in a commitment to our faith that has guided me each and every day, as a physician, husband, father and friend. Robert J. Mahon, MD, former executive vice president of Medical Affairs at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, has a concise but telling answer when he is asked about pro bono work that he might have done. If my patients didn t have money, I didn t charge them. It s that simple. That s just the way medicine was practiced then. Times may have changed somewhat, but Dr. Mahon s sentiment and past leadership underscore how the mission of loving service and compassionate care has been woven into the fabric of UM St. Joseph. It was the promise of working in a hospital with a strong heritage rooted in the Catholic faith that brought Dr. Mahon to UM St. Joseph. I had been practicing internal medicine for 20 years when Sister Marie Cecilia, then president and CEO of the hospital, asked me to help her with physician recruitment. Physicians currently in practice at UM St. Joseph credit Dr. Mahon for removing obstacles and creating programs that have led to the Centers of Excellence for which the hospital is known today. Dr. Kleeman has served in many physician leadership roles, including two terms as president of the Medical Staff. He has been chair of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee, vice president of Medical Affairs, interim chief of Medicine and physician advisor of Integrated Care. In his spare time, Dr. Kleeman taught and mentored nurse practitioners.
7 PAUL C. MCAFEE, MD It s all about teamwork. You are only as successful as the group around you and the patients you are able to help. My father and my mentor both taught me to do good in the world. That s where my dedication lies. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA, director of the Spine and Scoliosis Center, has a curriculum vitae that includes over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, 16 book chapters, 18 abstracts and four professorships. These are followed by 19 grants and awards that include a major, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to study spine instrumentation and fusion operations. He has trained 100 physicians worldwide to do spine surgery: 50 United States spinal experts and department chairmen who are directors of their own spinal centers in addition to 50 International experts in Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Germany, England, Brazil, and Canada. To say that he has had a distinguished career would be an understatement. But when asked about his background, Dr. McAfee wants to talk about people more than product. In a stressful situation, I love knowing I have the best people in the room. I ve been privileged to train physicians around the world who want to do complex spine surgery in hospitals the size of St. Joseph, where the patient is the central focus. JUDITH PRATT ROSSITER, MD Each of us is given gifts and talents. My responsibility is to use mine to the best of my ability, in the service of others, with kindness and compassion, for the glory of God. Judith Rossiter, MD had a career defining moment in graduate school at Johns Hopkins while studying to become a geneticist. Her PhD colleagues advised her to go to medical school if she truly wanted to do cutting-edge research. She learned pretty quickly at the Medical College of Virginia that she loved clinical medicine. The ability to be in the operating room, see patients, and also pursue work in genetics led to two fellowships at Johns Hopkins in maternal fetal medicine and in medical genetics. Department chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Perinatal Center at UM St. Joseph, Dr. Rossiter has taken her passion for service to Haiti numerous times, where she and her husband, Kevin Rossiter, MD, care for literally the poorest people in the world. Again, she considers her work there to be a gift to her. The people of Haiti have taught me so much about acceptance of life s tragedies and the ability to be happy with so little. MICHAEL J. SCHULTZ, MD Divine intervention led me to where I am today. I have the opportunity to be a surgeon, but the true joy is in taking care of my patients emotionally as well as physically. To see my patients become truly well, in every sense, is an honor for me. For Michael Schultz, MD his specialty in breast cancer is a very personal one. His mother, age 100, is a forty-year breast cancer survivor, and he lost his beloved aunt to the disease. Their experiences are what first drove Dr. Schultz s mission to treat every patient that comes under his care as if they are a member of his own family. To him, they are. It is this singular devotion that has brought Dr. Schultz so many patients as well as accolades from around the world, including the Tigerlily Foundation s Inspire Award for his creation of the No More Sleepless Nights program. Dr. Schultz, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine,
8 found that he could create an unparalleled paradigm of care for his family of patients when he came to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Developing our Breast Center has been the culmination of my life s dream as a physician. ARTHUR A. SERPICK, MD The secret to cheating death is not medicine; the secret is to live. Hug your child, take that trip, mend fences, if you love someone, tell them, and realize that each day is an enormous and uncertain gift. The word to associate with Arthur Serpick, MD is first. He was the first medical oncologist in the state of Maryland, first fulltime head of Medicine at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, brought the first Ronald McDonald House to Baltimore, started the Baltimore Cancer Research Center, and initiated the Cancer Center at UM St. Joseph. In the study of blood cancers, Dr. Serpick has been on the leading edge. After he completed medical school and residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, Dr. Serpick continued his pioneering research in blood, hematology and cancer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 80 percent of cancer care is delivered at community hospitals, Dr. Serpick has been delighted to have the opportunity to bring cutting-edge research and trials to UM St. Joseph and oversee the creation of the Cancer Institute, now one of UM St. Joseph s Centers of Excellence. Chemotherapy patients are treated in the Serpick Infusion Center, a bright, state-of-the-art space that honors Dr. Serpick s legacy to UM St. Joseph. MARC H. SIEGELBAUM, MD To be able to do work that I love so much has been an extraordinary gift. Medicine will always be noble, forever interesting and endlessly exciting. After completing medical school at University of Maryland, Marc Siegelbaum, MD did a residency at Temple University that cemented his love for the practice of urology. The beauty of urology is the breadth of what I can do, from a diagnostic cystoscopy to major cancer surgery. It s also the variety of patients that I see, men and women of all ages including children. Dr. Siegelbaum served nine years on the operating board of UM St. Joseph and understands medicine from both an administrative and medical perspective. Dr. Siegelbaum s outstanding work in his field has earned him national and local recognition in US News & World Report and in Baltimore magazine as a top doctor. As an assistant clinical professor of Urology at the University of Maryland Medical School, he shares his passion for his profession with students he mentors and reminds them of the importance of giving back. Dr. Siegelbaum organizes free prostate screenings while also seeing patients at UM St. Joseph s St. Clare Medical Outreach program. * Complete physician biographies can viewed on the Healing Hands Wall.
9 Donor Recognition Healing Hands Wall The Healing Hands Recognition Wall is generously supported in its inaugural year of 2013 by: The Auxiliary and Alumni of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 7 Healing Hands Guild 7 Inaugural Class of 2013 Induction The Honorable Francis X. Kelly, Jr. and Mrs. Janet Kelly Carmen and Victoria Deyesu Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Brutscher Jerry and Gail Kandel Frederick G. Smith, MS, DDS Gail P. Cunningham, MD and Mr. David C. Sutphen Dr. and Mrs. Mohan Suntha The Nurses of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Goles Ms. Caroline A. Griffin and Mr. Henry E. Dugan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nicholson The Honorable and Mrs. James T. Smith, Jr. Barbara and Edward Gilliss Kent V. Pearce and Family Tuesday, June 11, :30 p.m. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center