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Weekly Progress Notes August 21


Kudos to Atena Kamali, M.D.


The family of a recent patient sent this touching letter to Suburban’s Executive Team recognizing hospitalist Atena Kamali, M.D. for her care of their father:

“Words cannot truly express how much your care has impacted our lives. Your kindness was a breath of fresh air during a difficult and sad time for us. Your calm strength and sound wisdom on the best way to move to move forward with our father’s care was such a comfort to us. We hope that you continue in your career for a very long time, as patients need a physician like you by their side.”


FDA Approves TAVR for Low Risk Patients


On Aug. 16, the FDA expanded its indication for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to low-risk patients, approving a handful of valves for an intervention that was previously limited to intermediate- and high-risk patients. the procedure has been offered at Suburban since April 2017, thanks to a multidisciplinary team of physicians including Gregory Kumkumian, M.D.Rani Hasan, M.D.Eric Lieberman, M.D.Thomas Matthew, M.D. M.S.Michael Siegenthaler, M.D. and Philip Corcoran, M.D. Approximately 70 patients have been treated to date. Click here to learn more about the program.


Suburban Recognized for Heart and Stroke Care

heart stroke

We are happy to announce that Suburban Hospital, along with the other four Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals providing adult care, recently received the Stroke Gold Plus achievement award from the American Heart Association (AHA) / American Stroke Association (ASA). This award recognizes  Suburban's commitment to caring for patients with heart failure and stroke. Find out about additional AHA/ASA awards for heart attack and stroke care presented to JHM hospitals in 2019.


Suburban Hospital Diabetes Symposium

Heart Fruit

Remember to join us on Saturday, September 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium to hear Rita R. Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S., Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide and Associate Professor of Medicine, present on “Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes: What’s new in 2019?” Click here to register. Download this flyer for more information. 


Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium


Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Cardiovascular Symposium. The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging and interventions. Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., the “William Osler Professor of Medicine,” “Physician in Chief” at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of Medicine at JHM will present the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Future of American Medicine: What to Expect.  Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics Course


The Seventh Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center. The one-day course, titled “Understanding Growth – The Superpower of Children,” will address common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and provide a forum to discuss office management and referral criteria in order to enhance the care of pediatric patients locally. Small group educational sessions will be offered to address the educational needs of the target audience. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here for more information and to register.


Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Leadership Meeting

Save the date for the Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine on Monday, Oct. 21 in the Turner Auditorium. JHM leaders are invited to attend the leadership meeting from 8 a.m. to noon. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the State of JHM, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m.


Johns Hopkins Enterprise Login Page Change

Login change

As of Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Johns Hopkins Enterprise Login Page utilizes a new logon ID format:JHEDID@jh.eduClick here to see a screenshot of this format

If you are using Imprivata (single sign on), this change will occur for you automatically.

Please note that this change may occur on a rolling basis. However, we wanted to ensure that all end users are aware of the change before it occurs.

Please contact the Enterprise Authentication Team at with any questions.


ATM Has Relocated


As part of ongoing construction work on the second floor of the concourse connecting the main lobby of the clinical addition and the current building, the ATM has a new home. It is now located in the same area as the vending machines, around the corner and down the corridor from the previous location on the 2nd floor of the hospital.



Click here for the August 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

All grand rounds are on hiatus for the summer and will return next month.



A Unique Treatment for Depression


Ketamine has received a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. The drug’s reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the types of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants.



Ambulatory Lab Orders for Clinical Research

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