Doctors practice celebrating


June 11, 2000|By Sloane Brown

Talk about a birthday party. The ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore fairly shimmered -- little lights twinkled on the bandstand's purple back cloth, while centerpieces of Calla lilies, white roses and Queen Anne's lace glowed on dinner tables draped in pewter cloths.

Then there were the 385 guests, almost all of whom had personal reasons to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Johns Hopkins University. They were department graduates, now practicing their specialty of emergency medicine across the country.

Among the celebrators: Dr. Gabe Kelen, Dr. Horace Liang and Judy Shahan, event co-chairs; Dr. Catherine Marco, Dr. Joe Mooney and Dr. Richard Zane, event committee members; Dr. Louise Andrew, event honoree; Dr. Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and professor of cardiac surgery; Dr. Robert Stine, associate professor of emergency medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School; Dr. Barbara Blok, instructor at Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine; Dr. Roderick Bahner, chief resident of John Hopkins emergency medicine; Dr. Julie Casani, coordinator of bioterrorism response at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Mark Stowe, emergency medicine physician in Martinsville, Va.; and Dr. Elizabeth Perry, staff physician at Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

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