Names In The News


March 10, 2006


Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham, a University of Maryland ophthalmologist and expert in the treatment of glaucoma, has been named dean and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

When she was appointed chairwoman of the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1994, Higginbotham became the first woman to head a university-based ophthalmology department in the United States. She will assume her new duties April 24.

Before joining the faculty at Maryland, Higginbotham was chief of the glaucoma clinic at the University of Illinois and assistant dean for faculty affairs at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Michael Schultz has been named medical director of the Breast Center at the Cancer Institute in St. Joseph Medical Center.

Schultz, a veteran of 30 years as a general surgeon and breast specialist, received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Sinai Hospital. He has also served as a clinical instructor in surgery at Sinai and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Dr. Nassif E. Soueid has joined the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center as director of microsurgery. Most recently, Soueid worked under Dr. Robert J. Allen, chief of plastics at Louisiana State University, who pioneered muscle-preserving breast reconstruction.

Soueid also performed the world's first reported total upper eyelid replantation, as published in the January edition of the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

The University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology has named Dr. Sue Bailey to its board of advisers.

Bailey, an NBC news analyst since 2001, served before that as assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, where she headed the $17 billion military medical system and coordinated the care of 8 million beneficiaries.

She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her internship and residency at George Washington University and a post-graduate fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Robert Gallo, founder and director of IHV, said, "Dr. Bailey brings a vast wealth of experience and knowledge of health issues, both of which are invaluable assets to the institute."

Dr. Kyu Bak Louis Rhee has been named chief medical officer of Baltimore Medical System, the largest community health center system in Maryland.

Rhee joins BMS from Upper Cardozo Community Health Center in Washington, D.C., where he was associate medical director. He is also an assistant professor in the departments of prevention and community health and health policy at George Washington University School of Public Health.

Rhee earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and a master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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