Names In The News

August 23, 2007

Dr. Janet Sunness of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher and international authority on vision issues, has been appointed to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Medical Advisory Board. Sunness has served as medical director of GBMC's Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness since March 2005.

A resident of Pikesville and an ophthalmologist, Sunness is an expert on advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. Her clinical practice focuses on low vision and retinal and macular disease.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has promoted Michele Liberatore, RN, BSN, to director of clinical documentation improvement and core measures. Liberatore was previously clinical documentation specialist.

Matt Dobry, a Baltimore nursing student who works in a surgery unit at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has received a scholarship from the Maryland Association for Healthcare Recruiters. Dobry plans to pursue a position in GBMC's general operating room after graduating from Towson University in December.

Dr. Deborah Armstrong, associate professor in oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been awarded the Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award for her efforts to enhance treatment options and women's understanding of ovarian cancer. The award was presented during the 10th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference in July.

OrthoMaryland, a Baltimore orthopedic specialty practice, announced the addition of Dr. Benjamin N. Carr III to its staff. Carr specializes in orthopedic and reconstructive spine surgery. He was previously a surgeon at Harbor Hospital's Harborview Reconstructive Spine and Orthopaedic Specialists.

Carr performed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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