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November 17, 2008

* Saint Agnes Hospital has named Dr. James P. Richardson as the new chief of geriatric medicine. In this new position, Dr. Richardson will concentrate on the care of older adults, devoting the majority of his time to outpatient and inpatient consultations for geriatric patients.

Richardson graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in family medicine. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, frailty, frequent falls and other geriatric syndromes.

Richardson lives in Ellicott City with his wife and sons.

* Dr. E. Albert Reece, vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland and dean of the school of medicine, has been named chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) National Council of Deans for 2008-2009. The AAMC Council of Deans strives for the continuing improvement of the nation's medical schools. As an association of medical school deans, the council identifies issues affecting academic medicine and develops strategies to achieve the various missions of medical schools.

As chairman of the Council of Deans, Reece will be an advocate for the AAMC and the nation's medical schools, promote the advancement of institutional management and support fellow deans in guiding individual schools toward excellence in medical education, research and patient care.

* MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates has announced the expansion of its Ellicott City office to include five full-time cardiologists with the recent addition of Dr. David Wang. The expansion also provides patients with full-time weekday hours as well as Saturday hours at its Dorsey Hall Drive office.

Wang joins a team providing on-site cardiovascular services, including general cardiology, electrophysiology and non-invasive diagnostic testing including echocardiography, Holter monitoring, stress testing and pacemaker and defibrillator evaluation. Wang received his doctorate of medicine and completed his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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