Names In The News

NAMES IN THE NEWS

March 02, 2009

* Mercy Medical Center has announced the arrival of three new OB/GYNs: Drs. Carmen L. Farrior, Angela M. Hopkins-Luna and Jennifer Preston Taylor.

Farrior, a board-certified OB/GYN focusing on women's health and disease prevention, earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School in 1996. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 2000.

Before joining Mercy, Farrior was in private practice with New Horizon Women's Care LLC. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and holds a master's of business administration from the Johns Hopkins University.

Hopkins-Luna received her medical degree in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Sinai Hospital in 1997.

Before joining Mercy, Hopkins-Luna was an attending physician with New Horizon Women's Care LLC. A junior fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hopkins-Luna completed her oral board certification with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in January 2001.

Taylor received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004 and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2008. Currently board-eligible, Taylor is a member of the American Medical Association and the Douglass Obstetric and Gynecologic Society, and a junior fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

* Dr. John Yacoub, formerly the director of the Minimally Invasive Center at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has become the director of Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Agnes Hospital.

Yacoub also will serve patients at his new OB/GYN practice in the Pine Heights Building on St. Agnes' campus and work to develop a training institute in gynecological minimally invasive surgery. Yacoub earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his residency training in high-risk obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his gynecology and gynecology/obstetrics residencies at GBMC.

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