Names In The News

April 13, 2009

* MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates is expanding its women's cardiovascular program with additional locations in Catonsville and Rosedale. Dr. Shannon Winakur will oversee cardiovascular care at the Catonsville location, 3449 Wilkens Ave., and Dr. Dawn Kershner will oversee cardiovascular care at the Rosedale location, 9105 Franklin Square Drive.

Winakur received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kershner attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is the director of women's cardiovascular services and echocardiography at Union Memorial Hospital.

* Dr. Edward Kasper, an expert in chronic heart failure and heart transplants, has been named clinical director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Division of Cardiology and co-director of the school's Heart and Vascular Institute.

Kasper has spent most of his career at Hopkins, completing his medical internship and residency there. Since 1987, Kasper has taught medical students, clinical residents and research fellows and treated thousands of patients at Hopkins. He succeeds Dr. Richard Lange, who will remain active as adjunct faculty.

* Dr. Fred Chan, a physician for the past 11 years at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has been named the hospital's medical director of Inpatient Services. Chan has led GBMC's hospital-based internist program since 2000 and will continue doing so. In his new role, he is charged with overseeing efforts to continue improving the continuum of care for medical and surgical inpatients.

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