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April 6, 2009
* Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar, an expert in treating blood vessel disorders and a nationally known researcher in blood vessel growth and development, has joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as professor of surgery and head of the division of vascular surgery. He also becomes chief of vascular surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Sarkar is a former associate professor of surgery and a vascular surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree and a doctorate in physiology from the University of Michigan Medical School.
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March 13, 1991
George Smith, 71, one of the longest surviving kidney-dialysis patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center, died March 2 at the hospital after a long illness.Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held March 7 at the Cornerstone Church of Christ, 4200 Park Heights Ave.Mr. Smith, who lived in West Baltimore, was employed by the Barton Cement Co. for 40 years until his retirement in 1975.He had been a kidney-dialysis patient at University for 15 years, and was remembered by staff members there for his courage, patience and willingness to assist other dialysis patients.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
An adult male suffering multiple gunshot wounds walked into the emergency room of University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday afternoon and told police that he was shot at a nearby cookout by an unknown man who opened fire. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, entered the emergency room at 12:44 p.m. and told police that he was shot multiple times at Fayette and Gilmor streets, Det. Angela Carter-Watson said. The man's injuries are believed to be non life-threatening, she said.
NEWS
April 3, 2006
Supriya Chowdry, a medical assistant in Ellicott City, died of cancer March 26 at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Columbia resident was 50. Supriya Mookherjee was born in Calcutta, India, and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a master's degree in psychology at the University of Calcutta. She moved to Baltimore in 1978 with her husband, Barun Chowdry, a certified public accountant. He died last year. They had been married for 26 years. Known as Sue, Mrs. Chowdry worked for 15 years as a medical assistant at Crossroads Medical Associates, an internal medical practice in Ellicott City.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 1, 2004
A 21-year-old Carney woman was charged yesterday with attempted murder and first-degree assault after her boyfriend was hit twice by her car Friday night, Baltimore County police said. About 10 p.m., Taryn Wright of the first block of Lerner Court and Eugene Walizer, 33, were arguing in her car on Ridgely Oak Road in Parkville, where he lives, said Lt. Kevin Green. Police said Walizer got out of her Toyota and Wright struck him with her vehicle. She then made a U-turn and ran over Walizer, police said.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Baltimore's fire department is investigating the circumstances of a fire at the University of Maryland Medical Center that left a patient dead. Mary Lynn Carver, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the fire late Friday night was contained to one patient's room and quickly extinguished. No one else was injured, she said. The circumstances of the fire and cause of death are both under investigation, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Fire investigators refused to speculate about the cause, he said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
The Baltimore Fire Department has released the name of the man killed in the University of Maryland Medical Center fire last week as William Turner, born in 1950. Turner, a patient at the hospital, was killed in a fire in his room late Friday night. The cause of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation, spokespeople for the fire department and the hospital said. Mary Lynn Carver, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the fire was contained to the one room and quickly extinguished.
NEWS
By DAVID KOHN | May 21, 2008
Twenty Maryland hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Bayview and the University of Maryland Medical Center, are featured in a print ad campaign by the federal government, which wants consumers to look at the hospitals' quality ratings. The ads, paid for by the national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are appearing today in 58 major daily newspapers, including The Sun. They cover 2,500 hospitals and promote Hospital Compare ( www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), a government Web site that offers information designed to help choose a hospital.
NEWS
By Paula Lavigne and Paula Lavigne,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1998
A West Baltimore man who was a suspect in a shooting early this month was arrested at University of Maryland Medical Center last week after police saw another man shoot him on a lTC West Baltimore street.About 9 p.m. Aug. 14, two detectives in an unmarked car were looking for Rainey L. Shorter, 23, in connection with the Aug. 3 shooting of Glen Edwards, 21, in the 2800 block of W. Franklin St. Edwards suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back and buttocks, police said.One of the detectives, Sgt. Alonzo Moreland, said he and his colleague spotted Shorter's maroon Chevrolet Lumina in the 1000 block of W. Edmondson Ave. As they waited for uniformed officers to pull over the Lumina, a man came out of the shadows, walked into the middle of the street and fired at least seven times at Shorter's car.Shorter, struck once in the right leg, drove to University of Maryland Medical Center, where police arrested him about 10 p.m. He was charged with first-degree assault with intent to murder, first-degree aggravated assault and use and possession a deadly weapon in connection with the Aug. 3 shooting.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | April 3, 2012
It's a new season and the University of Maryland Medical System officials say it's a good time to take stock of your health. They are offering free screenings for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. The screenings will be offered at Mondawmin Mall , 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The event, called Spring Into Good Health, is in its fourth year. Hundreds of people are expected to get the tests, as well as get information on men's and women's health, child safety, nutrition and other topics.
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