Major New Study Shows that Chemo, Radiation Therapies Often Elevate Heart Disease Risk Among Cancer Survivors
Co-authored by a veteran interventional cardiologist, DMC Heart Hospital Vice President Cindy L. Grines, M.D., a massive new data-review confirms that powerful cancer therapies frequently trigger later heart ailments, including potentially fatal heart attacks. Based on the new study, Dr. Grines is now helping to spearhead the development of a new DMC medical specialty, “cardioncology” – in which heart and cancer doctors combine their skills to protect long-term cancer survivors from the potential after effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Read More
Over 25 New Pediatric Specialists Join the Staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), is pleased to welcome several new physicians to its medical staff: Pamella Abghari, M.D., allergist-immunologist; Rajkumar Agarwal M.D., neurologist; Kelly M. Collins, M.D., and Michael D. Rizzari, M.D. transplant surgeons; Kristen Cares, M.D. gastroenterologist; Melissa February, M.D., and Prashant Agarwal, M.D., neonatologist-perinatologist; Marjorie Gayanilo, M.D., Deema Mahadin, M.D., Swati Sehgal, M.D., and Chenni Sriram, M.D., cardiologists; Saurabh S. Chiwane, M.D., critical care physician; Marjorie Golekoh, M.D., and Maha Elhassan, M.D, endocrinologists; Harbir Arora, M.D., Faesal Elbakoush, M.D., Sarah Prinzi, M.D. and Michelle White, M.D., hospital medicine physicians; Stephanie Do, D.O., Angela Kavenaugh, D.O. and Hania Salama, M.D., emergency medicine physicians; Harut Haroyan, M.D. and Terrence Metz, M.D., radiologists; Nathan Gonik, M.D., Bianca Siegel, M.D., and Prasad John Thottam, D.O., otolaryngologists.