|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.
|Brain Surgery through One-Inch Opening Successfully Treats Epileptic Seizures in Children
After eight years of study, a Children’s Hospital of Michigan neurosurgeon and his colleagues are using an endoscope to perform surgical procedures to help control intractable epileptic seizures in pediatric patients – without subjecting them to the invasive skull surgery that has been previously required for treatment.
|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.
|Eric D. Hess Appointed COO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan
After an extensive national search, the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is delighted to announce that Eric D. Hess has been appointed as its new Chief Operating Officer.
|40,000 Deliveries – and Counting! Nurse-Midwives at Hutzel to Celebrate 35 Years of Bringing Babies into World
After three and a half decades of unflagging service, the nurse-midwifery program at DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital and the Wayne State University Physician Group will launch a week-long celebration (Oct. 4-10) of its 35th anniversary, starting Monday.
|$5.7 million NIH grant to Wayne State offers new hope for more accurately diagnosing infants with serious infections
Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University, has been awarded a five--year, $5.76 million grant (1R01HD085233) by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.
|Wayne State, Children’s Hospital of Michigan researchers to lead study examining brain’s role in pediatric mental health disorders
Researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, are embarking on a second collaborative study with universities in Michigan and Canada to explore over five years the role of family genes in the brain function of children with mental health disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, anxiety, Tourette’s syndrome and depression.
|Detroit Medical Center Raises Steel for the New Children’s Hospital of Michigan
A beam signing ceremony today signaled the official start of construction on the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan, scheduled to open in 2017 in the heart of the Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) Midtown Detroit campus.
|Detroit Medical Center Named Most Wired Hospital for Ninth Consecutive Year
The Detroit Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals for the ninth consecutive year, according to the 17th annual HealthCare's Most Wired survey, released last week by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
|DMC Names Bryan Roach Vice President of PMO/Lean Operations
-- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced today that it has selected Bryan Roach to the position of vice president of PMO/Lean operations, effective immediately. Bryan joined the DMC two years ago as senior director of operations finance. During his tenure, Bryan has been responsible for all financial accounting, capital budgeting/allocation and revenue cycle.