MedStar Good Samaritan Names New Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kritis Dasgupta Also Named Associate Medical Director, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

BALTIMORE— Advancing its enduring tradition of high quality acute inpatient rehabilitation, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in October named Kritis Dasgupta, MD, MBA, MSc to lead its integrated programs in the Baltimore region of MedStar Health.

Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a sub-specialty in brain injury medicine, Dr. Dasgupta has been with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital for a decade and most recently served as medical director of its brain injury program and medical director of quality and safety.

The legacy of MedStar Good Samaritan’s high performing rehab program began nearly 50 years ago. Through the years, the program has provided compassionate, evidence-based, multidisciplinary rehabilitation for an estimated 40,000 patients whose lives have been altered by stroke, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more.

The MedStar Good Samaritan inpatient rehab training program has produced hundreds of clinicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychology, nursing and therapy.

“The history of this hospital, and its commitment to physical medicine and rehabilitation, is very compelling here at MedStar Good Sam,” Dr. Dasgupta said. “It’s a very valuable part of our continuum of care at MedStar Health.  I look forward to developing greater integration and synergy between this program and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network to achieve a world-class rehabilitation service line serving a broad population.”

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is in the midst of a $17.5 million rebuild of its inpatient rehabilitation facility that is expected to be complete in fall 2019. The space will encompass 60,000 square feet on the 5th floor of the main hospital and include private patient rooms, a low stimulation gym, a room for patients to explore smart home devices, and other features.

“At MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, we are very excited to have Dr. Kritis Dasgupta join our inpatient rehabilitation team as we head into the next phase of our 50-year history serving the Baltimore community,” said Kevin C. Platt, administrative director of rehabilitation for the Baltimore region of MedStar Health. “Dr. Dasgupta brings an amazing skill set to the campus, which includes impressive accomplishments in the areas of quality and safety, evidence-based health care, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, medical residency education, and physician leadership. With our state-of-the-art center set to open next year, the timing of Dr. Dasgupta’s arrival is ideal to help lead us into the exciting future for our program.”  

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program was previously led by Scott Lepre, MD, who oversaw the rebuilding of the program after it separated from Johns Hopkins Medicine in June 2017.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Dasgupta join our team, and thank Scott Lepre, MD, for his leadership during the transition of the rehabilitation program at MedStar Good Sam,” said John Rockwood, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network president. “Dr. Lepre’s commitment to the rehabilitation team and his expert care of his patients helped us begin to build a world-class rehabilitation program for the greater Baltimore community.”

Dr. Dasgupta previously served as an attending physician at MedStar NRH in Washington, D.C. He was also the medical director of brain injury at Adventist Health Care System in Rockville, Md. In 2018, Dr. Dasgupta received MedStar NRH’s Team Member of the Year Award.

Dr. Dasgupta received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University; his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine; his MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; and his MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care from University of Oxford. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and his brain injury medicine fellowship at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Medical Center. He is an associate professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at Georgetown University Medical School.

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MedStar Health Rehabilitation Experts to Panel Live Webcast Discussion

BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 7, 2018)—A team of physical medicine and rehabilitation experts from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital will engage in an interactive dialogue with an online audience during a Facebook Live webcast event, A Look Inside Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tues. March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hosted by WMAR anchor Jamie Costello, the free event will stream from the inpatient rehabilitation gym on the second floor of the hospital.

The webcast will offer an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art services provided by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Viewers can also learn about how patients are screened for the inpatient rehabilitation program.

“This webcast is an opportunity to showcase to the community our scope of expertise in physical medicine. There’s a rich history here in restoring mobility and function for patients of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, going back to its opening fifty years ago,” said Scott Lepre, MD, the hospital’s program chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the associate medical director of regional physiatry at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. “The advancements here are something everyone should learn about, whether it’s for themselves, their loved one or someone they care for.”

To watch the live webcast from your device and submit questions, visit MedStarHealth.org/Webcast.

About the panelists:

 

Scott Lepre, MD
Dr. Lepre is the chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and the associate medical director of Regional Physiatry at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He specializes in caring for inpatients in the CIIRP (Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program) and performs inpatient hospital consultations and outpatient evaluations. His areas of expertise include cardiac rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation.

 

Carol Zeller, MSN, RN, CRRN
Ms. Zeller has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation nursing team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for over 30 years.  She has been a certified rehabilitation registered nurse since 1992. In addition, she has a bachelor of science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a master of science in Nursing, with a concentration in Leadership, from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

 

Maggie Lister, PT
Ms. Lister has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for 12 years. She specializes in patients with spinal cord injuries and has a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland.

 

Teresa Dolan, OT
Ms. Dolan is a senior occupational therapist who has been a member of the rehabilitation department at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital for 20 years. Teresa has a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson Univiersity. In addition to her duties as a therapist, Teresa teaches CPR to staff. She is also certified in the A-One, a cognitive perceptual evaluation for neurological patients that is self-care based.

 

Stacey Wachter, SLP
Ms. Wachter has been a member of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital since 2010. She specializes in neurogenic communication disorders.  She holds a master of science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Howard University and is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Additionally, she is a Vital Stim certified therapist.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network's interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury. Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

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MedStar Health Physicians Named 2013 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

medstar-health-logoBaltimore—(November 19, 2013)—Each year, Baltimore magazine publishes a list of "Baltimore’s Top Doctors". The physicians honored by this title are chosen by their peers through a survey that asks where they would send a member of their own family if they needed a physician. Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region were surveyed for this year’s list, including an online poll of physicians to augment the mailed survey responses. Baltimore magazine then publishes the top physicians named in each of the specialties.

MedStar Health is proud to announce the following 102 physicians, covering a variety of specialties, from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital were named 2013 “Top Docs” by Baltimore magazine. 

  • Fouad Abbas, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Harbor
  • Hatem Abdo, MD, Neurosurgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Khalid Al-Talib, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Blair Andrew, MD, Interventional Radiology, Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Paul Asdourian, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Michael Auerbach, MD, Hematology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Sein Aung, MD, Hematology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Cengiz Aygun, MD, Radiation Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michelle Bahrain, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Brian Bohner, MD, Pulmonology, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Charles Boice, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Troy Brijbasi, MD, Interventional Radiology, Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jennifer Broussard, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Wayne Campbell, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Union Memorial
  • E. Cristian Campian, MD, Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Issam Cheikh, MD, Endocrinology/Diabetes Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • David Coll, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Jacques Conaway, MD, Sleep Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Russell DeLuca, MD, Oncology (General), MedStar Harbor
  • Mark Diamond, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Luis Dibos, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Zeena Dorai, MD, Neurosurgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • William Dowling, MD, Urology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Conrad Duncan, MD, Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michael Dvorkin, MD, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery (Joint), Pediatric Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michael Dwyer, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Frank Ebert, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery (Joint), MedStar Union Memorial
  • Ibrahim Elsamanoudi, MD, Pain Management, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Maen Farha, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Kristen Fernandez, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jeffrey P. Ferris, MD, Colo-rectal Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michael Fiocco, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • A. Steven Fleisher, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jerold Fleischman, MD, Neurology (General), MedStar Franklin Square
  • Paul Fowler, MD, Radiation Oncology, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Luis Gimenez, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • David Gold, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery (Joint), MedStar Franklin Square
  • Howard Goldman, MD, Internal Medicine (General), MedStar Franklin Square
  • Maryellen Goodell, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Davis Hahn, MD, Medical Oncology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jonathan Hansen, MD, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Daniel Harley, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Richard Heitmiller, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Hennawi, MD, Geriatrics, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Jim Higgins, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Barbara Howard, MD, Pediatric Behavior and Development, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Peter Innis, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Jabaji, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Allan Jensen, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Ryan Katz, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Christopher Kearney, MD, Geriatrics, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Joyce King, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Brad Lerner, MD, Urology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Nicola London, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Margaret Lynch-Nyhan, MD, Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Loralie Ma, MD, Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Vincent Martorana, MD, Podiatry, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jerry Marty, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jason Marx, MD, Critical Care, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Steven Mason, MD, Cardiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Leslie Matthews, MD, Orthopaedics (General), MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jonathan Matz, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Fernando Mena, MD, Neonatology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Anis Merson, MD, Psychiatry (General), MedStar Franklin Square
  • John Nesbitt, MD, Hematology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Zina Novak, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Oncology (General), MedStar Franklin Square
  • James Parshall, MD, Geriatrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Stanley Platman, MD, Psychiatry (General), MedStar Union Memorial
  • Kevin Rossiter, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lisa Rubin, MD, Gynecology/Women’s Health, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Paul Sack, MD, Endocrinology/Diabetes Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Lisa Savoie, MD, Colo-rectal Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kevin Schendel, MD, Internal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lew Schon, MD, Foot and Ankle, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Keith Segalman, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Stephen Selinger, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care, Pulmonology, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Carlton Sexton, MD, Radiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Richard Shapiro, MD, Anesthesiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Elias Shaya, MD, Psychiatry (General), MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Alan Shikani, MD, Otolaryngology, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Anadir Silva, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kenneth Silver, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Peter Sloane, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care, Pulmonology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Samuel Smith, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Nassif Soueid, MD, Plastic Surgery (Body Contouring), Plastic Surgery (Breast), MedStar Franklin Square
  • Leonard Spector, MD, Oral Maxillofacial, MedStar Franklin Square
  • David Tarantino, MD, Anesthesiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • James Thompson, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Justin Tortolani, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Andrew Tucker, MD, Sports Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Widlus, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Ray Wittstadt, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Marcos Wolff, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jennifer Wormuth, MD, General Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Charles Yim, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Christopher You, MD, Bariatrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • John Zapas, MD, Surgical Oncology, Hepato-Biliary Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Amy A. Zimmerman, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Franklin Square

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for the families of Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, multiple ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for quality and service excellence. MedStar, the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, trains 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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