November 13, 2019
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) launched the first-in-Maryland clinical trial of an experimental device to repair a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, the body’s main artery that extends from the heart through the chest into the abdomen. The UMSOM researchers are also surgeons with the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Surgeons implanted the device to repair the artery in the first patient at UMMC in February.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Dean E Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that longtime Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and nationally-recognized neurosurgeon Howard M. Eisenberg, MD, will be stepping down at the end of this academic year as chair after 23 years. He will return to the full-time faculty of the UMSOM Department of Neurosurgery, retaining his title as the R.K. Thompson Professor of Neurosurgery. He will continue his research and his efforts advancing surgical techniques including gamma knife radiosurgery and image-guided focused ultrasound.
Friday, February 16, 2018
University of Maryland Medicine Leads Pivotal Study of Focused Ultrasound to Treat Parkinson's Disease
University of Maryland Medicine (the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)) is leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson’s disease. The pivotal study is the final step before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider approving the new technology for widespread use as a nonsurgical treatment option to eliminate key motor symptoms of this common neurological condition.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers, along with an international group of investigators, have discovered for the first time that treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound can effectively treat patients with essential tremor (ET), a neurological movement disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. The results, which are published in the forthcoming issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, led to recent approval of the treatment by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA),
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
UM SOM Appoints Prominent Physician Scientist Dr. Robert W. Buchanan as New Director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, along with Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, MB, ChB, MPhil, Chairman of the UM SOM Department of Psychiatry, announced today that Robert W. Buchanan, MD, has been appointed Director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC).
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
University of Maryland Medicine (the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine) and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics (CMIT) has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson’s disease – the globus pallidus.