African Americans & Health: Focus On Lung Disease (Part 2 in a Series)

by Jessica S. Wang Memoli, MD, Director of Bronchoscopy & Interventional Pulmonary
August 06, 2020

African Americans are disproportionately affected by diseases that affect the respiratory system. When it comes to lung cancer, sarcoidosis, and…

Growing From Within: Ariam Yitbarek, MS, BSN

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 05, 2020

More than two decades ago, Ariam Yitbarek came onboard at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as a nurse in the Cardiac…

Heart Valve Disease: Repair, Replacement, Restore

by Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 04, 2020

The thin, delicate tissues of the valves in the human heart may be small—but they have a big job to…

Restoring Voice to the Voiceless

by William Z. Gao, MD, Laryngologist
July 31, 2020

When we face losing our voice, we may feel challenged not just functionally but emotionally as well. Our natural way…

Endometriosis: Know the Symptoms, Understand the Treatment

by James Kane Robinson, III, MD, FACOG
July 29, 2020

For centuries, women who experience severe menstrual pain have been told that the discomfort is just part of being a…

Celebrated Physician: Alexander Papolos, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
July 24, 2020

From his first introduction to cardiology at New York Medical College, Alexander Papolos, MD, knew he had found the specialty that would become his career. Inspired by the physiology of…