SOURCE: MedStar Health

MedStar Health

October 14, 2014 17:33 ET

MedStar Health Names Ziv Gamliel, MD, FACS, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Harbor Hospital

Joins Specialty Team at Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - MedStar Health has named Ziv Gamliel, MD, FACS, a leading thoracic expert with a strong focus on minimally invasive advancements, to head thoracic surgery at both MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Harbor Hospital. He also joins the team of lung specialists at the Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square, bolstering the surgery and oncology programs in the region.

Dr. Gamliel brings over 17 years of experience treating patients with a range of diseases of the chest, including the lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall and heart.

Specializing in the most advanced minimally invasive approaches, Dr. Gamliel is an expert in treating an array of complex thoracic conditions, including thoracic cancers. He'll provided leadership to the thoracic teams at MedStar Franklin Square and MedStar Harbor, and will work with the surgical, medical and radiation oncology specialists at both hospitals to enhance the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care for patients in the Baltimore region.

At the Angelos Center, which opened October 6, Dr. Gamliel will facilitate close collaboration across the transdisciplinary team of pulmonologists, interventional pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonary nurses, a lung nurse navigator, respiratory therapists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, and other specialists.

"Dr. Gamliel brings established leadership capabilities necessary to ensure our medical team achieves our vision to be a regional leader in lung disease," said Sam Moskowitz, FACHE, President, MedStar Franklin Square, and Senior Vice President, MedStar Health. "He is recognized nationally for his surgical skills offering patients a wide array of approaches that can provide the very best care to patients who call upon us."

Dr. Gamliel attended medical school at the University of Toronto, where he also completed an internship and residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He then went on to accomplish a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in Lung Transplantation at the University of Toronto.

He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has received numerous awards and honors, has participated in national research activities and has written multiple book chapters, abstracts and journal articles.

Dr. Gamliel will be seeing patients at the two following locations:

MedStar Franklin Square
The Angelos Center for Lung Disease
9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Harbor
3001 South Hanover Street
Gruehn Building, Suite G-45
Baltimore, MD 21225

Click here to learn more about Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Health. To learn more about Dr. Gamliel, or to make an appointment, click here or call 443-777-1133.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation's most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit for more information.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital
For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation's highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor's specialty areas include orthopaedics, women's services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital's continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

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