BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - September 06, 2016) - Dr. Glenn Meininger has been named Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) services for the Baltimore region of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. In this role, Dr. Meininger will collaborate with MHVI leadership in the strategic growth and development of cardiac arrhythmia services across the Baltimore region, including enhancing connectivity with electrophysiology services in the Washington, DC region, to provide seamless and accessible care for patients and referring providers across the entire MedStar geographic footprint.
"Dr. Meininger is a distinguished clinician who has established himself as an exemplary physician and an outstanding leader," said Stuart F. Seides, MD, physician executive director, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. "The expansion of this role speaks to the growth we are seeing in electrophysiology, and our drive to utilize the strengths throughout the system. It's a very exciting time for us to grow the program and be able to offer our patients the most advanced care in the communities we serve."
Under his leadership, plans are underway to construct a second EP lab outfitted for full complex ablation procedures at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, the hub of the region's heart program, and another cardiac catheterization lab at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Meininger will continue to see patients at both sites.
Dr. Meininger is a medical graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he completed his training in internal medicine, cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology. He has practiced in the MedStar system since 2005, most recently as the director of cardiac EP, and associate chief of cardiology at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is widely regarded as an expert in the use of multiple modalities including complex ablation in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, further enhanced by his strong commitment to clinical research.
About the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is a network of highly acclaimed and nationally recognized cardiac experts and care programs spanning all 10 MedStar Health hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. In the Baltimore area, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute experts are accessible at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and more than a dozen community locations. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is allied with the Cleveland Clinic, the nation's #1 heart program, giving patients accelerated access to the most advanced research, technologies and techniques in cardiology and cardiac surgery. This alliance also strengthens excellent clinical care and enables high-level collaboration on research.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in 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, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 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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