The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now seeing patients at its recently opened second location. The center’s new office is called The OB/GYN Center at Summit and is in Suite 650 at the Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Wheatfield. Three new full-time physicians, including Hannah Bailey, MD SGU ‘ 08, will soon bolster the medical staff there and at the OB/GYN Center’s Memorial Medical Center office to treat the growing number of women receiving care.
Citing a projected shortage of physicians in state, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, announced Tuesday that they are negotiating a partnership agreement under which UMDNJ would collaborate in the education and training of St. George’s medical students at New Jersey hospitals.
St. George’s, whose student body includes American students, currently has affiliation agreements with approximately 15 hospitals throughout New Jersey where approximately 350 third- and fourth-year students are enrolled in clinical training rotations. Following graduation, students generally move into hospital residency programs to begin their careers as physicians, and many apply for residencies at New Jersey hospitals. The agreement will specify the manner in which UMDNJ will attempt to enhance students’ preparation for the residencies.
Charles R. Wilson, MD SGU ’03, FACS, a board certified surgeon, joined the Great Falls Clinic. Wilson has more than seven years of experience in general surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He brings additional expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Without those doctors, our medical system is “putting out forest fires — just treating the patients when they get really sick,” said Dr. Richard Olds, the chief executive officer of the Caribbean medical school St. George’s University, who is attempting to use his institution’s resources to help alleviate the shortage.
“It is true that there is a shortage of primary care physicians, and it is looming to be even greater,” said Dr. Fred Jacobs, executive vice president of St. George’s University in Grenada and chair of its Department of Medicine.
Within 10 years, the United States will be short 31,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools bear some responsibility for that shortage: Two-thirds of their graduates become specialists.
Sven Hida, MD SGU ’03, a gastroenterologist with specialized training and knowledge of advanced interventional endoscopy, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Hida recently performed the hospital’s first peroralendoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, an incision-less surgery that corrects swallowing and digestive disorders.
Dr. Hugh Sealy is sitting in his office in Grenada, looking out at a Caribbean bay and contemplating the work that lies ahead of him. Just about a week ago, at the climate treaty negotiations in Paris, he and dozens of other delegates representing small island nations like Grenada, the Maldives, and the Marshall Islands joined in singing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
Cristina Miller, MD SGU ’09, a neonatologist with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota, tells Healthline that while infants sleeping on their backs has led to a drop in SIDS deaths.
The rhythms of life, the words that shed light on underlying truth—these are well-studied tools among physicians. And for some Orlando doctors, including SGU grads Joseph and Stan Sujka, rhythms and words join forces and find their voice in poetry.