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|For Immediate Release:
Jeanette A.F. Linder, M.D., has been named chief of The Weinman Family Department of Radiation oncology in the Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Most recently Linder was assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
"My overall goal as the chief is to improve the experience and education that patients receive to better help them make a smooth transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor,” said Linder. "I also plan to upgrade the technology in the department by delivering state-of-the-art external treatment with intensity modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. We will also plan to develop an electronic medical record that improves patient safety, satisfaction and education and improves communication with all of the patients' caregivers. Our system will communicate directly with the hospital's electronic medical records system.”
As the chief, Linder will continue to see patients and participate in multidisciplinary gastrointestinal and gynecology cancer teams in the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute. She will also perform stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife, which is a non-surgical treatment using very focused beams of radiation on small and previously inaccessible tumors or lesions deep within the body. Linder will also participate in clinical trials and work with the entire Cancer Institute team to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration.
"We are delighted that Dr. Linder is returning to Sinai where she began her career,” said Daniel Silverman, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Sinai Hospital. "She is highly respected and widely admired among her medical colleagues here for her clinical skills and leadership. I look forward to working closely with her as she helps us build upon the established excellence of the Radiation Oncology program.”
Linder received her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Linder is board certified in radiation oncology. She serves on a number of committees related to her field and has published and lectured extensively.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is part of LifeBridge Health, one of Baltimore's largest health organizations that also includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.
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