John Hopkins doctors lecture on health topics

Top doctors from John Hopkins from gave lectures on arthritis, brain tumours and laparoscopic procedures at St. Matthews Medical School last week.

Dr Uzma Haque

Dr Uzma Haque of John Hopkins lectures on the latest techniques for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

About 150 people attended the lecture series including community doctors, nurses and medical students.

The lecture series focused on the latest advances on treatment in rheumatoid arthritis, brain tumours and laparoscopic surgery and enabled local clinicians to obtain continuing medical education credit.

Dr. Uzma Haque, an assistant professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, spoke on rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Michael Lim, an assistant professor of neurosurgery and oncology spoke on brain tumours while Dr Mark Ravitch, who chairs gastrointestinal surgery at the hospital, spoke on the latest laparoscopic surgical procedures.

The John Hopkins medical director of patient services, Dr Eli Timoli, stated that this was John Hopkins second visit to the Cayman Islands.

During this visit, Dr. Timoli and John Hopkins Patient Services director, Jangar McGill, were scheduled to meet with the Health Minister Mark Scotland as well as top management with the Health Services Authority and Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital and several community doctors.

‘The purpose of our visit is for the country to get the opportunity to know us and for us to get to know you,’ says Dr. Timoli. ‘Our footprint is knowledge transfer,” he added.

A third visit is scheduled in September to work with Dr. Sook Yin for Female Cancer Awareness Week.

‘The purpose of our visit is for the country to get the opportunity to know us and for us to get to know you. Our footprint is knowledge transfer.”

– Dr. Eli Timoli, medical director of Patient Services, John Hopkins University.

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