Dr. Truong BaoMedical Director
Dr. Sayed ElsayyadSub-Acute Medical Director
Dr. Fahim MalikMedical Director, Nephrology
Dr. Malik’s main research interests are in glomerulonephritis and kidney transplantation.
Dr. Michael S. Chen, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVICardiologist
Michael S, Chen, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Dr. Michael S. Chen has served as Chair of the Cardiology subsection at Shady Grove Medical Center since 2010. He has been the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center (formerly Washington Adventist Hospital) since 2013. He also has been on the Medical Executive Committee of Shady Grove Medical Center from 2009-2019. Dr. Chen was awarded the esteemed Physician RISES (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship) Award by Shady Grove Medical Center in 2009 and by Washington Adventist Hospital in 2015.
From 2014-2016, he served as Chair of Internal Medicine and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.
Dr. Chen graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chen finished his general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an interventional cardiologist who performs both coronary interventions as well as peripheral interventions.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter (RPVI) for vascular studies.
He is a Founding Member of the Medical Staff at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.
Dr. Chen has written several book chapters and published articles in leading cardiology journals. His professional interests include interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular interventions.
Dr. Dennis C. Friedman, MD, FACC, FSCACardiologist
Dr. Dennis C. Friedman is the Director of the Shady Grove Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Medical Director of Inpatient Cardiac Services at Shady Grove Medical Center, Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility of Shady Grove Medical Center and the Director of Research at Shady Grove Medical Center. He is a Founding Member of the Medical Staff at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Dr. Friedman is also the managing partner at Cardiac Associates, P.C. Dr. Friedman attended Trinity College in Connecticut and obtained his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was an intern, resident, and chief medical resident at George Washington University and a cardiology fellow at Georgetown University. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Professional interests include invasive and interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and preventive cardiac care. Dr. Friedman was awarded the esteemed Physician RISES Award by Shady Grove Medical Center for his superior care of patients.
Safy John, MDPulmonologist
Dr. John specializes in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care & Pulmonary Disease.
Ajit P. Kuruvilla, MDPulmonologist
Dr. Ajit Kuruvilla, MD is a Critical Care Specialist & has over 36 years of experience.
Paul Newman MD, MBA, MSPalliative Care
Dr. Paul Newman is board certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice – Palliative Medicine. His areas of focus are palliative and hospitalist medicine. Dr. Newman serves as faculty in the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Maryland Capital Region Health. He maintains a private palliative medical practice throughout Maryland and DC.
Dr. Newman earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital and completed his fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at The George Washington University Hospital. He also earned dual masters’ degrees from Marymount University in Arlington, VA in Health Care Management and Business Administration.
Sydonne Newland, RTDirector of Respiratory Therapy
With over 30 years’ experience as a Respiratory Therapist she has worked in the hospital as a critical care therapist and has extensive experience working with the senior population in the health care industry.
“Hands on patient care is what I love the most, that is why I have been in this industry for so long”.
On her off time she enjoys, hiking, camping and traveling.