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Dr. Elijah Saunders, UM expert on cardiovascular care, dies
Dr. Elijah Saunders, UM expert on cardiovascular care, dies

Dr. Elijah Saunders, a University of Maryland School of Medicine professor and cardiologist who was a leading voice on African-American cardiovascular care, died of cancer Monday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Owings Mills resident was 80. Colleagues at the University of Maryland said Dr. Saunders was known internationally for his work on hypertension in African-Americans. He taught patients about high blood pressure and the connection between diabetes, heart attack and stroke. "The School of Medicine joins together with the entire University of Maryland community to mourn the loss of this great pioneer and visionary," said the dean of the School of Medicine, E. Albert Reece, who...

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