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Dr. David von Rueden, a bariatric surgeon, recently joined St. Agnes' Bariatric Center of Excellence.

Von Rueden has more than 15 years of experience in surgery. He is a former chairman of bariatric surgery and medical director of the Comprehensive Health and Obesity Management program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He started his career at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa., as assistant program director for the surgical residency program and served as academic liaison for medical student education at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Von Rueden earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Meyer R. Heyman is the new medical director at the St. Agnes Hospital Center for Blood Disorders.

Heyman is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and did his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He completed a University of Maryland fellowship in hematology and a Wilford Hall Medical Center (San Antonio, Texas) fellowship in hematology/oncology.

Dr. David Silver has been promoted to chief medical officer at Baltimore Medical System. Silver, who has been an internal medicine physician with BMS since 1992, and has served as medical director of the largest of the system's centers, the Highlandtown Community Health Center, since 2005. He earned his bachelor's in chemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Nancy Davidson, professor and chair of breast cancer research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is being honored with the 11th annual American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Women in Cancer Research-Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship next month.

She will present her lecture at the AACR annual meeting in San Diego.

In January, Davidson was presented with the Rosalind E. Franklin Award for Women in Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda.

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