* Noted orthopedic surgeon Marc W. Hungerford has joined Mercy Medical Center as the 135-year-old downtown hospital's medical director of joint replacement and reconstruction.
Hungerford joins Mercy after serving as chairman of the Johns Hopkins Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital.
One of the few surgeons in Maryland specially trained to perform the latest minimally invasive single as well as double hip replacement procedures, Hungerford earned his medical degree at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He completed his four-year orthopedic residence at the Johns Hopkins University.
* Dr. Stephanie S. Durruthy, a psychiatrist on staff at Howard County General Hospital, has been elected Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. Durruthy will receive her award medallion May 18 at APA's annual meeting in San Francisco. Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have demonstrated significant contributions to the profession in the specific areas of teaching, writing, community involvement, volunteering and clinical excellence.
A native New Yorker, Durruthy earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Cornell University and her medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.
* Brian McCagh, Greater Baltimore Medical Center's executive director of oncology services, has been appointed to the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control. McCagh, of Silver Spring, joined GBMC in May 2007 and has more than three decades of diverse healthcare experience.
Maryland State Council on Cancer Control is a 25-member body charged with advising government officials and the public on policies and programs to reduce the incidence of cancer.