A special McLeod Cardiology program will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the McLeod Medical Plaza Auditorium, led and moderated by Dr. Conyers O’Bryan. The medical lectures will honor the late Dr. N.B. Baroody.
The evening program features a presentation by Michael L. Craig,, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure and the Transplantation Division of Cardiology, at the Medical University of South Carolina. His topic, Refractory Congestive Heart Failure, targets the program objectives that participants should be able to successfully identify arrhythmias; institute a proper program from the anticoagulation aspect, as well as complete medical care; and understand pharmacologic instrumentation treatment of congestive heart failure, including the evaluation and etiology.
Also on the program are Physicians on the Medical Staff of McLeod Regional Medical Center. Rajesh Malik, M.D., an Electrophysiologist with Pee Dee Cardiology Associates will focus on Atrial Fibrillation, and Ian D. Smith, M.D., an Interventional Cardiologist with Advanced Cardiology Consultants will present Successful Anticoagulation and Current Data. CME credit will be provided for this McLeod Health activity.
The event title honors Dr. N. B. Baroody, Jr. (1924-2010), a cardiologist and internal medicine physician who cared for patients for 55 years. He served on the McLeod Medical Staff in private practice during that time and later as a preceptor and physician with the McLeod Family Medicine Center from 1989 to 2010, providing leadership and educational support as a part of the teaching faculty for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Baroody’s influence on residents, physicians, and hospital staff serves as a lasting legacy to the community.
A co-founder of Mercy Medicine Clinic, Dr. Baroody is remembered as a skilled and compassionate caregiver, a dedicated medical missionary, and an experienced and gifted photographer, who published two books of artwork and spiritual reflections: In Search of His Image, a Photographic Journey in 2007, and The Unexpected Visitor in 2010. He was a great mentor and friend, explained Dr. O’Bryan.
I want to thank Dr. O’Bryan for his leadership in facilitating this program, as well as recognize his many years of dedication to the medical profession, medical education and commitment to excellence in patient care. We also appreciate Drs. Craig, Malik and Smith for participating in the program. The lecture series is open to the Medical Staff and interested clinicians.