Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, became president of the American Heart Association on July 1. The cardiac electrophysiologist is the Michel Mirowski, M.D., Professor of Cardiology and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Tomaselli served as program chair for the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. He is chairman of the association’s 2010-2013 Strategic Planning Task Force and president-elect. Dr. Tomaselli has focused most of his research on arrhythmias, and especially on new therapies aimed at warding off potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances. He joined the fellowship program at the School of Medicine in 1986 and the faculty three years later. Dr. Tomaselli was president of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society from 2003 to 2005.
The College of Southern Maryland, based in La Plata, received two awards recently from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence: the Workplace Excellence Award and the Health and Wellness Trailblazers Award.
Irene Gage, M.D., has been named regional medical director of oncology for Sibley Memorial and Suburban Memorial hospitals and Michael Carducci, M.D., the Aegon Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins, has been appointed the regional research director of oncology for the Washington, D.C., region. Dr. Gage, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty member in radiation oncology from 1994 to 2006, led the radiation oncology practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital as its chief of service and chairman of radiation oncology from 1999 to 2010. Dr. Carducci has been a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1995. He will retain his position as director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Baltimore medical campus.
Annie Wildasin has been named senior marketing director of Towson Town Center and White Marsh Mall, which are owned by General Growth Properties. She was previously the marketing manager of The Mall in Columbia. Wildasin has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.
Betty Ann Kane, chairman of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission, recently was elected president of the Mid Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners. Kane is a member of the Telecommunications Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, vice president of the National Regulatory Research Institute, an appointee by the Federal Communications Commission to the Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunication Service and chairman of the North American Numbering Council. The conference promotes the advancement of public utility regulation and the related regulatory, legislative, and policy interests of its membership.