The University of Maryland Medical System plans to expand its highly respected sports medicine, physical therapy and orthopaedics programs into central Baltimore County by leasing an 18,000 square foot facility at the new Texas Station building in Timonium. The Medical System has signed a ten-year lease with James F. Knott Realty Group for the top floor of the new building, which is located adjacent to Padonia Road and Beaver Dam Road, just off of I-83.
The facility, which will open in the summer of 2001, expands many of the world-class programs offered at Kernan Hospital, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Those programs include University of Maryland Sports Medicine, whose doctors are well known for being the team physicians for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland Terrapins.
The new Timonium facility will also offer comprehensive orthopaedic services with a full array of experts, including those who specialize in injuries and diseases involving the spine, hand, arm and shoulder, foot and ankle, as well as experts in total joint replacement, trauma reconstruction and pediatric orthopaedics. The facility will also have x-ray equipment and a casting room.
A branch of Kernan Physical Therapy, which is recognized for its expert care of professional and collegiate athletes as well as "weekend warriors," will be located at the new facility, featuring an expansive gym with the latest equipment. Patients of the new Timonium facility who need surgery will continue to be cared for at Kernan Hospital, which has a 105-year history of excellence in orthopaedic care.
"Demand for our orthopaedic services is growing, as people learn about the excellent care our doctors have provided the Ravens since they came to Baltimore. It's true that people who want the best sports medicine and orthopaedic care go where the pros go," says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System.
"This new, impressive facility is large enough to give us room for further expansion in the future," adds Dr. Rapoport.
"Central Baltimore County is a dynamic, growing area and a logical place for us to expand our popular sports medicine and physical therapy program," says Andrew R. Burgess, M.D., interim Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Burgess is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an orthopaedic trauma specialist.
"We are pleased that we have attracted such an excellent program associated with a world class academic medical center to our new Texas Station building in Timonium," says James Knott, president of James F. Knott Realty Group. "We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship."
Andrew Tucker, M.D., director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at University of Maryland Sports Medicine and a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, also will see patients at the new Timonium facility. Dr. Tucker, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, also serves as the team physician for the athletic programs at Coppin State University and UMBC.
"This is a convenient location for many of our patients and will enable us to provide them with excellent care in a very modern, pleasant facility," says Leigh Ann Curl, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at University of Maryland Sports Medicine and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Curl is a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland Terrapins.
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