Only a few months after Quincy Medical Center declared bankruptcy and was subsequently sold to Steward Health Care, the hospital will welcome two new physicians to its staff as the hospital works to expand its outpatient pulmonology and sleep medicine services.
According to a release, the Steward Family Hospital branch have hired Katherine P. Hendra, MD, and Peter LaCamera, MD, both of whom were on the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton.
Hendra is board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. Her interests in clinical studies include sleep medicine, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders in women, and asthma and pulmonary diseases in women.
She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and finished a residency at new England Deaconess Hospital. Additionally, she earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.
Likewise LaCamera is board certified in pulmonary and critical medicine, and internal medicine.
With interests in interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, asthma, and emphysema, QMC staff are excited to have him on board.
He was a fellow in the Harvard Combined Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine involving Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Prior to that, he earned his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School and then completed his internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center. He was also a staff pulmonary and critical care physical at Beth Israel Deaconess for five years.
Both will work on the fourth floor facility, which currently provides evaluation for patients with shortness of breath, excessive cough, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, abnormal chest x-rays and CAT scans, and pulmonary nodules.
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