MARYLAND

Johns Hopkins University
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Clinic Founded 1978

AOEC Contact
Brian S. Schwartz, MD, MS
Phone: (410) 550-5864 
Fax: 410-955-1811
Patient Office: 410-550-5864
bschwart@jhsph.edu

Most Common Occupational Diagnoses
Metal Exposures, including lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic, Solvent Exposures, Other chemical exposures, including pesticides and persistent pollutants, Indoor Air Quality, Contact Dermatitis, Occupational Asthma 

Most Common Environmental Diagnoses
Chemical Exposures, Indoor Air, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Metals and Pesticide Exposures

General Services Provided
Occupational and environmental toxicology
Biological monitoring
Diagnosis and treatment of occupationally-related disease
Diagnosis and treatment of environmentally-related disease
Pre-placement evaluations
Evaluation of chemical exposures
Medical surveillance examinations
Fitness for duty assessments
Independent medical evaluations
Diagnosis and treatment for workers’ compensation

Specialized Services
Access to full range of specialized services

Non-routine Tests
A wide range of testing can be accommodated through Johns Hopkins University or other accredited laboratories. Examples include pulmonary function tests, methacholine challenge and heavy metals measurements.

Staff
Physicians 2
Nurses 1
Epidemiologist Consultant
Industrial Hygienist 1

Training Offered
Residents, Nurses, Public Health Students

Areas of Significant Research/Interest
Metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury), Occupational and environmental causes of kidney and neurological disease, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

Significant Affiliations
Johns Hopkins Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine

(Updated 2/14)

 

University of Maryland School of Medicine
School of Medicine
Occupational Health Program
11 S. Paca Street 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Clinic Founded 1978

AOEC Contact
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH
Tracy Roth, RN, BSN
troth@medicine.umaryland.edu
Phone: (410) 706-7464
Fax: (410) 706-4078

Clinic Description
The Occupational Medicine Clinic is a joint project of the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. It is located in downtown Baltimore serving patients from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania. Patients represent a wide variety of occupations. Areas of specialization include adult lead poisoning, reproductive hazards, occupational lung disease, indoor air quality, health care facility problems, and repetitive trauma injuries. Major environmental concerns include lead and mercury poisonings. We see patients from construction, heavy manufacturing, light industry, office environments, mining, health care facilities, semiconductor plants, state environmental workers and a variety of other workplaces.

Most Common Occupational Diagnoses
Heavy Metal Poisoning, Occupational/Environmental lung diseases, such as: Occupational Asthma, Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Pneumoconiosis, Acute and Chronic Chemical Exposure, and Building Related Disease

Most Common Environmental Diagnoses
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Lead Poisoning and Intoxications

General Services Provided
Diagnosis of occupational related disease, Diagnosis of environmental related disease, , Diagnosis of Occupational Lung Disease, Health Education, Assistance in follow-up of occupational disease including referrals for OSHA/MOSH, EPA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment, Reproductive hazard assessment, Workplace health and safety assessments, Ergonomic evaluations, Referrals to: Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, and Psychological Counseling

Specialized Services
Lead and other heavy metal poisoning diagnosis, treatment and prevention, Occupational Lung Disease Diagnoses, Reproductive health, Bio-chemical terrorism readiness preparedness programs for workers, Environmental exposures, and consultation for VA patients, health care workers, Occupational exposures and Pulmonary Function testing.

Staff
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, (Physician)
Stella Hines, MD, MSPH (Physician)
Patricia Gucer, PhD, (Sociologist/Statistician)
Marian Condon, BSN, MS, (Nurse)
Marc Oliver, RN, MPH, MBA, (Nurse)
Tracy Roth, RN, BSN, (Nurse)
Bruce Lippy, (Industrial Hygienist)
Gary Orr, PE, (Ergonomist)
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT (Toxicologist)
Joanna Gaitens, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN (Nurse)
Epidemiologist Consulting

Training Offered
Residents, Community Physicians, Medical Students, Nursing Students

Areas of Significant Research/Interest
Biomarkers of dose and effect in adult lead poisoning, Health effects of depleted uranium in Gulf War Veterans, Occupational Lung Disease, Education Programs for workers concerning chemical and biological terrorism preparedness, Women’s work concerning hazards and treats for working women in their jobs, Health services and outcome research for upper extremity cumulative trauma disorder, Effects of exposure to anti-neoplastic drugs in Health Care Workers, Mechanical lifts for prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders among health care workers in long term care facilities, Prenatal and perinatal health outcomes from occupational/environmental exposures, Flavoring-related lung disease, Health effects of Epoxy Resins

Significant Affiliations
University of Maryland Program in Toxicology, University of Maryland Environmental Health Education, University of Maryland Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland Center for Hazard Communication, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, University of Maryland Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

(Update 6/12)