Barbara Hutchinson optDr. Barbara Hutchinson is the president and managing partner of Chesapeake Cardiac Care, an adult cardiovascular practice that provides cutting edge medical care. She is passionate about caring for people with cardiovascular diseases which is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United Sates. She was born in Tobago, West Indies and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Her childhood curiosity about heart disease in her father’s family, led her to the United States to pursue a career in cardiovascular disease management. She completed a PhD in cardiovascular Pharmacology at Howard University before going on to the University of Maryland in Baltimore where she completed her medical degree, residency in Internal Medicine and cardiology fellowship. At the University of Maryland she was the first African American to hold the titles: medical school class president and the chief resident in internal medical.

After completing her cardiovascular training, she remained on staff briefly before going into private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2006, she became the owner and managing partner of Chesapeake Cardiac Care which is now recognized as a full, coordinated adult cardiovascular practice that consistently surpasses customer expectations. The physicians and staff are dedicated to providing high quality cardiovascular care in an environment that is caring, warm and where patients always come first. Dr. Hutchinson believes that good health is the cornerstone of progress because without it our plans may not materialize. She is recognized as an outstanding clinician who is detail oriented, ensures that patients understand their medical condition, why they need certain tests and how the information would help in their care. She attracts patients from out of state and other countries.

Dr. Hutchinson has presented many papers and lectures nationally and internationally. She is a member of several medical associations which include the American College of Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Academy of sleep medicine. She finds time to interact with other female business owners by her involvement in Women Presidents Organization and she gives back to the community by her involvement in her church and volunteering her services at a clinic for individuals without insurance. She is a mentor to high school students considering a career in medicine and she allows residents considering cardiology as a specialty to spend time in her practice learning clinical cardiovascular medicine and the business aspect of medicine that is not taught in school.

Chesapeake Cardiac Care
www.ccardiac.com

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