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Chester River Hospital Center is aiming to expand critical care services with the addition of new physicians. Along with the recent addition of Keri Jacobs, M.D. as director of the hospitalist program, Ricardo Conti, M.D., Ph.D. came on board October 3 as another member of the hospitalist team. Conti comes to Chester River after three years at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Originally from Brazil, Conti attended medical school at Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and completed the Ph.D. program at Heart Institute of the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in San Paulo, Brazil. Conti completed five years of residency and fellowship in internal medicine and cardiology, plus another ten years of cardiology practice in Brazil. Despite all of his previous experience, when he moved to the US with his wife in 2007 he needed to complete a residency in an American hospital in order to practice here. Conti completed his ďAmericanĒ residency at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore in 2010. Conti is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish (intermediate level). ďI enjoy providing my patients with the best care to keep them healthy and to improve their quality of life. Iíve also always wanted to work in a small hospital that was connected to a larger university system and Chester River is a great fit,Ē says Conti.
Another addition to Chester Riverís critical care team is William Trainor, M.D. Though Trainor has been with Chester River since 2000, he has only recently come on full time. Trainor is a pulmonologist and is now the director of critical care services at Chester River Hospital Center.
The additions of Conti and Trainor as full time components of Chester River Hospital Medical Staff are part of a movement towards more expansive critical care services. This means more complex and complicated surgeries will be performed here at CRHC, instead of having to transport patients to other facilities. Contiís expertise and experience in cardiology and internal medicine teamed with Trainorís established place in the community as well as his pulmonology and critical care experience make them great additions to the Chester River Hospital medical staff.