For Immediate Release July 19, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (July 19) - The Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation, Inc., (“Foundation”) an advisory board of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) announced the addition of two new board members: Dr. Nirav Shah and Andrea Brown-Gee. The two individuals were confirmed unanimously by the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Board of Trustees, the governing board for MWPH. The Foundation Board is responsible for raising, receiving, investing and administering funds in support of the hospital’s mission.

Dr. Nirav Shah graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a BS in Biology with Honors and a Minor in Chemistry and then went on to pursue his medical education at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and his fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shah is board certified in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He currently divides his time equally as a clinician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and as the Assistant Dean of Curriculum at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Andrea Brown-Gee is Vice President of Maryland Programs for the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative. Ms. Brown oversees a comprehensive set of services which include Case Management, Family Advocacy, Education, Legal Services, Environmental Assessment and Housing Interventions. Ms. Brown recently served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Partnerships for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She holds a Master’s Degree in Legal & Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Morgan State University.

Matthew Cohen, Chair of the Foundation Board noted, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Shah and Ms. Brown-Gee. Their experiences and expertise with health care, advocacy and community service will strengthen our efforts.”

Sheldon Stein, president and CEO of MWPH added, “The Foundation Board continues to provide profound support for this hospital. The addition of Ms. Brown-Gee and Dr. Shah adds even more strategic insight and leadership.”


About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats nearly 9,000 patients each year. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine and has locations in Baltimore City, Prince George's County and in the community.