PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires.
Heidi DeBlock, MD, FCCM, FACP, has joined Maine Medical Partners – Hospital Medicine. Dr. DeBlock comes from Albany Medical Center where she was a critical care attending in the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. She also served as a medical student advisor and Director of Critical Care Medicine IV Clerkship at Albany Medical College. Dr. DeBlock received her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency in the Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Sunil Malhotra, MD, has joined Maine Medical Partners — Cardiothoracic Surgery. He will serve as the Director of Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Maine Medical Center. Before coming to Maine, Dr. Malhotra served as the Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Surgery at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark. He was also an assistant professor at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY. He completed his pediatric cardiac surgery fellowship at Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA; thoracic surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; and general surgery residency at NYU School of Medicine. He also completed a research fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. His doctorate of medicine is from NYU School of Medicine. He is Board certified in Thoracic Surgery and in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Malhotra’s clinical interests are focused on innovative surgical approaches to complex congenital heart defects. He is committed to minimizing surgical trauma by employing minimal access approaches, valve repair or reconstruction to avoid artificial valve replacement whenever possible and hybrid procedures to reduce the number of surgeries a child with congenital heart disease will have to undergo. His research interests have centered on optimizing neurologic outcomes in children undergoing heart surgery. He has investigated novel biomarkers to trend perioperative neurologic insults to identify potential neuroprotective strategies in pediatric cardiac surgery.
About Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners (MMP) is the largest network of primary care and specialty practices in Maine with more than 50 practice and outreach locations across Maine and New Hampshire. Maine Medical Partners is a department of Maine Medical Center and a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mainemedicalpartners.org