Box Hill Pediatrics Joins MedStar Health in Bel Air

August 11, 2017

Partnership Designed to Expand Access to Quality Healthcare for Kids

Baltimore, MD—(July 1, 2017)— Two of Harford County’s most trusted healthcare providers have forged a union designed to expand access to the highest quality of pediatric services. Box Hill Pediatrics, a large and established practice that opened in Abingdon in 1995, joined MedStar Medical Group at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus on July 1, and opened with a new name: MedStar Medical Group Box Hill Pediatrics at MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

During the 22 year span that Box Hill Pediatrics built its enduring practice in the Box Hill Shopping Center on route 924, physicians and staff treated hundreds of Harford County children, as well as the next generation of their patients’ children.

MedStar Health’s year-old state-of-the art campus on route 924 at Plumtree Road, draws patients from northern Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, York and southern Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Patients benefit from the resources of a ten-hospital system, as well as an on-site lab, radiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy.  Additionally, a MedStar Promptcare is on campus for urgent medical needs that occur after hours - in the evenings or on the weekends.     

“Being a part of MedStar and Box Hill really is combining the efficiency of being part of a group with better resources but still having the family characteristics of a practice that had really been based in this community for a long time,” said pediatrician, Dr. Dahlia Halim. “We are pleased to offer a new level of access to and coordination with the medical experts at MedStar Health, the largest health system in the region.”

MedStar Medical Group Box Hill Pediatrics at MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus is located on the second floor of the Bel Air Medical Campus, which opened in the spring of 2016. The campus is comprised of primary and specialty services, as well as a cancer center, offering a streamlined, comprehensive and collaborative approach to health care.

The entire staff and Box Hill Pediatrics physician team have relocated to the new site, ensuring the same quality and personalized care that the practice built its reputation on.

Pediatricians:

  • Katherine Hopkins is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  She received her Master of Science degree from Virginia Technical Institute in Animal Science, specializing in placental function, and her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  • Marci Chasnow has practiced pediatrics in the Baltimore area since 1986. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Chasnow is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Sunitha Venugopal attended Penn State for undergraduate school and completed her medical studies at Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical School. Her interest in pediatrics was refined during a residency at New Jersey's Children's Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  • Dahlia Halim is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Religious Studies. She has Doctor of Medicine from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Halim is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To schedule an appointment call: 410-877-2080.

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.  

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