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Institute for Healthcare Advancement - Health Literacy Award Winner

Featured in Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte Magazine’s July 2021 issue cover is illustrated by Maria Baimas-George and a feature article is written on her story and work for the Strength of my Scars.

Presented at The 2021 APSA Annual Meeting

Out of 330 research projects, our research was one of 133 (40%) chosen to be presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting 2021. Learn more about our research.

Featured On Levine Children's Facebook Page

Levine's writes: "Kids are brave, kids are resilient and kids are curious. For these reasons, Dr. Maria Baimas-George writes children’s books to help pediatric patients learn about their medical conditions, from diagnosis through treatment. Dr. Baimas-George, a surgery resident at Atrium Health, even has research (featuring our patients from Levine Children’s!) that shows that these books alleviate fear and improve caregiver understanding – both of which improve kids’ outcomes.

WBTV Charlotte

Dr. Baimas-George interviewed with Cheryl Brayboy of WBTV Charlotte, CBS News. The segment includes an interview with a patient who inspired the book, Concussions: Seeing Stars on Sunny Days.

Reading with Your Kids Podcast

Featured on this national podcast that serves to inspire caregivers to spend time reading with kids and talking with kids about stories.

Good Day LA

Dr. Baimas-George interviewed live with the Good Day LA morning show on Fox 11 Los Angeles on July 22nd, 2021. She discussed the Strength of my Scars series with a focus on the book, Vaccines: Bev Gets Her Superhero Shots. 

Prosperous Doc Podcast

In this episode of the Prosperous Doc, host Shane Tenny, CFP, welcomes Dr. Maria Baimas-George, to discuss her medical career, The Strength of My Scars series, and the path that led her to create these meaningful books.

American College of Surgeons Bulletin Brief

Dr. Baimas-George had the great honor of being interviewed by Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, for the American College of Surgeons Bulletin Brief, From the Frontlines, Surgeon Voices: Surgical Health Literacy for Children.

FOX 46 Charlotte

Dr. Baimas-George and 10-year-old Logan Schiffern spoke with FOX 46 Charlotte about the Strength of My Scars series, and how we can use these children's books to reduce fear and improve understanding.

General Surgery News

Dr. Baimas-George was featured in this monthly newspaper, which highlights the latest developments in general surgery. Read the article "Resident Creates Book Series for Children Having Surgery" on pages 6-7 of the April 2022 issue.

Interview with Sapana Adhikari, MD

Dr. Baimas-George talked with Dr. Sapana Adhikari about the art of using analogies and cartoons to explain medical disease to patients.

Featured by the Association of Women Surgeons on Instagram

Dr. Baimas-George was featured by the Association of Women Surgeons in their #MorethanMedicine Instagram Post on January 14, 2023.

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast

In this episode, Using Art to Communicate About Surgery, Dr. Baimas-George talks with host, Helen Osbourne, M.Ed., OTR/L, about the value of intertwining art and surgery to improve patient understanding, increase satisfaction, and reduce apprehension.

University of Colorado School of Medicine News

Dr. Baimas-George was interviewed by Greg Glasgow of the University of Colorado School of Medicine about The Strength of My Scars series, her publishing deal with Cambridge University Press, and her new books for adults.

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