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FALL 2014

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gill produced the immortal 15-star/15-stripe fag. Patriotic events notwithstanding and long before Key was born, Baltimore's Inner Harbor was a pros- perous port, beginning in 1706. Ironically, consider- ing today's heavy medical concentration, this success was launched by the tobacco trade. Over the years, Baltimore has had its ups and downs, but it has found its way to modern prosper- ity, spurred signifcantly by success in the feld of medicine. Among its 11 acute care hospitals—one dating back to 1854—are two world-famous research institutions: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and the University of Maryland Medical System. Danny Liang, M.D., can testify to the quality. After growing up in southern New Jersey and earning undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and University of New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers, he completed his residency at UMMS, then left for a fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Because of friends in New York City and good career pros- pects for his wife, he accepted an offer to practice there. But after two and a half years, they decided to join the UMMS family. "New York City was big; Baltimore is not too big. And I got a good offer," he says. Early this year, he joined the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in nearby Glen Burnie, where he specializes in neurosurgery and spine surgery, is director of neurosurgical oncology and a clinical assistant professor at the university's medical school. As for the location itself, he notes that it's "some- where quiet where the kids can grow up," not to mention "lower living expenses." Another reason for moving was that "the medical climate in New York is very, very competitive, with little time for a personal life." Liang's interest in soccer started early. He played the game as a boy. He gave it up early in high school, but his interest continued. "I was watch- ing the World Cup," he says, "but haven't gone to games in Baltimore yet. So far, the family takes up most of my time." That includes visiting parks and museums, partly in nearby Ellicott City, where they now live. The children, now 3 and 8 months old, have helped him discover that "there are a lot of parks around here." His previous Baltimore experience showed him some of the many leisure-time opportunities, which he intends to pursue when the children can appreciate them. A good bet, though, is that before too long, he'll be introducing the family to Balti- 74 | FALL 2014 Baltimore's Inner Harbor features shopping, restaurants, a children's museum, The National Aquarium and more. But it's just one of the city's historic, vibrant neighborhoods. Baltimore Continued from previous page Phtoo by Chris Sanchez Live and Practice Soccer cities

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