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Stella Seal, MLS Welch Medical Library
Associate Director 2024 Bldg. 1-215
Hospital, Health System and Community Services 410-955-3392


Virtual Office Hours


Stella is available for an Adobe Connect Meeting by appointment. Please contact her by email.


Office Hours: School of Nursing


Room 313, Pinkard Bldg.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Monday & Wednesday




As a Welch Informationist, I collaborate with faculty, academic departments, programs and students to support research, identify needed resources and communicate information about new products and services.


I am the Welch informationist for the following departments:


  • Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Administration
  • Nursing Students
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • School of Nursing
  • Surgery




Roderer, N., Anton, B., Bryant, W., Gresehover, R., Seal, S., Twose, C., & Woodson, S. (2015). The very model of a modern major library*. In S. Holder, & A. B. Lannon (Eds.), Difficult decisions: Closing and merging academic libraries. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.


Rodriguez-Unda, N., Leiva, S., Cheng, H. T., Seal, S. M., Cooney, C. M., & Rosson, G. D. (2015). Low incidence of complications using polyglactin 910 (vicryl) mesh in breast reconstruction: A systematic review. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery : JPRAS, 68(11), 1543-1549. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.018 [doi]


Rochlin, D. H., Jeong, A. R., Goldberg, L., Harris, T., Mohan, K., Seal, S., & Sacks, J. M. (2015). Postmastectomy radiation therapy and immediate autologous breast reconstruction: Integrating perspectives from surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 111(3), 251-257. doi:10.1002/jso.23804 [doi]


Tuffaha, S. H., Sarhane, K. A., Mundinger, G. S., Broyles, J. M., Reddy, S. K., Azoury, S. C., Seal, S., Cooney, D. S., & Bonawitz, S. C. (2014). Pyoderma gangrenosum after breast surgery: Diagnostic pearls and treatment recommendations based on a systematic literature review. Annals of Plastic Surgery, doi:10.1097/SAP.0000000000000248 [doi]


Baltodano, P. A., Basdag, B., Bailey, C. R., Baez, M. J., Tong, A., Seal, S. M., & Rosson, G. D. (2013). The positive effect of neurolysis on diabetic patients with compressed nerves of the lower extremities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Global Open, 1(4), e24. doi:10.1097/GOX.0b013e318299d02b [doi]


Munchel, E., Seal, S., & Wissinger, C. (2012). Searching for evidence. In S. Dearholt, & D. Dang (Eds.), Johns Hopkins nursing evidence-based practice: Model and guidelines (2nd ed., ). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.


Shridharani, S. M., Magarakis, M., Stapleton, S. M., Basdag, B., Seal, S. M., & Rosson, G. D. (2010). Breast sensation after breast reconstruction: A systematic review. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 26(5), 303-310. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1249313 [doi]


Presentations and Posters


Blanck, J.F., Goode, V.H., Roderer, N.K., Rosman, L., Seal, S., & Woodson, S.M. (2013). Measuring value: A survey for assessing our impact. Contributed paper at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 6, 2013. Boston, MA.


Rosman, L., Blanck, J., Chen, C., Goode, V., Seal, S., Woodson, S., & Roderer, N. (2012). Discovering connections: Using the critical incident technique to uncover how our users connect to informationist services. Contributed paper at the MLA Quad Chapter Meeting, October 14, 2012. Baltimore, MD.


Anton, B., Rabb, H., & Seal, S. (2011). The Welch Medical Library: Moving Online (Part 2: The Evolution of Library Services). ASNKidney Tube (Video). March 2, 2011.


Seal, S., Cooperider, E., White, A. & Cogdill, K. (2001). Medical librarians and professional organizations: A needs assessment. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October 18, 2001. Ocean City, MD.