MedStar Health Physicians Named 2014 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

MedStar Health is proud to announce that 85 of its Baltimore hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2014 list, now on stands.

November 14, 2014

Baltimore — (November 14, 2014) — MedStar Health is proud to announce that 85 of its Baltimore hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2014 list, now on stands.

Each year, Baltimore magazine publishes the annual list of "Baltimore’s Top Doctors". The physicians honored with this title are chosen by their peers who respond to survey questions asking what physician would you send your own family member to. Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region were surveyed for this year’s list, including an online poll of physicians to augment the mailed survey responses. Baltimore magazine then publishes the top physicians named in each of the specialties.

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  • Fouad Abbas, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Harbor
  • Albert Aboulafia, MD, Surgical Oncology – Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Andrew Abramowitz, MD, Orthopaedics – Pediatric, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Khalid Al-Talib, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Blair Andrew, MD, Radiology & Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Paul Asdourian, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Michael Auerbach, MD, Hematology/Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Cengiz Aygun, MD, Radiation Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michelle Bahrain, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Nathan Berger, MD, IVF, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Marie Bellantoni, MD, Endocrinology/Diabetes Care, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Charles Boice, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Troy Brijbasi, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jennifer Broussard, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Wayne Campbell, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Issam Cheikh, MD, Endocrinology/ Diabetes Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine/Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jacques Conaway, MD, Sleep Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Lou Dibos, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Mark Diamond, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Zeena Dorai, MD, Neurosurgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • William Dowling, MD, Urology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michael Dvorkin, MD, Orthopaedics: General & Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Frank Ebert, MD, Joint Replacement Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Maen Farha, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Kristen Fernandez, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD, Colo-Rectal, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Mike Fiocco, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jerold Fleishman, MD, Neurology – General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Ziv Gamliel, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • David Golden, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • David Gold, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Ira Gubernick, MD, Orthopaedics: General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Greg Guyton, MD, Foot & Ankle Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jonathan Hansen, MD, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Matthew Hansen, MD, Pain Management, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Daniel Harley, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Howard Hauptman, MD, Rheumatology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Rick Heitmiller, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Hennawi, MD, Geriatrics, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Jim Higgins, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Barbara Howard, MD, Pediatric Behavior and Development, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Peter Innis, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Jabaji, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Allan Jensen, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Chris Kearney, MD, Palliative Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Joyce King, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Brad Lerner, MD, Urology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Nicola London, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jonathan Matz, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Art McTighe, MD, Pathology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Fernando Mena, MD, Neonatology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Anis Merson , MD, Psychiatry: General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • William Mitcherling, DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • David Nasrallah, MD, General Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Stephen Noga, MD, Oncology: Lymphoma & Bone Marrow Trans., MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Atsuko Okabe, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Oncology: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kevin Rossiter, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lisa Rubin, MD, Gynecology and Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Waiel Samara, MD, Internal Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Lisa Savoie, MD, Colo-Rectal , MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lew Schon, MD, Foot & Ankle Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Mitchell Schwartz, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care & Pulmonary, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kevin Schendel, MD, Internal Medicine- General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Stephen Selinger, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • John Senatore, MD, Podiatry, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Carlton Sexton, MD, Radiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Richard Shapiro, MD, Anesthesia, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Elias Shaya, MD, Psychiatry, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Martin Sheridan, MD, Pulmonary, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Samir Shureih, MD, Cosmetic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Anadir Silva, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Manav Singla, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Peter Sloane, MD, Intensivists/ Critical Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Samuel Smith, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF & Gynecology and Women's Health, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Gabriel Soudry, MD, Nuclear Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Nassif Soueid, MD, Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery: Breast & Plastic Surgery: Body Contouring, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Adrienne Suggs, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Justin Tortolani, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Widlus, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Christopher You, MD, Bariatrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Neal Zimmerman, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Amy Zimmerman, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Franklin Square

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklin.org for more information.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (medstargoodsam.org) is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health (medstarhealth.org), a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. medstarhealth.org.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region's top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award) and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

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