For Immediate Release October 18, 2022

BALTIMORE (October 18, 2022) – More than 140 University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) physicians are recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2022 special issue of Baltimore magazine. The UMMC honorees, who are also on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, are among the more than 250 physicians across the University of Maryland Medical System hospitals to be included on the annual list which spans 90 specialties and sub-specialties.

"We've are incredibly fortunate to have some of the region's most skilled physicians providing exceptional care for UMMC patients," said Bert W. O'Malley, MD, President and CEO of UMMC. "In addition to their commitment to patient-centered care, each of these physicians share a pursuit of discovery and innovation through our close affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. We are pleased that they have earned this highly-regarded acknowledgment of their dedication to saving and improving lives."

UMMC is the flagship academic hospital for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and an anchor institution in Baltimore City.

"We are honored once again to have so many of our physicians included on this prestigious list," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of UMMS. "Being recognized by peer physicians is one of the strongest validations of their work as clinicians providing compassionate, high-quality health care for tens of thousands of patients every year."

The "Top Doctors" results are based on Baltimore magazine's annual survey of thousands of physicians in the Baltimore region who were asked to name the best doctors; the list covers 116 specialties and subspecialties and more than 600 doctors who received the highest number of recommendations by their peers are included.

UMMS hospitals represented in "Top Doctors" include the University of Maryland Medical Center – Downtown Campus; University of Maryland Medical Center – Midtown Campus, both located in Baltimore City; University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County); University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson (Baltimore County); University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Bel Air) and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (Havre de Grace), both in Harford County, and University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, located in Baltimore City.

Our "Top Doctors" are listed below by specialty. Click on their names to learn more about them or to make an appointment.

Adolescent Medicine

Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

Cardiac Surgery - Mitral Valve/Aortic Valve/Coronary Artery Bypass

  • Mehrdad Ghoreishi, MD

Cardiology - Electrophysiology

Cardiology - Interventional

Cardiology - Non-Interventional


  • Andrea Bafford, MD


Emergency Medicine


Endocrinology - Diabetes Care

Family Medicine


Gastroenterology - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

General Gynecology

General Obstetrics/High-Risk Obstetrics

General Pediatrics

General Surgery



Hospitalist Medicine

Infectious Disease

Intensivists/Critical Care

Intensivists/Critical Care - Trauma

Internal Medicine - General

Interventional Radiology

Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Neurology - Epilepsy

Neurology - General

Neurology - Movement Disorder


Oncology - Breast

Oncology - Orthopedic


Orthopedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle

Orthopedic Surgery - Hand

Orthopedic Surgery - Joint

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

Otolaryngology - Adult General

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Malignancies

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

  • Stacie Peddy, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery - Otorhinolaryngology

Pediatric Surgery - Pediatric Urology

Plastic Surgery - Reconstructive


Psychiatry - General


Radiation Oncology

Spine Surgery

Sports Medicine

Surgical Oncology

  • Nader Hanna, MD, BCh

Thoracic Surgery

Transplant - Cardiac

Transplant - Kidney/Pancreas/Liver

Transplant - Lung



Vascular Surgery