For Immediate Release October 26, 2021


Michael Schwartzberg:

More than 300 physicians in 109 specialties and sub-specialties who provide care across University of Maryland Medical System hospitals have been recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2021 issue of Baltimore magazine. Of the doctors recognized, 141 practice at the System's flagship academic hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and are also on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has made the past year and a half an incredibly challenging time in healthcare," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMS. "Having so many physicians recognized by their colleagues is a true testament to the incredible commitment and determination displayed on the frontlines every day across our System by team members who are delivering compassionate, high-quality healthcare."

The "Top Doctors" results are based on Baltimore magazine's annual survey of roughly 14,000 physicians in the Baltimore region who were asked to name the best doctors in more than 130 specialties and subspecialties. Names of nearly 20,000 physicians were submitted, and only those who received the highest number of recommendations by their peers made the list.

UMMS hospitals represented in "Top Docs" include the University of Maryland Medical Center – Downtown Campus; University of Maryland Medical Center – Midtown Campus; University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital and University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute.

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





Clinical Genetics


Diabetes Care

Emergency Medicine


Environmental/Occupational Health

Family Medicine


Gastroenterology–Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastroenterology–Liver Disease

Gynecologic Oncology



Hospitalist Medicine

Hyperbaric Medicine

General Gynecology

Infectious Disease

Intensivists/Critical Care

Internal Medicine–General

Interventional Radiology

Maternal–Fetal Medicine

  • Sarah Crimmins, DO





Neurology–Movement Disorder

Neurology–Multiple Sclerosis


Nuclear Medicine

Oncology–Bone Marrow Transplant






Optometry (non-MD)

Orthopedic Oncology


Otolaryngology–Adult General

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Malignancies

Pain Management

Palliative Medicine


Podiatry (non-MD)


Radiation Oncology


Rheumatology/Clinical Immunology

Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)



  • Daniel Kim, MD
  • Nika Vinson, MD
  • Rena Malik, MD


Surgical Specialties


Bariatric Surgery

Breast Surgery

Cardiac Anesthesia

  • Michael Boss, MD

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


Cosmetic Surgery–Breast/Body Contouring

Cosmetic Surgery–Facial

Dermatologic Surgery

Emergency Surgery

General Cosmetic Surgery

General Surgery


Oral Maxillofacial

Orthopedic Surgery–Foot and Ankle

Orthopedic Surgery–Hand

Orthopedic Surgery–Joint

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

Plastic Surgery–Reconstructive

Prostate Cancer Surgery

Regional Anesthesiology

Spine Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Thoracic Surgery



  • Joseph Scalea, MD


Vascular Surgery

Pediatric Specialties

Adolescent Medicine 

General Pediatric Surgery

General Pediatrics

Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Anesthesia

Pediatric Behavior & Development

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Joseph Forbess, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric Psychiatry

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Pediatric Urology

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state's future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system's more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 13 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit