For Immediate Release October 16, 2023


Michael Schwartzberg:

Annual List Recognizes 220 UMMS Providers in 65 Adult and 18 Pediatric Specialties

BALTIMORE (October 16, 2023) – The University of Maryland Medical System is once again well-represented in Baltimore magazine's annual "Top Docs" feature, with 220 physicians in 65 adult and 18 pediatric specialties recognized. Of the doctors recognized, 115 practice at the System's flagship academic hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center.

"Having 220 physicians included as Top Docs and being recognized by their peers is a true example of our System's commitment to excellence and compassion," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMS. "Our clinicians take great pride in providing world class, high-quality health care for the tens of thousands of patients we serve across Maryland and it is a high honor to receive this recognition from peers."

The results across 129 specialties are based on nominations from physicians to the Baltimore magazine website, where they had the chance to nominate their peers. The more than 600 doctors who received the highest number of recommendations from their peers are included.

UMMS hospitals represented in "Top Docs" 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, University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, located in Baltimore City, and the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital 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.

Adult Specialties

Addiction Medicine/Substance Use Disorder

Cardiac Anesthesia

Cardiology – Electrophysiology

Cardiology – Interventional

Cardiology – Non-Interventional


Cosmetic Surgery – Breast/Body Contouring

Cosmetic Surgery – Facial

Cosmetic Surgery – General

Dermatology – General

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology – General

Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gynecology – General

Gynecology – High Risk Obstetrics

Gynecology – OB/GYN


Hospitalist Medicine

Hyperbaric Medicine

Infectious Disease

Intensivists – Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Interventional Radiology

  • Ruchika Bhatt, MD
  • Gaurav Jindal, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Neurology – Epilepsy

Neurology – General

Neurology – Movement Disorder

Neurology – Multiple Sclerosis


Oncology – Breast

Oncology – General

Oncology – Gynecologic

Oncology – Prostate

  • Benjamin Lowentritt, MD

Oncology – Surgical

  • Nader Hanna, MD


Orthopedic Surgery – Foot and Ankle

Orthopedic Surgery – Hand

Orthopedic Surgery – Joint

Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Otolaryngology – General

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Malignancies

Pain Management


  • Fadi Habib, MD


Psychiatry – General

Pulmonary Medicine

Radiation Oncology


Sports Medicine

Surgery – Breast

Surgery – Cardiac

Surgery – General

Surgery – Minimally Invasive

Surgery – Reconstructive

Surgery – Spine

Surgery – Thoracic

Surgery – Transplant

Surgery – Transplant (Lung)

Surgery – Vascular




Wound Care

Pediatric Specialties

Adolescent Medicine

Behavior and Development


Critical Care


Emergency Medicine







Hospitalist Medicine

Infectious Disease





About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Nursing and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties.