For Immediate Release October 20, 2020

More than 300 individual physicians in 135 specialties and sub-specialties who provide care across University of Maryland Medical System hospitals have been recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2020 issue of Baltimore magazine.

The 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. Nearly 20,000 names were submitted, and only those who received the highest number of recommendations by their peers made the list, according to the magazine.

UMMS hospitals represented 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 Health, University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, and Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. More than 150 of the UMMS doctors named are also faculty members at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

"We are extremely proud to see more than 300 UMMS physicians recognized for their outstanding work and their dedication to providing compassionate, high-quality, patient and family-centered care. It's a true affirmation of their talents and experience as well as our focus on delivering the best possible care for our patients," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMS. "Leveraging the size and scale of our statewide health system, we are continuing to transform the way we deliver health care to bring more value to our patients and their communities and these incredible doctors are on the front lines of that work.

"At UM St. Joseph, our physicians are called to offer care that supports our patients' physical, emotional and spiritual health," says Thomas B. Smyth, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. "To have so many of our deserving doctors recognized as trusted experts speaks to their unwavering commitment to their calling and to their exceptional clinical skills. We are blessed and honored by their accomplishment."

UM St. Joseph was recently named the top community hospital and No. 3 hospital overall in Maryland by U.S. News & World Report and was rated "High Performing" in nine care categories. The hospital has also been awarded a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and has earned consecutive Grade 'A' ratings in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group.

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

Breast Surgery
Ethan S. Rogers, MD
Michael J. Schultz, MD

Cardiac Surgery-Mitral Valve/Aortic Valve/Coronary Artery Bypass
R. C. Stewart Finney, MD
James S. Gammie, MD

Cardiology: Electrophysiology
Brett Roberts, MD
Paresh Shah, MD

Cardiology: Interventional
Diljon Chahal, MD
Michael Drossner, MD
Anuj Gupta, MD
Mark Vesely, MD
Matthew Voss, MD
Syed Shumile Haider Zaidi, MD

Cardiology: Non Interventional
Stacy Fisher, MD
Frank Morris, MD

Colo-Rectal
Andrea Bafford, MD
Howard Berg, MD
Nader Hanna, MD

Cosmetic Surgery-Breast/Body Contouring
Michael Cohen, MD
Nassif E. Soueid, MD

Cosmetic Surgery-Facial
Nassif Soueid, MD

Dermatology
Risa Jampel, MD

Diabetes Care
Ruth Horowitz, MD

Emergency Medicine
Ben Vanlandingham, MD

Gastroenterology
Joshua Seth Forman, MD
Scott Huber, MD

General Cosmetic Surgery
Michael Cohen, MD
Nassif E. Soueid, MD

General Pediatric Surgery
Helena Crowley, MD
Kimberly Lumpkins, MD
Jamie Moore, MD
Eric Strauch, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Francis Grumbine, MD
Dwight Im, MD
Teresa Diaz Montes, MD

Hospitalist Medicine
Linda Adler, MD
Fadi Saikali, MD

Intensivists/Critical Care
Madhat Arnouk, MD

Internal Medicine-General
Mark G. Saba, MD

Interventional Radiology
Kevin Jarrell, MD
Margaret A. Lynch-Nyhan, MD
John Werner, MD

Nephrology
Eric Brown, MD
Jeffrey Posner, MD
Aiman Sami Shammas, MD

Neurology-Movement Disorder
Lynn Chouhfeh, MD

Neurosurgery
James Frazier, MD
Neal Naff, MD
Omar Zalatimo, MD

Nuclear Medicine
Ethan Spiegler, MD
Frederic K. Yeganeh, MD

Oncology-Prostate
Benjamin Lowentritt, MD

Orthopedic Surgery-Foot and Ankle
Jeffrey Brodie, MD

Orthopedic Surgery-Joint
Theodore Manson, MD

Pain Management
Brian Block, MD
Louis Panlilio, MD

Palliative Medicine
Helen Minifie Gordon, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Scott Penfil, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics
Joshua Abzug, MD

Pediatric Sports Medicine
Teri McCambridge, MD

Pediatric Urology
Kimberly Lumpkins, MD
Roger W. Voigt, MD

Plastic Surgery-Reconstructive
Nassif E. Soueid, MD

Prostate Cancer Surgery
Marc Siegelbaum, MD

Psychiatry-Eating Disorders
Steven Crawford, MD

Pulmonary
Linda Barr, MD

Sleep Medicine
Brian Bohner, MD

Spine Surgery
P. Justin Tortolani, MD

Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)
Teri McCambridge, MD

Surgery for Chronic Venous Disease/Varicose Veins
Peter Mackrell, MD

Surgical Oncology
Nader Hanna, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Whitney Burrows, MD
Gavin Henry, MD
Shelby Stewart, MD

Urogynecology
Harry W. Johnson, Jr., MD

Vascular Surgery
Carter Freiburg, MD
Peter Mackrell, MD
Kristian Ulloa, MD