For Immediate Release October 19, 2023

Congratulations to the 81 UM St. Joseph Medical Center physicians who have been recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2023 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 129 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.

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

Breast Surgery

Suliat Nurudeen, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia

Michael Boss, MD

Cardiac Surgery

Rawn Salenger, MD

Cardiology: Electrophysiology

Paresh Shah, MD

Cardiology: Interventional

Diljon Chahal, MD

Matthew Voss, MD

Syed Zaidi, MD

Cardiology: Non-Interventional

Sonia Baker, MD

Anoop Patel, MD 

Jeremy Pollock, MD

Emil Thattassery, MD

Shannon Winakur, MD


Rebecca Brown, MD

Cosmetic Surgery: Breast/Body Contouring

Nassif Soueid, MD

Cosmetic Surgery: Facial

Nassif Soueid, MD

Cosmetic Surgery: General

Nassif Soueid, MD


Jordan Wolff, MD

Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Raymond Cross, MD

Gynecology: High-Risk Obstetrics

Pamela Matia, MD

Gynecology: OB/GYN

Ada Emarievbe, MD

Alyssa Hammer, MD

Adina Maniu, MD

Christine Sohn-Woo, MD

Amanda Tellawi, MD

General Surgery

Samana Zulu, MD


Carol Greene, MD

Hospitalist Medicine

Margie Banzuelo-Rio, MD

Daniel Bashari, MD

Elie Cheikh, MD

Fadi Saikali, MD

Infectious Disease

Mona Gahunia, DO

Mettassebia Kanno, MD

Shivakumar Narayanan, MBBS

Devang Patel, MD

David Riedel, MD

Kapil Saharia, MD

Intensivists/Critical Care

Madhat Arnouk, MD

Bethany Radin, MD


Eunsung Cho, MD

Natalie Davis, MD

Neena Jube-Desai, MD

Francesca Okolie, DO


Khalid Al-Talib, MD

Tedine Ranich, MD

Neurology: General

Jason Rosenberg, MD

Neurology: Movement Disorder

Lynn Chouhfeh, MD


William Ashley, MD

James Frazier III, MD

Oncology: Gynecologic

Dwight Im, MD

Oncology: Prostate

Benjamin Lowentritt, MD

Orthopedic Surgery: Foot and Ankle

Jeffrey Brodie, MD

Kenneth DeFontes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery: Hand

Alexander Choo, MD

Emery Kim, MD

Elizabeth Langhammer, MD

Michael Marion, MD

Bruce Wolock, MD

Orthopedic Surgery: Joint

Timothy Codd, MD

Theodore Manson, MD

Brian Mulliken, MD

David Schroder, MD

Scott Tarantino, MD

Orthopedic Surgery: Sports Medicine

Alvin Detterline IV, MD

Sarah Hobart, MD

Brian Shiu, MD

Otolaryngology: General

Rodney Taylor, MD

Jeffrey Wolf, MD

Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Malignancies

Rodney Taylor, MD

Jeffrey Wolf, MD

Pediatric General

Christina Brown, MD

Jeralyn Jacobs, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Ifeoluwa Omitowoju, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Helena Crowley, MD


Mikel Daniels, DPM

Michael Gerrity, DPM

Carron Grant, DPM

Pulmonary Medicine

Fiona Meller-Azrieli, MD

Reconstructive Surgery

Nassif Soueid, MD

Spine Surgery

Kenneth Crandall, MD

P. Justin Tortolani, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Christine Lau, MD

Shelby Stewart, MD

Transplant Surgery: Lung

Christine Lau, MD


Nwamaka Fadahunsi, MD

Brian Neuman, MD

Vascular Surgery

Mark Gonze, MD

Kristian Ulloa, MD