For Immediate Release October 23, 2020

top docs live here

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.

Fifty-four are on staff or have privileges at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

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.

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


Matthew Mardiney, MD

Breast Surgery

Suliat Nurudeen, MD

Cardiology - Electrophysiology

Brett Roberts, MD
Sudhir Vashist, MD
Joyce Zeno-Moreira, MD

Cardiology - Interventional

Michael Drossner, MD
Anuj Gupta, MD
Amir Najafi, MD
Ali Tabrizchi, MD
Michael Voss, MD

Cardiology - Non-interventional

Amir Najafi, MD
Ali Tabrizchi, MD
Vivek Dhruva, DO
Mitika Maddula, MD

Emergency Medicine

Michael Abraham, MD
Steven Bentman, MD


Eiad Nasser, MD

General Surgery

Scott Steinmetz, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Guatam Rao, MD
Dana Marie Roque, MD

Hospitalist Medicine

Kapil Sharma, MD

Infectious Disease

Faheem Younus, MD

Intensivists/Critical Care

Madhat Arnouk, MD
Jason Birnbaum, MD
Hasan Shakoor, MD

Interventional Radiology

Kevin Jarrell, MD
Margaret Lynch-Nyhar, MD
John Werner, MD


Veena Acharya, MD
Elias Ghandour, MD

Nuclear Medicine

Ethan Spiegler, MD

Oral Maxillofacial

Alexander Pazoki, MD, DDS

Orthopedics - General

Raj Yalamanchili, MD

Otolaryngology - Adult General

Katherine Day, MD
Michael Rodrigues, MD


Fadi Habib, MD
Jeffrey Louis Seibel, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Alicia Chavez, MD
Peter Gaskin, MD
Deneen Heath, MD
Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Talia Levy, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics

Joshua Abzug, MD

Prostate Cancer Surgery

Ryan Cleary, MD

Radiation Oncology

Mark Mishra, MD
Jason Molitoris, MD
Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Spine Surgery

Steven Ludwig, MD

Surgery for Chronic Venous Disease/Varicose Veins and Vascular Surgery

Peter Mackrell, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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


Harry Johnson, Jr, MD


William Dowling, MD

Vascular Surgery

Carter Freiburg, MD
Kristian Ulloa, MD