For Immediate Release October 16, 2023


Tiffani Washington:

Annual List Recognizes 115 UMMC Providers in 43 Adult and 17 Pediatric Specialties

BALTIMORE  — 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.

"On behalf of every UMMC patient and their families, we congratulate our physician colleagues on this well-deserved honor," said Bert W. O'Malley, MD, UMMC's President and CEO. "This coveted acknowledgment is another reflection of their remarkable dedication to helping patients reach their best possible health outcomes and to advancing the clinical innovations that will shape the future of medicine."

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" at UMMC are listed below by specialty. Select their names to learn more about them or to make an appointment.

Adult Specialties

Addiction Medicine/Substance Use Disorder

Cardiology – Interventional

Cardiology – Non-Interventional


Dermatology – General

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology – General

Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Raymond Cross, MD

Gynecology – OB/GYN


Hospitalist Medicine

Infectious Disease

Intensivists-Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Interventional Radiology

  • Gaurav Jindal, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Neurology – Epilepsy

Neurology – General

Neurology – Multiple Sclerosis

Oncology – Breast

Oncology – Surgical


Orthopedic Surgery – Hand

Orthopedic Surgery – Joint

Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Otolaryngology – General

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Malignancies

Psychiatry – General

Pulmonary Medicine

Radiation Oncology

Sports Medicine

Surgery – Breast

Surgery – Cardiac

  • Mehrdad Ghoreishi, MD

Surgery – Minimally Invasive

Surgery – Spine

Surgery – Thoracic

Surgery – Transplant

Surgery – Transplant (Lung)

Surgery – Vascular




Pediatric Specialties

Adolescent Medicine

Behavior and Development


Critical Care

Emergency Medicine


Ear, Nose and Throat





Hospitalist Medicine

Infectious Disease





About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospital campuses in Baltimore: the 800-bed flagship institution of the 11-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the 200-bed UMMC Midtown Campus. Both campuses are academic medical centers for training physicians and health professionals and for pursuing research and innovation to improve health. UMMC's downtown campus is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurosciences, advanced cardiovascular care, and women's and children's health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the downtown campus are clinical faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UMMC Midtown Campus medical staff is predominately faculty physicians specializing in a wide spectrum of medical and surgical subspecialties, primary care for adults and children and behavioral health. UMMC Midtown has been a teaching hospital for 140 years and is located one mile away from the downtown campus. For more information, visit

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. For more information, visit