Top Doctors 2010

World-class medicine: the best physicians, the best ER, and the people who come here from around the globe to get well.

Edited by Ken Iglehart and Evan Serpick. Research assistance by Johanna Anderson.

More than 60 of our “Top Docs” are affiliated with The University of Maryland Medical Center. –Photo by Bryan Burris

There are lots of reasons to love living in Baltimore, but perhaps the most reassuring is the quality of our health care, unrivaled by any city in the world. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, often considered the world’s best, finished number one in five categories of U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 rankings, and among the top five in 16 categories. The University of Maryland Medical Center had nine of its departments finish among the country’s top-50. And departments at Union Memorial, Good Samaritan, Franklin Memorial, and Mercy were also ranked among the best. The accolades are largely a result of the expert physicians in our region. In this year’s “Top Docs” package, we recognize more of them than ever­—398 in all—and in more specialties. (For the first time, we included hospitalists and nuclear medicine, among other additions.) We ask some of our “Top Docs” to describe their most noteworthy cases—the answers, as you’ll read, are fascinating. We also profile Johns Hopkins Medicine International, which caters to the 3,000 patients who come to Baltimore from abroad every year for care, and UMMC's world-class trauma center, where life-and-death situations come at an unrelenting pace.

Addiction

Jack Wapner Wards Chapel Village, 11100 Liberty Rd., Unit F, Randallstown, 410-655-2740

Christopher Welsh UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. 410-328-3716

Allergy and Immunology

John Bacon The Professional Centre, 120 Sister Pierre Dr., Ste. 201, Towson, 410-321-0284

Jonathan Matz Chesapeake Clinical Research, 7939 Honeygo Blvd., Ste. 219, 410-931-1966

Alvin Sanico GBMC, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 200, Physicians Pavilion North, Towson, 410-583-8393

Robert A. Wood Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, CMSC-1102, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-5883

Alternative/Complementary (Physicians Only)

Brian Berman UMMC, Integrative Medicine, Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Dr., 2nd Floor, 410-448-6361

Tammi Davis 9199 Reisterstown Rd., Ste. 203B, Owings Mills, 410-591-3406

Lixing Lao UMMC, Integrative Medicine, Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Dr., 2nd Floor, 410-448-6361

Warren Ross Crossroads Medical Assoc., 4801 Dorsey Hall Dr., Ste. 212, Ellicott City, 410-997-5191

Anesthesiology (Adult)

Peter Rock UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6933

Farid B. Amin GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson, 443-849-2202

Harold Goll GBMC, 6701 N. Charles  St., Ste. 4226, Towson, 443-849-2002

Douglas Martz UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6120

Obi Udekwu UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6120

Mark Hamill 700 Melvin Ave., Ste. 7A, Annapolis, 410-280-2260

Lewis H. Hogge Physicians Anesthesia Associates, GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2202

John Vincent Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Dr., 443-777-7179

R. Mark Ottley Physicians Anesthesia Associates, Towson Surgical Center, 1122 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 17, Towson, 410-337-0022

Rodger F. Oursler Northern Chesapeake Anesthesiology Associates, 500 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Bel Air, 443-643-1635

Mary Njoku UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6120

Anesthesiology (Pediatric)

Jose Dominguez GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 4226, Towson, 443-849-2202

Monique Bellefleur UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Aaron Zuckerberg Sinai Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9193

Audiology

W. Stephen Seipp The Hearing Assessment Center, Inc., 1447 York Rd. Suite 312, Lutherville, 443-275-9813

Leslie Papel 1838 Greene Tree Rd., Ste. 370, 410-486-3400

Cardiology (Adult)

James Porterfield MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates at GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Towson, 410-825-5150

Mandeep R. Mehra UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Roger Blumenthal Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, 10755 Falls Rd., Ste. 360, Lutherville, 410-955-7376

Stephen Plantholt St. Agnes Hospital, 900 Caton Ave., 410-644-5111

Cardiology (Women)

Stacy Fisher Sinai Hospital, 1838 Greene Tree Rd., 410-653-3923

Shellee E. Nolan MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates at St. Joseph Medical Center, 7501 Osler Dr., Third Floor, 410-583-1170

Shannon J. Winakur GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Towson, 410-825-5150

The Tale of My Most Spectacular Save
Dr. Robert Montgomery, Professor of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The problem: Where to put a kidney when there are no blood vessels to support it. Answer: Next to the liver, of course.

That was the novel solution chosen by Dr. Robert Montgomery to save the life of 43-year-old Angela Hightower, who was in renal failure after suffering blockages in nearly all her major arteries.

Sent to The Johns Hopkins Hospital from Buffalo, NY, the single mother of seven briefly lost consciousness at the Buffalo airport, recovered enough for the flight, then jumped in a cab to take her from BWI to Hopkins.

Montgomery, 50, is a professor of surgery and director of Hopkins’s Comprehensive Transplant Center. But he’s better known for his earlier five-way, simultaneous kidney swap that won him a spot in the Guinness World Records book. “My kids think that’s pretty cool,” says Montgomery, who splits his time between a loft in Fells Point and his home in Bethesda, where he lives with his four kids and wife Denyce Graves, an opera singer.

“Because of Angela’s blockages in the veins in her chest and abdomen, her blood was trying to take the back roads to get back to her heart,” explains Montgomery. And that was stressing and enlarging the smaller blood vessels.

“We put a catheter in her only remaining functional vessel, in her liver, to dialyze her [to clean her blood of toxins, usually the job of the kidneys],” says Montgomery. But there were two obstacles to the kidney transplant: “After seven pregnancies, her body had built up so many antibodies, it would have rejected a new kidney.” And there were no functioning veins in her abdomen to support a new kidney.

So Montgomery first used a number of new drugs to get her antibodies down. The kidney came from St. Louis, the last one left after a recent eight-way swap.

“Then we had to find a place to put the kidney where it would survive, so I sewed it to the portal vein in the liver, the only one that was still unclogged, which I’m not sure has been done before.” To make that work, blood vessels had to be extended, using transplanted vessels from a cadaver.

It was “touch and go” for a while, he recalls, and closing the abdomen was tough because the kidney was not in the usual place. Then there were five days on a ventilator. “But much to everyone’s amazement, it worked,” he says. And this year, in fact, it appeared on the cover of the American Journal of Transplantation.

“Angela is back in Buffalo, doing well, and raising her children,” says Montgomery. “I remember at Christmastime, all of her kids called me to say thanks.”

“I get sent crazy, difficult cases from all over the country,” he says, “but even among that group, this stood out as the most spectacular save I have done.” —Ken Iglehart

Dermatology

Mark H. Lowitt GBMC Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 315, 410-321-1195

Bernard Cohen Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, 10755 Falls Rd., Pavilion 1, Room 350, Lutherville, 410-847-3767

Irving Wolfe 21 Crossroads Dr., Owings Mills, 410-363-2320

Eating Disorders

Harry Brandt Sheppard Pratt Center Physicians Pavilion North, Ste. 300, 6535 N. Charles St., 410-938-5252

Steven Crawford Sheppard Pratt Center Physicians Pavilion North, Ste. 300, 6535 N. Charles St., 410-938-5252

Emergency Medicine

Michael Pipkin Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Sq. Dr., 443-777-7046

John Wogan GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2226

Brian Browne UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-8025

Steven Bentman Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Dr.,       Bel Air, 443-643-1000

Fermin Barrueto Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Bel Air, 443-643-1000

Endocrinology (Diabetes, Thyroid)

Thomas Donner Johns Hopkins, 601 N. Caroline St., 410-502-0089

James Mersey Bay West Endocrinology Assoc., 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 400, 410-828-7417

Marie Bellantoni Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9101 Franklin Sq. Dr., Ste. 214, 443-777-6351

Reproductive Endocrinology

Eugene Katz GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 406, 410-512-8300

Samuel Smith Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9105 Franklin Sq. Dr., Ste. 316, 443-777-7831

Family Practice

Sarah F. Whiteford GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2707

Richard Colgan UMMC, 29 S. Paca St., 410-328-8792

Kevin S. Ferentz UMMC, 29 S. Paca St., 410-328-8792

Yvette Rooks UMMC, 29 S. Paca St., 410-328-8792

Joseph Zebley (concierge physician) 2 Hamill Rd., Ste. 222, 443-524-4481

Dr. Victor Madrid Seton Medical Group, 700 Geipe Rd., 410-368-8750

The Tale Of My Most Surprising Diagnosis
Dr. Neal Naff, St. Joseph and Sinai Hospitals 

So what do you tell the anxious family in the waiting room when their loved one has worms in her brain? If you’re Dr. Neal Naff, you more tactfully use the Latin. But in this case, it was good news.

The 69-year-old woman had arrived at the emergency room at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2008 after suffering a seizure.

The fact that it was her first one prompted doctors to order a CT scan of her head, which came back abnormal, as did an MRI.

“The concern,” says Naff, 45, who holds the distinction of being chief of neurosurgery at both St. Joseph and Sinai Hospitals, “was that she had a malignant brain tumor, most likely because of her age, which would be a devastating diagnosis.”

“We had to operate to confirm a diagnosis, which we did four days later. We were using a sophisticated navigation system to get to the tumor, and the surgery was going well, and I was very much expecting to find a brain tumor. But as soon as I located the ‘tumor,’ I knew right away it was unusual.

“The growth was cystic in nature, with gelatin inside, and when I opened it, you could see little objects in there. I knew this was something I’d only read about in textbooks, a parasitic disease.”

A quick test by pathology confirmed his suspicion: “Yes, this is a worm,” the lab said, known as echinococcosis, or sheepherder’s disease.

“Although gross, maybe, the good news was that it’s very treatable,” says Naff.

After the operation, Naff asked the patient, “Were you ever on a sheep farm?” She said yes: She grew up on a sheep farm in Greece as a child. Naff suspects she contracted it from eating contaminated meat or handling sheep. “Even in Greece, it’s rare,” he says.

“But it was such good news to go out and tell the family. Of course, you don’t want to say  ‘worms,’ but ‘a parasitic disease called echinococcosis.’ But the important thing is we can treat it completely. And they were delighted.”

“I trained seven years in neurosurgery at Hopkins and had never seen it there,” says Naff, who lives in Cedarcroft. “Just based on the rarity of problem, it’s got to be my most unusual case.” —Ken Iglehart

Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Harold Tucker Falls Concourse, 10751 Falls Rd., Ste. 303, Lutherville, 410-583-2630

Bruce Greenwald UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., Ste. N3-W62, 800-492-5538

Frederick Christian Hansen III Falls Concourse, 10751 Falls Rd., Ste. 303, Lutherville, 410-583-2630

David M. Cromwell Falls Concourse, 10751 Falls Rd., Ste. 401, Lutherville, 410-583-2920

Mark Diamond Franklin Square Hospital, 9105 Franklin Square Dr., Ste. 308, 410-574-5877

Genetics

Clair Francomano GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 2326, 443-849-3131

Carol L. Greene UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., Ste. N5W40, 410-328-3335

Geriatrics

W. Anthony Riley GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 4105, 443-849-3184

F. Michael Gloth III Johns Hopkins Bayview, 5505 Hopkins Bayview Cir., 410-550-0925

Gynecology

Harry W. Johnson, Jr. UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6640

Andrew London 1300 York Rd., Bldg. A, Ste. 100, Lutherville, 410-296-5863

Ginny Merryman GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 501, 410-938-8960

Emma Zargarian GBMC, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 501, 410-828-8367

Adelmo Marana St. Joseph Medical Center, 7600 Osler Dr., Ste. 202, Towson, 410-821-7188

Carol E. Ritter GBMC West Pavilion Bldg., 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 611, Towson, 410-296-2557

Neil B. Rosenshein Mercy Medical Center, 227 St. Paul Place, 6th Floor, 410-332-9200

Gyn. Oncology

Francis Grumbine GBMC, 6569 N.Charles St., Physicians Pavilion West, Ste. 306, 443-849-2765

Neil Rosenshein Mercy Medical Center The Gynecology Center at The Weinberg Center, 227 St. Paul Place, 6th Floor, 410-332-9200

Fouad Abbas Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St., 410-350-3686

Hematology/Oncology

Gary Cohen GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 205, 443-849-3051

Kevin Cullen UMMC, 22. S. Greene St., 410-328-7904

John Nesbitt 200 E. 33rd St., Ste. 351, 410-235-4777

Paul Celano GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 205, 443-849-3051

Robert Donegan GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 205, 443-849-3051

Aaron Rapoport UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-1230

Hospitalist

Fred Chan GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 308, 443-849-8046

Chaitanya Ravi LifeBridge Health, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9355

Infectious Diseases

Charles Haile St. Joseph Medical Center, 7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 404, Towson, 410-337-7097

Richard Berg 10755 Falls Rd., Ste. 450, Lutherville, 410-583-2711

Intensivists/Critical Care

Mitchell L. Schwartz GBMC Physicians Pavilion North, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 550, 410-494-1662

Stephen R. Selinger Franklin Square Hospital Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Center, 9103 Franklin Square Dr., Ste. 300, 410-682-5282

Linda Barr St. Joseph Medical Center, O’Dea Professional Building, 7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 410, 410-321-5651

Jason M. Birnbaum Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, 602 S. Atwood Rd., Bel Air, 410-638-7544

Internal Medicine

Louis Domenici UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Thomas F. Lansdale III (concierge physician) 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 500, 410-296-4181

Harry W. Kaplan (concierge physician) 2700 Quarry Lake Dr., Ste. 290, 410-653-0073

Charles R. Graham, Jr. 1001 Pine Heights Ave., Ste. 300, 410-646-5470

Louis Malinow 2700 Quarry Lake Dr., Ste. 290, 410-484-6248

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Anadir Silva Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Sq. Dr., 443-777-7509

Pedro Arrabal Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-6370

Michael Lantz St. Agnes Hospital, 900 S. Caton Ave., 410-368-2523

Claire Weitz GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 406, 443-849-2568

The Tale Of My Most Mysterious Case
Dr. Melissa Sparrow, Greater Baltimore Medical Center 

It was a subtle change in the newborn’s cry that led to a new diagnosis—and saved the life of a baby girl. 

Two-month-old Piper was brought to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center ER in March and admitted after her mother noticed she wasn’t feeding well. Yet there was no hint of trouble in the baby’s vital signs. Perhaps it was her reaction to a vaccination the day before. Or maybe, an ER physician thought, it was sepsis, a severe illness in which bacteria overwhelms the bloodstream.

Dr. Melissa Sparrow, GBMC’s director of pediatrics, came on duty at dawn the next morning.She firmly believes that “a good nurse is like the eyes and ears of a doctor.” And it was, indeed, a sharp nurse, Maryellen Helton, who alerted Sparrow that Piper seemed worse—it was the tone of her cry: “You’d better come in here and hear this,” Helton told her. “And she was right,” Sparrow says. “The baby’s cry had turned to a puny little sound.”

A quick exam by Sparrow revealed that Piper’s pupils were dilated and she had become hypotonic—her tiny muscles and joints felt limp. “With the vital signs being okay, this was completely bizarre,” says Sparrow. But after a CT scan came back normal, Sparrow started to rethink the case: “What could change this kid neurologically and have other vital signs be normal?” she asked herself.

The clue was in the cry; It was caused by weakness in the larynx and respiratory muscles that control the vocal chords, just one of the signs Piper’s muscles were being weakened. Sparrow’s conclusion: infant botulism, a rare condition that attacks the neuron synapses that direct the muscles in the body, including those needed to eat or breathe.

Fearful that her tiny charge might get too weak to breathe before an antidote could be made in a California lab, Sparrow had Piper rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit at

Sinai Hospital, with which GBMC works closely. Piper was successfully stabilized until the antidote arrived. That took until the next day, but seemed like an eternity to Piper’s mother, Sarah Bregel. “I was so happy when it got there and they started giving it to her through her IV,” she says. “I texted everyone in my phone, ‘It’s here!’”

Says the 45-year-old physician, herself a mother of two, “I’ve personally only seen one other case in my life.” —Ken Iglehart

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Howard Birenbaum GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-489-2792

Fernando Mena Franklin Square Hospital, 9000 Franklin Sq. Dr., 443-777-7748

Thomas P. O’Brien Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-5217

Rose Viscardi UM Hospital for Children 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6003

Nephrology

Jeffrey Posner Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, 1838 Greene Tree Rd., Ste. 245, 410-602-7792

Khalid al-Talib Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9103 Franklin Sq. Dr., Ste. 301, 443-777-6540

Stephen Zemel Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, 808 Landmark Dr., Ste. 116, Glen Burnie, 410-760-3588

Mary T. “Tessie” Behrens Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, 516 N. Rolling Rd., Ste. 107, Catonsville, 410-744-0890

Hyung “Dave” Lim Nephrology Center of Maryland, 520 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Ste. 312, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air 443 643-4680

Neurology

Howard Moses GBMC, 1205 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium, 410-494-0191

Jerold Fleishman Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Dr., 2nd Floor, Neurology, 443-777-7320

Howard Weiss LifeBridge Health, Morton Mower, MD Medical Office Bldg., 2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 202, 410-367-7600

Bruce Rabin Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-616-7188 and Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, 10755 Falls Rd., Ste. 370, Lutherville, 410-616-7188

Nuclear Medicine

Gabriel Soudry Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Sq. Dr., 443-777-7492

Ethan Spiegle Advanced Radiology, St. Agnes Healthcare, 900 Caton Ave., 410-368-2819

Obstetrics

Deborah Hebb GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 500, 443-849-6090

Nicola London 1576 Merritt Blvd., Ste. 16, 410-650-2191 Victor Khouzami GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2568

Ginny Merryman GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 501, 410-938-8960

Clair Weitz GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St. 443-849-2568

Occupational Medicine

Scott Brown Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-6585

Ophthalmology

Allan D. Jensen 200 East 33rd St., Ste. 426, 410-235-1133

Marc A. Honig 23 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 310, Owings Mills, 410-581-1500

John Minkowski GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 706, 410-583-8828

Mary Louise Collins GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, Ste. 505, 6569 N. Charles St., 443-849-8082

Marcos T. Doxanas 6231 N. Charles St., 410-377-2044

George W. Duncan MD Eyecare, 1220A East Joppa Rd., Ste. 110, Towson, 410-828-5558

Dean Glaros Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, 10700 Charter Dr., Columbia, 410-910-2330

Edward J. Goldman 25 Crossroads Dr., Owings Mills, 443-394-6400

Robert Loeb 1105 N. Point Blvd., #323 410-282-5544

Alan Robin Mid-Atlantic Glaucoma Specialists, Lake Falls Professional Bldg., 6115 Falls Rd., 410-377-2422

Charles Wilkinson GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, Ste. 505, 6569 N. Charles St., 443-849-2196

Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle

Lew Schon Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 400, 410-554-2891

Jeffrey T. Brodie Towson Orthopaedic Associates, 8322 Bellona Ave., Towson, 410-337-7900

Mark S. Myerson Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Pl., 410-659-2800

Stuart D. Miller Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 400, 410-554-67530

Orthopedics, General

Stewart Koehler Orthopaedic Specialists of Maryland, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 606, 410-583-0160

Frank J. Frassica Johns Hopkins Hospital, 601 N. Caroline St., 410-502-2698

Leslie Matthews Greater Chesapeake Orthopaedic Associates, 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 400, 410-554-2865

Orthopedics, Hand

Stacey Berner Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Med., 10 Crossroads Dr., Owings Mills, 410-484-8088

Keith Segalman National Hand Specialists at Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., 2nd Floor, 410-235-5405

W. Andrew Eglseder UMMC, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Michael McClinton National Hand Specialists at Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., 2nd Floor, 410-235-5405

Thoms Brushart The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St., 410-955-9663

James Higgins 1400 Front Ave., Ste. 100, Lutherville, 410-296-6232

Neal B. Zimmerman 1400 Front Ave., Ste. 100, Lutherville, 410-296-6232

Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

Leroy M. Schmidt GBMC, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 606, 410-583-0160

Frank Ebert Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., 410-554-2850

Orthopedics, Spine

Steven C. Ludwig UM Spine Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-448-6400

Daniel Gelb UM Spine Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-448-6400

Paul Asdourian Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 400, 410-554-2867

Myles D. Brager Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, 10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 210, Owings Mills 410-484-8088

Charles A. Hartjen Greater Baltimore Spine Care, 1 Texas Station Ct., Ste. 300, Timonium, 410-683-7260

The Tale Of My Most Ironic Cure
Dr. Scott E. Strome, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Who does Jazzy the boxer puppy have to thank for his next birthday? In large part, Dr. Scott E. Strome, a cancer surgeon more accustomed to healing humans. And thanks to Strome, his owner is a lucky dog, too.

It was at a Bar Mitzvah that Strome ran into a friend, veterinarian Jonathan Kaufman. Kaufman had a rare case: A cancerous tumor in the left cheek of a puppy. He planned to operate to remove the tumor, but asked Strome, who is chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, for his help in the operation.

“I thought about it, and said ‘Sure,’” Strome says. “I have two dogs of my own at home, and the night before the operation, I’m looking them over trying to figure out how to do a maxillectomy [removal of cheek bone] on a dog.”

The next day at Eastern Animal Hospital, Kaufman had the anesthesia going, and Strome took the lead in the tumor removal. (Both had volunteered their time.) “I remember I was kind of amused because I’m waiting to be passed instruments when I ask for them, and Dr. Kaufman says, ‘Sorry, this is a vet’s office. Nobody’s going to hand you anything. You have to get your own scalpel.’

“Anyway, the operation went smoothly, but I was struck by the differences between animal and people hospitals. For a person after such an operation, they’d be on a feeding tube and their vital signs monitored for three to five days in the hospital. So I call up the vet the next day and ask, ‘How’s Jazzy?’

“‘Oh, I sent her home with instructions for a soft diet and no chewy toys,’ Dr. Kaufman replied. I thought that was hilarious,” says Strome.

But it was immediately after the operation that the plot thickened: “Jonathan introduced me to the owners, the Budreskis, and I noticed that on Charles Budreski’s face was what looked like skin cancer. I said, ‘You should really come into the clinic to get it checked out.’”

Budreski, 63, of Southeast Baltimore, came into Strome’s office two weeks later. Strome took his history, realized he was a longtime smoker, then noticed something else: An early lesion in his tonsil.

“I told him I was less concerned about the skin cancer and more worried about the tonsil cancer.

A biopsy confirmed it was cancer, but because it had been caught so early, it was treatable. After 33 radiation treatments over several weeks at UMMC, Budreski was on the mend. “Basically, his dog saved his life,” says Strome.

And Jazzy? “She would have died, but she’s doing great now,” he says. “Her face is a little asymmetrical [because of the tissue and bone removed on the left side], but she’s growing fine. So the patient’s doing well and the dog is doing well.” —Ken Iglehart

Pictured: Veterinarian Dr. Kaufman, left, patient Budreski, and Dr. Strome with the healthy boxer.

Otolaryngology

Andrew Goldstone Ear, Nose, & Throat Assoc. at GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 601, 410-821-5151

Karl Diehn Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates at GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 601, 410-821-5151

Jeffrey Wolf UMMC, 16 S. Eutaw St. 410-328-6866

Pain Management/Chronic Pain

Ibrahim Elsamanoudi Union Memorial Hospital, 200 E. 33rd St., Ste. 425, 410-554-6497

Gabriel A. Martinez-Geigel 9106 Old Philadelphia Rd., Ste. 306, also Mercy Hospital, 301 St. Paul Pl., POB 311 410-687-2656

Ross Sugar Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center, 5051 Greenspring Ave., 410-664-3680

Palliative Medicine

Timothy J. Keay UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Danielle Doberman GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste 4105., 443-849-6255

W. Anthony Riley GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 4105, 443-849-3184 Also medical director of Gilchrist Hospice Care.

Pathology

James Eagan St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Dr., Towson, 410-337-1720

Edward F. McCarthy Johns Hopkins, Weinberg 2261, 401 N. Broadway, 410-614-3653

Howard L. Siegel GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2247

Jerry J. Marty Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Sq. Dr., 443-777-7198

Kris M. Shekitka HCT Pathology, 900 S. Caton Ave., 888-413-8860

Pediatric Allergy

Kenneth Schuberth Pediatric Consultants, 10807 Falls Rd., Ste. 200, Lutherville, 410-321-9393

Mary Beth Bollinger UM Hospital for Children, 22 S. Greene St., 410-706-2443

Anupama Kewalramani UM Hospital for Children, 22 S. Greene St., 410-706-2443

Pediatrics, Cardiology

Peter Gaskin UM Hospital for Children 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6749

Janet Scheel Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-6666

Joel Brenner Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 601 N. Caroline St., 410-955-6666

Charlotte Glicksman Children’s Hospital at Sinai, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9193

Geoffrey Rosenthal UM Hospital for Children 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6749

Philip Spevak Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-5987

Pediatrics, Endocrine

Debra Counts UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-3410

Leslie Plotnick David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg., Rm. 3120, 200 N. Wolfe St., 410-614-2359

Judith McLaughlin Sinai Hospital, 2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 205, 410-601-8331

Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

Melissa Sparrow GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2780

Donald Jenkins St. Agnes Healthcare, 900 Caton Ave., 410-368-2011

Richard Lichenstein UM Hospital for Children 600 W. Lombard St., 410-328-2079

Allen R. Walker Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-6143

Keyvan Rafei UM Hospital for Children 600 W. Lombard St., 410-328-2079

Pediatrics, General

Timothy Doran GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 306, 443-849-6444

James E. Fragetta Maryland Pediatric Group, 10807 Falls Rd., Ste. 200, Lutherville, 410-321-9393

Ralph Brown 2435 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-578-8301

Travis Ganunis 10755 Falls Rd., Lutherville, 410-583-2955

Virginia Keane UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 443-682-6610

Pediatrics, GI

Kalpana Murthy Sinai Hospital, 2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 407, 410-601-8663

David Tuchman LifeBridge Health, Morton Mower, M.D. Office Building, 2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 407, 410-601-4842

Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology

Teresa York UMMC Greenbaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-2808

Joseph Wiley Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-5864

Pediatrics, Hospitalist

Joanne Lanzo Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-5866

Elizabeth A. Fronc Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie, 410-787-4618

Pediatrics, Neurology

Edward Gratz Sinai Hospital, 2435 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 32, 410-601-8300

Jack Gladstein UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-706-6091

Harvey Singer Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 601 N. Caroline St., 5th floor, 410-955-4259

Pediatrics, Neurosurgery

Benjamin Carson Johns Hopkins Hospital, Harvey Bldg., Room 811, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-7888

George Jallo Johns Hopkins Hospital, Harvey Bldg., Room 811 600 N. Wolfe St. 410-955-7851

Edward Ahn Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St., 5th floor, 410-502-7700

Pediatrics, Orthopedics

Paul Sponseller Johns Hopkins Hospital, 601 N. Caroline St., 5th floor, 410-955-3136, ext. 3

John Herzenberg Sinai Hospital Schoeneman Building, 2nd Floor, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9555

Andrew Abramowitz, Kernan Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Dr., 410-448-6450, Also practices in Mt. Airy

Pediatrics, Psychiatry

Stuart Varon Johns Hopkins, 2324 W. Joppa Rd., Ste. 420, Lutherville, 410-583-1859

Peter Kahn Private practice at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson, 410-938-4627

William C. Wimmer 120 Sister Pierre Dr., Ste. 307, Towson, Also affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and UMMC, 410-821-7155

Pediatrics, Pulmonary

Anayansi Lasso-Pirot UM Hospital for Children, 22 S. Greene St., 800-706-2443

Laura Sterni Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Director, Sleep/ Breathing Disorders Clinic, 1708 W. Rogers Ave., 410-955-2035

Pediatrics, Surgery

James Buck GBMC, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 305, 443-849-6201

Eric Strauch UMMC, various locations, 410-328-2594

Roger Voight UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

Gayle Schwartz Union Memorial Hospital 1920 Greenspring Dr., Ste. 125, Timonium, 410-308-4900

Scott Brown Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-6585

Martin Z. Kanner 1838 Greene Tree Rd., Ste. 325, Pikesville, 410-486-0927

Peter H. Gorman Kernan Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, 2200 Kernan Dr., 410-448-2500

Gabriel A. Martinez-Geigel 9106 Philadelphia Rd., #306, 410-687-2656

Michael Shear Union Memorial Hospital 1920 Greenspring Dr., Ste. 125, Timonium, 410-308-4900

Francisco Ward St. Agnes Hospital, 3350 Wilkens Ave., Ste. 101, 410-644-8500

Mark Young Johns Hopkins Hospital and others, 5430 Campbell Blvd., Ste. 205, 410-933-8800

The Tale Of My Most Gratifying Outcome
Dr. Joe Wiley, Sinai Hospital 

For 14-year-old Matthew Costello, son of WMAR-TV news anchor Jamie Costello, the first sign that something was not right was the double vision. 

A subsequent scan showed a cancerous germinoma tumor lodged in the brain stem near the pituitary gland.

The TV host and his wife Donna, a post-operative care nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, traveled up and down I-95 in search of the right treatment for Matthew—from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to Cornell University Medical College in New York.

But on the advice of a friend, they finally consulted late last year with Dr. Joseph Wiley, who is chairman of Sinai’s Department of Pediatrics and interim medical director of Sinai’s Cancer Institute.

There were a couple of different strategies in treating the cancer, Wiley says, but curative

surgery was not one of them, because of where the tumor was lodged. “Germinoma is sensitive

to radiation therapy, but you need a pretty intensive dose,” he says. “And that intensity can cause significant long-term side effects to growth hormones, because it’s really close to the pituitary gland. And it can injure the brain, causing cognition and learning problems—all not very nice.”

Instead, Wiley chose a treatment relying mostly on chemotherapy, “which can reduce, shrink, or melt the tumor with fewer side effects,” followed by smaller doses of more focused radiation.

Wiley describes Matthew as a “quiet, bright, sophisticated kid” who is into sports, and they bonded on the topic of baseball, which Wiley had played as a kid. He lost his hair during the treatment, of course, but was a pretty good sport about the ordeal, says Wiley. “Having no hair was kind of a flashy new punk look for him—I think he actually got into it.”

Now back in Loyola Blakefield High School full time and resuming a little baseball and golf in the spring, Matthew is on the mend.

“I treat a lot of people with potentially fatal cancers, and they usually don’t die. But I got tremendous gratification from this case,” says Wiley, who lives with his wife, a medical technologist, and college-aged daughter in Phoenix. He was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Hyundai car company for a study on the effects of cancer on families. “His parents were phenomenal advocates.”

 “I gave them a lot, but often these kids and their families give us even more than we give them.” —Ken Iglehart

Podiatry

Vincent Martorana Podiatry Associates, Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9105 Franklin Sq. Dr., Suite 206, 410-574-3900

John Senatore Union Podiatry Group 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 550, 410-243-1313

Zachary Chattler Johns Hopkins, Good Samaritan, 10753 Falls Rd., Ste. 265, Lutherville, 410-583-2877

Bradley Lamm Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9555

Victor Tritto Podiatry Associates GBMC, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians Pavillion West, Ste. 702, 410-828-5420

Psychiatry

Paul McClelland St. Agnes Hospital Center, 900 Caton Ave., MB 198 SAH, 410-368-2737

Kim Solberg Bay Counseling Center, 2107 Laurel Bush Rd., Ste. 209, 410-569-5000

Mark Komrad Sheppard Prattt, UMMC, Johns Hopkins, 222 Bosley Ave., Ste. A-3 Towson, 410-494-4411

Abdul Malik Psychiatry Associates of Maryland, 120 Sister Pierre Dr., Ste. 403, 410-823-6408, ext. 11

Pulmonary

Mitchell Schwartz Pulmonary & Critical Care Assoc. of Baltimore GBMC Physicians Pavilion North, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 550, 410-494-1662

Steven Schonfeld Pulmonary & Critical Care Assoc. of Baltimore, Ste. 420 1838 Greene Tree Rd. 410-484-9595

Dennis Smith St. Agnes Hospital, 3449 Wilkens Ave., Ste. 207, 410-644-5112

Breast Radiology

Judy Destouet Advanced Radiology, 7253 Ambassaador Rd., 443-436-1114

Joan Berkowitz American Radiology Services, LifeBridge Health, 21 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 120, Owings Mills, 410-298-0458

Cecilia Brennecke American Radiology Services, Johns Hopkins University, 10755 Falls Rd., Ste. 440, Pavilion I, Lutherville, 410-583-2700

Hardeep Rosy Singh Advanced Radiology, 7253 Ambassaador Rd., 443-436-1114

General Diagnostic Radiology

Charles White UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-888-8823

Charles I. Weiner Advanced Radiology, 7253 Ambassaador Rd., 443-436-1114

Jade J. Wong-You-Cheong UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. , 410-328-5700

Lee Goodman Advanced Radiology, 7253 Ambassaador Rd. 443-436-1114

Barry Daly UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-328-5700

John Carrino The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Radiology, 601 N. Caroline St., JHOC Room, 5168, 443-287-6032

Radiation Oncology

Albert Blumberg Radiation Oncology Healthcare, GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2540

Richard Hudes St. Agnes Hospital Cancer Center, 900 Caton Ave., 410-368-2965

William Regine UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6080

Mohan Suntha UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6080

Eva Zinreich GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., 443-849-2540

Cengiz Aygun RadAmerica, Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9105 Franklin  Sq. Dr., Ste. 100, 410-682-6800

Rheumatology (Adult)

Howard Hauptman Franklin Square Hospital Center, 1220B E. Joppa Rd., Ste. 310, Towson, 410-494-1888

Peter Holt Good Samaritan Hospital, Johns Hopkins, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Russell Morgan Building, Ste. 509, 443-444-4840

Rheumatology (Pediatric)

Stephen W. George UMMC, 4801 Dorsey Hall Dr., Ellicott City, 410-992-7440

Edward Sills Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 200 N. Wolfe St., 410-955-6145

Sleep Specialist

Brian Bohner The Sleep Center at GBMC, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 550, 410-494-1662

Steven Scharf UMMC Sleep Disorders Center, 16 S. Eutaw St. 410-706-4771

Jason Marx Sleep Disorders Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, O'Dea Professional Building, 7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 409, Towson, 410-321-5651

Sports Medicine

Teri Metcalf McCambridge Towson Orthopaedic Assoc., Ruxton Professional Center, 8322 Bellona Ave., Ste. 100, Towson 410-337-7900, ext. 1236

Andrew Tucker Union Memorial Hospital 1407 York Rd., Ste. 100-A 410-821-8062

William Howard Union Memorial Hospital 3333 N. Calvert St., 2nd Floor, 410-554-6868

Samuel Matz Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, 10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 210, Owings Mills, 410-484-8088

Urology

Ronald Tutrone Chesapeake Urology Associates, GBMC, McDonogh Crossroads, 21 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-581-1600

Bruce Berger Chesapeake Urology Associates, 21 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-581-1600

Michael Naslund UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. 410-328-0800

Surgical specialties

Bariatric Surgery

Mark D. Kligman The UM Center for Weight Management and Wellness, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-8940

Kuldeep Singh 7625 Maple Lawn Blvd., Ste. 145, Fulton, 301-490-2193

David von Rueden Center for Metabolic Health & Weight Mgmt. 700 Geipe Rd., Ste. 274, Catonsville, 410-368-3003

Peter Liao GBMC, Physicians Pavilion North I, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 125, 443-849-3779

Andrew Averbach 700 Geipe Rd., Ste. 274, Catonsville 410-368-8725

Breast Surgery

Lauren Schnaper GBMC, 6701 N. Charles St., Ste. 3105, 443-849-2600

Neil Friedman Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy, 227 St. Paul Place, 5th Floor, 410-332-9330

Michael Schultz St. Joseph Medical Center, 7501 Osler Dr., Building A, Ste. 205, Towson, 410-427-5510

Cardiac Surgery

Bartley P. Griffith UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., Ste. N4W94, 800-492-5538 410-328-5842

Stewart Finney St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Dr., Ste. 255, Towson, 410-337-1783

Duke E. Cameron Johns Hopkins Cardiac Surgery, 600 N. Wolfe St., Blalock 618, 410-955-2698

Jamie Brown UMMC, Maryland Heart Center, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Colorectal Surgery

Debra Vachon Colon Rectal Surgical Associates, Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Pl., Professional Office Building, 7th Floor 410-332-9356

George Y. Apostolides Baltimore Colorectal, GBMC, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 445, 410-494-1191

General Surgery

Frank Steven Rotolo GBMC, 6535 N. Charles St., Physicians Pavilion North, Ste. 510, 410-821-6260

Viney R. Setya 3421 Benson Ave., Ste. 210, 410-368-2700

J. Lawrence Fitzpatrick Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Pl., Ste. C304, 410-332-9265

Laurence H. Ross GBMC, 6535 N. Charles St., Physicians Pavilion North I, Ste. 510, 410-821-6260

Adrian Park UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6187

Hepato-Biliary Surgery

Mark H. Fraiman St. Joseph Medical Center, 7505 Osler Dr., Towson, 410-427-2024

John Cameron Johns Hopkins Cancer Clinic, 600 N. Wolfe St., Room 679, 410-955-5166

Richard Mackey St. Joseph Medical 7505 Osler Dr., Towson, 410-427-2024

Benjamin Philosophe UMMC Maryland Transplant Center, 29 S. Greene St., Rm. 200, 410-328-5408

Neurosurgery

Reginald J. Davis Greater Baltimore Neurological Associates, GBMC, Physicians Pavilion North, 6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 600, 443-849-4270

Neal J. Naff Chesapeake Neurosurgery, 2700 Quarry Lake Dr., Ste. 360, 410-486-0090

E. Francois Aldrich UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., S12D09B, 410-328-0937

Orthopedic Oncology

Albert J. Aboulafia LifeBridge Health Lapidus Cancer Institute, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 410-601-9266

Frank J. Frassica Johns Hopkins, 601 N. Caroline St., Ste. 5215, 410-502-2698

Surgical Oncology, General

Mukund S. Didolkar Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., 1st Floor, 410-601-8317

Nader Hanna UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-7320

H. Richard Alexander Jr. UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-7320

Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck

John R. Saunders Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Center at GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, 443-849-8940

Patrick Ha Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Center at GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, 443-849-8940

Scott Strome UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6866

Rodney J. Taylor UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6866

Anthony P. Tufaro Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery, 601 N. Caroline St., 8th Floor, 410-955-9846

Jeffrey Wolf UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-6866

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert A. Ord UM Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc., 650 W. Baltimore St., Ste. 1401, 410-706-6195

Daniel I. Fried 10 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-363-7780

Pediatric General Surgery

James R. Buck GBMC, 6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 305, Towson, 443-849-6201

Eric Strauch UM Hospital for Children, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-5730

Roger Voigt UM Hospital for Children, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-5730

Plastic Reconstructive (Not Cosmetic) Surgery

Paul N. Manson Johns Hopkins Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 601 N. Caroline St., Rm. 8152F, 410-955-9469

Sheri Slezak UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538, 410-328-2360

Bernard Chang Cosmetic Medicine UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. 410-328-2360

Ronald P. Silverman UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-2360

Retina and Vitreous Surgery

Edward J. Goldman 25 Crossroads Dr., Owings Mills, 443-394-6400

Charles P. Wilkinson GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 505, 443-849-2196

Thoracic Surgery

Richard Battafarano UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. 410-328-6366

Neri M. Cohen GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 701, 443-849-3470

Daniel Harley Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9103 Franklin Sq. Dr., Ste. 309, 410-686-5887

Mark Krasna St. Joseph Medical Center, 7501 Osler Dr., Ste. 104, Towson, 410-427-2220

Transplant Specialists

Benjamin Philosophe UMMC Maryland Transplant Center, 29 S. Greene St., Rm. 200, 410-328-5408

Stephen Bartlett UMMC Maryland Transplant Center 29 S. Greene St., Rm. N4E40, 410-328-5408

Robert A. Montgomery Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, 600 N. Wolfe St., 410-502-6152

Trauma Specialists

Thomas M. Scalea UMMC R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-8667

Deborah Stein UMMC R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., 410-328-8667

Urology, Surgery

Ronald Tutrone Chesapeake Urology Associates, GBMC Physicians Pavilion North, 6535 N. Charles St., Suite 625, 410-825-5454

Bruce Berger Chesapeake Urology Associates, 21 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 200, Owings Mills, 410-581-1600

Daniel D. Dietrick Chesapeake Urology Associates, 8322 Bellona Ave., Ste. 202, Towson, 410-825-6310

Brad D. Lerner Chesapeake Urology Associates , Union Memorial Hospital 3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 600, 410-467-7665

Michael Naslund UMMC, 22 S. Greene St., 800-492-5538

Marc Siegelbaum St. Joseph Medical Center, 7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 506, Towson, 410-296-0167

Vascular Surgery

Peter Golueke Vascular Surgery Associates, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 708, 410-825-4928

David P. Coll GBMC, Physicians Pavilion West, 6569 N. Charles St.,  Ste. 701, 410-512-8686

Marshall E. Benjamin Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie, 410-553-8300

Peter Mackrell Vascular Surgery Associates, GBMC, Sinai Hospital, 2411 Belvedere Ave., Ste. 301, 410-601-0500

Rajabrata Sarkar UMMC, 22 S. Greene St. 800-492-5538

Roger E. Schneider Vascular Surgery Associates, Upper Chesapeake Hospital, 520 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Ste. 306, 410-879-2006

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