Top Doctors 2012

SNEAK PEAK: Feeling under the weather? Here are 378 great physicians in 63 specialties, all chosen by their peers as the best in the region.

By Ron Cassie and Ken Iglehart. Research Assistance By Johanna Anderson

The main lobby of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower. –Photo by Christopher Myers

Welcome to the results of our 2012 Top Doctors peer survey, the most-selective such list in the region and a resource our readers have trusted for 26 years. ( Read more about our methodology)

But there’s more to the feature than just a string of names of great physicians: We’ve put the spotlight on some of their work, too. One we spent time with is Dr. Michael Ain, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital who also specializes in the treatment of skeletal dysplasia, commonly known as dwarfism—a line of work made more meaningful by the fact that Dr. Ain is a dwarf himself. And we looked at the forward-thinking research that comes from a unique brain bank at the University of Maryland. We’ve also asked some of our docs to recount exactly how they ended up in medicine, and their tales ranged from poignant to amusing.

As you read through this feature, we think you’ll agree: It’s not just a list, but a primer on why Baltimore is one of the medical capitals of the world.

*Those physicians not currently accepting new patients are denoted with an asterisk.

**In the November issue’s results of the Top Doctors survey, winners in certain medical specialties are appearing our website, but not in the print edition.

Those additional specialties, which follow, include anesthesiology, radiology, pathology, pediatric specialties other than general pediatrics, and orthopedic specialties other than general orthopedics. Doctors named in these specialties won their peer-recommended places on the list by the same standard as those in the print edition.

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Medical Specialties

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Intensivists/Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine, General
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurology, General/Seizure and Movement Disorder/Headache
  • Oncology, General/Breast/Lymphoma and Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry, General/Sexual Therapy/Addiction Specialist
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Specialist
  • Sports Medicine

Surgical Specialties

  • Audiology
  • Bariatrics
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery, Mitral Valve/Aortic Valve/Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Colo-Rectal Surgery
  • General Obstetrics
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology and Women’s Health
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hepato-Biliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Joint
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
  • Otolaryngology, Adult General
  • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Malignancies
  • Podiatry
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant, Kidney/Pancreas
  • Transplant, Liver
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Pediatric Specialties

  • General Pediatrics

Elective/Cosmetic Surgery

  • Dermatology, cosmetic
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation, cosmetic
  • Hair Restoration, cosmetic
  • Plastic Surgery, Body Contouring
  • Plastic Surgery (Breast)
  • Varicose Vein Surgery/Venous Litigation Procedures

Medical Specialties

Anesthesiology

Monique Bellefleur
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMH, S11C
410-328-6120

Mark DiMino
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMH, S11C
410-328-6120

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

Stephanie B. Esposita
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-6120

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

Glen Hessinger
First Colonies Anesthesia Assoc.
St. Joseph Medical Center
7601 Osler Dr.
Towson
410-337-1612

Andrew Malinow
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMMC, S11C04
410-328-6120

Douglas Martz, Jr.
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMH, S11C
410-328-6120

Charles Rizzuto
First Colonies Anesthesia Association
7601 Osler Dr.
Towson
410-337-1612

Peter Rock
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMH, S11C
410-328-6120

Richard Shapiro
Union Memorial Hospital
201 East University Pkwy., Ste. 226
410-554-6559

Edwin Villamater
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
UMH, S11C
410-328-6120

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Pathology

James Eagan Jr.
St. Joseph Medical Center Department of Pathology 7601 Osler Dr.
Towson
410-337-1717

Olga B. Ioffe
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St., Rm. NBW43
410-328-5525

Jerry J. Marty
Franklin Square Medical Center
Pathology Department
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Rosedale
443-777-7198

Howard L. Siegel
GBMC
6701 N. Charles St., #4004
Towson
443-849-2233

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Radiology

Blair Andrew
Franklin Square Hospital
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Rosedale
443-777-7150

Loralie Ma
BWMC
7253 Ambassaador Rd.
Windsor Mill
443-436-1114

Carlton Sexton
Union Memorial Hospital
Johnston Professional Bldg.
3333 N. Calvert St., Ground Fl.
410-554-2585

Charles Weiner
Advanced Radiology
BWMC
7253 Ambassaador Rd.
Windsor Mill
443-436-1114

Charles White
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-0152

Jade Wong-You-Cheong
University of Maryland Medical System
22 S. Greene St., Rm. W1L060
410-328-1298

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Pediatric Specialties

Allergy, pediatric

Mary Beth Bollinger
University of Maryland Medical Center
UM Hospital for Children
22 S. Greene St.
And other locations
410-328-6749

Anupama Kewalramani
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St., Ste. 314
410-328-6749

Kenneth C. Schuberth
Maryland Pediatric Group
10807 Falls Rd., Ste. 200
Lutherville
410-321-9393

Glenn M. Silber
Allergy & Asthma Center of Central Md.
10025 Governor Warfield Pkwy., Ste. 410
Columbia
410-730-6000

Robert Wood
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-5883

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Cardiac Surgery, pediatric

Duke Cameron
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St., Zayed 7107
410-955-2698

Sunjay Kaushal
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-5842

Luca A. Vricella
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St., Rm. 7107G-B3
410-502-3900

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Cardiology, pediatric

Joel Brenner
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-6666

Jane Crosson
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children’s Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-5910

Peter Gaskin
University of Maryland Medical Center
110 S. Paca St.
410-328-4348

Richard Ringel
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Outpatient Center
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-6666

Geoffrey Rosenthal
University of Maryland Medical Center
UM Children’s Hospital
110 S. Paca St., 7th flr.
410-328-0048

Janet Scheel
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-5987

W. Reid Thompson
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
1800 Orleans St., Rm. 2327
410-955-6666

Sudhir Vashist
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-4348

Luca A. Vricella
Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
410-502-3900

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Endocrinology, pediatric

David Cooke
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St., Rm. 3120
410-614-2359

Debra Counts
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St., N6W84
410-328-3410

Judith V. McLaughlin
LifeBridge Health
Morton Mower, MD Medical Office Bldg.
2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 205
410-601-7350

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

Barry J. Reiner
1001 Pine Heights Ave., #202
And other locations
410-646-4009

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Gastroenterology, pediatric

Samra Blanchard
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-0812

Steven Czinn
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-0812

Anjali Malkani
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-0812

Kalpana Murthy
LifeBridge Health
2700 Quarry Lake Dr.
410-601-8663

Maria Oliva-Hemker
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
600 N. Wolfe St., Brady 320
410-955-8769

Kathleen B. Schwarz
Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Johns Hopkins David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St.
And other locations
410-955-8769

David Tuchman
LifeBridge Health
Morton Mower, MD Medical Office Bldg.
2411 W. Belvedere Ave., Ste. 407
410-601-8663

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General Surgery, pediatric

James R. Buck
Childrens Surgical Associates
6565 N. Charles St., Ste. 313
Towson
410-324-5100

Jeffrey R. Lukish
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Division of Pediatric Surgery
600 N. Wolfe St., Harvey 319
410-955-5628

Eric D. Strauch
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St, Rm. N4E35
410-328-5730

Roger W. Voight
University of Maryland Medical Center
UMMC North, Rm. N4E35
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-5730

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Hematology/Oncology, pediatric

James Casella
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Ave., Ross 1125
410-955 6132

Kenneth J. Cohen
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bloomberg Children’s Center, Lvl. 11
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-8751

Teresa York
University of Maryland Medical Center
Greenbaum Cancer Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-2808

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Psychiatry, pediatric

*David Pruitt
701 W. Pratt St., 4th Fl.
410-328-3522

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

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Neurology, pediatric

Thomas O. Crawford
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
601 N. Caroline St.
410-955-4259

Kathleen Currey
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-6749

Jack Gladstein
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-6749

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

Eric H. Kossoff
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 N. Caroline St.
410-955-4259

Harvey Singer
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
601 N. Caroline St.
410-955-4259

Alpa Vashist
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
410-328-6749

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Neurosurgery, pediatric

Edward Ahn
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St.
Harvey Bldg., Rm. 811
410-502-7700

Benjamin Carson
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
601 N. Caroline St.
410-955-7888

George Jallo
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
600 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-7337

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Ophthalmology, pediatric

Mary Louise Z. Collins
GBMC
6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 505
Towson
443-849-8082

Dean Fiergang
Village at Cross Keys
West Quadrangle
2 Hamill Rd., Ste. 345
410-433-8488

Allison Jensen
GBMC
6569 N. Charles St., Ste. 505
Towson
443-849-8082

Michael Repka
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-8314

Joanne Waeltermann
Children’s Eye Care and Family Eye Care
1011 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville
410-744-0400

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Urology, pediatric

John P. Gearhart
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-6100

Ming-Hsien Wang
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-6100

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Orthopedics

Joshua Abzug
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
And other locations
410-448-6400

Michael Dvorkin
Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Associates
Eastern Professional Bldg.
1050 S. North Point Rd., Ste. 101
410-282-7600

John Herzenberg
Sinai Hospital
Schoeneman Bldg., 2nd Fl.
2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
410-601-8700

Paul D. Sponseller
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
601 N. Caroline St., 5th Fl.
410-955-3870

Shawn Standard
Sinai Hospital
Schoeneman Bldg., 2nd Fl.
2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
410-601-8700

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Psychiatry

Marco A. Grados
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children’s Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
443-287-2291

Patrick Kelly
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children’s Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
410-955-7874

Drew A. Pate
Sheppard Pratt Health System
6501 N. Charles St.
Towson
410-938-3000

Julie Ritter-Welzant
200 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson
410-337-0814

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Rheumatology, pediatric

Stephen W. George
Arthritis Care Specialists of Maryland
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr., Ste. 226
Ellicott City
And other locations
410-992-7440

Melissa Hawkins-Holt
Arthritis Care Specialists of Maryland
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr., Ste. 226
Ellicott City
And other locations
410-992-7440

Edward Sills
The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Health Clinic
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-3797

Sangeeta Sule
The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Health Clinic
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg.
200 N. Wolfe St.
410-955-3797

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Looking for more?

The rest our 2012 list of Baltimore's Top Doctors can be found in the November issue, on newsstands now. ( Back to top)

Methodology

To arrive at our results, we surveyed nearly 10,000 physicians in the region to find out where they would send a member of their own family in dozens of specialties. This year, we also launched an online poll of physicians to augment the responses we got from several thousand mailed surveys, and attracted more participation than ever. (See the complete list of Top Doctors at baltimoremagazine.net.) And it seems most doctors agree on who is the best: The survey revealed clear winners early in the process.

Assisting us with the survey were our five physician advisers, who were not eligible to be included on the list themselves.

Dr. Niraj Jani is chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Jani has
a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer, pancreaticobiliary diseases, and expertise in endoscopic ultrasound. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, completed fellowships in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, as well as in interventional endoscopy
at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A Baltimore native, Dr. Andrew Kramer went to medical school at the University of Maryland. He completed his surgery and urology training at Boston Medical Center and returned to Baltimore seven years ago to join the University Of Maryland School of Medicine full-time academic faculty. He performs a high surgical volume in the fields of male sexual medicine and urologic oncology and has one of the five largest penile implant practices in the world. He has also obtained an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance and is currently the associate chairman for finance and business operations for the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Larry H. Lickstein is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial surgery at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lickstein’s experience includes reconstructive surgery on women fighting breast cancer, as well as using the latest advances in aesthetic surgery for the face and body.

An honors graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Lickstein served as chief resident in the department of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Redonda Gail Miller is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as vice president for medical affairs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She received her bachelor of science degree from The Ohio State University, her M.D. from Johns Hopkins, and served her internship in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, later becoming a chief resident in internal medicine. She also holds a master’s degree in business.
She lectures and publishes on women’s health issues and has served as an editor and board member on several medical journals.

Dr. Joseph M. Wiley is the chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai. He has been active in clinical research in pediatric hematology-oncology, and has made more than 100 presentations on the topic nationally and internationally. He is best known for his work in supportive care and fungal infections in cancer patients, as well as his work in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Wiley is a graduate of Loyola College in Maryland with a B.A. in mathematics and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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