115 University of Maryland Medical Center Physicians Recognized As “Top Doctors” In Baltimore Magazine 2023 Survey

October 16, 2023

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

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.

Adult Specialties

Addiction Medicine/Substance Use Disorder

Kofi Owusu-Antwi, MD

Cardiology Interventional

Diljon Chahal, MD

Anuj Gupta, MD

Mukta Srivastava, MD

Mark Vesely, MD

Matthew Voss, MD

Cardiology Non-Interventional

Susie Hong-Zohlman, MD

Gautam Ramani, MD

Libin Wang, MD, PhD


Rebecca Brown, MD

Dermatology - General

Zaineb Makhzoumi, MD

Emergency Medicine

Brian Corwell, MD

Family Medicine

Diana Carvajal, MD

Natelaine Fripp, MD

Kristin Reavis, MD

Gastroenterology - General

Eric Goldberg, MD

Gastroenterology - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Raymond Cross, MD

Gynecology - OB/GYN

Jessica K. Lee, MD


Jennie Law, MD

Hospitalist Medicine

Philip Dittmar, MD

Norman Retener, MD

Infectious Disease

Omar Harfouch, MD

Mariam Khambaty, MD

Poonam Mathur, DO

Shivakumar Narayanan, MBBS

Devang Patel, MD

Rekha Rapaka, MD, PhD

David Riedel, MD

Kapil Saharia, MD

Paul Saleeb, MD

Kathryn Schlaffer, MD

Sarah Schmalzle, MD

Ravi Tripathi, MD

Intensivists-Critical Care

Daniel Haase, MD

Elizabeth Powell, MD

Internal Medicine

John Allen, MD

Danielle Baek, MD

Jessica R. Lee, MD

Stacy Schwartz, MD

Interventional Radiology

Gaurav Jindal, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Andrea Desai, MD

Neurology - Epilepsy

Stephanie Chen, MD

Neurology - General

Chandana Chauhan, MD

Neurology - Multiple Sclerosis

David Benavides, MD, PhD

Oncology - Breast

Paula Rosenblatt, MD

Oncology - Surgical

Nader Hanna, MD


Lily Im, MD

Sarah Sunshine, MD

Ramya Swamy, MD

Kenneth Taubenslag, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Hand

Raymond Pensy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Joint

Sumon Nandi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

R. Frank Henn, MD

Otolaryngology - General

Rodney Taylor, MD

Jeffrey Wolf, MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Malignancies

Kyle Hatten, MD

Rodney Taylor, MD

Jeffrey Wolf, MD

Psychiatry - General

Marissa Flaherty, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Nirav Shah, MD

Radiation Oncology

Elizabeth Nichols, MD

William Regine, MD

Sports Medicine

Valerie Cothran, MD

Kyle Yost, DO

Surgery - Breast

Suliat Nurudeen, MD

Surgery - Cardiac

Mehrdad Ghoreishi, MD

Surgery - Minimally Invasive

Stephen Kavic, MD

Surgery - Spine

Daniel Cavanaugh, MD

Kenneth Crandall, MD

Steven Ludwig, MD

Surgery - Thoracic

Gavin Henry, MD

Christine Lau, MD

Shelby Stewart, MD

Surgery - Transplant

Raphael Meier, MD, PhD

Surgery - Transplant (Lung)

Christine Lau, MD

Surgery - Vascular

Khanjan 'KJ' Nagarsheth, MD

Shahab Toursavadkohi, MD


Rishi Kundi, MD

Thomas Scalea, MD


Madeline Dick-Biascoechea, MD


Michael Phelan, MD

Pediatric Specialties

Adolescent Medicine

Matthew Grant, MD

Behavior and Development

Deborah Badawi, MD


Alicia Chaves, MD

Thomas Chin, MD

Peter Gaskin, MD

Rachel Moore, MD

Nicholas Pietris, MD

Michael Slack, MD

Sudhir Vashist, MD

Critical Care

Adrian Holloway, MD

Emergency Medicine

Forrest Closson, MD

Katelyn Donohue, MD

Getachew Teshome, MD


Ryan Miller, MD

Paula Newton, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat

Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil


Samra Blanchard, MD

Jennifer Hong, MD

Runa Watkins, MD


Rebecca Carter, MD

Nisha Divakaruni, MD

Mutiat Onigbanjo, MD

Vandana Racherla, MD


Carol Greene, MD


Regina Macatangay, MD

Teresa York, MD

Hospitalist Medicine

Jack Gladstein, MD

Nidhi Goel, MD

Infectious Disease

James Campbell, MD


Eunsung Cho, MD

Natalie Davis, MD

Neena Jube-Desai, MD

Francesca Okolie, DO


Jessica Carpenter, MD

Gozde Erdemir, MD


Roni Levin, MD


Helena Crowley, MD

Read the full news release from UMMC here.


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