MedStar Harbor Hospital‘s Leigh Ann Curl, MD, Elected President of NFL Physicians Society

BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 29, 2018)—Leigh Ann Curl, MD, an attending orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital and with MedStar Sports Medicine, as well as the head team orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens, has been elected president of the NFL Physicians Society, a professional organization for the nation’s physicians who treat members of the National Football League.

As president of the NFL Physicians Society, Dr. Curl will help provide direction and support for the physicians and athletic trainers in responsible for caring for the athletes, and ensure they get the highest standard of medical and surgical care.

Dr. Curl, who joined MedStar Harbor Hospital in 2005 and has been with the Ravens since 1998, is also assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles. She has served as team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins, the New York Mets, USA Women's Basketball, USA Women's Rugby, Johns Hopkins University and St. John's University in New York.

“I can’t think of a better person to help shape the standard of care for NFL athletes than Leigh Ann Curl,” said Sean Huffman, vice president of MedStar Sports Medicine. “The safety and health of NFL players is among the largest conversations the nation is having at this moment, and Dr Curl is perfectly equipped to ensure all decisions are appropriately evidence-based.”

Andrew Tucker, MD, medical director of the MedStar Health Sports Medicine program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and head team physician of the Baltimore Ravens, is a past president of the society, having served from 2007-2009. The position was most recently held by Robert A. Heyer, M.D., of the Carolina Panthers.

Dr. Curl is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is board certified and trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, where she played collegiate basketball. Her expertise is sports-related injuries and complex conditions of the shoulder and knee. 

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. During the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 60 physicians,50 certified athletic trainers and a network of 80 physical therapists, plus researchers and support staff at MedStar Health’s ten hospitals and ambulatory sites. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 100 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official sports medicine team. Visit us at MedstarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

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MedStar Health, Baltimore Region, Names 2016 Nurses of the Year

Baltimore—(May 13, 2016)—MedStar Health’s four Baltimore hospitals named their 2016 Nurses of the Year, honoring top nurses and recognizing the knowledge, skill and compassion of the entire nursing team, who deliver quality and innovative patient care every day.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals paid tribute to nurses during the annual National Nurses Week celebrations held May 6 to 12. Nursing’s top honor was given to those who truly commit to redefining nursing practice and raising the bar on patient care.

MedStar Health thanks the 2016 Nurses of the Year, and all of its nurses, for the high level of service and dedication they provide day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of its patients, their families and the communities it serves.

Congratulations to the following 2016 Nurse of the Year recipients:

Patricia Walker, RN, ICU, MedStar Franklin Square

Leila Ignacio-Macale, RN, ICU, MedStar Good Samaritan

Darla Crews, RN, Orthopaedics/Pediatrics Unit, MedStar Harbor

Linda Young, RN, Cardiovascular Recovery, MedStar Union Memorial  

MedStar Health nursing is more than 8,000 nurses strong, across a healthcare system that includes Magnet® hospitals, an academic medical center, a large teaching hospital, community hospitals, ambulatory and home care settings, research institutes, and more. Its nurses are shaping, molding, defining and redefining clinical practice in the largest healthcare system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

To learn more about nursing at MedStar Health, click here.

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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MedStar Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine Surgeon Leigh Ann Curl, MD, Recognized as Patients’ Choice Award Winner

BALTIMORE—(March 23, 2016) Leigh Ann Curl, MD,  MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, was recently named a 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winner, joining only 5 percent of physicians nationwide to be honored with this top ranking.

Vitals, a resource for patients to find doctors and medical facilities, owns the largest collection of online doctor reviews. Now in its 8th year, the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award acknowledges top-performing doctors based on reviews and ratings collected over the past calendar year.

Patients write about their experience and rate their physician on several factors, including bedside manner, doctor-patient face time and how well their physician follows up with them after treatment. Patients also provide an overall rating for their doctor. Vitals analyzes these ratings, along with other quality measures, to identify the top physicians in the U.S.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl. To learn more about Vitals, click here.

 

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,300 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

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MedStar Sports Medicine Hosts Prestigious American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2015 European Traveling Fellows

BALTIMORE—(August 5, 2015)—MedStar Sports Medicine was selected as one of only six sites in the nation to host the prestigious American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2015 European Traveling Fellows. As one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country, MedStar Sports Medicine’s participation in this international exchange program fostered collaboration among colleague’s worldwide, inspiring innovation and advancing the field of sports medicine.

MedStar Sports Medicine hosted the fellows from July 2-5 in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. During their visit, the fellows gained insight into the integrated sports medicine program of one of the nation’s largest health care systems. MedStar Sports Medicine brings together nearly 20 fellowship trained sports orthopaedic surgeons and a network of primary care sports medicine providers, certified athletics trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, sports performance professionals, and sports-specific researchers under a single tent covering the Baltimore/Washington corridor.

The fellows, including João Espregueira–Mendes, MD, of Portugal, past president of the European Society of Knee Surgery; Sebastian Kopf, MD, of Germany; Nicolas Pujol, MD, of France; and Christiaan van Bergen, MD, of the Netherlands; met with clinical and research leaders, toured MedStar Sports Medicine’s facilities, and spent time observing clinics, surgical procedures, lectures and labs.

AOSSM’s traveling fellowship program is an annual scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America and Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The program is a unique opportunity for individuals to witness orthopaedic sports medicine techniques and surgeries from around the world. The program offers a rich experience with opportunities to:

• Foster an exchange of scientific information, stimulate research and develop partnerships among physicians who practice sports medicine in North America, Europe, Latin America and Pacific Rim countries
• Serve as a bridge that may be used to forge the future of sports medicine worldwide
• Provide a stimulus for leadership by recognizing young physicians who have made a significant contribution to sports medicine
• Participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community

MedStar Sports Medicine also hosted the AOSSM Latin American and Asian Traveling Fellows in 2012. This most recent visit makes MedStar Sports Medicine one of the few sports programs that have had the opportunity to work with all three traveling fellowships in the past five years.

Click here to learn more about MedStar Sports Medicine. 

 

About MedStar Sports Medicine


MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

 

About MedStar Health


MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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MedStar Harbor Hospital’s Orthopaedic Surgeon John Carbone, MD, Discusses Diagnosing and Treating Sciatica

Baltimore—(May 21, 2015)—Anyone suffering from sciatica can say that the pain can be intense, from the back all the way down the leg. Those who are overweight, smoke, don't exercise or even wear high heels can make the pain worse. And while exercising can keep you fit, it can also lead to nerve pain. But episodes generally pass and over-the counter drugs and at-home exercises can help, according to Dr. John J. Carbone, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery and spine reconstruction at MedStar Harbor Hospital.

What is sciatica and what causes it?

Sciatic pain is pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve into the leg, generally, past the knee and into the foot. It often is a compression or irritation of the nerve root from spinal stenosis or disc herniation. Although the most common cause originates in the spine, there can be other musculoskeletal causes for sciatic pain. Some other causes may include piriformis syndrome (compression of the nerve by a muscle in the pelvis) or tarsal tunnel syndrome (nerve compression in the ankle).

Why do so many athletes seem to have it? Isn't inactivity is a risk factor?

Athletes can irritate nerve roots due to the extreme stresses they place on their bodies and the twisting motions they place on their spine. These strains can occur with compression because of the twisting motion or impact loading due to contact sports. Of course, de-conditioning or decreased activity may diminish core strength and make any athlete more vulnerable to injury.

What over-the-counter medications, therapies or specific exercises can alleviate pain?

In general, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium medications are most effective for common nerve root irritation. Although the pain can be intense, the vast majority of these episodes will spontaneously resolve. Maintaining core strength and flexibility should minimize nerve root exposure to injury.

Are there good preventive measures to keep pain from returning?


Core strength and flexibility management are good preventive measures. Abdominal muscles carry up to 40 percent of the spinal load; therefore, good core and abdominal strengthening minimizes the pressure put on the spine. Your physician, or a therapist under the supervision of a doctor, can recommend which exercises would be helpful and safe for you. Also, people who smoke have a higher risk of back pain and disc disease. Tobacco cessation can frequently resolve back pain symptoms. Smoking has been shown to be an independent risk factor for back and degenerative disc disease.

When is it time to see the doctor and what can one offer?

Emergency treatment should be pursued in the event of cauda equine syndrome. These are changes in bowel or bladder function. These changes would be if you cannot empty your bladder or bowel or if you have numbness in the groin area, called "saddle anesthesia." You should seek evaluation through an emergency department as soon as possible. In the event of weakness in both legs or a single leg, it is important to be evaluated by a primary care physician as soon as possible. Occasionally, surgical decompression of the spinal canal or nerve roots gives the best clinical outcome. Sciatic pain without a functional deficit can be treated in a slow, deliberate manner non-urgently, which may include anti-inflammatory and physical therapy treatment.

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MedStar Health Expands Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bringing Convenient Access to Anne Arundel County

New Office at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Opens Tuesday, April 21 

GAMBRILLS, Md.—(April 16, 2015)—MedStar Health will open a new office at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre on Tuesday, April 21, bringing Anne Arundel County residents convenient access to the region’s best orthopaedic and sports medicine care.

Comprised of experts from MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, complemented by a wide range of therapy services from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, the orthopaedic and sports medicine team at Waugh Chapel specialize in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of both common and uncommon musculoskeletal conditions and injuries involving the bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.

Featuring two of the region’s top sports medicine physicians—both born and raised in Anne Arundel County—the team also provides unique expertise to prevent and treat injuries specific to sports and exercise in athletes and active patients of all ages and skill levels.

Beginning with accurate diagnosis, the team offers comprehensive and customized treatment including advanced diagnostic tests, minimally invasive procedures, pain control, physical therapy, and support through the entire process, from evaluation through surgery, if necessary.

Meet the orthopaedic and sports medicine team at Waugh Chapel:

Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 

Dr. Marchant is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Harbor, born and raised in Annapolis. Fellowship trained in sports medicine, he has extensive clinical expertise in treating a wide variety of sports-related injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Marchant specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of injuries in adult and youth patients of all skill levels, from recreational to professional athletes. Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Marchant continues to care for the region's professional and amateur athletes. He serves as the head team physician for the Major League Lacrosse Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. In addition, he provides medical coverage for several of the region's top high school athletic programs, including Arundel, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, and Northeast high schools.

Jeffrey V. Mayer, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine

Dr. Mayer, a Severna Park native, is a primary care sports medicine physician at MedStar Harbor, specializing in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal of sports injuries, as well as arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Utilizing the newest technology in musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Mayer is able to rapidly diagnose and treat his patients with precision care. In addition to serving as the team physician for the Major League Lacrosse Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dr. Mayer is the team physician for Arundel, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, and Northeast high schools.

Robert McKinstry, MD
Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. McKinstry is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is fellowship trained in total joint replacement and reconstruction, including revision, partial knee replacement and outpatient procedures. Dr. McKinstry specializes in anterior hip replacement.

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD
Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. Nayfeh, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Harbor, specializes in the treatment of joint pain and problems. Fellowship-trained in adult reconstruction, Dr. Nayfeh is highly skilled in the latest joint replacement techniques including a variety of minimally invasive procedures. He also offers outpatient joint replacement surgery as an option. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in treating complex orthopaedic problems and has been invited to travel internationally to lecture and perform surgery. 

Jacob Wisbeck, MD
Foot and Ankle

Dr. Wisbeck is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial. Fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, he specializes in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, flat foot deformities, bunions, hammertoes, and tendon disorders. Dr. Wisbeck is part of the faculty of the nationally renowned Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at Union Memorial Hospital. He is involved in the foot and ankle care for many of the local college athletic program including UMBC, Loyola University, Salisbury University, Towson University and Morgan State University.

Lee Koch, PT
Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation

Koch, a physical therapist with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, is the therapy clinic director. Specializing in rehabilitation, Koch has expertise in the treatment of common conditions and injuries relating to orthopaedics and sports medicine including manual therapy, ACL return-to-play testing, overhead throwers and concussions. 

 

The new MedStar office is located at: 

Waugh Chapel Towne Centre
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 100
Gambrills, MD 21054
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Click here to learn more, or call 877-34-ORTHO to make an appointment with an orthopaedic or sports medicine specialist at Waugh Chapel.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org

About MedStar Orthopaedics

MedStar Orthopaedics provides a comprehensive array of non-surgical and surgical treatment alternatives, sports medicine and spine surgery services at MedStar hospitals in the Baltimore region. MedStar Orthopaedics combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center and more than 20 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine care. Visit MedStarOrthopaedics.org or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

 

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MedStar Health Physicians Named 2014 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

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Baltimore — (November 14, 2014) — MedStar Health is proud to announce that 85 of its Baltimore hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2014 list, now on stands.

Each year, Baltimore magazine publishes the annual list of "Baltimore’s Top Doctors". The physicians honored with this title are chosen by their peers who respond to survey questions asking what physician would you send your own family member to. Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region were surveyed for this year’s list, including an online poll of physicians to augment the mailed survey responses. Baltimore magazine then publishes the top physicians named in each of the specialties.

  • Fouad Abbas, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Harbor
  • Albert Aboulafia, MD, Surgical Oncology – Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Andrew Abramowitz, MD, Orthopaedics – Pediatric, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Khalid Al-Talib, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Blair Andrew, MD, Radiology & Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Paul Asdourian, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Michael Auerbach, MD, Hematology/Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Cengiz Aygun, MD, Radiation Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michelle Bahrain, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Nathan Berger, MD, IVF, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Marie Bellantoni, MD, Endocrinology/Diabetes Care, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Charles Boice, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Troy Brijbasi, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jennifer Broussard, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Wayne Campbell, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Issam Cheikh, MD, Endocrinology/ Diabetes Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine/Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jacques Conaway, MD, Sleep Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Lou Dibos, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Mark Diamond, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Zeena Dorai, MD, Neurosurgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • William Dowling, MD, Urology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Michael Dvorkin, MD, Orthopaedics: General & Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Frank Ebert, MD, Joint Replacement Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Maen Farha, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Kristen Fernandez, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD, Colo-Rectal, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Mike Fiocco, MD, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jerold Fleishman, MD, Neurology – General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Ziv Gamliel, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • David Golden, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • David Gold, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Ira Gubernick, MD, Orthopaedics: General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Greg Guyton, MD, Foot & Ankle Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Jonathan Hansen, MD, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Matthew Hansen, MD, Pain Management, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Daniel Harley, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Howard Hauptman, MD, Rheumatology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Rick Heitmiller, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Hennawi, MD, Geriatrics, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Jim Higgins, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Barbara Howard, MD, Pediatric Behavior and Development, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Peter Innis, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • George Jabaji, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Allan Jensen, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Chris Kearney, MD, Palliative Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Joyce King, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Brad Lerner, MD, Urology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Nicola London, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Jonathan Matz, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Art McTighe, MD, Pathology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Fernando Mena, MD, Neonatology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Anis Merson , MD, Psychiatry: General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • William Mitcherling, DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • David Nasrallah, MD, General Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Stephen Noga, MD, Oncology: Lymphoma & Bone Marrow Trans., MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Atsuko Okabe, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Oncology: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kevin Rossiter, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lisa Rubin, MD, Gynecology and Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Waiel Samara, MD, Internal Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Lisa Savoie, MD, Colo-Rectal , MedStar Franklin Square
  • Lew Schon, MD, Foot & Ankle Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Mitchell Schwartz, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care & Pulmonary, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Kevin Schendel, MD, Internal Medicine- General, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Stephen Selinger, MD, Intensivists/Critical Care, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • John Senatore, MD, Podiatry, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Carlton Sexton, MD, Radiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Richard Shapiro, MD, Anesthesia, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Elias Shaya, MD, Psychiatry, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Martin Sheridan, MD, Pulmonary, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Samir Shureih, MD, Cosmetic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Anadir Silva, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Manav Singla, MD, Allergy/Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Peter Sloane, MD, Intensivists/ Critical Care, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Samuel Smith, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF & Gynecology and Women's Health, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor
  • Gabriel Soudry, MD, Nuclear Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Nassif Soueid, MD, Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery: Breast & Plastic Surgery: Body Contouring, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Adrienne Suggs, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Justin Tortolani, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • David Widlus, MD, Interventional Radiology, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Christopher You, MD, Bariatrics, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Neal Zimmerman, MD, Hand Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial
  • Amy Zimmerman, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Franklin Square

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklin.org for more information.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (medstargoodsam.org) is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health (medstarhealth.org), a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region's top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award) and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

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MedStar Sports Medicine Partners with US Lacrosse; Top Lacrosse Experts Participate in Live Online Forum to Raise Awareness and Reduce Risk of Sports Injury

Baltimore —(May 12, 2014)—MedStar Sports Medicine, in partnership with the US Lacrosse, will host the 2014 Head and ACL Injury Webcast, a free online forum focused on top safety issues for today’s lacrosse athletes, parents and coaches. Streaming live on the web on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m., the event will feature eight of the area’s leading lacrosse safety experts in an engaging question and answer session aimed to increase awareness and prevention of two key health topics: head injuries and ACL injuries.

As the occurrence of head injuries and ACL knee injuries remain prevalent among male and female lacrosse players of all levels, the need for education is vital in reducing the risk of injury and keeping athletes safe. What are the symptoms of a concussion? How long is the healing process? Are there best practices to help prevent ACL injuries? Is surgery always necessary? Experts will answer these questions and more during the live event. Moderated by MedStar Sports Medicine’s Richard Hinton, MD, the webcast will be split into two 30-minute informational sessions:

Session One
Session Two
7 to 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ACL Injuries: Treatment and Prevention
The Facts on Head Injuries in Lacrosse

During the webcast, participants can log on to medstarhealth.org/webcast to watch streaming video and chat live with the experts. Viewers also can participate in the event on Facebook and on Twitter, by following hashtags #AskMedStar or #LacrosseHealth.

This event is just another step in the commitment to reducing the risk of lacrosse injury. Taking place a few days prior to the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse championship, both to be held in Baltimore, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse aim to draw attention from the lacrosse community and further highlight the importance of sports safety.

As lacrosse participation nears 750,000 nationwide, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse bring their relationship to a new level in their combined efforts to increase sports safety and injury prevention. Together, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse have established the nation’s leading lacrosse sports medicine program, bringing top expertise to the athletes of today’s fastest growing sport. This strategic alliance has resulted in the collaboration of leadership from MedStar and US Lacrosse in the areas of research, education and prevention of injury priorities specific to both girls’ and boy’s lacrosse.

Meet the 2014 Head and ACL Injury Webcast panelists:

Session 1: ACL Injuries: Treatment and Prevention

Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD, is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon for MedStar Sports Medicine at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr. Marchant is the orthopaedic and sports medicine physician for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. During his fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, he cared for the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and was an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kings and Sparks and the Anaheim Ducks.

Karen Sutton, MD, serves as the orthopedic physician for the U.S. women’s national lacrosse team, and served previously as the team orthopedic physician for the gold medal-winning U.S. under-19 women’s team in 2011. A former player at Duke University, Dr. Sutton currently works as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and serves as an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Jay Dyer, certified strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Men’s, Women’s and U-19 National Lacrosse Teams, is the director of Sports Performance for Medstar Sports Medicine. Dyer’s program, JDyer Strength and Conditioning, is a comprehensive enhancement program designed to assist athletes in improving their abilities to take their play to the next level. Utilized by the best high school, collegiate and professional lacrosse players in the country, his program focuses on enhancing speed, agility, power, strength, flexibility and coordination, while also enforcing valuable injury prevention techniques. Outside the sport of lacrosse, Dyer has worked with Division I and Division III athletes in football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer and field hockey. Jay has also worked with athletes from the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, University of Maryland, Princeton, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgetown, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State and Villanova.

Justin Cooper, PT, MPT, SCS, is the clinic coordinator at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Part of MedStar Sports Medicine, Cooper works alongside the orthopaedic surgeons for the Baltimore Ravens and Chesapeake Bayhawks. He is an ABPTS board certified sport medicine specialist who has worked with scholastic, NCAA, NFL and MLL athletes. Cooper offers specialty programs for concussion, golf medicine and ACL rehabilitation and injury prevention using sports motion video analysis. He received his bachelor’s in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before his career in sports medicine, Cooper was a high school teacher and coach.

Session 2: The Facts on Head Injuries in Lacrosse

Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, MS, member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, is the director of the Sports Medicine Research Center for the MedStar Health Research Institute and program coordinator of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He specializes in the epidemiology of concussion and sports injuries and sports health policy, and coordinates research activity for the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health. Dr. Lincoln is considered a national thought leader and leading researcher in the area of youth sports concussion.

Sean Curtin, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at MedStar, serves as the team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team, as well as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Ravens. He has also been a team physician for Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Dr. Curtin maintains a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine and serves as a sports medicine consultant for Harford County (Md.) public school athletics. He has extensive experience in concussion management.

Ann Carpenetti is vice president of lacrosse operations at US Lacrosse, and served previously as the organization’s women’s division director. A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2004, Carpenetti is responsible for providing strategic leadership to USL’s men’s and women’s game committees and managing the men’s and women’s game directors, among other duties. A former high school player on Long Island and collegiately at the University of Buffalo, she is also an active local women’s lacrosse umpire.

Meet the moderator:

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is an executive member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and head team physician of the 2013 FILA World Cup Champions, U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team. He is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine North and director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Hinton also serves as team physician for Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Morgan State University, and St. Paul’s School for Boys. He is an assistant team physician for the NFL Baltimore Ravens. Dr. Hinton specializes in the care of adult and pediatric sports conditions with a concentration in surgery of the knee and shoulder. He is active in numerous research and educational projects focusing on sports health and safety.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game, boasts 64 chapters throughout the United States, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.

US Lacrosse provides a standardized lacrosse curriculum for physical education programs, as well as standardized certification and training programs for coaches and officials. Through its Sport Science and Safety Committee, US Lacrosse has funded hundreds of thousands of dollars of sport safety research in areas of concern to the lacrosse community.

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Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland

Baltimore—(January 08, 2014)— Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland by The Baltimore Business Journal, in partnership with Best Doctors, Inc.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers as a top physician in Maryland,” said Dr. Curl. “It is my mission to deliver the highest level of quality care. I strive to partner with each and every one of my patients to deliver comprehensive care to meet their individual needs.”

For over 20 years, Best Doctors has conducted an extensive survey to identify the physicians that other physicians trust most. It is the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry.

The company works to identify the physicians who were voted by their peers as the best of the best according to their specialty. As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. Best Doctors are:

  • Reviewed and elected by their peers
  • Clinically and academically accomplished
  • Affiliated with national and global centers of excellence, including Dana Farber, MD Anderson, Baylor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and other leaders
  • Leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers
  • Members of a prestigious, peer-reviewed group that includes the top 5 percent of U.S. physicians

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl. To learn more about Best Doctors, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About Best Doctors, Inc.

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. For further information, visit www.bestdoctors.com.

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Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named Top Physician in Region

Baltimore—(October 16, 2013)—Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a top physician in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia region for 2013 bySuper Doctors. The number of physicians receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active specialists.

The annual Super Doctors selection is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Each year, Key Professional Media, Inc., undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of physicians, independent evaluation of candidates by research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area. Physicians are asked to nominate one or more colleagues they would choose in seeking medical care. The nominated physicians are then evaluated on several factors including:

• Years of experience      
• Hospital appointments
• Fellowships         
• Professional activities     
• Leadership positions         
• Academic achievements/positions         
• Board certifications         
• Publications, lectures & presentations         
• Honors and awards         
• Other outstanding achievement

Nominees are then grouped into specialties, narrowed down and the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. This special section will be seen in The Washington Post, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 issue.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, Chesapeake Charge, Charm City Men’s Soccer and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. 

About Super Doctors

Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. Super Doctors is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines. Learn more at superdoctors.com

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