MedStar Franklin Square Physicians Named 2016 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

topdocs-2016Baltimore(November 9, 2016)— MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is proud to announce that 63 members of our medical staff have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2016 list.

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 and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has impressive representation in a wide range of specialties. Please join us in congratulating the following:

 

 

The MedStar Franklin Square physicians recognized: 

To learn more about these physicians, click here.

Hatem Abdo, MD, Neurosurgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Albert Aboulafia, MD, Orthopaedic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

Andrew Abramowitz, MD, Pediatric Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square

Steven J. Adashek, MD, Gynecology and Women’s Health

Khalid Al-Talib, MD, Nephrology, MedStar Franklin Square

Blair Andrew, MD, Radiology: Interventional, MedStar Franklin Square

Michael Auerbach, MD, Hematology, MedStar Franklin Square

Michelle Bahrain, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square

Marie Bellantoni, MD, Endocrinology/Diabetes Care, MedStar Franklin Square

Harsha Bhagtani, MD, Pediatrics, MedStar Franklin Square

Charles Boice, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

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Four MedStar Franklin Square orthopaedic specialists were named 2015 Top Docs. From left: David Cohen, MD, David Gold, MD, Michael Dvorkin, MD, Ira Gubernick, MD

Troy Brijbasi, MD, Radiology: Interventional, MedStar Franklin Square

Jennifer Broussard, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square

David Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Jacques Conaway, MD, Sleep Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Katherine Day, MD, Otolaryngology, MedStar Franklin Square

Gabriel Del Corra, MD, General Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square

William Dowling, MD, Urology, MedStar Franklin Square

Michael Dvorkin, MD, Orthopaedics: General, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square**

Kristen Fernandez, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor

Jeffrey Ferris, MD, Colo-rectal, MedStar Franklin Square

Albert Steven Fleisher, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square

Jerold Fleishman, MD, Neurology: General, MedStar Franklin Square

Frank Frassica, MD, Orthopaedic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

David Gold, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square

David Golden, MD, Allergy: Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square

Ira Gubernick, MD, Orthopaedics: General, MedStar Franklin Square

Jonathan Hansen, MD, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Daniel  Harley, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Howard Hauptman, MD, Rheumatology, MedStar Franklin Square

Carrie Hempel, MD, Palliative Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Barbara Howard, MD, Pediatric Behavior and Development, MedStar Franklin Square

Jeffrey Iding, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square

George Jabaji, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Adrien Janvier, MD, Hospitalist, MedStar Franklin Square

Sankar Kausik, MD, Urology, MedStar Franklin Square

Malik Kelly, MD, HospitalistMedStar Franklin Square

Joyce King, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Scott Krugman, MD, Pediatrics, MedStar Franklin Square

Pallavi Kumar, MD, Oncology,  MedStar Franklin Square

Nicola  London, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square

Jonathan Matz, MD, Allergy: Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square

Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

Fernando Mena, MD, Neonatology, MedStar Franklin Square

Ziad Mirza, MD, Hyperbaric Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Oncology: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square

Jeffrey Posner, MD, Nephrology

Samer Saiedy, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Kevin Schendel, MD,  Internal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Sudhir Sekhsaria, MD, MedStar Franklin Square

Stephen Selinger, MD, Intesivists/Critical Care, MedStar Franklin Square

Anadir Silva, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

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, Plastic Surgery: Reconstrutive, Plastic Surgery: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square*

Ed Steiner, MD, Radiology

Raymond Sturner, MD, Pediatrics Behavior and Development, MedStar Franklin Square

Adrienne Suggs, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Matthew Wallace, MD, Orthopaedic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

Marcos Wolff, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square

Christopher You, MD, Bariatrics, MedStar Franklin Square

Amy Zimmerman, MD, Ophthalmology, MedStar Franklin Square

 

* Recognized in two specialties, ** Recognized in three specialties

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 medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

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Debra Schindler
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Baltimore County Honors Drs. Chudow and Krugman

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Baltimore—(December 7, 2016)— Dr. Scott Krugman, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center chairman of pediatrics, and pediatrician Dr. Michelle Chudow, will be honored by Baltimore County executive, Kevin Kamenetz, and Baltimore County state’s attorney, Scott Shellenberger, for providing extraordinary care to abused children in conjunction with the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). A special award recognition presentation will be made by the county leaders at the hospital, Dec. 14.

MedStar Franklin Square has been on the forefront of child protection since 2000 when Dr. Krugman formed the multidisciplinary Child Protection Team (CPT) and partnered with Baltimore County Police and the Department of Social Services to improve care for victims of child abuse in Eastern Baltimore County.

Under his leadership, MFSMC has trained associates to provide acute sexual abuse/assault examinations, implemented comprehensive child abuse and neglect services, and is a provider of support and case management to victims of child abuse.

For the past 2 years, Dr. Krugman and his team have partnered with the CAC to provide weekly medical coverage for child sexual abuse victims. State’s Attorney Shellenberger brought this to the Baltimore County executive’s attention, citing Dr. Krugman, Dr. Chudow, and the entire Child Protection Team, for rising above the call of duty. “They really stepped up to the plate to assist in all kinds of child abuse cases and are really going out of their way to be great citizens in their community,” he wrote to the county executive.

Dr. Krugman, named 2015 Pediatrician of the Year, by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has served on numerous statewide child abuse committees and is a long-standing member of the multi-disciplinary Baltimore County Child Protection Panel. Providing pediatric care for over 18 years, Dr. Krugman has been an integral force in enhancing the health of children in Baltimore and the surrounding regions.

Dr. Chudow consults on active investigations for all forms of child maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and medical neglect as the Medical Director of the CAC. She is also a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and is passionate about educating medical providers, child care workers and teachers, and parents about the prevention, recognition, and reporting of all aspects of child maltreatment.

Additionally, Drs. Krugman and Chudow have provided specialized forensic sexual abuse medical exams, SAFE exams, medical consultations on CPS cases, and expert court testimony. Through the provision of these specialized services and participation in the weekly CAC multi-disciplinary team meetings, MedStar Franklin Square has advanced the knowledge of Child Protective Services, police, and the state's attorney in medical considerations for child maltreatment cases.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Krugman.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Chudow.

For more information about the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center, click here.

 

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.

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Debra Schindler
410-274-1260    
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Elects Board Leaders

Dr. Michael Suter Named Chair; W. Daniel McLaughlin, Vice Chair

 

BALTIMORE, MD (October 2016) – The MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Board of Directors elected internal medicine physician, Dr. Michael Suter, as the 31st chairman in the hospital’s 118-year history. It also announced W. Daniel McLaughlin will step into the vice chair role, and welcomed new members Denise Matricciani and Eric Washington to the 20-member board, effective November 1.

Baltimore business leader Michael Dietrich will step down from the chair position, ending his two year term.  He has been a MFSMC board member since 2008.

Dr. Suter, a board-certified internal medicine physician, has been providing care to the Baltimore community for 23 years. Currently, he sees patients at his private practice in Parkville, which he began in 2005.

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Dr. Michael Suter, MD

Serving as president of the MedStar Franklin Square medical staff from 2004 to 2006, Dr. Suter joined the board of directors as an ex-officio member in 2004 and was elected to the board in 2009. He served as chair of the hospital’s physician committee for the patient tower capital campaign and on the community health improvement committee, and is an active member of the Foundation Board of Directors.

After completing a master’s degree in applied medical statistics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Dr. Suter attended medical school at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He returned to the United States and completed his residency in internal medicine at MedStar Franklin Square.

W. Daniel McLaughlin is the president of Bay View Homecare Inc., a home and physician medical equipment supplier.

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W. Daniel McLaughlin

He was the former supervisor of the pulmonary function lab at St. Joseph Hospital and received his cardio pulmonary and pulmonary function technician licenses in 1983. Since then, Mr. McLaughlin has served on the capital campaign committee for the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company and as chair of the MedStar Franklin Square Foundation Board of Directors.

Denise Matricciani is the corporate affairs manager for Erickson Living, where she is responsible for review programs that ensure compliance with state and federal laws, licenses and certifications required for each retirement community. She began her career with the Maryland Hospital Association and became vice president of Governmental Policy and Advocacy in 1998. Since that time, she has served on the Maryland Government Relations Association, Maryland Rural Health Association, and Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Eric Washington is the student conduct administrator for the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), where he provides leadership training for student community advocates and upholds the college’s code of conduct. Prior to this role, Mr. Washington was the adult coordinator/admissions counselor, adjunct professor, and coordinator of the weekend college at CCBC. He served as a Maryland state representative for the United States Civil Rights Commission and as commissioner for the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission. Mr. Washington is also an active member of the Police Community Relations Council and Dundalk Renaissance Corporation.

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.

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Debra Schindler
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Dr. Samuel Smith, MD Discusses Annual Pelvic Exams

Doctors not ready to abandon annual pelvic exams

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a statement saying there wasn't enough evidence to determine whether the standard pelvic exam was beneficial for women without symptoms and who are not pregnant. However, this doesn't mean the exams will — or should — be abandoned by everyone, says Dr. Samuel Smith, MD, chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read the full story.

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Debra Schindler
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to Hold 10th Annual FREE Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

Baltimore—(October 17, 2016)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will host its 10th Annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, November 6 on the Community College of Baltimore – Essex campus beginning at 8 a.m. In an effort to help arm the community against the flu, nurses will administer free vaccinations to all eligible individuals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Since 2007, MedStar Franklin Square has worked closely with county agencies to hold the clinic, including the Baltimore County Health and Human Services, Police, Fire and Public Works departments, and the Community College of Baltimore County, which allows the use of its Essex campus. For the tenth year, this clinic provides a free and convenient way for members of the community to vaccinate the entire family in one stop, without having to leave the car.

WHAT:              10th Annual FREE Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic

WHEN:             Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
                           8 a.m. to Noon
(or until supplies run out)

WHERE:           Community College of Baltimore – Essex campus, Rossville Boulevard and College Drive

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of flu complications. The number of people who die each year from flu-related causes in the United States ranges from 3,000 to 49,000.

To protect against the flu, the CDC recommends annual vaccination for those six months and older, as well as those at higher risk of developing flu complications, including children under five; adults over 65; pregnant women; residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; those with weakened immune systems; and people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

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Debra Schindler
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MedStar Orthopaedics Advances Care for Pediatric Patients, Welcomes Expert Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Andrew Abramowitz, MD, to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

pediatric orthopaedic surgeonBaltimore—(May 29, 2014)—MedStar Orthopaedics has expanded the range of orthopaedic services offered to children from birth through adolescence, welcoming Andrew Abramowitz, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopaedics, to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

“MedStar Orthopaedics is eager to expand our services to better serve our region’s children,” said Les Matthews, MD, medical director of MedStar Orthopaedics. “Joining Lindsay Jones, MD, and Frank Dawson, MD, our team of sports medicine pediatricians, Dr. Abramowitz furthers our scope of care bringing extensive experience and ability to treat our pediatric patients with surgical needs.”

Practicing as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for over 13 years, Dr. Abramowitz is an expert in all aspects of musculoskeletal problems common to children and adolescents. He specializes in routine conditions such as hip dysplasia, clubfeet, in-toeing, out-toeing, flatfeet, bowlegs, knock-knees, Perthes disease, slipped epiphysis, fractures and sports injuries. In addition, he has advanced expertise in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions with spasticity such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries as well as limb lengthening and deformity.

After receiving his medical degree from Boston University, Dr. Abramowitz served his residency at the Boston University Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. He completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at the Gillette Children’s Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minnesota. He also completed a fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Deformity at the Minnesota Limb Length Center.

His extensive clinical experience includes working at the Nemours Children’s Clinic in Orlando, FL., and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, LA, where he served as the assistant director of the gait lab.

Dr. Abramowitz is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He currently teaches orthopaedic surgery residents from the University of Maryland and pediatric residents from The Johns Hopkins University.

He will be seeing patients at his practice, MedStar Pediatric Orthopaedics, located on the MedStar Franklin Square campus at 9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 1500, Baltimore, MD 21237; and in Mount Airy at 1502 South Main Street, Suite 307, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Click here to learn more about pediatric orthopaedics at MedStar Franklin Square. To learn more about Dr. Abramowitz, or for physician referral, click here or call 443-777-7900.

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 is comprised of experts from 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. Visit MedStarOrtho.org for more information.

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 medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

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