Why Choose Us for Gastroenterology Services in Baltimore

Gastroenterology Services Baltimore

The new Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square in Baltimore offers comprehensive gastroenterology services.

The Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center offers nationally recognized physicians who are dedicated to providing Baltimore and the surrounding area with highly specialized, extensive, and compassionate patient care for a full range of digestive system disease disorders.

Recognized by U.S.News and World Report as high performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery in 2014-15, the Center for Digestive Disease, located conveniently in the community, offers quality, encompassing services, including: 

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GI/Endoscopy Suite 

The Center’s new, state-of-the-art GI/Endoscopy Suite features a comprehensive single-site approach to admission, procedure, diagnosis and treatment, if needed, and recovery, making it convenient and comfortable for each patient.

Equipped with high-definition digital endoscopic equipment and a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and staff exclusively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive system disease disorders, the Suite offers multiple advantages for patients, including:

  • Single stop for patient for registration, procedure, recovery, and discharge
  • Three spacious procedure rooms
  • Sixteen private pre-procedural and recovery rooms
  • On-site anesthesiology team
  • Centralized nurse’s station and cardiac monitoring to provide safe and efficient care

Meet Our Providers

The providers at the Center for Digestive Disease consist of gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons, a hepatologist, general surgeons, and certified registered nurse practitioners who partner with the patients and their referring physicians to provide non-invasive and minimally invasive robotic surgical options to reduce complications, decrease hospital stay, and reduce health risks so patients can regain their lives and return to daily activities, sooner.


Fleisher, StevenSM

Steven Fleisher, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology

Physician, Digestive System Disease Center

John Covington, MD
Division of Gastroenterology

Physician, Digestive System Disease Center

Linda Rosenthal, MD
Division of Gastroenterology


Abhinav Sankineni, MD
Division of Gastroenterology

G. Shelton McMullan, MD
Division of Gastroenterology



Colon and Rectal Surgeons


P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD
Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery

David Lisle, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery










Thomas Faust, MD
Division of Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology 











Nurse Practitioners


Shirley Sample, CRNP


Bridget Donnell, CRNP









inflammatory bowel diseaseAdditional Locations

Dr. Linda Rosenthal and Dr. John Covington also see patients in the Towson area at:
1300 Bellona Avenue
Suite B
Lutherville, MD 21093