Leadership

Stephen N. Davis

Chairman Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACP

Theodore E. Woodward Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, University of Maryland Medical Center 

(See Department of Medicine for more details.)


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Associate Chair for Education, Residency Program Director

Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D., Celeste L. Woodward Professor in Humanitarian and Ethical Medical Practice
Residency education, curriculum development and evaluation, faculty development.


Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System


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Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education
Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine

Nikkita Southall, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, primary and preventive health care.


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Associate Program Director

Philip Dittmar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, simulation, ultrasound and cost conscious curricula, hospital medicine.


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Associate Program Director

Kathryn N. Silva, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine, resident clinical competency, patient safety and quality initiatives


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Associate Program Director, Mercy Medical Center

Wilma A. Rowe, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine and quality measures.


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Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Robert Habicht, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine.


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Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Ronald San Juan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical education.


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Program Director for EMIM-Critical Care Program

Michael Winters, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine
Emergency medicine, medical education.


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Director, ABIM Research Pathway

Terry Watnick, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Biology of cystic kidney disease, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center.


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Associate Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Louis J. Domenici, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Quality improvement, patient safety and medical education


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Chairman of Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Mercy Medical Center

George M. Boyer, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical pulmonary medicine including obstructive airways disease and diving medicine; computerized medical record and order entry, quality management.



Chief Residents 2015-2016

2015-Chief residents

University and VA Chief Residents
Rawan Faramand, MD. Virginia Commonwealth University (2012), University of Maryland Residency (2012-2015).  Plans fellowship in hematology-oncology for July 2016.

Alexandra Ward, MD.  MS, UMDNJ (2008), MD UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (2012), University of Maryland Residency (2012-2015).  Plans fellowship in cardiovascular medicine for July 2016.

Primary Care Chief Resident
Earl Campbell, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2012), University of Maryland Residency (2012-2015).  Plans fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology for July 2016.

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Mona Beier, MD.  University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine (2012),  University of Maryland Residency (2012-2015). Plans career in academic hospital medicine care for July 2016.

Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Helene Hedian, MD. University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine (2012),  Tulane University Residency (2012-2013), University of Maryland Residency (2013-2015). Plans career in academic general internal medicine for July 2016.

Med-Peds Chief Resident
Rowan Hurrell, MD. Indiana University School of Medicine, (2012), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2012-2016). Plans career in hospital medicine for July 2016.

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Nicholas Santavicca, MD.  SUNY-Downstate (2011), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2011-2016). Continuing in Critical Care track (2016-2017). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2017.
Carina Sorenson, MD.  New York University School of Medicine (2011), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2011-2016). Continuing in Critical Care track (2016-2017). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2017.


Division Heads

Sanjay Rajagopalan

Cardiovascular Medicine

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MBBS, Professor of Medicine
Melvin Sharoky Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-Director, University of Maryland Heart Center

Complex cardiovascular disease, including advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, complex arrhythmias and valvular heart disease; genetics of lipid abnormalities; congenital heart diseases; cardiac transplantation; pharmacogenomics.  See Cardiovascular Medicine web site.


Stephen N. Davis

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

Chairman Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACP
Theodore E. Woodward Professor

Genetics and genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, celiac disease, longevity; molecular and cell biology and functional genomics of adipose tissue; insulin signal transduction, insulin resistance; prevention / treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and their complications including cardiovascular disease; pharmacogenomics; molecular basis of islet beta-cell growth regeneration / maintenance; endogenous ouabain; prevention of transplantation-associated osteopenia. See Endocrinology web site.


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Gastroentrology and Hepatology

Jean-Pierre Raufman, M.D., Paulson Professor of Medicine

Mechanisms of interactions between second messengers involved in pepsinogen secretion from chief cells; bile acid composition; hepatitis C; mucosal immunity and inflammation; molecular biology of GI dysplasia and cancer, pathogenesis of GI infections, immunopathogenesis of hepatobiliary diseases, hepatic fibrosis, pathogenesis of IBD, novel endoscopic therapies, novel therapeutic approaches to viral hepatitis, IBD, esophageal and colon cancer. Also see the Gastroenterology and Hepatology web site.


Jeffrey C Fink

General internal Medicine

Jeffrey Fink, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Early Renal Insufficiency and Safe Kidney Programs

Medical student and residency education, hospital medicine, patient safety and quality improvement, clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease, influence of patient safety on health outcomes in kidney disease.  Also see the General Internal Medicine web site.


Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH

Geographic Medicine

Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Vaccine Development

Vaccine development; tropical medicine (including cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and shigellosis); field epidemiologic studies; bacterial pathogenesis. Please see the Center for Vaccine Development for more information.

Steven Gambert, M.D.

Gerontology

Steven Gambert, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging, Interim Division Director

A multidisciplinary Division that includes a Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and a National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Their work includes translational research, educational and clinical research training investigating the effects of aging, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on adipose and muscle tissue lipid and glucose metabolism; metabolic function in obesity and type 2 diabetes; genetics of obesity and diabetes and the metabolic responses to weight loss and exercise training; and exercise rehabilitation in older patients disabled by chronic stroke and cardiovascular diseases. See Gerontology, GRECC and Pepper Center web sites.


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Hematology-Oncology

Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Greenebaum Cancer Center

Leukemia and hematologic malignancies, lung cancer, genitourinary cancers; immunotherapy; new drug trials in leukemia and solid tumors; allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation; pharmacokinetic and pharmacologic modeling of anticancer drugs; supportive care of cancer patients. Please see Greenebaum Cancer Center for more information.


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Infectious Diseases

Robert Redfield, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Basic and clinical studies of human immunodeficiency virus infection; pathogenesis of bacterial infections including urinary tract infection and diarrheal diseases; acute inflammatory responses; sepsis; viral infections (including cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C virus, papilloma virus). See the Institute for Human Virology and our research site for more information.


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Nephrology

Matthew R. Weir, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Molecular mechanisms of renal growth in disease; molecular physiology of hypertension; molecular mechanisms of polycystic kidney disease; physiology of renal microcirculation and tubular transport mechanisms; influence of dietary salt, salt sensitivity and insulin resistance on hypertensive renal injury, particularly in diabetics and African-Americans; clinical management strategies of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients to prevent cardiovascular morbidity and delay chronic allograft nephropathy. Also see the Nephrology web site. 


Melissa McDiarmid, MDOccupational and Environmental Medicine

Melissa McDiarmid, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine.

Exposure sciences and the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental hazards with emphasis on carcinogens and heavy metals, and the exposures of health care workers and military veterans.  Please see Occupational and Environmental Medicine for more information.


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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Jeffrey D. Hasday, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Mediators of inflammation and epithelial cell function; physiology, immunology and genetic mechanisms of asthma; lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery; basic and clinical pulmonary vascular biology; effects of smoking and cessation; treatment of ARDS and sepsis; inositol phosphates and calcium signaling. Also see the Pulmonary-Critical Care web site.


Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE; and development of curriculum for teaching rheumatology to medical students and residents. Also see the Rheumatology web site.

         
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