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.)
Associate Chair for Education, Residency Program Director
Susan D. Wolfsthal, MD, Celeste L. Woodward Professor in Humanitarian and Ethical Medical Practice
Residency education, curriculum development and evaluation, faculty development.
Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education
Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine
Nikkita Southall, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, primary and preventive health care.
Associate Program Director
Philip Dittmar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, simulation and cost conscious curricula, hospitalist medicine.
Associate Program Director
Kathryn N. Silva, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospitalist medicine, resident clinical competency, patient safety and quality initiatives
Associate Program Director, Mercy Medical Center
Wilma A. Rowe, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital practice and quality measures.
Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Robert Habicht, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospitalist medicine.
Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Ronald San Juan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director for EMIM-Critical Care Program
Michael Winters, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine
Emergency medicine, medical education.
Director, ABIM Research Pathway
Terry Watnick, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Biology of cystic kidney disease, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center.
Associate Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Louis J. Domenici, MD, Associate Chair for Ambulatory Operations and Hospitalists, Associate Professor of Medicine
Chairman of Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
George M. Boyer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical pulmonary medicine including obstructive airways disease and diving medicine; computerized medical record and order entry, quality management.
Chief Residents 2014-2015
University and VA Chief Residents
Sunjeet Sidhu, MD. George Washington School of Medicine (2011), University of Maryland Residency (2011-2014). Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2015.
Bethany Weiler, MD. Loyola University of Chicago (2011), University of Maryland Residency (2011-2014). Plans fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine for July 2015.
VA Ambulatory Chief Resident
Rory Bricker, MD. Temple University School of Medicine (2011), University of Maryland Residency (2011-2014). Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2015.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Michael Liquori, MD. Temple University School of Medicine (2011), University of Maryland Residency (2011-2014). Plans fellowship in palliative care for July 2016.
Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Peter Olivieri, MD. Jefferson Medical College, (2011), University of Maryland Residency (2011-2014). Plans fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine for July 2015.
Med-Peds Chief Resident
Mark Heikens, MD. Case Western Reserve University, (2011), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2011-2015). Plans career as hospitalist for July 2015.
Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Kami Hu, MD. Virginia Commonwealth University (2010), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2010-2015). Continuing in Critical Care track (2015-2016). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2016.
David Wacker, MD. Yale University School of Medicine (2010), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2010-2015). Continuing in Critical Care track (2015-2016). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2016.
David Zimrin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiology Network Development; Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UMSJMC); Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UMSJMC
Dr. Zimrin’s research interests have centered on new approaches to coronary revascularization with special interest in hybrid coronary revascularization.. Also see the Cardiology web site.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Alan R. Shuldiner, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Program in Human Genetics
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. Also see the Endocrine web site.
Gastroentrology and Hepatology
Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD, 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.
General internal Medicine
Jeffrey Fink, MD, Professor of Medicine
Health services research in women's health, minorities and the chronically ill; exercise therapy in older patients; dementia in aged nursing home admissions; HCFA investigation of drug inappropriateness. Also see the
General Internal Medicine web site.
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, Bessie and Simon Grollman Distinguished 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.
Andrew P. Goldberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging
Leads multidisciplinary Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical and National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers in 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.
Kevin J. Cullen, MD, 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.
Robert Redfield, MD, 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.
Matthew R. Weir, MD, 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.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, Professor of Medicine.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Jeffrey D. Hasday, MD, 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.
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Marc C. Hochberg, MD, Professor of Medicine
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and systemic sclerosis; use of alternative and complementary medicine in patients with rheumatic diseases. Also see the Rheumatology web site.