Physicians & Staff

The Thoracic Oncology team specializes in treating and caring for patients with lung and esophageal cancer and cancers metastatic to the chest. The multidisciplinary treatment team includes:

  • surgeons
  • thoracic radiologists
  • gastroenterologists
  • pulmonologists
  • radiation oncologists
  • medical oncologists
  • radiation oncologists
  • nurses
  • social workers


Thoracic Surgery:

Joseph Stewart Friedberg, MD
Charles Reid Edwards Professor of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Maryland Medical System

Special Interests: Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Thoracic Malignancies
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Otolaryngology; Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital- Cardiothoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
410-328-6366/appointments


Whitney Burrows, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Esophageal Cancer; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Esophageal Motility Disorders; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Emphysema; Thymectomy; Myasthenia Gravis; Sympathectomy; Hyperhidrosis
Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
410-328-6366/appointments
410-328-6366/academic office


Shamus R. Carr, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery; Benign and Malignant Esophageal Disease; Chest Wall Deformities
Medical Degree: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, General Surgery; University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Thoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
410-328-6366/appointments
410-328-6366/academic office


James M. Donahue, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery; Esophageal Cancer Surgery; Mediastinal Tumors; Mesothelioma; Metastatic Cancer to the Lung; Chest Wall Tumors, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Barrett's Esophagus; Esophageal Motility Disorders
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
410-328-6366/appointment
410-328-6366/academic office


Shelby J. Stewart, MD
Interim Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Benign Esophageal Disease and Surgery; Thymoma; Thymic Cancer; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery
Medical Degree: University of Michigan School of Medicine
Residencies: Albert Einstein Medical Center- General Surgery; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Certifications: Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery
410-328-6366/appointment
410-328-6366/academic office


Lindsey Black, MS, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Masters of Science: University of Maryland School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD
Bachelors of Nursing: Liberty University; Lynchburg, VA
Experience: Oncology and Thoracic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner at Frederick Memorial Hospital; Registered Nurse in the Multi-trauma ICU at the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center; Registered Nurse in Medical Surgical Care Unit at Carolinas Specialty Hospital
Certifications: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (wellness through acute care)
410-328-6366/appointments



Medical Oncology:

Martin Joseph Edelman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Head, Solid Tumor Section
Special Interests: Cancer; Thoracic Oncology Malignancies
Medical Degree: Albany Medical College
Residency: U.S. Naval Medical Center of San Diego
Fellowship: U.S. Naval Medical Center of San Diego
Certifications: Internal Medicine; Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments


Petr F. Hausner, MD, PhD
Chief, Hematology/Oncology VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Program in Oncology
Special Interests: Melanoma, Kaposi Sarcoma, Mesothelioma, Lung cancer, Thymoma, Esophageal, Carcinoid; Gap Junctional communications, Epithelial-Mesothelial transition, Milky Spots
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
410-328-6080/appointments
410-328-2565/academic office


Dan Zandberg, M.D.Dan Zandberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Head and Neck Cancer; Gastrointestinal Cancer
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: The George Washington University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2565 / academic office




Radiation Oncology:

Mohan Suntha, MD
Vice Chair and Professor, Radiation Oncology
Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
Special Interests: Thoracic Oncology, Head and Neck Cancer, GI Oncology
Medical Degree: Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080/appointments
410-328-2331/academic office


Steven J. Feigenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Director of Clinical Research; Director of the Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Program; Director of Emerging Technology
Special Interests: Breast Cancer; Lung Cancer; Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Lung, Liver and Spine Malignancies
Medical Degree: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville
800-492-5538 / appointments
410-328-6080 / academic office


Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Mesothelioma; Thymic Tumors; Mediastinal and Chest Wall Tumors; Hematologic Malignancies; Gynecologic Malignancies; Multi-modality Clinical Trials
Medical Degree: University of Mumbai, DR. D.Y. Patil Medical College
Residencies: Tata Memorial Center, University of Mumbai, India; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Fellowship: Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto
Internship: University of Mumbai, DR. D.Y. Patil Medical College
Research Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Michelle Turner, MS, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-3929 / academic office



Thoracic Radiology:

Jean Jeudy, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Special Interests: Cardiac Imaging; Thoracic Radiology
Medical Degree: University fo Maryland School of Medicine
Residencies: Long Island College Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology
Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology


Charles White, MD
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Thoracic Radiology
Certification: Internal Medicine, Radiology
410-328-5700/appointments
410-328-1296/academic office



Gastroenterology:

Bruce D. Greenwald, MD
Professor of Medicine, Program in Oncology
Special Interests: Esophageal Cancer, GI Oncology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Laser Therapy
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-5196/appointments
410-328-8731/academic office



Pathology:

Allen Burke, MD
Professor of Pathology
Special Interests: Cardiovascular Pathology; Pulmonary Pathology
Medical Degree: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Residency: Letterman Army Medical Center, Pathology
Certifications: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology




Pulmonary Medicine:

E. James Britt, MD
Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Diagnostic Pulmonary Medicine, Bronchoscopy
Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care
410-706-2171/appointments
410-706-2171/academic office




Edward M. Pickering, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Degree: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
1-866-408-6885 / appointments
410-328-8141 / academic office


Ashutosh Sachdeva, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Residency: Maulana Azad Medical College University of Delhi
Fellowship: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine; St. Louis University Hospital, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Interventional Pulmonary
Certifications: Critical Care; Internal Medicine, AIM; Pulmonary Disease






Melissa Culligan, RN, MS 
Clinical Instructor of Surgery
Program Administrator, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Thoracic Surgery




Nurse Navigators and Nurse Practitioners:

Colleen Norton, RN 
Nurse Navigator, University of Maryland Mesothelioma and Thoracic Oncology Treatment and Research Center 
410-328-6366/contact 


Seantrese Wimbush, RN
410-328-6366/contact 


Core Resources

Genetic Counseling:

Jessica Scott, MGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
410-328-7904


Clinical Nutrition Services:

Jenny TaylorJenny Taylor, RD, LDN, CNSD
Senior Dietitian
410-328-5462


Integrative Medicine and Palliative Medicine:

Integrative Medicine:

Brian Berman, MD
Professor of Family Medicine Founder and Director, UM Center for Integrative Medicine
Special Interests: Acupuncture; Complementary Medicine; Homeopathy
Residency: UCLA Center for Health Sciences; Anesthesiology; University of Maryland Medical System, Family Medicine




Delia Chiaramonte, MD
Assistant Professor Director of Education, Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Special Interests: Complementary Medicine, End-of-life Care, Doctor-patient Communication
Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Certification: Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Psychosocial Services:

Mark J. Ehrenreich, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Consultation/Liaison
Medical Director, Medical Crisis Counseling Center
Special Interests: Psychotherapy; General Adult Psychiatry; Medical Crisis Counseling; Affective and Anxiety Disorders; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


Catherine L Harrison-Restelli MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Special Interests: Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant); delirium, confusion and agitation in medically ill patients; women's mental health, especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman; psychiatric care of veteran's, especially female veterans and patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Degree: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office



Occupational and Environmental Health/Epidemiology:

Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine 
Special Interests: Occupational Exposures; Occupational Medicine/Toxicology
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins, M.P.H.; University of Maryland, M.D.
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University 
Certifications: Internal Medicine; Toxicology; Preventive/Occupational Medicine

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