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, M.D. Joseph Stewart Friedberg, M.D.
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: U.S. Naval Medical Center of San Diego
Certification:Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Whitney M. Burrows, M.D. Whitney Burrows, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Esophageal Cancer; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Esophageal Motility Disorders; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Emphysema; Thymectomy; Myasthenia Gravis; Sympathectomy; Hyperhidrosis
410-328-6366/academic office

Shamus R. Carr, M.D., F.A.C.S.Shamus R. Carr, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery
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
410-328-6366/academic office

James M. Donahue, M.D. James M. Donahue, M.D.
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
Certification: General Surgery
410-328-6366/academic office

Linda W. Martin, M.D., M.P.H. Linda W. Martin, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Thoracic Malignancies, Multimodality Approaches to Lung and Esophageal Cancer, Smoking Cessation Interventions in Lung Cancer Patients
Residency: University of Minnesota, Surgery; University of California, Surgery; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Heart Institute, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Fellowship: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Certification: Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
410-328-2331/academic office

Melissa Culligan, RN, MS
Program Administrator, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nurse Navigator, University of Maryland Mesothelioma and Thoracic Oncology Center

Surgical Oncology:

H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.
Associate Chair for Clinical ResearchProfessor of Surgery
Special Interests: Gastrointestinal tumors including Pancreatic cancer, Colorectal cancer, primary and metastatic Liver cancer, and Endocrine malignancies
Medical Degree: Georgetown Unversity School of Medicine
Residency: Bethesda Naval Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
410-328-7320 / academic office

Medical Oncology:

Martin Joseph Edelman, M.D.Martin Joseph Edelman, M.D.
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
Certification: Internal Medicine; Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments

Josephine Feliciano, M.D.Josephine Feliciano, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Thoracic Oncology
Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2565 / academic office

Petr F. Hausner, M.D., Ph.D.Petr F. Hausner, M.D., Ph.D.
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
Certification: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
410-328-2565/academic office

Heather D. Mannuel, M.D.Heather D. Mannuel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Medical Oncology, Genitourinary Cancer
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2567 / academic office

Michelle Turner, M.S., C.R.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner
Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-3929 / academic office

Radiation Oncology:

Mohan Suntharalingam, M.D.Mohan Suntha, M.D.
Vice Chair and Professor, Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Thoracic Oncology, Head and Neck Cancer, GI Oncology
Medical Degree: Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-2331/academic office

Steven J. Feigenberg, M.D.Steven J. Feigenberg, M.D.
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

Minesh P. Mehta, M.B.B.Ch.Minesh P. Mehta, M.B.B.Ch.
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Associate Director of Clinical Research

Special Interests: Brain tumors; Lung cancer
Medical Degree: University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080 / appointments
410-328-2324 / academic office

Minesh P. Mehta, M.B.B.Ch.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

Thoracic Radiology:

Jean Jeudy, M.D.Jean Jeudy, M.D.
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

Robert D. Pugatch, M.D. Robert Pugatch, M.D.
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Special Interests: Thoracic Imaging
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
410-328-3938/academic office

Charles S. White, M.D. Charles White, M.D.
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Thoracic Radiology
Certification: Internal Medicine, Radiology
410-328-1296/academic office


Bruce D. Greenwald, M.D. Bruce D. Greenwald, M.D.
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
410-328-8731/academic office


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

Ashutosh  Sachdeva, M.D. Ashutosh Sachdeva, M.D.
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

Nurse Practitioner:

Jaclyn ScholtenJaclyn Scholten, M.S.N., C.R.N.P.

Nurse Coordinator:

Seantrese Wimbuish, R.N.

Core Resources

Genetic Counseling:

rispoliJessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Certified Genetic Counselor

Clinical Nutrition Services:

Jenny TaylorJenny Taylor, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D.
Senior Dietitian

Integrative Medicine and Palliative Medicine:

Integrative Medicine:

Brian  Berman, M.D.Brian Berman, M.D.
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

Palliative Medicine:

Jeanette Abell, M.D., M.B.A
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Ohio State University Medical Center, Palliative Medicine

Psychosocial Services:

Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.
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 M.D.Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.
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, M.D., M.P.H.Melissa A. McDiarmid, M.D., M.P.H.
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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