Our Physicians and Staff

Our team approach to care emphasizes the collaboration of many skilled professionals to ensure the best result for adults and children with diabetes and endocrine disorders. Team members work with patients, families and private physicians to develop a personal plan of treatment to meet a patient's unique needs.


Interim Director

Kristi D. Silver, M.D.Kristi D. Silver, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interim Director, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
M.D.: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Endocrinology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Genetics of diabetes and insulin secretion.


Endocrinologists

Alan R. Shuldiner, M.D.Alan R. Shuldiner, M.D.
John Whitehurst Professor of Medicine; Head, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition; Associate Dean and Director, University of Maryland School of Medicine Program in Personalized Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
M.D.: Harvard School of Medicine
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Diabetes Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Genetics of age-related diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, personalized medicine


Mary Alattar, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 
M.D.:  Al Mustansiryia University 
Residency:  Harbor Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: NIH, NIDDK, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Thyroid disease, nodules and thyroid cancer management. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, General endocrine and metabolic disorders.  

Richard B. Horenstein, M.D.Richard B. Horenstein, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
M.D.: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Genetics of Type 2 diabetes, Lipid disorders, Pharmacogenetics, Personalized medicine.



Elizabeth Lamos, M.D.Elizabeth Mary Lamos, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
M.D.: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease including thyroid biopsy, general endocrine disorders including pituitary and calcium disorders.



Rana Malek, M.D.Rana Malek, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
M.D.: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hirsutism, lipid disorders


Lina Yakub Melhem, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
M.D.: University of South Alabama 
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Insulin Resistance Syndromes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Thyroid Disorders


Kashif Munir, M.D.Kashif Munir, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
M.D.: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, diabetes in pregnancy, pituitary and adrenal disorders, thyroid cancer and thyroid dysfunction; fine needle biopsy of thyroid


Marjorie Pennant M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification:  Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
M.D.:  Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine 
Residency:  George Washington University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Thyroid disorders, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes



Ava Port, M.D.Ava Michelle Port, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Nutrition (ABPNS)
M.D.: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center, Endocrinology, Nutrition 
Areas of Special Interest: Diabetes, nutrition, obesity and weight management



Stephanie Stein, M.D.stephanie_stein
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
M.D.: George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Internal Medicine 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, pituitary, thyroid and metabolic bone disorders, thyroid biopsies.


Nanette Steinle, M.D.

Nanette Steinle, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
M.D.: Medical College of Ohio
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Nutrition, genetics of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, eating behavior.


Elizabeth A. Streeten, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Medical Genetics
MD: Albany Medical College
Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Internal Medicine
Fellowships: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Genetics, National Institutes of Health - Endocrinology
Special Interests:  Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases, including Paget disease, fibrous dysplasia, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, disorders of phosphorus metabolism, osteomalacia, vitamin D deficiency and other vitamin D disorders, osteonecrosis, fracture metabolic evaluation and medical treatment, nonhealing fractures, Kidney stone metabolic evaluation and treatment, giant cell tumors of bone



Pediatric Endocrinology

Photo of Doctor Debra R. CountsDebra R. Counts, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Head, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
M.D.: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of St. Louis, Pediatric Endocrinology; Developmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Areas of Special Interest: Principal investigator for epidemiology of diabetes complications and intervention trial, diabetes prevention trial.

Elyse Dara Pine-Twaddell, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest:  Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency, Puberty, Gender variance

Parissa Salemi, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
D.O.: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Areas of Special Interest: Diabetes, Thyroid, Calcium, Puberty, Growth, PCOS


Pharmacy

Charmaine D. Rochester, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., C.D.M., C.D.E.
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy: Howard University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Practice Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Primary Care Pharmacy Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center


Nurse Practitioner

Malinda Duke, C.P.N.P.Malinda Duke, C.P.N.P., C.D.E.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Nursing Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Maryland; Master of Science in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Post Masters Ceritification, Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Special Interest: Adolescents with Diabetes


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Michelle Ghabranious R.N., M.N., N.P.
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Degree: Loretto Heights College BSN, MN Physiological Nursing, University of Washington, George Washington University Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Arizona Post Graduate Certificate Pulmonary Nursing
Special interests: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Health Disparities, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention


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Jane Kapustin, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., BC-ADM, FAANP
Associate Professor
Nurse Practitioner at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Assistant Dean for Master's Studies at University of Maryland, School of Nursing
Education: BSN in Nursing, Towson University, MS in Nursing, University of MD, Baltimore, PhD in Health Policy, UMBC, BC-ANP, BC-ADM (Adult NP, Advanced Diabetes Management)
Special interests: type 2 diabetes in younger adults, PCOS, Gestational Diabetes, chronic disease management


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Cathy Krichten, C.R.N.P., C.D.E.
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Nursing Degree: B.S.N., University of Maryland, M.S., Nursing, University of Maryland
Nurse Practitioner: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Special interests: Young Adults with Diabetes, Insulin pump therapy, Continuous Glucose Monitoring



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Jennifer Sumbilla Anisko, R.N., M.S.N., C.R.N.P.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator
Board Certification: PCNB Certified for Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing
Education: University of Maryland College Park - Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology
University of Maryland School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Masters Degree in Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing
Areas of special interest: Pediatric diabetes, insulin pump management


Diabetes Educators

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Susan Hunter-Schulze, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Senior Diabetes Education Coordinator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator, Pediatric Weight Management
Education: B.S. in Dietetics, Ohio State University; M.S. in Nutrition, Ohio State University
Dietetic Internship: Emory University, Woodruff Medical Center
Special Interests: Health and Wellness, Diabetes Education for Children and Adults


Janice MacLeod MA, RD, LD, CDE
Senior Diabetes Network Coordinator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: Masters Psychology, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; BS Dietetics and Biology, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA; Internship, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton OH
Special Interests:  developing business savvy solutions to transform diabetes care including the optimal use of glucose monitoring to guide persons with diabetes in making the best decisions about their care between touch-points with their health care team and to assist with making timely therapy advances.


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Kathleen Arkangel, R.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Educator
Certification:Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S., Psychology and Sociology; A.A, Nursing
Special Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Stress Management



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Lisa M. Davis, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Educator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S. in Dietetics, Marywood University
Special Interests: Adult Diabetes Education, Gestational Diabetes, PCOS, Insulin Pumps



Angela Ginn-Meadow, RD, LDN, CDE
Diabetes Education Coordinator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S Food and Nutrition Morgan State University
Special interests: African American Nutrition, Food Preparation, Meal Planning, Behavior and Lifestyle Changes, Integrative and Functional Medicine  


Mae Hynes, R.D., L.D.N.
Diabetes Educator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S. in Dietetics, James Madison University
Dietetic Internship: University of Virginia Health System
Special Interests: Diabetes Education for Children and Adults, Weight Management


Debra Nelson, R.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Nurse Educator
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S. in Nursing, University of Iowa; M.A. in Nursing, University of Iowa; Post-Master’s Certificate, Teaching in the Health Professions, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Mentor, National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators
Special Interests: teaching/learning theory, insulin pump therapy, psychosocial support


Elizabeth Smith, R.D.N., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Educator 
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator
Education: B.S. in Nutrition Science, East Carolina University
Special Interests: Nutrition, Diabetes Education, Insulin Pump Therapy, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Diabetes in Pregnancy


Manager

Catherine DiBlasi, R.D., R.N., C.D.E.


For appointments or information, call 855-979-8667.

This page was last updated: July 14, 2014

         
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