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Steven C. Ludwig, M.D. | Daniel E. Gelb, M.D. | Kelley E. Banagan, M.D. | Eugene Y. Koh, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven C. Ludwig, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Co-Director, University of Maryland Spine Program
Chief of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics

Steven C. Ludwig, M.D.

Dr. Ludwig graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Following his residency, Dr. Ludwig completed further specialized training in Spine Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ludwig is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Ludwig has received many awards and honors including the Jefferson Orthopaedic Award for Outstanding Research, the Cervical Spine Research Society's Award for Outstanding Research, and the American Orthopaedic Association Award for Outstanding Research. He currently serves as the editor for cervical spine in Current Opinion in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Ludwig specializes in a full range of adult spinal disorders. His clinical interests include degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, spinal tumors, infections, traumatic injuries to the cervical spine, sports-related spine injuries, minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as disc replacement surgeries.

Clinical Interests: Internship and Residency:
Adult reconstructive spine surgery Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA/General Surgery
Minimally invasive spine procedures  
Traumatic spinal injuries Combined Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Medical College/Pennsylvania Hospital-Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA/Orthopaedic Surgery
Degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine  
Spine tumors  
Spine infections Fellowships:
Sports related spine injuries Emory University/Spine Surgery
Spinal stenosis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Atlanta, GA
Disc herniations  
Myelopathy Hospital Affiliation:
Radiculopathy University of Maryland/Shock Trauma
Disc replacement Kernan Hospital
  Baltimore VA Medical Center
Board Certification:  
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Licensure:
  Georgia
Education: Pennsylvania
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Massachusetts


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly known as Rutgers Medical School) Maryland
   

Daniel E. Gelb, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Co-Director, University of Maryland Spine Program

Daniel E. Gelb, M.D.

Dr. Gelb received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and afterward completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Rochester. He then completed an Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an Yves Cotrel Fellowship for the study of surgery of the spine in Paris, France.

Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Gelb spent eight years as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Penn State University College of Medicine. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Gelb is a member of the AOA medical honor society. He is a recipient of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant for Research in Autocrine Regulation of Chondrocyte Maturation, and was awarded the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., M.D. Teaching Award in June of 2001.

His areas of clinical interest include: Adult and pediatric spinal deformity, including scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal tumors and infections, spinal trauma as well as a full range of degenerative spinal conditions.

Clinical Interests: Hospital Affiliation:
Spinal reconstructive surgery University of Maryland/Shock Trauma
Adult and pediatric deformity Kernan Hospital
Spinal trauma Baltimore VA Medical Center
Spinal tumors and infections  
Spinal stenosis Medical Licensure:
Disk herniation Pennsylvania
Radiculopathy New York
Myelopathy Missouri
  Maryland
Board Certification:  
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellowships:
  Washington University/Orthopaedic Spine Fellow; St. Louis, MO
Education:  
New York University School of Medicine Achievements & Awards:
  Daniel Webster Scholoarship, Dartmouth College
Internship and Residency: Phi Beta Kappa Society
University of Rochester/Department of Surgery; Rochester, NY Alpha Omega Alpha Society
University of Rochester/Department of Orthopaedics; Rochester, NY Recipient Orthopaedic Research and Eduational Foundation Fellowship Grant
  Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation - Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., M.D. Teaching Award

Kelley E. Banagan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Kelley E. Banagan, M.D.

Dr. Banagan completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She graduated summa cum laude with honors as valedictorian of her class. She received her medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Banagan served on the American Orthopaedic Association's Academic Leadership Committee, was on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Medicine and Women in Science Steering Committee, and was elected to the AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives Administrative Board. She is the author of multiple book chapters and articles and has presented her research both nationally and internationally.

Clinical Interests: Hospital Affiliation:
Lumbar and cervical degenerative conditions University of Maryland/Shock Trauma
Adult and pediatric deformity University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Spinal trauma Kernan Hospital
Spinal infections and tumors Baltimore VA Medical Center
Spinal stenosis
Myelopathy Medical Licensure:
Radiculopathy Maryland
Disc herniation Illinois (inactive)
 
Education: Fellowships
State University of New York Upstate Medical University Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL/Spine Surgery
   
Internship and Residency:  
University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics; Baltimore, MD/Orthopaedic Surgery

Eugene Y. Koh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Eugene Y. Koh, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Koh received his medical degree from the Harvard School of Medicine in 2003, and successfully completed two Ph.D. programs at both the Harvard School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital, an affiliate of Brown Medical School and went on to complete two fellowships at Rhode Island Hospital and Emory Medical School for orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic spine, respectively.

In 1988, Dr. Koh received a national merit scholarship and was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1992, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Dr. Koh has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences. Currently, he serves as the dedicated spine surgeon for the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Education:
• Harvard Medical School

Internship and Residency:
• Brown Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships:
• Brown Medical School, Orthopaedic Trauma
• Emory Medical School, Orthopaedic Spine

Medical Licensures:
• Maryland

Hospital Affiliation:
• University of Maryland/Shock Trauma
• Kernan Hospital
• Baltimore VA Medical Center

Achievements & Awards:
• National Merit Scholarship
• U. S. Presidential Scholar
• Phi Beta Kappa
• Summa Cum Laude
• NIH MSTP Training Grant

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This page was last updated: January 23, 2014

         
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