Leadership

Stephen N. Davis

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.)


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Associate Chair for Education, Residency Program Director

Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D., Celeste L. Woodward Professor in Humanitarian and Ethical Medical Practice 
Residency education, curriculum development and evaluation, faculty development.


Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE; curriculum development in rheumatology. 

 
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Associate Program Director

Kathryn N. Silva, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical education, hospital medicine, resident clinical competency, patient safety and quality initiatives


UMMC physician Danielle Baek, MDAssociate Program Director for Ambulatory Education and Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine

Danielle Baek, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, primary and preventive health care.


UMMC physician Bernadette Siaton, MDAssociate Program Director

Bernadette Siaton, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education and rheumatology


Christina Kock, MD | University of Maryland Medical Center physicianAssociate Program Director

Christina Koch, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine and quality improvement


UMMC physician Albert Han, MDAssociate Program Director, Program Director of Preliminary IM Program, Mercy Medical Center

Albert J. Han, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education and hospital medicine


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Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Robert Habicht, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine.


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Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Ronald San Juan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical education.


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Program Director for EMIM-Critical Care Program

Michael Winters, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine
Emergency medicine, medical education.


Dr. Terry Watnick

Director, ABIM Research Pathway

Terry Watnick, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Biology of cystic kidney disease, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center.


Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH

Director, Institute for Global Health, Director, Division of Malaria Research

Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH
Clinical trials of malaria drugs and vaccines, antimalarial drug resistance, molecular and genomic epidemiology, immuno-epidemiology, pathogenesis, malaria in pregnancy, and interactions between malaria and co-infections including HIV and schistosomiasis. See Institute for Global Health  and Division of Malaria Research.

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Associate Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Louis J. Domenici, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Quality improvement, patient safety and medical education


UMMC's George Boyer, MD

Chairman of Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Mercy Medical Center

George M. Boyer, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical pulmonary medicine including obstructive airways disease and diving medicine; computerized medical record and order entry, quality management.


CHIEF RESIDENTS 2017-2018

University and VA Chief Residents
John Allen, MD.  University of Maryland School of Medicine (2014), University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017).  Plans career in academic general internal medicine for July 2018. 
Rebecca Feldmeier, MD.  Jefferson Medical College (2014), University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017).  Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2018.

Primary Care Chief Resident
Praveen George, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2014), University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017).  Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2018. 

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Daniel Escobar, MD.  Temple University School of Medicine (2014),  University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017). Plans fellowship in infectious diseases for July 2019. 

Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Sara Brown, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2014), University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017). Plans fellowship in gastroenterology for July 2018.  

Med-Peds Chief Resident
Michael Cafarchio, , MD.  Jefferson Medical College (2014), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2014-2018). Plans fellowship in palliative care for July 2018. 

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Erica Bates, MD.  Pennsylvania State University (2013), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2013-2018). Plans career in emergency medicine and intermediate care unit, July 2018.
Adeolu Ogunbodede, MD.  Emory University School of Medicine (2013), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2013-2018). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2018.


Division Heads

University of Maryland Medical Center's David ZimrinCardiovascular Medicine

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

Complex cardiovascular disease, including advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, complex arrhythmias and valvular heart disease; genetics of lipid abnormalities; congenital heart diseases; cardiac transplantation; pharmacogenomics.  See Cardiovascular Medicine.


Stephen N. Davis

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

Chairman Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACP Theodore E. Woodward Professor

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. See Endocrinology.


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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Jean-Pierre Raufman, M.D., 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. See Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


UMMC Jeffrey FinkGeneral internal Medicine

Jeffrey Fink, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health Director, Early Renal Insufficiency and Safe Kidney Programs

Medical student and residency education, hospital medicine, patient safety and quality improvement, clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease, influence of patient safety on health outcomes in kidney disease.  See General Internal Medicine.

University of Maryland Medical Center's Kathleen Neuzil

Geographic Medicine

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health; Director, Center for Vaccine Development

Vaccine-preventable disease research and development, including clinical trials and human challenge models, field epidemiologic studies, bacterial pathogenesis and immunology, vaccine policy. Focus on diseases of public health importance (including cholera, Ebola, typhoid fever, shigellosis, influenza, Zika).  See Center for Vaccine Development.

Steven Gambert, M.D.

Gerontology

Steven Gambert, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging, Interim Division Director

A multidisciplinary Division that includes a Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and a National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Includes translational research, educational and clinical research training investigating effects of aging, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on metabolism; metabolic function and genetics in obesity and type 2 diabetes; and exercise rehabilitation in older patients disabled by stroke and cardiovascular diseases. See Gerontology, GRECC and Pepper Center.


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Hematology-Oncology

Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., 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. See Greenebaum Cancer Center.


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Infectious Diseases

Robert Redfield, M.D., 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 Institute for Human Virology.


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Nephrology

Matthew R. Weir, M.D., 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. See Nephrology


UMMC's Melissa McDiarmidOccupational and Environmental Medicine

Melissa McDiarmid, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine.

Exposure sciences and the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental hazards with emphasis on carcinogens and heavy metals, and the exposures of health care workers and military veterans.  See Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Jeffrey D. Hasday, M.D., 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. See Pulmonary-Critical Care.


Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine Director, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE; and development of curriculum for teaching rheumatology to medical students and residents. See Rheumatology.