47 Mercy Physicians Named Among Region's "Top Doctors" In November 2020 Issue of Baltimore Magazine

October 21, 2020
Mercy Medical Center - Top Docs - Baltimore, MD

 A total of 47 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore Magazine’s November 2020 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 38 separate specialties, ranging from orthopedic surgery to weight management, specifically:

Breast Surgery

Dr. Neil B. Friedman

Dr. Jennifer Joh

Cardiology-Non Interventional

Dr. Mark Applefeld

Dr. Frank Morris (Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville)


Dr. Jeffery Nelson


Dr. Douglas Buethe

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Stephen Schenkel


Dr. Marie Bellantoni (Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea)


Dr. Scott Huber

Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Mary Harris

Dr. Paul Thuluvath

Gastroenterology – Liver Disease

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari 

General Obstetrics – High Risk Obstetrics

Dr. Robert Atlas

General Pediatrics

Dr. Ashanti Woods

General Surgery

Dr. Larry Fitzpatrick

Dr. Thomas Swope

Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dwight Im

Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes

Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein


Dr. Sandy Kotiah

Dr. Peter (Panayotis) Ledakis 

Interventional Radiology

Dr. David Sill

Neurology – General

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke

Neurology – Neuromuscular

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke


Dr. Charles Park

Oncology – Breast

Dr. Neil B. Friedman

Dr. David Riseberg

Oncology – General

Dr. Sandy Kotiah

Dr. Peter Ledakis

Orthopedic – Foot & Ankle

Dr. John Campbell

Dr. Clifford Jeng

Dr. Patrick Maloney

Dr. Lew Schon

Orthopedic Surgery – Joint

Dr. Marc Hungerford

Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Dr. John-Paul Rue

Pain Management

Dr. David Maine

Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive

Dr. Bernie Chang

Dr. Brendan Collins


Dr. Michael Lansing (Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown)

Dr. Albert Polito

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Maria Jacobs


Dr. David Sill

Regional Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Wong

Rheumatology/Clinical Immunology

Dr. Lynn Ludmer

Spine Surgery

Dr. Clayton Dean

Dr. Charles Edwards

Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Dr. Jessalynn Adam

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Armando Sardi


Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann


Dr. Blaine Kristo

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Paul Lucas

Weight Management

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Each Mercy physician was recognized as among the best in the region in their respective fields.

In addition, Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, who specializes in General Pediatrics at Mercy Family Care Physicians, was among several physicians photographed and profiled for the special edition. Dr. Woods is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and offers a wide spectrum of pediatric care for newborns through adolescents.

Assisting in the Baltimore magazine “Top Docs” survey were three physician advisors, including Dr. Jennifer Taylor, OB/GYN, of Mercy’s Family Childbirth and Children’s Center, who provided professional expertise.  Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her residency in OB-GYN at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

Email: dcollins@mdmercy.com Office: 410-332-9714 Cell: 410-375-7342

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on FacebookTwitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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