64 Mercy Medical Center Physicians Named Among Region's "TOP DOCTORS" in November 2021 Issue of BALTIMORE Magazine

October 21, 2021

Baltimore's Top Doctors - Mercy Medical Center

(Baltimore, MD) – A total of 64 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2021 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 48 separate specialties, ranging from urology to weight management, specifically:


Dr. Mark Applefeld (retired 10/31/2021)
Dr. Frank Morris


Dr. Douglas Buethe

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Stephen Schenkel


Dr. Marie Bellantoni


Dr. Scott Huber

Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Matilda Hagan
Dr. Mary Harris

Gastroenterology – Liver Disease

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari
Dr. Paul Thuluvath


Dr. Sandy Kotiah
Dr. Peter Ledakis

Hospitalist Medicine

Dr. David Bright

Infectious Disease

Dr. Paul Arle Eder

Intensivists – Critical Care

Dr. Kelli Eimer

Internal Medicine – General

Dr. Thomas Lynch

Interventional Radiology

Dr. Brad Cogan
Dr. David Sill


Dr. Robert Greenwell

Neurology - General

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke

Neurology – Neuromuscular

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke

Oncology – Breast

Dr. Neil B. Friedman
Dr. David Riseberg

Oncology – Colon

Dr. Peter Ledkakis

Pain Management

Dr. Harrison Linder
Dr. David Maine


Dr. Edgar Alonsozana


Dr. Albert Polito

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Maria Jacobs


Dr. Brad Cogan
Dr. David Sill


Dr. Lynn Ludmer


Dr. Blaine Kristo
Dr. Alan Kusakabe

Weight Management

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Surgical Specialties:


Dr. Robert Wong

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Breast Surgery

Dr. Gauri Bedi
Dr. Neil Friedman
Dr. Jennifer Joh

Colo-Rectal Surgery

Dr. Jeffery Nelson

Cosmetic Surgery-Breast/Body Contouring

Dr. Brendan Collins

General Surgery

Dr. J. Lawrence Fitzpatrick
Dr. Nora Meenaghan
Dr. Thomas Swope


Dr. Charles Park

Orthopedic Surgery – Foot & Ankle

Dr. John Campbell
Dr. Rebecca Cerrato
Dr. Clifford Jeng
Dr. Patrick Maloney
Dr. Lew Schon

Orthopedic Surgery – Hand

Dr. Clayton Alexander

Orthopedic Surgery – Joint

Dr. Marc Hungerford

Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Dr. John-Paul Rue

Plastic Surgery – Reconstruction

Dr. Bernard (Bernie) W. Chang
Dr. Brendan Collins

Regional Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Wong

Spine Surgery

Dr. Charles Edwards II

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Kurtis Campbell
Dr. Armando Sardi

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Paul Lucas

General Gynecology

Dr. Tangela Anderson-Tull
Dr. Kevin Audlin
Dr. Meghan Lynch

General Obstetrics/High-Risk Obstetrics

Dr. Robert Atlas

General Pediatrics

Dr. Ashanti Woods

Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dwight Im
Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes
Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Robert Atlas


Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann

Each Mercy physician was recognized as among the best in the region in their respective fields.
In addition, Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, was among several physicians photographed and profiled for the special edition. A Board Certified general surgeon, Dr. Singh is Fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery with extensive experience in:

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. Dr. Taylor also served on the advisory board in 2020. 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.

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 high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

Media Contact 
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