46 Mercy Medical Center Physicians Named 2023 "TOP DOCTORS" by Baltimore Magazine

October 17, 2023

Baltimore's Top Doctors - Mercy Medical Center

A total of 46 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine's November 2023 "Top Doctors" issue, representing 26 separate specialties, ranging from orthopedic surgery to pain management, specifically:

Breast Surgery

Dr. Neil B. Friedman
Dr. Jennifer Joh


Dr. Carlos Ince
Dr. Frederick Kuhn

General Gynecology

Dr. Kevin Audlin

General Obstetrics

Dr. Lindsay Appel

General Pediatrics

Dr. Chelsea Goodier
Dr. Michele Jules-Chapman
Dr. Dawan King
Dr. Michelle Williams
Dr. Ashanti Woods

General Surgery

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

Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dwight Im


Dr. Mahwish Ali

Intensivists/Critical Care

Dr. Kelli Eimer

Interventional Radiology

Dr. David Sill

Neurology - Neuromuscular

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke


Dr. Sandy Kotiah
Dr. Peter Ledakis

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle

Dr. John Campbell
Dr. Rebecca Cerrato
Dr. Clifford Jeng

Orthopedic Surgery - Hand

Dr. Clayton Alexander

Orthopedic Surgery - Upper Extremity - Shoulder

Dr. Gregory Gasbarro

Orthopedic Surgery - Joint

Dr. Joseph Ciotola
Dr. Marc Hungerford
Dr. Kamala Littleton

Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

Dr. Mark Slabaugh

Pain Management

Dr. David Maine
Dr. William Raoofi

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Nicholas Anastasio

Plastic Surgery - Reconstruction

Dr. Brendan Collins


Dr. Sadia Khan
Dr. Lynn Ludmer

Spine Surgery

Dr. Charles Edwards II
Dr. Adam Schell

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Kurtis Campbell
Dr. Vadim Gushchin

Travel Medicine

Dr. Michael Zimring


Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Paul Lucas
Dr. Vincent Noori

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

Assisting in the Baltimore magazine "Top Docs" survey were four physician advisors, including Dr. Jennifer Taylor, OB/GYN, of Mercy's Family Childbirth and Children's Center, who provided professional experience. Dr. Taylor has served on the advisory board for the past four years (2020-2023). Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree from the 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 
Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations
Office: 410-332-9714
Cell: 410-375-7342
Email: dcollins@mdmercy.com