David A. Riseberg, M.D.

Chief, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Chair, Cancer Committee

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Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

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David A. Riseberg, M.D., is Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Riseberg is a top rated oncologist who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Riseberg is a highly regarded specialist treating patients with many types of cancers and blood disorders including breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, gynecologic cancers, lung cancer, leukemia and lymphoma.

Leadership in Oncology

In addition to his role as Chief, Dr. Riseberg is Chair of The Cancer Committee at Mercy Medical Center. In these leadership roles, Dr. Riseberg deliberates with other cancer experts to design and develop care paths for complex cancer cases. This team of cancer surgeons and specialists also invests time, energy and resources to design standards of care that elevate the patient experience and clinical outcomes.

Dedicated to Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Dr. David Riseberg has dedicated and focused much of his medical career on the research and treatment of breast cancer. His continued dedication to helping women face this life changing disease is a commitment that has translated into research, outreach and a better understanding of how to manage the disease and care for breast cancer patients. 

Dr. Riseberg works together with the surgeons, certified nurse practitioners and nurses in The Breast Center at Mercy to help women get a coordinated and comprehensive treatment plan and, when appropriate, enrolled as a participant in a current clinical trial. This approach allows the patient to benefit from the collective wisdom, experience and knowledge of the medical team.

Utilizing the latest chemotherapy treatments and in collaboration with top rated oncologists and radiation specialists within Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care, Dr. Riseberg helps women face the challenges and triumphs of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Experienced Oncologist in Treating Leukemia and Lymphoma

Dr. David Riseberg is equally as gifted in his knowledge and first-hand experience in treating blood disorders, leukemia and lymphoma. Sometimes, because these diagnoses do not have the word cancer in their name people feel these are less severe disorders. In fact, many blood disorders are cancerous and can have devastating results if not effectively treated. Turning to a skilled medical oncologist like Dr. Riseberg is one of the best ways to evaluate the stage of the blood disorder and then determine the best available treatment options.

Recognized as a Leading Medical Oncologist

Dr. David Riseberg is a highly respected medical oncologist within the Baltimore area. He has been recognized by Baltimore magazine as one of the areas “Top Doctors,” a distinction awarded by his peers within the medical community.

Dr. Riseberg is caring, friendly, interested in the lives of his patients and their families and an extremely visible doctor in Mercy’s Outpatient Chemotherapy patient suite. He visits with patients, making sure their medical needs are met and their personal comforts are given individualized attention.

The genuine and heartfelt appreciation for his compassionate care and bedside manner has been voiced by Dr. Riseberg’s patients in a particularly special and touching way. On multiple occasions Dr. Riseberg has earned the “Compassionate Doctor Recognition” – as voted by his patients. He also has been honored as the recipient of the “Patients’ Choice Award.”

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship  – Clinical Associate, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health
  • Residency – University of Maryland Medical System
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland Medical System
Patient Stories
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore MD


Diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, Tammy's oncologist Dr. David Riseberg, prescribed new type of medication.

Patient receives treatment at The Breast Center at Mercy


Jennifer, breast cancer survivor and avid horse racing fan, tells the story of her diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Medical Oncology and Hematology, Mercy, Baltimore MD


Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Shannon talks about the new drug therapy Dr. Riseberg prescribed.

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


A ballerina in the elite Joffrey Concert Group in New York City, Maggie discovered she had stage 4 breast cancer, which changed her life and put her on a path to educate and empower other young women.

Medical Oncology & Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


Thanks to a cooling cap she wore during chemotherapy treatment prescribed by Dr. David Riseberg, Terri was able to keep most of her hair. 

Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore MD

Mary Lou

MaryLou was diagnosed with a non-aggressive form of breast cancer and hopes to return to the beach with her family after treatment with Dr. David Riseberg.

Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


In celebration of Cancer Survivors' Day Mercy patient and featured speaker Rosalind shares her experience and inspires hope and gratitude in those who hear her words.

Associations & Memberships
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Medical Association