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Clinical Award Winners - 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams! These clinicians and care teams were recognized by their peers for their commitment to the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine and their consistent dedication to providing excellent patient care. Winners were announced in the following categories:

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Physician of the Year

Ayesha Khalil, M.D.

Ayesha Khalil, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital

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Allison Messina, M.D.

Allison Messina, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Scott Wright, M.D.

Scott Wright, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Naaz Hussain, M.D.

Naaz Hussain, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Fasika Woreta, M.D.

Fasika Woreta, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Martin Paul, M.D.

Martin Paul, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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George Sotos, M.D.

George Sotos, M.D.

Suburban Hospital

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Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

Nia Jewell Leak, M.D.

Nia Jewell Leak, M.D., and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Team

Howard County General Hospital

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Colin Moore, M.D.

Colin Moore, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Jonathan Zenilman, M.D.

Jonathan Zenilman, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Colleen Leavitt, M.D.

Colleen Leavitt, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Steven Frank, M.D.

Steven Frank, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Michael Brennan, M.D.

Michael Brennan, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Mauro Sarmiento, M.D.

Mauro Sarmiento, M.D.

Suburban Hospital

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Excellence in Service and Professionalism

James Withey, M.D.

James Withey, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital

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E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D.

E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Edward Bessman, M.D.

Edward Bessman, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Ayesha Butt, M.D.

Ayesha Butt, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Kimberly Peairs, M.D.

Kimberly Peairs, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Amy Chused, M.D.

Amy Chused, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Daniel Valaik, M.D.

Daniel Valaik, M.D.

Suburban Hospital

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Best Consulting Physician

Andrew Weiss, M.D.

Mahmood Solaiman, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital

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Frank Ayestaran Cassani, M.D.

Frank Ayestaran Cassani, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Satish Shanbhag, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Satish Shanbhag, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Paul Gemma, D.C.

Paul Gemma, D.C.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Victor Urrutia, M.D.

Victor Urrutia, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Andrew Lerner, M.D.

Andrew Lerner, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Benjamin Rubin, M.D.

Benjamin Rubin, M.D.

Suburban Hospital

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Innovations in Clinical Care

Neesha Patel and the respiratory therapy team

Neesha Patel and the Respiratory Therapy Team

Howard County General Hospital

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David Kays, M.D., and the Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

David Kays, M.D., and the Center for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Raena Hariharan, M.D., Heather Agee, M.D., Hannah Fetting, C.R.N.P., and the Multidisciplinary Empowerment for Sustainable Health (MESH) Program

Raena Hariharan, M.D., Heather Agee, M.D., Hannah Fetting, C.R.N.P., and the Multidisciplinary Empowerment for Sustainable Health (MESH) Program

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Norman Dy, M.D., and the Direct Primary Care team

Norman Dy, M.D., and the Direct Primary Care team

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Nisha Gilotra, M.D., and the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

Nisha Gilotra, M.D., and the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Brian Johnson, M.D., and the interventional radiology team

Brian Johnson, M.D., and the Interventional Radiology Team

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Nicholas Peters, Pharm.D., and Courtney Morgan, Pharm.D.

Nicholas Peters, Pharm.D., and Courtney Morgan, Pharm.D.

Suburban Hospital

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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

Andrew Demidowich, M.D.

Andrew Demidowich, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital

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Deanna Green, M.D., and the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center team

Deanna Green, M.D., and the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center Team

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Megan Buresh, M.D., and the Comprehensive Care Practice Community Health Workers

Megan Buresh, M.D., and the Comprehensive Care Practice Community Health Workers

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Kate Rediger, C.R.N.P., Laura Harding-Fukushima and the trauma-informed care work group

Kate Rediger, C.R.N.P., Laura Harding-Fukushima and the Trauma-Informed Care Work Group

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

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Albert Wu, M.D., Cheryl Connors, R.N., Matt Norvell and the RISE Team

Albert Wu, M.D., Cheryl Connors, R.N., Matt Norvell and the RISE Team

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Margaret Showel, M.D., and the Hematologic Malignancy Team

Margaret Showel, M.D., and the Hematologic Malignancy Team

Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Structural Heart Disease Program

Structural Heart Disease Program

Suburban Hospital

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