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Best Consulting Physician

2015 Winners

The Best Consulting Physician award is presented to the physician providing superior consulting or specialized services.


David Berman, D.O.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: David Berman, D.O., infectious disease specialist

Dr. Berman always provides excellent, detailed consulting care. He has an outstanding bedside presence and superb communication skills with the patient, family and requesting physician.

Sheetal Wagle, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Sheetal Wagle, M.D., neurologist

Dr. Wagle is an excellent clinician who spends time with patients, explains their illness in detail in person and on paper, and collaborates not only with the hospitalist group, but also with other consultants in a very thorough and professional manner.

David Meyerson, J.D., M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: David Meyerson, J.D., M.D., director of cardiology consultation services

Dr. Meyerson is meticulous in gathering a patient’s data to create a cohesive, step-by-step care plan. Despite covering multiple services, he always finds time for a thoughtful, genuine bedside visit and a follow-up phone call to the referring team.

Daniel Schwartz, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Daniel Schwartz, M.D., cardiologist

An excellent communicator, Dr. Schwartz develops a wonderful rapport with patients and is a helpful colleague. He takes the time to call other physicians when one of their patients is with him if he has questions or wants the patient to be reassured.

Thomas Traill, B.M.B.Ch., M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Thomas Traill, B.M.B.Ch., M.D., professor of medicine and director of the E. Cowles Andrus Cardiac Clinic

Dr. Traill’s willingness to work with other physicians sets him apart, and he is known by virtually everyone who practices clinical medicine at this institution. His opinion is trusted, his reputation is outstanding and his character is sterling.

Laurence Balter, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Laurence Balter, M.D., infectious disease specialist

Dr. Balter is a highly collaborative and deeply informed colleague whose patient evaluations are marked by a scrupulous attention to evidence-based patient care.

Stephen Greco, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Stephen Greco, M.D., director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

For patients traumatized by a diagnosis of malignancy, finding a physician like Dr. Greco is a triumph. Deeply knowledgeable on a wide variety of malignancies and treatment techniques in a rapidly changing field, he applies his knowledge with wisdom and compassion.

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patient and family centered care

Patient- and Family-Centered Care