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Physician of the Year

2015 Winners

This honor is awarded to the physician who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by his or her peers.

Paul Danielson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Paul Danielson, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgery, chief of medical staff

Dr. Danielson is a great chief of staff, exhibiting diplomacy when needed and determination when indicated. He is a wonderful surgical colleague, always willing to go the extra mile, including serving his country.

Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D., president of the professional staff

As president of the professional staff, Dr. Koutrelakos exhibited outstanding leadership throughout his term of office. One area in particular was peer review reform, for which he provided both the inspired vision as well as the strong leadership to bring about change.

Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and assistant professor of surgery

Exemplifying the term “master clinician,” Dr. Reifsnyder has excelled both in improving patient care and in educating future physicians. A true leader, he demonstrates what can be achieved with collaboration and teamwork.

William Convey, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: William Convey, M.D., medical director of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Frederick

As office medical director of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians located in Frederick, Dr. Convey has managed 20 years of exponential growth with a level of care and commitment that is extraordinary. Leading by example, he exemplifies patient-centeredness and has excelled in all quality ratings.

Steven Schulman, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Steven Schulman, M.D., professor of medicine

Over the past few decades, Dr. Schulman has had an extraordinary impact on Johns Hopkins trainees going into cardiology. His wisdom, devotion, focus on patient care and fun demeanor make him the ultimate teacher and mentor.

Ramin Oskoui, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Ramin Oskoui, M.D., cardiologist

Dr. Oskoui practices evidence-based medicine while holding himself to the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and collegiality. He has been a force for good at Sibley and has touched the lives of innumerable others through his charity work.

Amirali Nader, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Amirali Nader, M.D., internist and critical care specialist

Noted for his compassion and reliability, Dr. Nader is tireless in providing excellent patient care and leads by example. 

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