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Physician of the Year

2016 Winners Announced

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.


Juan Dumois, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Juan Dumois, M.D., clinical practice director for pediatric infectious disease and chair of the Division of Infectious Disease

Outstanding both in his clinical work and in his teaching, Dr. Dumois dispenses considered advice on patient care and has deep expertise in infectious disease.


Mary Pieprzak, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Mary Pieprzak, M.D., nephrologist

A highly engaged president of Howard County General Hospital’s professional staff, Dr. Pieprzak demonstrates a profound commitment to patient care and quality improvement.


Rafael Llinas, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Rafael Llinas, M.D., director of neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and associate professor of neurology

Dr. Llinas’ generosity, sense of humor, clinical knowledge and energy are renowned, and his teaching ability is legendary. A scientist, leader, clinician and teacher, he is swift to put ideas into action for the benefit of patients.


Harry Bigham Jr., M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Harry Bigham Jr., M.D., cardiologist, Heart Care - Bethesda

Dr. Bigham’s clinical reputation is stellar, and his patient satisfaction scores are consistently among the highest for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. He is an effective leader who managed the integration of a cardiology practice he founded into Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Jonathan Efron, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Jonathan Efron, M.D., chief of Ravitch Service and professor of surgery

A distinguished surgeon who is highly regarded in his field, Dr. Efron is a superb clinician, researcher and mentor. His expertise draws very complex cases, while his kind and humble personality makes patients and families feel that they are in the best hands. He is always willing to help others when needed.


Peter Petrucci, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Peter Petrucci, M.D., general surgeon 

Renowned for his skills in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Petrucci has been a clinician and leader at Sibley Memorial Hospital for decades. His clinical abilities, patient care and mentorship of young surgeons are exemplary.


Diane Colgan, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Diane Colgan, M.D., cosmetic surgeon

Dr. Colgan is a leader and innovator whose physician communication course has dramatically improved physician communication scores. Her tireless efforts on behalf of patients and families are matched by her vision and dedication.

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