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Best Consulting Physician

2017 Winners Announced

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


Eric Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Eric Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D., director of inpatient neurological services and associate professor of neurology

Ferociously hardworking, Dr. Aldrich projects a positive attitude and calm demeanor, creating a pleasant working environment devoted to service excellence. He is highly valued and respected.


Jennifer Mayer, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Jennifer Mayer, M.D., pediatric hematologist and oncologist

Upbeat, approachable and extremely dedicated to patients, Dr. Mayer sets the tone on how staff are expected to interact with patients, families and colleagues. Her families are extremely grateful for her support and dedication to them.


Matthew Kashima, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Matthew Kashima, M.D., director of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and assistant professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery

Dr. Kashima is always available to address concerns about airway issues, whether he is on call or not. He reassures patients and makes every member of the team feel like a valued part of the process.


Shabina Ahmed, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Shabina Ahmed, M.D., endocrinologist

A brilliant clinician, Dr. Ahmed engages patients to take better care of themselves, meeting them where they are and helping them to set concrete, attainable goals. Her flexibility and availability have earned her accolades from referring physicians in multiple specialties.


Robin Avery, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Robin Avery, M.D., professor of medicine

Dr. Avery’s tireless efforts promote exceptional care for patients in transplant medicine and oncology who develop infectious complications. She is a gifted academic clinician who provides exceptional consultative care in both inpatient and outpatient arenas.


Steven Burka, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Steven Burka, M.D., nephrologist

Dr. Burka makes himself exceptionally available, always presenting a calm demeanor while delivering well-reasoned and effective advice. His kindness is matched by his clinical excellence.


Elena Isenbergh, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Elena Isenbergh, M.D., chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases

As the department director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Isenbergh always goes the extra mile to support her colleagues in reaching the correct diagnosis and treatment plan, and in delivering outstanding patient care.


Strategic Priority

patient and family centered care

Patient- and Family-Centered Care