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Physician of the Year

2017 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.


Srilatha Kanumuru, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Srilatha Kanumuru, M.D., internist

Dr. Kanumuru is deeply dedicated to excellent patient care. An able leader, patient advocate and role model, she anticipates problems and communicates clearly and effectively with patients, their families and her colleagues.


Nicole Chandler, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital: Nicole Chandler, M.D., pediatric surgeon

A surgeon-scientist who at the same time is also a gifted educator and administrator, Dr. Chandler has brought new surgical techniques and technologies to the hospital and has mentored bioengineering design teams in developing new devices.


William Greenough III, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: William Greenough III, M.D., associate medical director, clinical chief of the ventilator rehabilitation unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and professor of medicine

Dr. Greenough’s research on oral rehydration solutions saved countless children’s lives in Bangladesh. His old-school charm and clinical acumen are points of pride for his colleagues and valued by his patients.


Neil Rosenman, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Neil Rosenman, M.D., office medical director, JHCP Germantown

Despite managing an extremely busy clinical practice, Dr. Rosenman consistently receives top scores for patient satisfaction and quality. He serves as the office medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Germantown site, which is thriving in large part due to the example that he sets.


David Efron, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: David Efron, M.D., chief of acute care surgery and professor of surgery

Profoundly committed to the delivery of high-quality care, Dr. Efron makes himself available on a 24/7 basis regardless of whether he is on call. As chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, he is an exemplary leader who ensures that the patient is always at the center of the equation.


Scott Cohen, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Scott Cohen, M.D., pulmonologist

Recognized for his compassion, positive energy and outstanding leadership, Dr. Cohen is devoted to his patients in the intensive care unit, as well as their family members.


G. Peter Pushkas, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: G. Peter Pushkas, M.D., vice president of medical affairs

An outstanding hematologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Pushkas postponed his retirement to become Suburban Hospital’s interim vice president of medical affairs at a challenging time. In this role, he lent support to initiatives for improving physician communication and satisfaction.

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