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William Baumgartner, M.D., Physician of the Year

The Physician of the Year award is given 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.

Mark Landrum, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital

Mark Landrum, M.D.

Chief of Infectious Diseases

Considered a world-class infectious disease physician, Mark Landrum possesses clinical acumen, patient centeredness and collegiality in equal measure, according to his colleagues. He collaborates well with team members when consulting on patients, and advocates for the best patient care initiatives possible. Perhaps most importantly, Landrum’s forethought about the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason Howard County General Hospital was well-prepared to handle the crisis. He started warning about the virus well before it arrived in the United States, and advised that we develop plans to deal with it far ahead of time. Thanks to him, the hospital did.

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Dipti Amin, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Dipti Amin, M.D.

Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Hospitalist

Colleagues consider Dipti Amin the backbone of numerous clinical, quality and safety initiatives at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She has been a tireless and staunch advocate for the goal of continually improving clinical care at the hospital. Her humility, poise in listening, and ability to process what any individual or system needs is unique and remarkable. An “oracle” of pediatric medical knowledge, Amin has been a pillar in many successes at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

Renee Blanding, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Renee Blanding, M.D.

Vice President of Medical Affairs

Renee Blanding leads with integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and tranquility. Her professionalism, equanimity, unshakable optimism and tireless effort continues to inspire the Johns Hopkins Bayview team. Balancing hospital and administrative duties, Blanding keeps the needs of patients and their family members as a grounding focus. She consistently demonstrates integrity, fairness, accountability and transparency during crises. Blanding has been critical to clinical operations during the difficult year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fernanda Porto Carreiro, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Fernanda Porto Carreiro, M.D.

General Internist, JHCP Montgomery Grove

Fernanda Porto Carreiro is frequently sought out by her colleagues for difficult clinical questions. A general internist at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians' Montgomery Grove location, she has consistently superior quality scores, gets rave reviews from her patients and helps keep staff engaged in the office. Porto Carreiro makes the effort to reach out to specialists, discuss treatment plans and make sure patients are aware of their treatment options. She led the site's Language of Caring program and is the physician champion for the patient and family advisory committee. She consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by her peers, as she regularly offers insights during provider and staff meetings.

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Bo Soo Kim, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Bo Soo Kim, M.D.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician

Bo Soo Kim is an exemplary physician with many years of dedicated service to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For the last 10 years, he has been a permanent staple in the cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit and has mentored, counseled and encouraged thousands of residents, advanced practice providers, fellows, medical students and trainees. His patient-centered, team-based approach to care is respected, and his calm, focused demeanor makes him approachable and fosters communication and collaboration among the team. Kim has been physically present in the unit for weeks at a time, working diligently to develop a COVID-19 ECMO program, including protocols and action plans. He has made himself available 24/7 for consultation for those house officers taking care of patients, and has worked tirelessly to continue to teach and support new traveling health care professionals, off-service covering trainees and new staff members.

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Jason Rose, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Jason Rose, M.D.

Medical Director, ICU

As medical director of Sibley Memorial’s intensive care unit, Jason Rose has led the unit through a trying year, with greatly increased clinical responsibilities. In addition to helping develop new physical capacity in several areas for COVID-19 intensive care unit patients, Rose helped coordinate treatment algorithms and kept the entire ICU team well-versed in emerging therapies and evidence for the treatment of the virus. He led from the front lines, and provided exemplary clinical care to the sickest patients at Sibley. He skillfully coordinates care with numerous consultants. Clinical rounds with the care team are always educational and include a thorough review and plan of care for the patient.

S. Sonia Qasba, M.D., M.P.H.

Suburban Hospital

S. Sonia Qasba, M.D., M.P.H.

Internist/Pediatrician

Sonia Qasba has been relentless in her efforts to eliminate hospital-acquired infections. Through her broad collaborative work involving doctors and nurses, she has helped to significantly reduce hospital-acquired C.diff colitis at Suburban Hospital over the past two years. She has been at the forefront of COVID-19 efforts in terms of research, knowledge, seeing patients, providing comfort and protecting the staff. Her ability to lead, educate and simply be available to answer questions has been invaluable.

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