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Hospitalists and Intensivists

Our hospitalists and intensivists provide coordinated inpatient care at Howard County General Hospital and Suburban Hospital. These hospital-based physicians strive to communicate regularly with the patient, their family, their primary care physician and any necessary specialists to provide a coordinated, seamless interaction.

Hospitalists are physicians who focus primarily on providing quality medical care to hospitalized patients. From the time a patient is admitted into in the hospital to the time that patient is discharged, a hospitalist works closely with the patient and the other physicians involved in his or her care to coordinate all aspects of the hospital stay.

Intensivists are physicians who specialize in caring for critically ill patients. Our intensivists direct the care of intensive care patients and collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the hospital to coordinate their medical management.

Howard County General Hospital

Contact Information

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone: 410-720-8695


Program Administrator: Jumana Kaka
Office Medical Director: Melinda Kantsiper, M.D. (Hospitalists)
Office Medical Director: Jeanette Nazarian, M.D. (Intensivists)

Suburban Hospital

Contact Information

Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone, Hospitalists: 301-896-7500
Phone, Intensivists: 301-896-3986


Program Administrator: Iniuboho Akpandak
Office Medical Director: Eric Park, M.D. (Hospitalists)
Office Medical Director: Leo Rotello, M.D. (Intensivists)

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