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Forty-four HCGH Doctors Ranked as Top Doctors by U.S. News

Contact:  Sharon Sopp, 410.740.7646,

Columbia, MD –

U.S. News & World Report announced its Top Docs list for Baltimore for 2011. The online listing includes forty-four Howard County General Hospital physicians representing a wide range of specialties.

The U.S. News Top Doctors report, developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., relies upon data from Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™.  Physicians are selected based on a peer nomination process which uses data from thousands of surveys completed by doctors and health care professionals. In addition to online and mail surveys, physician-led research teams solicit input from leading specialists, clinical chairs and vice presidents of medical affairs. Finally, the research teams evaluate individual physician credentials and develop a conclusion based on a variety of factors such as medical education, training, and professional achievements.

Johns Hopkins Medicine was well represented in the Baltimore list.  In addition to Howard County General Hospital: Johns Hopkins, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, had 220 physicians listed- four of whom practice at Howard County General and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center had 26 physicians with the Top Doctor designation.

The forty-four Top Doctors who practice at Howard County General Hospital are:

Funlola Aboderin, Neonatologist
Robert Akbari, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Richard Andorsky, Gastroenterologist
Merrill Ansher, Neurologist
Anuradha Boddeti, Nephrologist
*Marcia Canto, Gastroenterologist
Clark Brill, Physiatrist
Jacqueline Brown, Pediatrician
Edward Cahill, Pediatrician
Kevin Carlson, Geriatrician
Nathaniel Carter, Neurologist
Marc Chaiken, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Jane Chew, Dermatologist
Adinarayana Divakaruni, Gastroenterologist
Andrew Farb, Cardiologist
Deborah Frassica, Radiation Oncologist
Lynne Gaynes-Kaplan, Endocrinologist
David Glasser, Ophthalmologist
Ramya Gopinath, Infectious Disease Specialist
Stephen Grill, Neurologist
William Herzog Jr., Cardiologist
Sushma Jani, Psychiatrist
Atiya Khan, Pediatrician
Duniya Lancaster, Pediatrician
Barry Lance, Endocrinologist
Lea Lazar, Family Medicine
Jia Liu, Nephrologist
Mary Mailander, Pediatrician
Michael May, Pediatrician
Charles Mess Jr., Orthopedic Surgeon
Maureen Muoneke, Obstetrician- Gynecologist
Harry Oken, Internist
Josephine Owusu-Sakyi, Internist
Feroz Padder, Interventional Cardiologist
Barry Reiner, Pediatric Endocrinologist
Jon Resar, Interventional Cardiologist
Francisco Rojas, Obstetrician- Gynecologist
Joseph Savitt, Neurologist
Patrick Tong, Ophthalmologist
Debra Vachon, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Asha Vali, Family Medicine Doctor
James Zalucki, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Lynne Zheutlin, Allergist-Immunologist
Khalid Zivi, Interventional Cardiologist

*Dr. Marcia Canto is, in Castle Connolly's estimation, among the top 1% in the nation in her specialty.

A detailed list of the rankings and information about the ranking methodology can be found here.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 249 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing nearly 80 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,700 individuals and nearly 500 volunteer auxilians.