Katherine BealsProgram Coordinator
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer Building, Suite 134
Baltimore MD, 21287
Katherine “Kat” Beals began her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2009 as a Patient Service Coordinator and Medical Assistant with the department of Cardiology. In addition to her primary job at Johns Hopkins, she is also a certified Event Planner with experience in wedding planning as well as religious events, fundraisers, and private parties. She enjoys team building and collaboration as well as patient care. She has been a part of the Healthcare industry since 2008 and is now a part of the Urban Health leadership team as well as the MOC Supervisor for the Hospitalist Program.
Alyssa Cook, MD, practices internal medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians East Baltimore Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Cook is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 134-F
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Feldman, founder and director of the Med-Peds residency program and the director of the Urban Health Internal Medicine track, is board certified in both general internal medicine and pediatrics. An associate professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and faculty member since 2004, he is an associate program director for the Osler Medical Residency at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Feldman, a clinical skills specialist, has focused his research on urban health, medical education, high value care, and online education of medical residents and practicing general internists. He lives with his wife, Laura, and their son, Lee. Lee keeps them very busy. Dr. Feldman loves the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens and grew up right outside of Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland. He likes to jog, listen to Podcasts and audiobooks, and occasionally golf. His golf outings and his fantasy football competition leaves something to be desired.
Dr. Leavitt grew up in northern Connecticut and completed undergrad at Fairfield University. After college, she spent a year in Yakima, Washington as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corp where she worked as a case manager for patients with chronic mental illness. Afterward, she attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and continued at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago for Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency. After residency, she practiced at two FQHC’s as a NHSC scholar at Chicago Family Health Center in the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago and People’s Community Health Center on Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore. During this time, she was involved in HRSA’s Health Disparities Collaborative, practiced in resource scarce locations that encouraged a more minimalist practice, and appreciated the diversity of providers she learned from early in her career. She became the IM Office Medical Director at JHCP EBMC in 2014. Her professional interests are around delivery of health care, health disparities/equity, quality improvement and team based care. Her clinical strengths are around immunizations, substance use disorders/MAT, adults with developmental disorders and illnesses from childhood, HCV treatment, diabetes and hypertension. In her free time, she is a runner, hiker, bird-watcher, city gardener, reader of The New Yorker, a ‘bad’ vegetarian and an aspiring cook. She lives with her husband, Jeff Griffith, and a crazy Australian Shepard, Rocky, in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Dr. Mix, the Associate Program Director, received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She was in the first class of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health residency at Johns Hopkins, graduating in 2014. Since that time, in addition to her work with the residency program, she has served as a Med-Peds primary care provider for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at East Baltimore Medical Center. She completed a Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2017. Her medical interests include team-based models of primary care, healthcare reform, and integration of substance abuse, psychiatric, reproductive, and hepatitis C care into primary care. Outside of work, she is an avid consumer of podcasts and a huge fan of any outdoor space that can occupy a very energetic toddler for at least 30 minutes.
Sara is the director of the Johns Hopkins PACT (Pediatric-informed Adult Care and Transition) Clinic, where she provides primary care and transition care for adults with developmental disabilities and other complex childhood onset conditions. She is also a preceptor in the Med-Peds and IM resident clinics and works with the Pediatric Complex Care service as a peds hospitalist. Immediately after residency, Sara served as the Assistant Program Director for Ambulatory Education for Internal Medicine in 2014-2015 and as an Assistant Chief of Service (IM Chief Resident) in 2015-2016.
Denisse Mueller, M.D., is a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians East Baltimore Medical Center. She also serves as office medical director for pediatrics at the practice. Dr. Mueller earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Mueller precepts the categorical pediatric residents on Tuesday mornings and the Med-Peds residents occasionally join that session.
Dr. Orozco is the Director for Diversity and Inclusion for our Urban Health Med-Peds and Internal-Medicine tracks. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College. She is a graduate of the partnered David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles Drew University program aimed at increasing medical care to underserved areas. She joined Hopkins as a resident of the Internal Medicine-Pediatric program and joined outpatient practice at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus. As a clinician educator, her interests include care of limited-English proficiency communities, integration of addiction medicine into primary care, and supporting pipeline education programs aimed at greater diversity in healthcare.
Dr. Shaw received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health residency at Johns Hopkins in 2015. Since that time, in addition to her work with the residency program, she is a Med-Peds primary care provider for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at East Baltimore Medical Center. She is also part of the Medicine for the Greater Good Initiative, an initiative based out of the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus seeking to bridge health disparities between the community and the hospital by partnering with churches and community organizations. Her interests include primary care practice innovation, home visitation in primary care, and community advocacy.
Dr. Smith received her MD from Duke University and completed her Med-Peds residency at the University of Rochester. Over the last eight years, she has honed her ambulatory skills as a provider, teacher, and clinic administrator in Baltimore. Her familiarity with the patient-centered medical home model and her experiences with interprofessional training allow residents to gain a greater understanding of these important concepts. She has experience treating patients with addictions, mental illness, and HIV.
Dr. Venkataramani completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University and received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital. She then completed a General Internal Medicine research fellowship at Johns Hopkins, during which time she completed her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Sommer Scholar. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and core faculty of the Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care and the Welch Center. Her research interests include developing and evaluating family-oriented and integrated approaches to primary care and preventive service delivery and policy evaluation in order to improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations both domestically and globally.
We have an amazing cadre of Med-Peds physicians practicing within the Johns Hopkins system. Here’s our current list:
|Faculty Member||Department or Clinic|
|Allison Agwu, M.D.||Infectious Disease|
|Rachel Alinsky, M.D., M.P.H.||Adolescent/Addiction Medicine|
|Mary Armanios||Adult Oncology|
|Renata Arrington, M.D., M.P.H.||General Peds-Adolescent|
|Brittany Badesch||PICU Hospitalist and Future Peds Chief|
|Ben Bodnar||IM and Peds Hospitalist|
|Tony Boonyasai, M.D., M.P.H.||Hospitalist-Downtown|
|Laurie Bothwell, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Water's Edge|
|Stephanie Chang, M.D., M.P.H.||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USHHS|
|Ritha Chea, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Glen Burnie|
|Lynae Conyers||GIM Fellow|
|Nick Cuneo||IM and Peds Hospitalist|
|Mark Davino, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton|
|Mollie Davis, M.D., M.P.H.||Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton|
|Joyce Dietrich, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-White Marsh|
|Alejandra Ellison-Barnes||GIM Fellow|
|Lenny Feldman, M.D.||Urban Health Program Director|
|David Griffith||Infectious Diseases|
|Cherilyn Hall, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-EBMC|
|Brian Hasselfeld, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Canton Crossing|
|Carrie Herzke, M.D.||Hospitalist-Downtown|
|Daniel Hindman||GIM at Green Spring and Peds Hospitalist|
|Ryan Hirschfeld||PICU Critical Care|
|Betsy Hunt||PICU Critical Care|
|Chris Ish||Outpatient Primary Care-Glen Burnie|
|Erika Larson, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Odenton|
|Alice Lee, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-White Marsh|
|Lana Lee||Adolescent Medicine|
|Amanda Levin||PICU Critical Care|
|Iris Leviner||Health Care for the Homeless|
|Mary Martello, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Water's Edge|
|Monica Mix||Outpatient Primary Care- EBMC and APD|
|Sara Mixter||Outpatient Transitions and Inpatient|
|John Molina||Combined Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Adult Hematology Fellow|
|Candice Nalley||Medical Director of PAPC|
|Zach Nayak||Outpatient Primary Care- Total Health Care|
|Angela Orozco||Outpatient Primary Care- Bayview and Director of Diversity and Inclusion|
|Rulan Parekh, M.D., M.S.||Nephrology|
|Amit Pahwa, M.D.||Hospitalist|
|Damani Piggott, M.D.||Infectious Diseases|
|Jennifer Pippins, M.D., M.P.H.||U.S. Food and Drug Administration|
|Selvi Rajagopal||Obesity Medicine/GIM|
|Jess Ratner||Addiction Medicine Fellow|
|Susan H. Schrock, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care-Canton Crossing|
|Nirali Shah, M.D.||Oncology|
|Katie Shaw||Outpatient Primary Care- EBMC and APD|
|Rachelle Smith, M.D.||Outpatient Primary Care- EBMC|
|Diana Spell||Outpatient Primary Care- Odenton|
|Natalie Spicyn||Outpatient Primary Care- Park West and Medical Director|
|Rosalyn Stewart||Outpatient Primary Care- JHOC|
|Kathryn Strain||Outpatient Primary Care- Odenton|
|Amy Tang||Outpatient Primary Care- Glen Burnie|
|Jeff Tornheim||Infectious Diseases|
|Maya Venkataramani||Outpatient Primary Care and researcher- EBMC|
|Ethel Weld||Infectious Diseases|