Melinda E Kantsiper, M.D.

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  • Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Internal Medicine


Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Dr. Kantsiper only sees patients who are in the hospital, she does not have outpatient clinic appointments.

Melinda Kantsiper, M.D., serves as assistant director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, as well as director of recruitment. A member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Cancer Committee, Dr. Kantsiper also serves as coordinator of the weekly Tumor Conference. Her research focus on improving communication between breast cancer survivors and their oncologists, surgeons and primary care providers.

Dr. Kantsiper is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society for Hospital Medicine. more


  • Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Vice Chair for Inpatient Quality and Safety at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (1997)


  • Internal Medicine; Boston Medical Center (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2000)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Kantsiper ME, McDonald EL, Geller G, Shockney L, Snyder CF, Wolff AC, "Transitioning to Breast Cancer Survivorship: Perspectives of Patients, Cancer Specialists, and Primary Care Providers" in press, Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Kantsiper ME, Ratanawongsa N, Wright SM, Smith CG, Levine RB "Professional satisfaction for hospitalists: what interested medical students and residents should know about a career in hospital medicine" Hospital Physician 2009 May/June 45(5) 23-8. 2009 Mar 1;27(7):1054-61.

Snyder CF, Frick KD, Kantsiper ME, Peairs KS, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Earle CC, Prevention, Screening, and Surveillance Care for Breast Cancer Survivors vs. Controls: Changes from 1998-2002 Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Snyder CF, Frick KD, Peairs KS, Kantsiper ME, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Earle, CC, Comparing Care for Breast Cancer Survivors to Non-Cancer Controls: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study accepted for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009 Apr;24(4):469-74.

Activities & Honors


  • Excellence in Service and Professionalist, Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards
  • Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, 2016

Videos & Media

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2018 Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award - Melinda Kantsiper, M.D., Danielle McQuigg, RN, and the MD/RN Cohort Rounds Team, Howard County General Hospital

Patient Ratings & Comments

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