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Hematologic Malignancies

Physicians and Staff

The Program for Hematologic Malignancies specializes in treating and caring for patients with malignancies of the blood. The program's multidisciplinary team includes medical oncologists/hematologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers and pathologists.

Medical Hematology/Oncology:

Maria R. Baer, M.D.Maria R. Baer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program 
Special Interests: Acute Leukemia; Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University, Medicine
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Hematology
Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology
410-328-7904 / appointments 
410-328-8708 / academic office


Ashraf Z. Badros, M.D., Ch.B. Ashraf Z. Badros, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Multiple Myeloma Service
Special Interests: Multiple Myeloma
Medical Degree: Ain Shams University, College of Medicine
Residency: Ain Shams University, Harbor Hospital Center/University of Maryland 
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Cancer Center 
Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-1230 / academic office


Arnob Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.Arnob Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Special Interests: Hematologic Malignancies; Immunology
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hematology and Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-8708 / academic office


Vu H. Duong, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interest:  Myelodysplastic Syndromes 
Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia, Internal Medicine 
Fellowship: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2567 / academic office

Ashkan Emadi, M.D., Ph.D.Ashkan Emadi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Special Interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL); Acute Leukemia secondary to Myelodysplastic Syndromes or Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Medical Degree: M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago, Organic Chemistry
Residency: Universities of Kentucky and Cincinnati Schools of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine; Hematology 
410-328-7904 / appointments 
410-328-2596 / academic office


Ronald B. Gartenhaus, M.D.Ronald B. Gartenhaus, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Co-Leader, Research Program in Molecular & Structural Biology, Greenebaum Cancer Center; Head, Baltimore VA Hematologic Malignancies Clinic
Special Interests: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Indolent Lymphomas
Medical Degree: Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico
Residency: SUNY, Stony Brook, Medicine 
Fellowship: MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Medical Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-2594 / academic office


Nancy Maureen Hardy, M.D.Nancy Maureen Hardy, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Medical Oncology; National Cancer Institute, Blood & Marrow Transplantation; National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases
Certification: Internal Medicine; AIM; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-0372 / academic office


Amy S. Kimball, M.D., Ph.D.Amy S. Kimball, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interest: Lymphoma 
Medical Degree: University of Maryland
Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Internal Medicine 
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Hematology/Oncology
Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
410-328-7904/appointments
410-328-2565/academic office


Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D.Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D.
Professor of Medicine; Director, Gene Medicine/Lymphoma; Associate Director, Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program
Special Interests: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)-Autologous/Allogeneic, Hematologic MalignanciesMedical Degree: Harvard University Medical School 
Residency:
 Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester 
Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Hematology; University of Rochester, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology
410-328-7904/appointments
410-328-1230/academic office


Douglas D. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.Douglas D. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology Experimental Therapeutics Program Leader
Special Interests: Experimental Therapeutics; Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Drug Resistance; Translational Clinical Trials; Acute Leukemias; Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education
Medical Degree: Emory University 
Residency: Vanderbilt University Hospital
Fellowship: Baltimore Cancer Research Program/ National Cancer Institute, Oncology 
Certification: Oncology; Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointments
410-328-3685 / academic office


Edward A. Sausville, M.D., Ph.D. Edward A. Sausville, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Clinical Research, The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
Special Interests: Solid Tumors; Lymphomas 
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Fellowship: National Cancer Insitute, Clinical Oncology 
Certification: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology 
410-328-7904 / appointments 
410-328-6841 / academic office


Saul Yanovich, M.D. Saul Yanovich, M.D.
Professor; Clinical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Special Interests: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT); Cancer
Medical Degree: Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogota, Columbia 
Residency: University of Miami Hospitals, Miami, FL 
Fellowship:Dana Farber Cancer Center Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Certification: Internal Medicine; Hematology; Medical Oncology 
410-328-7904 / appointments 
410-328-6841 / academic office


Dr. Jean Adel Yared, MD Jean Adel Yared, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Special Interest: Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematological Malignancies
Medical Degree: St. Joseph's University of Lebanon
Residency: Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Hotel Dieu de France Hospital; Institut Gustave Poussy; University of MD Medical System
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-7904 / appointment
410-328-6373 / academic office


Radiation Oncology:


Young Kwok, M.D.Young Kwok, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Central Nervous System, Genitourinary Oncology, Lymphoma
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080 / academic office
410-328-9134 / appointments


Michael David Chuong, MDMichael David Chuong, M.D.
Interim Visiting Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Special Interests: Hematologic Malignancies
Medical Degree: University of South Florida College of Medicine
Residency: University of South Florida HSC - Radiation Oncology
410-328-6080 / appointments
410-328-5199 / academic office


Minesh P. Mehta, M.B.B.Ch.Pranshu Mohindra, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Lung Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Mesothelioma; Thymic Tumors; Mediastinal and Chest Wall Tumors; Hematologic Malignancies; Gynecologic Malignancies; Multi-modality Clinical Trials
Medical Degree: University of Mumbai, DR. D.Y. Patil Medical College
Residencies: Tata Memorial Center, University of Mumbai, India; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Fellowship: Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto
Internship: University of Mumbai, DR. D.Y. Patil Medical College
Research Fellowship: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center



Nurse Practitioners:

Patti Henschel, C.R.N.P.


Susan Hodges, C.R.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner
410-328-0711


Ning Ma, C.R.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Phuong Nguyen, C.R.N.P.Phuong Nguyen, C.R.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner
410-328-5453


Michael Tidwell, C.R.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner
410-328-6403



Infectious Disease:

Michael Kleinberg, M.D. Michael Kleinberg, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Cancer Center Program; Associate Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Infectious Diseases in Cancer Patients; Cancer
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases
Certification: Internal Medicine; Infectious Diseases
410-328-7904 / appointments 
410-328-0372 / academic office



Pathology:


Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Special Interests: Hematopathology; Immunology
Medical Degree: Hunan Medical University
Residency: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center 
Fellowship: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center 
Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology
410-328-5555/appointments
410-328-5555/academic office


Zeba Singh, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Special Interest: Hematopathology
MBBS: Sawai Man Singh Medical College
Residency:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences; University of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowships: University of Chicago Hospitals – Hematopathology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Molecular Genetics
Certifications: Hematopathology; Molecular Genetic Pathology
410-328-5555/appointments
410-328-5555/academic office



Core Resources:

Genetic Counseling:

Jessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Certified Genetic Counselor
410-328-2294


Clinical Nutrition Services

Mindy AthasMindy Athas, R.D., C.S.O., L.D.N.
Outpatient Dietitian, Nutritionist & Certified Oncology Specialist
410-328-5462


Jenny Ratta, R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.D.
Senior Dietitian
410-328-5462


Social Work:

Bridgette l Gilmore, LGSW
Soical Worker
410-328-6526


Psychosocial Services:

Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.Mark J. Ehrenreich, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Consultation/Liaison
Medical Director, Medical Crisis Counseling Center
Special Interests: Psychotherapy; General Adult Psychiatry; Medical Crisis Counseling; Affective and Anxiety Disorders; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


Anique Kerry-Ann Forrester, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Degree:  Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Psychiatry
Certification: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Psychosomatic
Office: 410-328-6091


Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.Catherine L Harrison-Restelli M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Special Interests: Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant); delirium, confusion and agitation in medically ill patients; women's mental health, especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman; psychiatric care of veteran's, especially female veterans and patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medical Degree: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
410-328-6553 / appointments
410-328-6091 / academic office


This page was last updated on: August 28, 2014.


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