Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) – A total of 64 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2021 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 48 separate specialties, ranging from urology to weight management, specifically:


Dr. Mark Applefeld (retired 10/31/2021)

Dr. Frank Morris 



Dr. Douglas Buethe


Emergency Medicine

Dr. Stephen Schenkel



Dr. Marie Bellantoni 



Dr. Scott Huber


Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Matilda Hagan

Dr. Mary Harris


Gastroenterology – Liver Disease

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari

Dr. Paul Thuluvath



Dr. Sandy Kotiah

Dr. Peter Ledakis


Hospitalist Medicine

Dr. David Bright


Infectious Disease

Dr. Paul Arle Eder


Intensivists – Critical Care

Dr. Kelli Eimer


Internal Medicine – General

Dr. Thomas Lynch


Interventional Radiology

Dr. Brad Cogan

Dr. David Sill



Dr. Robert Greenwell


Neurology  - General

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke


Neurology – Neuromuscular

Dr. Bonnie Gerecke 


Oncology – Breast

 Dr. Neil B. Friedman

Dr. David Riseberg


Oncology – Colon

Dr. Peter Ledkakis


Pain Management

Dr. Harrison Linder

Dr. David Maine



Dr. Edgar Alonsozana



Dr. Albert Polito


Radiation Oncology

Dr. Maria Jacobs



Dr. Brad Cogan

Dr. David Sill



Dr. Lynn Ludmer



Dr. Blaine Kristo

Dr. Alan Kusakabe


Weight Management

Dr. Kuldeep Singh


Surgical Specialties



Dr. Robert Wong


Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Kuldeep Singh


Breast Surgery

Dr. Gauri Bedi

Dr. Neil Friedman

Dr. Jennifer Joh


Colo-Rectal Surgery

Dr. Jeffery Nelson


Cosmetic Surgery-Breast/Body Contouring

Dr. Brendan Collins


General Surgery

Dr. J. Lawrence Fitzpatrick

Dr. Nora Meenaghan

Dr. Thomas Swope



Dr. Charles Park


Orthopedic Surgery – Foot & Ankle

Dr. John Campbell

Dr. Rebecca Cerrato

Dr. Clifford Jeng

Dr. Patrick Maloney                    

Dr. Lew Schon


Orthopedic Surgery – Hand

Dr. Clayton Alexander


Orthopedic Surgery – Joint

Dr. Marc Hungerford


Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Dr. John-Paul Rue


Plastic Surgery – Reconstruction

Dr. Bernard (Bernie) W. Chang

Dr. Brendan Collins


Regional Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Wong


Spine Surgery

Dr. Charles Edwards II


Surgical Oncology

Dr. Debashish Bose

Dr. Kurtis Campbell

Dr. Armando Sardi


Vascular Surgery

Dr. Paul Lucas


General Gynecology

Dr. Tangela Anderson-Tull

Dr. Kevin Audlin

Dr. Meghan Lynch


General Obstetrics/High-Risk Obstetrics

Dr. Robert Atlas


General Pediatrics

Dr. Ashanti Woods


Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dwight Im

Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes

Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein


Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Robert Atlas



Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann


Each Mercy physician was recognized as among the best in the region in their respective fields.

In addition, Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, was among several physicians photographed and profiled for the special edition. A Board Certified general surgeon, Dr. Singh is Fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery with extensive experience in:

Assisting in the Baltimore magazine “Top Docs” survey were three physician advisors, including Dr. Jennifer Taylor, OB/GYN, of Mercy’s Family Childbirth and Children’s Center, who provided professional expertise. Dr. Taylor also served on the advisory board in 2020.  Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her residency in OB-GYN at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated hospital with a national reputation for women’s health care. Mercy is home to the renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine and the 20-story, $400+ million Mary Catherine Bunting Center. For more information, visit Mercy’s website at, visit MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.