*Indicates a joint position with both MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Medical Staff Leadership

  • Eskandar Yaziji
    Eskandar Yazaji, MD

    President,
    Medical Staff

  • Paul Sack
    Paul Sack, MD

    Vice President,
    Medical Staff

  • Ritu Prasad, MD

    Secretary,
    Medical Staff

Clinical Chiefs and Chairs

  • Robert Andrews, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Anesthesiology

  • George Bittar, MD

    Acting Chair,
    Department of Cardiology*

  • Henry Boucher, MD

    Chair,
    Orthopedic Surgery*

  • Philip Buescher, MD

    Chief,
    Critical Care*

  • Terina Chen, MD

    Chief,
    Department of Pathology*

  • Michelle Townsend-Day, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Radiology*

  • Michael Fiocco, MD

    Chief,
    Cardiac Surgery

  • Dana Frank
    Dana Frank, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Medicine*

  • David Ghadisha, MD

    Chief,
    Department of Gynecology*

  • James Higgins, MD

    Chief, Hand Surgery
    Medical Director, The Curtis National Hand Center

  • Christian Jones, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Surgery*

  • Shams Quazi, MD

    Chief,
    Hospitalists*

  • Elias Shaya, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Psychiatry*

  • Peter Sloane, MD

    Chief,
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine*

  • Daniel Teklay, MD

    Chief,
    Department of Emergency Medicine

Board of directors

In collaboration with MedStar Health and the MedStar Union Memorial Administration, the Board of Directors helps to develop the hospital's strategic plan. They also oversee quality assurance, risk management, physician credentialing and appointment, as well as performance improvement functions in concert with Administration. The Board of Directors also plays an important role in fundraising and community outreach services.

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital's Board of Directors includes:
  • Kenneth A. Samet
  • Bradley S. Chambers
  • Daniel P. Cahill
  • Veronica A. Cool
  • Zeena Dorai, MD
  • Kathleen Dyer
  • Jeffrey Elkin
  • Judith Feustle, ScD, RN
  • Leo Gallagher, Jr.
  • George Hennawi, MD
  • Mesfin Lemma, MD
  • Bishop Denis J. Madden
  • David Zachary Martin, MD
  • Dawn Motovidlak
  • Rebecca Pearce
  • Michael Randolph, MD
  • Anthony Read
  • Elias Shaya, MD
  • Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD
  • Holly A. Tilford
  • David N. Willis
  • Eskandar Yazaji, MD