Hospital Leadership | MedStar Union Memorial Hospital | MedStar Health
* Indicates a joint position at both MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Medical Staff Leadership

  • Paul Sack
    Paul Sack, MD

    President,
    Medical Staff

  • Ritu Prasad, MD

    Vice President,
    Medical Staff

  • Michelle Townsend-Day, MD

    Secretary/Treasurer,
    Medical Staff

Clinical Leadership

  • Akshay Amin
    Akshay Amin, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Nephrology

  • Nicholas Bedard
    Nicholas Bedard, MD

    Program Director,
    Division of Hospital Medicine

  • Brian Bethea
    Brian Bethea, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Cardiac Surgery

  • Raman Bharaj
    Raman Bharaj, MD

    Assistant Program Director,
    Division of Hospital Medicine

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    Abhijit Bhatia, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Gastroenterology*

  • Henry Boucher, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery*

  • Duane Campbell
    Duane Campbell, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Neurology*

  • Terina Chen, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Pathology*

  • Leah Couture
    Leah Couture, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Palliative Care

  • Michelle Townsend-Day, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Radiology*

  • Zeena Dorai
    Zeena Dorai, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Neurosurgery*

  • Dana Frank
    Dana Frank, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Medicine*

  • David Ghadisha, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Gynecology*

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    George Hennawi, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Geriatrics*

  • James Higgins, MD

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

  • Mark Jensen
    Mark R. Jensen, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Pain Management*

  • Christian Jones, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Surgery*

  • Michael King
    Michael King, MD

    Interim Chair,
    Department of Anesthesiology

  • Mesfin Lemma
    Mesfin Lemma, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Orthopedics/Spine

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    Brad Lerner, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Urology

  • Mahsa Mohebtash
    Mahsa Mohebtash, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Oncology*

  • Samer Najjar
    Samer Najjar, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Cardiology*

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    Salim Rizk, MD

    Medical Director,
    Division of Critical Care*

  • Paul Sack
    Paul Sack, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Endrocrinology*

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    Nimesh Shah, MD

    Medical Director,
    Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

  • Elias Shaya, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Psychiatry*

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    Alan Shikani, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Otolaryngology*

  • Peter Sloane, MD

    Chief,
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine*

  • Gabriel Soudry
    Gabriel Soudry, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Nuclear Medicine*

  • Brian Swehla
    Brian Swehla, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Interventional Radiology*

  • Daniel Teklay, MD

    Chair,
    Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Raghuveer Vallabhaneni
    Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Vascular Surgery*

  • John Wang
    John Wang, MD

    Chief,
    Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  • Calvin Williams
    Calvin Williams, MD

    Chief,
    Division of Infectious Disease*

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

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, Chair
  • Veronica A. Cool
  • Zeena Dorai, MD
  • Kathleen Dyer
  • Jeffrey Elkin
  • Judith Feustle, ScD, RN
  • Leo Gallagher, Jr.
  • Mesfin Lemma, MD
  • Bishop Denis J. Madden
  • David Zachary Martin, MD
  • Dawn Motovidlak, Vice Chair
  • Rebecca Pearce
  • Shams Quazi, MD
  • Michael Randolph, MD
  • Anthony Read
  • Paul Sack, MD
  • Elias Shaya, MD
  • Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD
  • Holly A. Tilford
  • David N. Willis