Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Again! GBMC Tops the List with More “Top Docs” and Thank-You to our Veterans

Again!  GBMC Tops the List with More “Top Docs”

Last week, we voted in the 2014 Maryland general election and on referendum questions. But recently there was another “election.”

Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region “voted” for the physicians, in a variety of specialties, that they would send a member of their own family to if they needed care. The Baltimore Magazine annual “Top Doctors” November issue was recently released and the votes are in.

I’m proud to say that many doctors agree on who is best! Once again, GBMC had more members of our medical staff cited as a “Top Doctor” than any other community health system or hospital. It is with a great deal of pride and pleasure to share with you that 138 GBMC physicians, covering 60 specialties, were recognized as a “Top Doctor.” Several of those medical staff members were recognized in more than one category, and some have been recognized many years in a row! 

Being recognized as a “Top Doctor” is an extraordinary honor, because it is a selection by peers. To all of the “Top Doctors” at GBMC, congratulations from all of us! The rest of us in the family are very proud of you.

To view a listing of our “Top Doctors” and to learn more about who they are, please visit GBMC's Top Doctors 2014 webpage.

Let me thank Dr. Alexa Faraday, one of our general internal medicine physicians practicing on our campus, who was one of the three survey advisers (and thus was ineligible to be selected as a "Top Doc" by her peers).

Thanking Our Veterans on Veterans Day and Every Day

Millions of American military veterans have honored us with their service. Today, we set aside a special day to honor them and thank them for all they have done. We enjoy our freedom because these individuals were ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. Without their service, our daily lives might be very different.

Veterans Day is a time to remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces who have served in the past and those who are serving today. As Americans, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to our veterans who, during peace and war, have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to safeguarding the principles upon which our nation was founded.

Everyone in the GBMC family should pause today and reflect on the gift of our fighting men and women and our veterans.


  1. I am a new hire here at GBMC, have been in the medical field for almost 20 years. Married and moved to Maryland 3 years ago. Searched out employment and was emloyed at few medical facilities here. GBMC is by far one of the finest hospitals I have been employed with. Orientation was excellent, Computer training was excellant, skills training was excellant. Even more, the doctors and residents I work with in Internal Medicine are by far some of the finest I have met. It is indeed a privilege to be part of such an extraordinary orgainization as GBMC !!

  2. Dear Dr. Chessare,

    I always enjoy reading your blog and getting updates. It was wonderful to see that one of the docs I work for was again selected as Top Doc in his specialty Neurosurgery, he more than deserves the honor. I also wanted to thank our veterans, I am one, and my son is currently serving in the Army reserves and also works part time here while going to college. I am proud that he has chosen to follow my lead. Last but not least, I wanted to thank you and the administration for the Thanksgiving turkeys, it is a very nice gesture and I appreciate it! So thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


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