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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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MARYLAND

Maryland's Best in Medicine
Dr. Philip Gold is the Senior Investigator for the Intramural Research Program at The National Institutes of Mental Health. Dr. Philip Gold, MD obtained his Medical Degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1970. There after, Dr. Gold completed his Internship in...
Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, MD is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty member in the...
Having spent twenty-nine years in her current position, Dr. Sandra Charles continues to successfully perform her role as Chief Medical Officer for the Library of Congress: Office of Health Services.
Best in Medicine
Having dedicated an extensive 40 years to the healthcare industry, Dr. Conry works as an attending neurologist at the Children’s National Medical Center, a role which she has held for an impressive 34 years.
While she has held her current role for 15 years, Dr. Kelly has spent nearly 20 years in the healthcare industry gaining comprehensive skills and knowledge in spine and cerebral palsy, minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, pediatric magnetically-controlled growth rod and scoliosis.
Throughout an impressive 35-year career, Dr. D’Angelo has served as the Chief of Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National Health System (CNHS) in Washington, D.C., for the entire course of his career. He has dedicated countless hours to improving children’s health and well-being through precise training and education in adolescent medicine and adolescent HIV.
Currently the president and CEO at EG Family Practice and Psychiatric Services, INC. and chief psychiatrist at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Dr. Oni provides high-quality psychiatric services to patients. He has garnered skills and knowledge in psychiatry, patient accommodation and attention to detail to ensure that he provides the best services possible for his patients.
Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr. is recognized for his expertise in Clinical Research, Pain Medicine, Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery, and Regulatory Affairs. As Senior Partner and Director of Naples Anesthesia & Pain Associates, Inc., Dr. Pergolizzi shares 21 years within the healthcare industry, including 17 in his current role.
Dr. Eric A. Widra, Physician and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility, expertise in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology. Amassing two decades of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Akwasi Adjei, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Omnicare/CVS Pharmacy

Deborah Badro, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner
Baltimore Washington Medical Center CMG

Brittani Barber, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
MedStar

Shalini Chandra MS, MD, FACP, FHM

Assistant Prof. & Director 
Johns Hopkins Univ.

Sandra Charles, M.D.

Chief Medical Office
Library of Congress

Joan Conry, MD

Attending Neurologist
Children’s National Medical Center

Ali Iravani, BPharm

IV Pharmacist
MedStar Health System

Yogesh Paruthi, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Kaiser Permanente

Joseph Pergolizzi, M.D.

Director
NAPA

David Procaccini, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner, Pediatric Intensive Care & Cardiology/Heart Transplant
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Ronald Przygodzki, MD

Director
U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs

Jahan D. Sampson, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic 
Multi-Specialty Health Care

Samuel Sostre, M.D., D.Min.

Retired – Chief of Nuclear Surgery
Retired

Melanie Weaver, PharmD, BS

Cinical Research Pharmacist
Pharmaron CPC