Carol Ritter, MD
Director of Women's Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Ritter is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed her residency at GBMC. She has extensive experience in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and pelvic floor disorders. She created the Minimally Invasive Simulation Center at GBMC which helps train and maintain today's highest levels of laparoscopic surgeons.
Dr. Maizel joined the full-time staff of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center in 2006 as Director of the Risk Assessment Program and High Risk Clinic. He has been caring for women in Baltimore with breast problems for over 25 years since finishing his surgical training at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1983. The Risk Assessment program utilizes computerized family history analysis and peronal medical history to fully evaluate a patient's risk for breast cancer. Additional tests and/or participation in the High Risk Clinic may be recommended if appropriate.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1985, Dr. Maizel is a Past President of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a current Governor of the ACS, member of the ACS Committee for Professional Liability, and current President of the Maryland State Surgical Association.
Johns Hopkins Head & Neck Surgery at GBMC focuses on treating cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, thyroid glands and other soft tissue of the head and neck. Our integrated practice is dedicated to accommodating patients in a healing environment, with comprehensive programs and services that emphasize the highest level of comfort and convenience.
Patients have access to the area's most experienced specialists who offer expertise in organ preservation, microvascular surgery, minimally invasive techniques and voice rehabilitation.
With GBMC's long-standing clinical relationship with Johns Hopkins, patients have access to the latest clinical research trials, including molecular genetic research for patients with head and neck cancers, and clinical trials in minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Combining high quality health care with the latest medical research, technology and innovation, we treat our patients using the most up-to-date techniques, medicine and information.
Joseph A. Califano, III, MD, FACS
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Oncology
Dr. Califano earned his medical degree from Harvard University, completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a practicing head and neck surgeon with an interest in salivary gland tumors, cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, sinuses, thyroid, and skull base. He is active investigator who described the initial genetic progression model for head and neck cancer development. He is currently the principal investigator of multiple multi-institutional trials focused on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and premalignant disease of the head and neck. His current laboratory research interests include the molecular biologic basis of head and neck cancer development, with a particular interest in molecular alterations in premalignant lesions, epigenetic regulation, mitochondrial dysregulation, as well as molecular detection and surveillance.
Ms. Raksin has dedicated more than 20 years of her career to the care and education of breast cancer patients and survivors. As part of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, she serves as an advocate for many patients and works to further awareness of better breast health. Additionally, Ms. Raksin is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.
The 281-bed medical center (acute and sub-acute care) is located on a beautiful suburban campus and handles more than 26,700 inpatient cases and approximately 60,000 emergency room visits annually. To learn more, please watch our videos or visit us at: gbmc.org or call 443.849.GBMC.