Dr. Richard Pomerantz
Dr. Richard Pomerantz is a nationally recognized interventional cardiologist who brings decades of clinical, educational and managerial expertise to Saint Agnes Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. Prior to joining Saint Agnes, Dr. Pomerantz spent two decades at the University of Rochester Medical Center most recently as Clinical Chief of the Cardiology Unit and Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed an internship and residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowship training in clinical and interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is a member of numerous national and international professional associations, including the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a Past President of the NY State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. He has also been an avid contributor to research, professional presentation and published work on a variety of clinical topics relative to interventional cardiology.
Dr. Sapna Kuehl
Dr. Sapna Kuehl is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program, at St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore, Maryland. She is on faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and has interest in patient safety and quality. She served as the chair of the Internal Medicine Peer Review Committee for five years and has participated on multiple interdepartmental quality improvement projects throughout the hospital. She is a member of the Council of American College of Physicians for the state of Maryland and chairs the Council of Young Physicians for the state. She has been a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine since 2004 and is a member of the National APDIM survey committee. She is one of the administrators for the Community Hospital Education and Research Network, within APDIM. And is a reviewer for the online journal “Journal of Community Hospitals Internal Medicine Perspectives. Dr. Kuehl is board certified in Internal Medicine and received her undergraduate degree in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University, and MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. She has worked as a hospitalist and been in private practice before moving into graduate medical education. She is married, has two children and enjoys painting in acrylics and her work, “A Garden Path” was selected for display at the American College of Physicians - Artists National Meeting in 2006.
Dr. Maria del Pilar Morales
Dr. Morales joined St. Agnes in July 2008 when she began her internal medicine residency training; she completed her residency in June 2011. She then spent a year as chief resident for the program and part time hospitalist. Upon completion of her chief resident year Dr. Morales joined the faculty at St. Agnes as an Associate Program Director and Academic Hospitalist. Dr. Morales received her medical degree from Escuela Colombiana de Medicine/Universidad el Bosque in Bogota, Colombia and graduated in the summer of 2002. She then spent a year working with the navy in the rainforest of Colombia as a general practitioner. After completing her social duty with the navy she returned to her home town, Bogota, and worked in primary care and occupational health for several years before deciding to pursue residency training in internal medicine in the United States. Dr. Morales is board certified in internal medicine. She is a member of The American College of Physicians (ACP), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), where she recently presented a workshop on integrating international medical graduates into residency training in the United States. . She enjoys all aspects of general Internal Medicine but she particularly enjoys teaching and training residents. Her long term plans are to develop new programs to enhance graduate medical education at St. Agnes and beyond, to pursue research in the field, and to foster a robust academic hospitalist program at St. Agnes.
Dr. Deborah Som
Dr. Deborah Som is the Director of Ambulatory Medicine and the Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency. Dedicated to St. Agnes since 1998, she came to our hospital after completing her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. She is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) as well as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). She has been a judge in the ACP Associates Meeting, a forum for residents to compete with clinical vignettes and research projects. As a member of the Ethics Committee, she has been interested in development of an Ethics Curriculum and case-based conference series for the medical residents. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and interested in outpatient quality improvement initiatives and care of under-served populations. She is married, has three children and lives in Annapolis. She also has a special interest in resident teaching and mentoring, including a focus on career counseling and work-life balance for residents.
Dr. George Lawrence
Dr. George Lawrence graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and did his post-graduate training at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical School. He recently stepped down from being the Chief of Endocrinology at St. Agnes Hospital (1971-2011) but still is active in the Division of Endocrinology. For the past 18 years he has been the Director of the Off-Shore Medical Student Program and is involved in the Internal Medicine CORE and elective program in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Robin Li
Dr. Robin Li joined Saint Agnes Hospital after completing her internship and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) as well as the National Alliance for Wound Care (NAWC). Dr. Li is dedicated to the medical education of the residents in the outpatient ambulatory clinic, where she has worked since joining St. Agnes in 2003. As a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, she is active in promoting ongoing medical education to residents and practicing physicians within St. Agnes and those throughout the medical community. She is interested in providing care to the medically underserved of Baltimore, and is particularly interested in teaching and mentoring medicine residents, including counseling on career and life choices. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a Wound Care Certified Specialist, and has previously served on the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) at St. Agnes Hospital. She is married, has three children, and lives in Columbia. She enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Ricardo Conti
Dr. Conti did his initial medical training in Brazil. His first internal medicine residency and his cardiology fellowship were completed in 1997 at the University of São Paulo, one of the most prestigious South American Universities. After his cardiology fellowship, Dr. Conti studied myocardial infarction in young patients and received a research doctorate degree/Ph.D. also from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Conti is board certified in Cardiology by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology and board certified in Intensive Care by the Brazilian Association of Intensive Medicine. He worked as a teaching cardiologist for eight years at the Heart Institute/University of São Paulo and also as a private cardiologist and intensive care physician. In 2007, Dr. Conti came to United States and initially interpreted echocardiogram studies at Yale University. In 2008 he came for the first time to Saint Agnes Hospital, where he did Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Conti is board certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist with intensive care privileges and then as the Intensive Care Director at Chester River Hospital/University of Maryland System. Dr. Conti came back to Saint Agnes in 2013 to work with previous friends and to continue his teaching career.
Dr. Viktoriya Wolfer
Dr. Viktoriya Wolfer joined the Saint Agnes Academic Hospitalist team in the summer of 2014. She received her MD from Oregon Health and Sciences University after which she completed an internal medicine residency program at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Having always enjoyed teaching, she decided to pursue academics after practicing hospitalist medicine for three years. She made the cross country trip from Oregon with her significant other, who returned to Johns Hopkin's University for a preventative medicine program. Her career interests include medical education, teaching procedures and cross-cultural medicine. Coming to the United states from Ukraine at age 10, she appreciates the challenges that immigrants face both as patients and as providers. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking and gardening.