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Kernan Physicians Selected to Baltimore Magazine's 2012 "Top Doctors" List

Baltimore Magazine's Top Doctors 2012

Baltimore, MD (November 5, 2012) - Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital in Baltimore, an orthopaedic specialty hospital and the largest provider of rehabilitation specialty care in Maryland, is pleased to announce that nine of its doctors have been selected by their peers as Top Docs in Baltimore Magazine.

Kernan Hospital is one of 12 hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System.

The results are based on a Baltimore Magazine survey of nearly 10,000 physicians in the Baltimore area, including Baltimore City and the surrounding seven counties, asking where they would send a member of their family in dozens of specialties.

The nine Kernan physicians, listed by specialty, are:


  • Mark DiMino, M.D.
  • Edwin Villamater, M.D.

Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

  • Peter Gorman, M.D.


  • Joshua Abzug, M.D.
  • Orem Blam, M.D.
  • Morris Brian Polsky, M.D.
  • Scott Silverstein, M.D.
  • Sam Sydney, M.D.


  • Raymond H. Flores, M.D.

"We are proud of all of our physicians who work tirelessly to provide the highest quality of care to their patients," said Michael Jablonover, M.D., MBA, FACP and CEO of Kernan. "To have these physicians acknowledged by their peers is the ultimate recognition of the patient care that they provide."

About Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

A 144-bed rehabilitation and orthopaedic specialty hospital, Kernan is a leader in the treatment of musculoskeletal disease, joint replacements and care of sports injuries; neck, back, upper and lower extremity injuries; scoliosis; plastic surgery; and dental surgery for adults and children. Kernan's William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center provides the most technologically advanced therapy for orthopaedic injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurologic disorders. Kernan is also the home of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and the University of Maryland Pain Management Center.