Celebrating Our Award-Winning Physicians


Heroes don’t always wear capes. At Kaiser Permanente, many of our heroes wear lab coats, including our Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) physicians. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, on March 30, we salute our more than 1,400 MAPMG heroes who provide life-saving care to more than 780,000 members in KPMAS every day.

In the face of an ever-changing health care environment, our physicians’ commitment, persistence, and passion have never been more evident. Below are just a few snippets of what our members say about their physicians.

Ada Emarievbe, MD, Columbia Gateway OB/GYN – “What a breath of fresh air. Dr. Emarievbe is amazing. She has an awesome bedside manner. She makes you feel like you are her only patient. Dr. Emarievbe listens to her patients, is extremely thorough, and is very considerate.” 

Marianna Horn, MD, Capitol Hill Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  – “Before saying that Dr. Marianna Horn is an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell her that she is an extraordinary human being. Thank you Dr. Horn for showing so much care and concern, or else my three kids would never have been able to continue living a life of bliss.”

Sharon Chung, DO, North Arundel Family Medicine – “Dr. Chung was wonderful to my mother last month: professional, but equally important, she was empathetic. She is a real asset to Kaiser Permanente.” 

Dennis Amini, MD, Gaithersburg Maternal-Fetal Medicine – “I had a high-risk pregnancy and he took care of me — being transparent and giving me timely suggestions — which made my dream come true of having my little angel healthy and active. Each time I see her, I am reminded of the care and help he had provided and making us have positive vibes throughout my pregnancy. Please keep up your work Doctor and we respect you, Sir, deep from our hearts.” 

Robert Levine, DO, Towson Internal Medicine – “Dr. Levine is quick, efficient and accurate. What I noticed was that he devoted his time with me to me alone — there was an intense focus on my issues and my issues alone in a friendly, caring manner. I could not have asked for better treatment.” 

Leslie Nurse, MD, Largo Head and Neck Surgery – “I chose Dr. Nurse based on the illuminating comments that her patients have stated about their experiences with her professionalism. They were absolutely correct in their praise of her talent. So after meeting her before my operation, she made me feel comfortable. Visiting her after the operation was even more gratifying! I experienced no pain after the successful operation and recovery was way ahead of schedule! What an amazing doctor! She is proof that Kaiser Permanente only staffs the BEST physicians. Now I see why she was voted Best Doctor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Thank you Dr. Nurse! You really delivered.” 

Matthew Hahn, MD, Fair Oaks Family Medicine – “Dr. Hahn is punctual and takes plenty of time with his patients. I just had my first visit and was so impressed by how kind, understanding, empathetic and nonjudgmental he was. He wanted to make sure he got everything I was telling him, and didn’t once make me feel rushed. He also gave me a recommendation for a good specialist who had an appointment the very next day and booked the appointment for me. I don’t know of any other health organization or doctor that does that! Thanks!”

Darshan Sohal, MD, Reston Internal Medicine – “Dr. Sohal is passionate about helping his patients realize their fitness and health goals. He is more than someone to visit when you are feeling ill; he cares about your full health. As a senior athlete, I never saw him question my objectives and, whenever injured, I never heard him question my drive. He is outstanding in every way and a true practitioner of compassionate care.” 

Julie Sim, MD, Fredericksburg Internal Medicine – “Dr. Sim is my friend. When I experienced a serious illness and had numerous papers to be completed in order to receive short term disability, she stayed on top of the work as well as provided me with excellent care and compassion. Years later I moved from the area and received care elsewhere. While I have had no complaints about care most anywhere from Kaiser Permanente, I haven’t found another doctor who has the heart of Dr. Sim. So when I moved back to the area, I requested to be put back on her panel because she is really an excellent physician.” 

Providing exceptional care and delivering an extraordinary patient experience is one of our top priorities. Our physicians, and the entire health care team, make it possible for Kaiser Permanente to earn top industry accolades year after year, including hundreds of “Top Doc” awards and 15 nation-leading quality measures as rated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Take time throughout this week, especially on Friday, to say thank you to your Permanente doctor and join us in recognizing our award-winning physicians for everything they do to keep our members healthy.

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