For Immediate Release October 16, 2023

BALTIMORE, MD (October 16)- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) celebrates thirteen of its “Top Docs” for being recognized by Baltimore magazine in its annual feature highlighting the area’s highest regarded physicians.


MWPH doctors being honored are:

Samra Blanchard, MD

Bernadette Crowder, MD

Stephanie de Wit, MD
Teri A. Kahn, MD, MPH, FAAD, FAAP

Virginia Keane, MD

Ryan Miller, MD
Melanie Nies, MD
Sara Christina Sadreameli, MD
Monique Satpute, MD, FAAP
Paul Sponseller, MD
Laura Sterni, MD
David Tunkel, MD
Karen Willing, MD


“Pediatric medicine is unique. Helping to heal children with complex diagnoses is challenging and one of the most rewarding specialties we could ever work in,” said Scott Klein, MD, MHSA, President and CEO of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. “What makes this award so special is that it comes from those who know our doctors best—their peers. Their expertise, collaborative approach and commitment to our patients, their families, and our community is unwavering and they deserve to be honored for their dedicated work.”


In this issue, the magazine honors physicians across 129 specialties and is based on nominations from doctors to the Baltimore magazine website, where they had the chance to recommend their peers.


The doctors will be celebrated on November 9 at Five Iron Golf in Baltimore and are featured in Baltimore magazine's November issue.


About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has provided more than 100 years of family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic, or complex medical needs. MWPH was founded in 1922 by Hortense Kahn Eliasberg who sought to open a home where children could safely recover from illness and surgery. Today, the hospital treats over 8,500 patients each year, helping them to heal, grow, and learn the skills that lead to happier, more independent lives. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine with locations in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Harford County, via Telehealth, and in the community. For more information, please visit