Category Archives: Urology

Local Urologist Featured in Latest “Ask the Expert” Podcast Interview


Ask the Expert Graphic for WebsiteThe latest installment of UM Shore Regional Health’s Ask the Expert series is available for listening at

The podcast features guest expert, John Foley, MD, of Shore Comprehensive Urology.

During this informational segment, listeners will learn more about about men’s health-related issues including the body’s aging process, urinary and prostate conditions and erectile dysfunction.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Shore Medical Group Congratulates What’s Up? Media’s 2013-2014 Top Docs

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and its affiliate, Shore Medical Group, are pleased to announce that numerous physicians will be featured in What’s Up? Eastern Shore’s  “Top Docs” issue which will be hot off the presses on October 1.

Every other year, What’s Up Media surveys more than 250 local physicians, asking the question, “If you or a loved one needed to see a doctor (other than yourself), whom would you recommend?”

Those Shore Medical Group physicians being honored, having been nominated by their peers, are:

  • John Foley, MD – Shore Comprehensive Urology
  • Scott D. Friedman, MD, FACC, CCDS – Chesapeake Cardiology
  • S. Robert Hanna, Jr., MD, FACC – Chesapeake Cardiology
  • R. Bruce Helmly, MD, FACC – Chesapeake Cardiology
  • Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS – Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, LLC
  • Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD – University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
  • Christopher Runz, DO – Shore Comprehensive Urology
  • Timothy J. Schneider, MD – Chesapeake ENT
  • Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, MD – University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton

Additionally, UM Shore Regional Health would like to congratulate Deborah S. Davis, MD, Chief of Staff and Chief of Emergency Medicine at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, who was also named a “Top Doc.”  Dr. Davis is also employed by Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, LLC.

Congratulations to all of our local “Top Docs 2013-2014” physicians who provide excellent care to Mid-Shore residents each and every day!  For the full listing of local physicians being honored, be sure to pick up the Ocotber issue of What’s Up? Eastern Shore.

*Click on photo icons in gallery to see full photos of our featured physicians*

“Ask the Expert” Series Kicks off in October with Breast Cancer Presentation

Roberta Lilly, MD, medical director for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, medical director for radiology for UM Shore Regional Health, will kick off the “Ask the Expert” Series on Tuesday, October 1 with a free educational talk about “What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care.” The talk takes place at 7:00 p.m. at UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, located at 125 Shoreway Drive in Queenstown.

Current dates and locations for the Ask the Expert series include:

  • Roberta Lilly, MD, UM Shore Regional Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, “What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care,” 7:00 p.m, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown;Richard Fritz, MD, Shore Pediatrics, “Keeping your Children Healthy this Season,” Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m., Talbot County Library, Easton;
  • Khalid Kurtom, MD, Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, LLC, “Management of Back Pain,” Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., Caroline County Public Library, Denton;
  • Anna Ahn, MD, Midshore Pulmonary Associates, “Living Well with Obstructive Lung Disease,” Thursday, October 24, 2:00 p.m., Talbot Senior Center, Easton;
  • Duane Cespedes, MD, Shore Comprehensive Urology/The Continence and Pelvic Health Center, “Fixing the Leaky Faucet: Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence,” Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown.

“Ask the Expert,” is a free community health program sponsored by UM Shore Regional Health. The “Ask the Expert” series is an ongoing program that will be offered throughout the year. The next seminar series takes place in early 2014. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Cathy Wright at 410-822-1000, ext. 5222 or

Christopher Runz, D.O. Featured in Maryland Physician Magazine

Christopher Runz, D.O., a physician with Shore Comprehensive Urology, is featured on the cover of the September/October 2013 issue of Maryland Physician Magazine.  To read the cover story, “New Hope for the Top Three Cancers,” featuring Dr. Runz, visit the online publication at

Congratulations, Dr. Runz, on this tremendous honor!