General Surgery

Appointments & Information: 410-328-6187

John A. Olson, Jr., MD, PhD 
Campbell & Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Division Head, General and Oncologic Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associate Director, University Of Maryland Marlene And Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

Medical Degree: University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital 
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certification: Endocrine Surgery; Oncologic Surgery
Special Interests: Surgical Diseases of the Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal Glands and Breast

Andrea Bafford, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine 
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital
Board Certification: Surgery
Special Interests: Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Sphincter-Sparing Surgery for Colorectal Cancer, Treatment of Anal Malignancies

Stephen Kavic, MD 
Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital 
Fellowship: University of Maryland
Special Interests: Anorectal Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Surgical Treatment of Hernias


Jonathan Pearl, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: National Naval Medical Center 
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve/ Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Special Interests: Complicated Surgical Disorders of the Esophagus and Stomach, Repair of Complex Hernias, Multiply Recurrent Hernias


Douglas J. Turner, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University 
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals 
Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospitals 
Board Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Critical Care 
Special Interests: Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Cancer, Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism