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Dr. Keith D. Falcao, M.D., F.A.C.S. Keith D. Falcao, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English

Dr. Falcao graduated from Dow Medical College and completed general surgery internships in Canada, New York, and Baltimore. After finishing his surgical residency at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Falcao established Maryland Surgeons in 1979 with offices in Baltimore County and Howard County.

Dr. Falcao is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His achievements include the introduction of colonoscopy to the Department of Surgery at St. Agnes Hospital and performing the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Howard County General Hospital in 1990. At St. Agnes Hospital, he currently serves as the Director of the Hernia Center and is active in training General Surgery residents.



Deepak Merchant, M.D., F.A.C.S. Deepak Merchant, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarti

Dr. Merchant graduated from Ahmedabad Medical School in 1973 and completed his general surgery residency at St. Agnes Hospital. He has been in private practice in Baltimore and Howard counties since 1980. Dr. Merchant has surgical privileges at Howard County General Hospital and St. Agnes Hospital.

An excellent teacher and surgeon, Dr. Merchant enjoys working with the surgical residents at St. Agnes Hospital. Many times over the years, the surgical residents have chosen him as Best Attending Physician and Teacher. Dr. Merchant is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.



G. Michael Meyer, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S. G. Michael Meyer, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English

Dr. Meyer is a 1983 graduate of the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in General Surgery, Dr. Meyer did a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Tulane University Medical Center. He joined Maryland Surgeons in 1990 where he established his practice in general surgery and surgical oncology.

Dr. Meyer is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The Maryland Board of Physicians has identified him as a specialist in Surgical Oncology. Dr. Meyer's special interests include malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies, breast cancer, thyroid malignancies, melanoma, and soft tissue sarcoma.



Kiran J. Parikh, M.D., F.A.C.S. Kiran J. Parikh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarti

Dr. Parikh received his Medical Degree from Goa Medical College in 1973. He established his own practice in general surgery in 1985 upon completion of his surgical residency at St. Agnes Hospital. He joined Maryland Surgeons in 1995 and has served as President of the Professional Staff at Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Parikh has a special interest in laparoscopic procedures and breast surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Parikh is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.



Michael Macon, M.D., F.A.C.S. Michael Macon, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English

Dr. Macon is a graduate of George Washington University of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at St. Agnes Hospital in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989-1993 and was Chief of General Surgery at the Gorgas Army Community Hospital in Panama as well as Kimbrough Army Community Hospital at Fort Meade. Dr. Macon entered private practice in 1993 and joined Maryland Surgeons in 2000.

Dr. Macon served as Section Chief of General Surgery from 1996-2010 and as Chairman of Department of Surgery from 2008 – 2010. He also served as Medical Director of the Center for Breast Care at Howard County General Hospital until 2010. He was President of the Professional Staff in 2006. Dr. Macon is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Board of Breast Surgeons.



Dr. Rachel Aufforth, M.D. Dr. Rachel Aufforth, M.D.
Languages: English

Dr. Aufforth is a native of North Dakota where she attended the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences for her medical degree. She completed her residency at St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. After residency she completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of North Carolina and an endocrine oncology research and surgical clinical fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Aufforth is board certified in general surgery. She has a special interest in melanoma, sarcoma, thyroid, adrenal, and gastrointestinal cancers.


Dr. Shirali T. Patel, M.D. Dr. Shirali T Patel, M.D.
Languages: English

Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from St. George’s University and completed General Surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in NJ. She then completed a fellowship in Hepatopancreaticobiliarly (HPB) Surgery at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Patel is a board-certified general surgeon and certified by the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Dr. Patel has surgical privileges at St. Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. She has a special interest in complex Upper GI cases and the surgical treatment of pancreatic, biliary and liver diseases.



Dr. Justin C. Somerville, M.D. Dr. Justin C. Somerville, M.D.
Languages: English

Dr. Justin C. Somerville is a native of Maryland. In 1993, he graduated with honors from Drexel University with a degree in mechanical engineering. During that time he emphasized his studies in aerospace and biomedical engineering. He worked in the medical device industry as a research and development engineer. The devices he designed are now used throughout hospitals in the US.

Dr. Somerville entered medical school at the University of Maryland and graduated in 1999. His general surgery surgical residency was also completed at the University of Maryland. He was chief resident of general surgery in 2004-2005.

He completed a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Somerville went into private practice in Colon and Rectal surgery in 2005.

Dr. Somerville holds a dual board certification in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of colon and rectal cancers, minimally invasive surgery (including robotic surgery), pelvic floor disorders, and the myriad of common anorectal problems.




Dr Maryam Jaberi, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr Maryam Jaberi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English

Dr. Jaberi graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors and received her medical degree from University of Maryland in 1998. She completed her residency in general surgery at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Jaberi entered private practice in Harford County in 2005. She joined Maryland Surgeons in 2011 and has surgical privileges at St. Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Jaberi is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is accredited in Breast Surgery by the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Jaberi has a special interest in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery.



Dr Steven C Cunningham, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr Steven C Cunningham, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Languages: English, Spanish

Dr. Cunningham earned his M.D. from George Washington University and completed general surgery residency at the University of Maryland. He has completed fellowships in both oncology research and pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Cunningham is board-certified in general surgery and certified by the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Throughout his career, he has been a prolific contributor and editor with over 100 contributions to a variety of medical journals, guidelines, and textbooks.

A Member of the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Association for Academic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Dr. Cunningham offers thoughtful, personalized, and minimally invasive evaluation and treatment of pancreatic, biliary and liver diseases.



Javeed Khan, M.D. Javeed Khan, M.D.
Languages: English

Dr. Khan graduated from Ambedkar Medical College in Bangalore, India and continued his training in the UK and New Zealand. He completed his Residency at St. Agnes Hospital and joined Maryland Surgeons in 2012. Dr. Khan has been a contributor in many research projects and publications, and presented at numerous medical conferences, nationally and internationally on metabolic, bariatric and oncologic topics. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Khan has surgical privileges at St. Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. He has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery.



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