GRMC Welcomes new general surgeon, Jonathan E. Tannebaum, MD

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GRMC Welcomes new general surgeon, Jonathan E. Tannebaum, MD

(Oakland, MD)- Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) welcomes new board-certified general surgeon to Garrett Surgical Group, Jonathan E. Tannebaum. Dr. Tannebaum graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his surgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He has worked as a general surgeon for eleven years at several hospitals, including Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, Warren General Hospital in Warren, PA, and most recently at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY.

“As we continue to expand our communities’ access to quality care, it is an honor to welcome a new general surgeon, Johnathan Tannebaum, MD, to our medical staff” said Kendra Thayer, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer. “He will be joining Dr. Walch and Dr. Fridkin at Garrett Surgical Group and will begin seeing patients in September.”

As a general surgeon, Dr. Tannebaum has a broad range of expertise in surgical procedures including abdomen, breast, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgical oncology, trauma, burns, and vascular surgery as well as preoperative, operative and postoperative management. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons.

Prior to medical school Dr. Tannebaum studied psychology and art therapy at George Washington University and worked as an Art Therapy Intern at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institution and Charter Behavioral Systems of Maryland.

Garrett Regional Medical Center is an award winning, progressive, Joint Commission accredited acute care facility with 55 inpatient beds in Oakland, Maryland. The hospital serves a population of 46,000 within Garrett County and surrounding communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Originally established in 1950, the hospital has continuously evolved to advance the health and wellness needs of the region. Through its clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine, GRMC offers comprehensive health care services unique to a rural location. GRMC is one of the county’s largest employers with more than 450 team members, who are each dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like family.  Learn more at