Milagros Lopez-Gerena MD to join Garrett Regional Medical Center as a New General Surgeon

Milagros Lopez-Gerena MD to join Garrett Regional Medical Center as a New General Surgeon at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) welcomes board-certified general surgeon Milagros Lopez-Gerena MD to Garrett Surgical Group in Oakland.

Dr. Lopez-Gerena completed her residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate in Springfield, Mass. She received her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and her undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus in San Juan.

“As we strive to better serve the healthcare needs of our community and region, we are very excited to welcome a new general surgeon, Dr. Milagros Lopez-Gerena to our medical staff,” said Kendra Thayer, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “Dr. Lopez-Gerena is very passionate about providing the best care to her patients, and we are fortunate to have her join Dr. Walch, Dr. Tannebaum, and Dr. Fridkin at Garrett Surgical Group.”

After completing her residency, Dr. Lopez-Gerena served as a resident physician in general surgery at Baystate Medical Center receiving training at a level one trauma center. She worked alongside advanced critical care, robotic, laparoscopic, and colorectal surgeons.

Dr. Lopez-Gerena also worked as a physician volunteer at UMass Chan Medical School: Batey Health Initiative in La Romana, Dominican Republic as part of the UMMS Population-Based Health Clerkship. She served as a mentor and a supervising physician while working with local partners to train and develop health promoters.

As a general surgeon, Dr. Lopez-Gerena has a broad range of expertise in surgical procedures including preoperative, operative, and postoperative management. She also offers in-office surgical services as well.
A member of the American Medical Association, American Board of Surgery, and Association Women Surgeons, she is proficient in both English and Spanish and is accepting new patients at Garrett Surgical Group.

To make an appointment, contact Garrett Surgical Group at 301-334-8282.

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