Kamal Sewaralthahab, MD, NEPMedical Director
Dr. Kamal Sewaralthahab graduated with high honors from King Saud University, College of Medicine and moved to the US where he became a Nephrology and Hypertension postdoctoral research fellow at Tufts University/St. Elizabeth Medical Center. During that time, Dr. Sewaralthahab was involved in research studies investigating the effects of antihypertensive drugs and bicarbonate therapy on patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Sewaralthahab thereafter completed his residency in internal medicine at Tufts University/St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and Nephrology & Hypertension fellowship at Boston University/Boston Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Nephrology.
Dr. Sewaralthahab is an active member of the Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and currently leads multiple programs in the Baltimore metro area tasked with management and prevention of progression of chronic diseases, with a focus on outcome and quality of life improvement in this patient population.
As of January 2023, he assumed the role of Medical Director at Westgate Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Dr. Mouhamad AnnousVascular Surgeon
Dr. Annous has been a Vascular Surgeon in the Greater Baltimore area for over 40 years. He holds certifications in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He graduated from the Medical Program at the American University of Beirut in 1974, and then conducted his training under the world renowned surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey in the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Annous is licensed through the Maryland Board of Physicians since 1979. He spends a considerable amount of time tending to the needs of his patients. He is an avid traveler and loves to travel with his lovely wife of over 40 years, three children, and four grandchildren.
Dr. Bhavandeep BajajSubacute Medical Director
Dr. Bhavandeep Bajaj started his medical career as an international student, by returning to study at Dayanand Medical College in India, which happens to be the same hospital where he was born! After completing medical residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, where he was Associate Chief Resident, Dr. Bajaj fell in love with the community here in Baltimore. He decided to stay and continue to be a positive influence within the lives of his patients. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and his private practice is located on the Saint Agnes Hospital campus. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Dr. Bajaj resides in Ellicott City, MD. with his wife and 2 daughters. He enjoys exploring nature with his family, whenever he gets a moment to spare, by way of hiking and biking. His passion is music, and he can play many different instruments, ranging from both traditional and ethnic, such as the guitar and the tabla. He loves cheering on his Baltimore sports teams!
Dr. Youssef Hokayem, MDDirector Of Nephrology & CKD Program
Dr. Hokayem attended medical school at the Lebanese University of Beirut and graduated in July 2008. He completed a year of internal medicine in Lebanon before he joined Union Memorial Hospital where he completed his residency in internal medicine and received the Best Resident Award in June 2012. he completed his Fellowship training in clinical nephrology at John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland in June 2014. Dr. Hokayem was the Medical Director of the Nephrology department and pioneer in applying techniques of Home hemodialysis at the bedside in nursing home settings prior to joining, as part-time, Washington Nephrology in August 2016. Since November 2017, he joined as a full-time nephrologist and is currently covering Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
He believes Nephrology is a “Chef-d’oeuvre” (Masterpiece) if medicine is the art of communicating between human well-being and the sciences.
Dr. Azra AhmedAttending Physician
Dr. Azra Ahmed has been practicing in Maryland since 1990 and is affiliated with Maryland Hospital, St. Agnes and Northwest Hospital. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Her hobbies are reading and learning about Nutrition, aging Alzheimer’s disease, and Cognitive Impairment. She enjoys working with patients and taking care of them.
Dr. Mark GosnellDirector of Pulmonary
Dr. Mark Gosnell was born in Baltimore, graduated with honors from the University of Delaware before training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Virginia, and the University of Maryland. He holds board certification in critical care and pulmonary medicine and is the director of intensive care and chief of pulmonary at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr.Gosnell has a Glen Burnie office and is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Publications include original research on sedation and agitation in the ICU and Sepsis(bloodstream infection). He regularly teaches the residents on respiratory physiology with noon conference and grand rounds.
Personal interests include spending time with his family which includes his wife Dr.Lisa Greisman and their two children, Janet and James. They have a small farm with chickens, goats, and sheep and the kids are active in the Howard County 4H club. Dr.Gosnell ran a campaign for Congress this year to replace the late Elijah Cummings. His political focus has been on expanding access to healthcare and bringing new ideas to the district to address crime and job growth.
Dr. Efrain Perez-Bravo, MDDirector of Physiatry
Board-certified in PM&R, Dr. Perez-Bravo serves as a physiatrist consultant with Progressive Care Medical Group of MD, focusing on their nursing facility clients. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, Association of Academic Physiatrists, and American Academy of PM&R.
“I am pleased to join Westgate Hills’ dedicated team in offering progressive, patient-centered skilled nursing care,” said Dr. Perez-Bravo. “Our customized rehabilitation programs will optimize outcomes for patients, aiming to help them regain independence and get back to everyday activities.”
Dr. Athol MorganDirector of Cardiology
Dr. Morgan grew up in Jamaica, W.I. and graduated from Columbia with a BA in Biochemistry and went on to receive his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He subsequently completed his Internship, Residency, and several Fellowships, including one in Cardiology, at Johns Hopkins. In 1998, he opened his solo Cardiology practice, One Heart LLC., in West Baltimore, MD. In 2020, One Heart closed when Dr. Morgan joined Life Bridge Health System. Since 2007, Dr. Morgan has been the Medical Director of Cardiology at Grace Medical Center, previously Bon Secours Hospital. He is active with the local American Heart Association (AHA) here in Maryland and in 2020 was the recipient of their Watkins-Saunders Award.
Reyaz Haque MD, FACC, FSCAICardiologist
Dr. Haque is Westgate Hill’s University of Maryland affiliated Cardiologist.
Education: The Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan Degree: MBBS, 1989; King’s College, University of London, London, England
Internship: St. Barnabas Medical Center, 1990
Residency: West Virginia University Hospitals, 1993
Fellowship: West Virginia University Hospitals – Interventional Cardiology, 1997; West Virginia University Hospitals – Cardiovascular Diseases, 1996
Certification: National Board of Physicians and Surgeons – Cardiovascular Disease, 2020
American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease, 1997
Mackenzie C. MurrayCRC Physiatry Clinician
Mackenzie C. Murray is a committed and compassionate Physician Assistant who prioritizes providing continuity of care to promote positive outcomes for patients. She is dedicated to educate patients and families on medical conditions and discuss goals of care in order to optimize care for patients. She is proficient with physical examinations skills, interpreting lab and diagnostic findings as well as implementing a treatment plan for acute and chronic conditions. Mackenzie has worked providing quality care to the adult and geriatric populations in various nursing homes for 4 years. She has experience managing and treating patients in the following settings: skilled rehab, long term care, dementia care, as well as hospice.
Mackenzie works closely with the nursing and therapy teams to support progress in therapy during a person’s stay and help return home as safely and independently as possible. In addition, she supports patients after discharge to help with coordinating follow-up appointments, ordering equipment, and understanding prescribed medications.