Our Medical Team

Dr. Daniel Howard

Medical Director

After doing scientific research and obtaining his MD and Masters in Cell Biology degrees at the Medical Scientist Training Program of Albert Einstein Medical School in New York City, Dr. Howard moved to Baltimore to enter the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Maryland. Upon graduating from residency, he remained on at the University of Maryland as a faculty member and teacher at the medical school for the first four years of his career, then moved to Maryland General Hospital, where he has served as Chairman of the Family Practice Department, and then Chief of Staff for the hospital. During this time, he set up and ran the Laurence Paquin School Health Center for pregnant and parenting teenagers, and served as medical director of numerous nursing and outpatient clinical facilities. Dr. Howard has a private practice in Downtown Baltimore, where he enjoys providing primary care and substance abuse services to the citizens of Baltimore. Numerous medical students and nurse practitioner students spend time working under his direction in his office as part of their training. Dr. Howard lives nearby in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. He is married to Georgia Howard, who also works as his practice office manager, and has a 24-year-old daughter, Danielle, who is completing her final year at UMBC.


Dr. James Tansinda, MD

Sub-Acute Medical Director

Dr. Azra Ahmed

Attending 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. Hasan Awan

Attending Physician

Dr. Hasan Awan is an insightful, attentive internist treating patients in the Baltimore and greater Maryland areas. His chief concern as a practitioner is to make his patients feel relieved and at ease, striving to make a difference in each patient’s wellbeing beyond the medicine he prescribes. He believes that the Doctor-Patient encounter should be experienced as sacred and personable. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Awan was born and raised in the U.S., and is of Pakistani descent. He attended Ross School of Medicine in order to pursue his medical degree and continued his medical education through a residency program at York Hospital, where he focused on the study of Internal Medicine. In addition to his Western expertise, Dr. Awan holds an interest in alternative and integrative medical approaches, particularly Yoga, Chi Qong and Meditation. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Awan enjoys reading, investigating alternative medicine, comparative religion, and spending time with his family.


Preetinder Sandhu, MD

Attending Physician

Dr. Amatun Naeem, MD

Attending Physician

Dr. Naeem possesses extensive experience as an attending physician in hospital settings and as a general practitioner. She maintains a practice at McCulloh Health Center in Baltimore and her current hospital affiliations include Bon Secours Hospital. Dr. Naeem earned her medical degree from Osmania Medical College Hyderabad A.P. in India and obtained a post-graduate degree in obstetrics. She completed internships at Osmania General Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital and did her residency at Maryland General Hospital.


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