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Dr. Marc Gertner

General Surgeon
LifeBridge Health/Sinai Hospital

marc-gertner-1While groundbreaking treatments can save the life of a patient, oftentimes what truly matters about the care of a patient is bedside manner. Not all doctors have it. For those that do, nothing compares to the bedside manner and care of Dr. Marc H. Gertner, general surgeon at LifeBridge Health and Sinai Hospital. With more than 40 years working as a general surgeon, Gertner has touched and helped save the lives of many patients – many of whom still speak fondly of him today.

“I am not making it up when I tell you that I still meet people who mention the warmth and compassion of my father at the bedside, including a man I happened to meet on a recent plane flight, who added that my father saved his mother’s life,” Reni Gertner said.

Gertner sees patients at all hours of the day, accommodating their needs as much as possible. He is also one of the rare medical professionals that makes house calls, in the event a patient needs it.

Gertner is also a gifted diagnostician, making life-saving diagnoses on the fly. While Gertner is one of the few general surgeons existing today — as it is more common to specialize — he regularly expands his education to deliver the most advanced care to his patients.

“Marc is without a doubt the most skilled and experienced surgeon in our area. But what truly sets Marc apart is his extraordinary dedication to his patients and his craft. Marc is personally available 24 hours each day to his patients and to other physicians,” Dr. Harry W. Kaplan said.

Gertner also mentors countless young physicians and surgeons, serving as an instructor in surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Each year, he hosts a special graduation event for residents at his own expense as a show of gratitude to their commitment to the medical program.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

One comment

  1. Dr. Gertner is THE BEST! We love him dearly and he has helped my whole family! We love you. Dr. Gertner!
    The Goldman Family