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Mohan Suntha


suntha-mohan-headshotIn November 2019, Dr. Mohan Suntha was named president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, which oversees 28,000 employees and operates 150 locations and 13 hospitals across the state. He previously served as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

He took over as leader of UMMS after the institution had been rocked by its role in the “Healthy Holly” book-selling scandal of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Suntha has spent his entire career within the system, starting with a residency with the department of radiation oncology in 1991. He specializes in carcinomas of the esophagus, neck and head and is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology. He holds a medical degree from the Jefferson Medical Col-lege and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

The true value of relationship-driven leadership is defined by the willingness of a leader to engage in purposeful conversations that are based on mutual trust and commitment to a shared vision.

What’s been your biggest success?

Being part of an incredibly dedicated group of academic health care leaders who have helped the University of Maryland Medical System reestablish its reputation as a unique health care resource to our communities, the region and the nation as we lean into the fight against COVID-19.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.