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Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS

Assistant Dean for Admissions

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Administrative Title:

Assistant Dean for Admissions; Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs

Additional Title:

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Course Director for Medical Spanish

Location:

HSF II, 20 Penn St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-3387 (office)

Fax:

(410) 706-4330

Education and Training

Sandra M. Quezada, M.D., M.S.is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions, and is Course Director for the Medical Spanish course elective at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Quezada received her undergraduate degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Quezada obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in Baltimore.

She assumed the role of Course Director for Medical Spanish in 2012. She redesigned the course curriculum to follow a systems-based approach that mirrors the main medical curriculum studied by students at the School of Medicine, and incorporated a clinical service component to the course.

Highlighted Publications

Quezada, S., Cross, RK. Impact of Age at Diagnosis and Crohn's Disease Phenotype. Aug 2012; Age and Ageing, 2013 Jan; 42 (1): 102-6.

Quezada SM, Cross RK. To Yeast or Not to Yeast: A Probiotic Question. Clinical Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Aug; 11 (8):988-90.

Quezada S, Jambaulikar G, Rustgi A, Cross R. Differential response to microbial antigens by age of diagnosis in patients with Crohn’s disease. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2015 Jun 9;8:169-74

Quezada, S, Langenberg, P, Cross RK. Cigarette smoking adversely affects disease activity and disease-specific quality of life in patients with Crohn’s disease at a tertiary referral center. Clin and Exp Gastro. e-pub Sept 2016

Quezada, S, Briscoe J, Cross R. Complementary and Alternative Therapy. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Jun;22(6):1523-30

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2010-present: Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • 2010-2015: Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2014-present: Member, National Hispanic Medical Association
  • 2014-present: Member, Latino Provider Network of Baltimore
  • 2014: Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Care Seed Grant Award
  • 2015: Student National Medical Association Faculty of the Month
  • 2014-15: Member, International Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2015: Member, Diversity Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2016: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2017: Dean's Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2017: Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
  • 2017: 2017 SNMA Outstanding Faculty Award

Community Service

  • 2014-present:Latino Provider Network, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2015-present: Coach Mentor, Bridges of Baltimore mentoring program; 7 year commitment to mentor 2 Baltimore inner city youth from grade 6 through transition to college