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Abel G. Joy, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Medical Director of the Med 5 Hospitalist Team; Associate Chief for the Inpatient Hospitalist Service


UMMC, Room N13E31

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-2882


(410) 328-2977

Education and Training



1994-1995       Wayne State University, Detroit ,MI

1995-1997       University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Graduate with Distinction.  B.S. in Microbiology.

1998-2002       Wayne State University School of Medicine, M.D.


Post Graduate Education and Training


2002-2003       Wayne State University Internal Medicine Residency – Categorical Intern

2003-2005       University of Maryland Internal Medicine Residency – Categorical Resident


As a hospitalist director for the University of Maryland Medical System, the goal is to provide our patients and physicians better service. The Medicine 6 Direct Admission Service – Hospitalists, aka DASH, was created to allow patients with medical issues ideally treated in a hospital setting but stable enough to avoid lengthy waiting times in an emergency department to have access to our inpatient facility. By communicating directly with the primary care physicians, patients receive more congruent care before, during and after hospitalization. The service also admits emergency room patients and patients transferred from other facilities to improve patient access to our services.

Our Medicine 5 Transplant Medicine Service focuses on the care of hospitalized patients with kidney, pancreas, and liver transplants. We deal with a wide range of medical issues from rejection and infection unique to our patient population to more general medical complications occuring with these patients. Our team includes nephrologists, transplant pharmacists, inpatient transplant coordinators, case managers, social workers, and transplant surgeons to improve coordination of care both as an inpatient and outpatient.