Kevin Scott Ferentz MD

Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Dr. Ferentz graduated magna cum laude from SUNY at Albany, where he majored in Biology and Theater. He received his MD from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Maryland, along with a fellowship in Faculty Development with an emphasis in Obstetrics.

In 2012 Dr. Ferentz retired as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine after 25 years on the faculty. During those years he served as the Director of Student and Employee Health, the Director of Clinical Operations for the department, and as Residency Director for 12 years. He then served as the Chief Medical Officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc., the largest group of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland. He was responsible for approximately 60 clinicians serving in six medical centers and eight school-based health centers, caring for the 45,000 patients and providing 155,000 visits per year. Dr. Ferentz then worked as the Medical Director of the Randallstown Center for Chase Brexton Health Services, another Federally Qualified Health Center. He now serves as the lead physician at the Owings Mills office of Greater Baltimore Medical Associates and as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at GBMC.

Dr. Ferentz has authored more than three dozen articles and book chapters concerning issues in Family Medicine. His academic work centered on Smoking Cessation, and the recognition and treatment of Depression in primary care. He has received more than two dozen teaching awards, including two national awards: the Exemplary Teaching Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Outstanding Program Director Award from the Association of Family Practice Residency Directors. He was named one of the Best Family Physicians by Baltimore Magazine in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2017, and 2018. The Ladies Home Journal named him one of the best Family Physicians in America in 2002. He was named to Best Doctors in America in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2013. He appears in Who’s Who in America in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2011.

Dr. Ferentz is a past-President of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and served on several committees and commissions for the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a member of Country Drama, a community theater group in Baltimore. For eight years he was the regular host of Sunday Rounds, the largest medical call-in show on public radio, heard nationwide, and around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network and the Internet.