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Meet the Gynecologic Surgery Team

Collaborative Approach to Care Fosters Improved Outcomes
Holy Cross Hospital’s expert team of gynecologic surgeons and gynecologic oncologists are board-certified physicians with specialized training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic health problems in women.  They are ranked among the nation’s best minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons —10 of these experts have received a COEMIG designation at Holy Cross Hospital, recognition of their high level of preeminence in performing these state-of-the-art surgical procedures.

Among these top gynecologic surgeons are gynecologic oncologists, gynecologists specializing in the treatment of cancers of the reproductive system in women; radiation oncologists, physicians specializing in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer; and urogynecologists, doctors with special expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women, such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. To find a physician, please search our physician directory.

The team is supported by a specially trained group of nurses and nurse practitioners with training in recovery from gynecologic surgery.  A program coordinator helps patients navigate care the treatment process from pre-surgical testing through discharge and follow-up care. 

Holy Cross Health's Gynecologic Surgery program includes more than 100 board certified physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic health problems. Pictured below are the medical directors, department chairs and COEMIG certified surgeons.

Albert Steren, MD | Medical Director | Gynecologic Oncology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md Anita Pillai-Allen | Medical Director | Urogynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md Randy Lizardo, MD | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md Roy Khoury, MD | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md
*Albert Steren, MD, Medical Director
Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Gynecology
*Anita Pillai-Allen, MD
Medical Director
Urogynecology
*Randy Lizardo, MD, Obsterics and Gynecology and Physician Chair, Robotics Commitee
*Roy Khoury, MD
Vice Chair
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ann Burke, MD | Medical Director | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md Eric Ashkin | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md James Barter, MD | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md Carla Sandy, MD | Obstrics and Gynecology | Mid-Atlantic Permanent Medical Group | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md
Ann Burke, MD,
Medical Director
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eric Ashkin, MD
Chair
Obstetrics and Gynecology
*James Barter, MD,
Clinical Research Coordinator Gynecologic Oncology
*Carla Sandy, MD, Service Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, D.C. and Southern Maryland, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Shobha Sikka, MD | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md RestaTony2.png Laurie Tyau, MD | | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Holy Cross Hospital | Silver Spring, Md MufarrijImad.png
*Shobha Sikka, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
*Tony Resta, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
*Laurie Tyau, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
*Imad Mufarrij, MD, Medical Director
Obstetrics and Gynecology Education

* COEMIG Certified Surgeon.


For more information about Gynecologic Surgery at Holy Cross Health, please fill out our brief contact form or call Stephanie Heller, program director at 301-754-7501.

To find a physician or to make an appointment, search the physician directory or call 301-754-8800.

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