A History of Our Practice

Drawing from over a half century of experience, the medical practice of Drs. Leavey and Gendelsman has deep roots in the Baltimore community. The practice dates to 1958, when Hans Koetter, M.D., opened an office on Harford Road. As the practice grew, he moved to the East Northern Parkway Medical Center in 1975. At that time, a number of medical residents worked with Dr. Koetter, covering evening and weekend hours. One of those was Marc I. Leavey, M.D., who knew Dr. Koetter both from his work at the University of Maryland Medical School and Maryland General Hospital. Over the next two years, Dr. Leavey assumed all of the hours being covered by other residents. When he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1977, he joined the practice full time.

The Osler Medical Center With two physicians now working in what was a essentially a one-man practice, it was not long before we outgrew the office at Northern Parkway and, in 1978, the practice was moved to the Osler Medical Center, near St. Joseph Medical Center. Over the next seventeen years, the practice continued to grow, while the medical landscape changed from independent physicians to one of HMOs, PPOs, and practice groups. When Dr. Koetter retired in 1995, it was becoming evident that some changes needed to be made.

York Place Medical Center In 1997, Dr. Leavey became affilliated with Maryland Personal Physicians, which has now become Maryland Family Care, a subsidiary of Mercy Health Services. The practice moved from the Osler Medical Center to the York Place Building and, after an extensive search, Dr. Inna Gendelsman joined the practice in 2001.

Together, Drs. Leavey and Gendelsman address the full spectrum of concerns to our adult population. Our patients range in age from adolescent to mature, and the problems they present may be basic or complex, but each is addressed with the personal care and attention of our physicians. Above all, we treat each of our patients as an individual, with the personal touch so often missing in today's world.

We moved to our new offices at Lutherville Personal Physicians in late March, 2011. This only serves to improve our ability to work with our patients in all aspects of their health.

In the case of a medical emergency or urgent situation, please call 911 for transport to the nearest hospital, as quickly as possible.