Dr. Riny Karras, MD

Dr. Riny Karras, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Riny Karras, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 7 years. She graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

900 S Caton Ave

Baltimore, MD 21229

Contact Information

(410) 368-6000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pulmonary Disease
more than 88% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 82% of peers
Decortication and Pleurectomy
more than 78% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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28  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Case Western Reserve
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Ohio State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Saint Agnes Healthcare
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Saint Agnes Healthcare
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karras to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Karras' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I'd suggest Dr Karras in a heartbeat. She helped make a un-thought of experience manageable with her warmth, concern, and pleasant nature.
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