Our Eastern Shore Leadership


What do you think MEMN brings to the EM community?

"MEMN brings a high level of administrative leadership and clinical expertise to the patients, hospitals and communities we serve. We have a diverse and well-rounded group of physicians and mid-level providers who bring the best and latest practice standards to the bedside everyday. We are compassionate, engaged, hardworking, innovative and involved. We understand the importance of, and need for, both leadership and teamwork in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine."

With MEMN since 1994

Rhamin Ligon, MD
Executive Director, MEMN

What do you think MEMN brings to the EM community?

MEMN brings a high level of administrative leadership and clinical expertise to the patients, hospitals and communities we serve. We have a diverse and well-rounded group of physicians and mid-level providers who bring the best and latest practice standards to the bedside everyday. We are compassionate, engaged, hardworking, innovative and involved. We understand the importance of, and need for, both leadership and teamwork in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine.

With MEMN since 1994

Walt Atha, MD
Regional Director
What is your philosphy on patient care?

"Provide the same care for your patients that you would for your friends and family."

What do you think MEMN brings to the EM community?

"MEMN's highest priority isour strong commitment to invest in the quality and satisfaction of our emergency medicine family."

What is your philosophy on Emergency Medicine?

"Know your medicine as much as possible, give it your all, then forgive yourself for being human when you fall short of your own standards."

With MEMN since 2013



What is your philosphy on patient care?

"Do what is for the best interest of the patient, and everything else will fall into place."

With MEMN since 2000

Jane Wang, MD
Site Medical Director, Queenstown

What is your philosphy on patient care?

"Do what is for the best interest of the patient, and everything else will fall into place."

With MEMN since 2000

Eric Maniago, MD

Site Medical Director, Easton

What do you think ​ESEMP brings to the EM community?

"This is rural medicine at its best! Four sites with four different flavors. We are the only emergency care available to the entire mid-shore. Huge catchment area means lots of pathology. And while it is certainly rural emergency medicine (challenging, yet rewarding work), we have the advantage of being part of a quaternary care system in UMMS. And the best part of the 'Land of Pleasant Living' is that we are only an hour away from the DC and Baltimore. So, it is easy to take advantage of the trappings of metropolitan life and still get to enjoy the peace and tranquility of life on the eastern shore."  

With MEMN since 2010


What do you think MEMN brings to the EM community?

"It brings a shared vision for care across the EM community with an established framework to promote best practices across the network. We have regular meetings of the MEMN physician leadership and share what works and what doesn’t work at each practice site, whether it is urban, suburban, or rural. There is oversight but also an empathetic concern and understanding of the stresses of the medical and social constraints and staffing difficulties imposed by the COVID19 pandemic. You don’t feel left out in the cold no matter how difficult things get."  

With MEMN since 2012

Steve White, MD
Site Medical Director, Cambridge

What do you think MEMN brings to the EM community?

"It brings a shared vision for care across the EM community with an established framework to promote best practices across the network. We have regular meetings of the MEMN physician leadership and share what works and what doesn’t work at each practice site, whether it is urban, suburban, or rural. There is oversight but also an empathetic concern and understanding of the stresses of the medical and social constraints and staffing difficulties imposed by the COVID19 pandemic. You don’t feel left out in the cold no matter how difficult things get."  

With MEMN since 2012

David Zamara, MD

Site Medical Director, Chestertown

What is your philosophy on patient care?

"There are a few things in our life that are guaranteed, and unfortunately one of them is an emergency medical situation. In our Emergency Department, we recognize that every patient that comes through our door is someone’s family member, friend, or loved one. While providing quality medical care is always our standard, we also strive to treat everyone with respect, compassion, and dignity that they deserve while trusting us to care for their emergent medical needs. "

With MEMN since 2016