Welcome to the New Medical Pavilion at Howard Country

A State-of-the-Art Medical Center

A quality medical center serving Howard Country residents in Columbia, Ellicott city Anne Arundel County, and surrounding Maryland regions.


What is now the Medical Pavilion at Howard County (MPHC) started out as a farmer’s ten acres of land that was purchased by the Rouse Company, founders of Columbia.  Over time, Howard Country General Hospital (HCGH) was growing along with the community, and eventually purchased the property from Rouse.  Though this wooded parcel was originally envisioned as expansion space for HCGH’s medical center, it caught the attention of a group of local physicians with a vision for the future.

Our Physicians Vision

That vision was for a modern ,state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible hospital in which their medical practices, Howard Country’s largest and most progressive sub specialty medical groups, could grow and expand along with the Columbia/Howard Country community.  Beginning with the first vision in late 2003.  Dr. Michael G. Macon (surgery) and Dr. Michael E. Silverman (cardiology) led the medical center office building project, along with an executive committee that included Dr. Marc B. Applestein (urology), Dr. Edward J.(Ted) Lee (hematology  / oncology), and Linda Chatterton, MBA, a former VP and Practice Administrator.

Over the next six years, the initial group of 63 physicians partnered with Howard Country General Hospital to develop the MPHC medical center project.  We envision that this partnership will continue to develop comprehensive outpatient medical services in Howard County.  With Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate as developers and Cogdell Spencer Erdman (previously know as Marshall Erdman & Associates) a nationally recognized designer of state-of-the-art medical facilities, as the design-build firm, what was just a”vision” among a small group of determined physicians in 2003 became a reality in the summer of 2009.

All of us who work in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, no matter which medical practice or organization we work for, take great pride in what we have achieved. Not only do we have stellar medical facilities in which, and with which,to care for our patients, but we have crafted a medical center that is good to our environment and ,in so doing, to ourselves as well.

Directory Of Services

Breast Surgery

The Board Certified surgeons at Maryland Surgeons

specialize in breast surgery and the treatment of breast disease, both benign and malignant. We believe a close doctor-patient relationship is key to the success of your individual treatment.


Cardiovascular Specialists of Maryland

is the largest cardiology practice in Howard County. Our cardiologists are the best in their field. We are at the forefront of cardiology, and have a full-time clinical research department.

Mayer/Broccolino Cancer Center

The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center

offers hope and support to patients diagnosed with cancer. Services include counseling, cancer support groups, wellness classes, educational resources, wig and prosthesis consultations, massage and more.


The doctors at Maryland Endocrine, PA

specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders, including thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders and more.


Digestive Disease Associates

is the largest gastroenterology group in the area. We offer a full range of services including colonoscopy, endoscopy, Remicade infusion and more.

General Dentistry

Thomas England, DMD

is an experienced dentist you can trust for all of your dental work. Dental services include preventative dentistry (cleanings, fillings, etc.), crowns and bridges, veneers, teeth whitening and more.

General Surgery

The Board Certified surgeons at Maryland Surgeons

perform general surgery including abdominal surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, oncologic surgery endocrine surgery and more. We pioneered the use of minimally invasive surgery at Howard County General Hospital.

HCGH Wellness Center

The HCGH Wellness Center

provides wellness programs, health screenings, senior exercise programs and more to the public, with an emphasis on prevention and early detection of health issues.

Hematology / Medical Oncology

Maryland Oncology Hematology

offers expert care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Our physicians are nationally recognized as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Signature OB / GYN

has a diverse group of doctors specializing in obstetrics and gynecology to serve women throughout their lives. We offer both routine and specialized gynecology and obstetrics care, and have the largest and most active midwifery practice in Howard County.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Surgery Central Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

offers a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services including wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants, grafting, facial trauma treatment, obstructive sleep apnea surgery and more.

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

has fifteen orthopedic surgeons to serve you. We are skilled in back surgery, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder surgery, joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management and more.

Pain Management

The Comprehensive Pain Management Center

works with you to treat and manage your acute and chronic pain. This includes pain from migraines, arthritis, back pain, cancer and a variety of other causes of pain.

Plastic Surgery

Maryland Plastic Surgeons

are board certified professionals who perform a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. These can include breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, liposuction, facelift, rhinoplasty, as well as a number of non-surgical skin care options.

Radiation Oncology

Central Maryland Radiation Oncology

offers the latest options in radiation treatment, including medical trials. Our radiation oncologists and the rest of your radiation oncology team put your care first and foremost.


Central Maryland Urology Associates

has seven board-certified urologists to serve you. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment of male and female incontinence, bladder and kidney disorders, kidney stone evaluations, vasectomy, male infertility evaluation, prostate treatment and more.