Abigail Lenhart, M.D.

Abigail Lenhart, MD Abigail Lenhart, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Education and Training

B.A.- Bates College, Department of History, Lewiston, ME, 2001

Medical Degree:
M.D. - University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007

Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2008

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2010


Dr. Lenhart graduated with a BA in History from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. After college, she worked as a researcher in injury prevention at the University of Washington and then spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in a free clinic in Washington, DC. She subsequently attended the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, graduating in 2007. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lenhart is a dedicated physician whose goal is to provide excellent care to adult patients. Professional interests included illness prevention, treating patients with complex medical problems and educating medical students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, cooking delicious meals, and traveling.

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Research/Scholarly Interest

Medical Education: Specifically medical students' perceptions of primary care.

Selected Publications

  1. Sydnor ER, Lenhart A et al. Antimicrobial Prescribing Practices in Response to Different Clostridium difficile Diagnostic Methodologies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov;32(11):1133-6. Epub 2011 Sep 29.
  2. Zwemer J, Lenhart A, Siegel EL, et al. Effect of Ambient Sound Masking on the Accuracy of Speech Recognition. Radiology. 2009; 252: 691-695.
  3. Lenhart A, Trollinge B, Cosgrove S et al. A Comparison of Unnecessary Antibiotic Use Associated with a Two- step Algorithm for Detection of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Using Either Cell Culture Cytotoxicity Neutralization Assay (CCNA) or PCR Toxin Gene Detection Confirmatory Tests. Presented at the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections. March 19, 2010.
  4. Lenhart A, Sisson S. A Traveler with a Fever: A Case of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Presented at SGIM 32nd annual meeting. May 13, 2009.

Educational Activities

  • Curriculum Development
    Created a 4 year medical student elective Ambulatory Primary Care: Intro to Health Systems (AMBL 709A), 2010 -2011
  • Created a 4 year medical student elective Ambulatory Primary Care: Introduction to the Medical Home (AMBL 709B), 2010 -2011
  • Created a primary care lecture for the 3rd year medicine clerkship
  • Updated or mentored residents on packets for The Red Eye (2010), Falls in the Elderly, Hepatitis B, and Vaginitis (2011)

Patient Care Locations

General Internal Medicine Clinic, Physicians Pavilion

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