GRMC welcomes Lynda S. Dougherty, MD and Colorectal Surgical Specialist

GRMC welcomes Lynda S. Dougherty, MD and Colorectal Surgical Specialist

Broadening its array of specialty care services, GRMC is proud to welcome Dr. Lynda S. Dougherty, MD, and her vast specialty experience in colon and rectal surgery to the hospital’s Medical Staff.

“Dr. Dougherty has the reputation of being one of the leading colon and rectal surgeons in the Washington, D.C. metro area, so we’re very excited to welcome her to our community,” said GRMC President and CEO Mark Boucot.  “We’re continuing to expand the specialty surgical care services we provide western Maryland and the surrounding region. With more than two decades of experience and training at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dougherty will make an immediate impact in helping restore quality of life for individuals in our region diagnosed with colon and rectal conditions.”

A specialist in all aspects of the colon and rectal surgery field, Dr. Dougherty is experienced in the latest techniques and treatments for a wide range of disorders using traditional and minimally invasive procedures.   Some of her clinical and surgical specialties include colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and proctology.

Dr. Dougherty is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery (FASCRS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).  She completed her fellowship and training in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation before joining the Colorectal Surgery Group in Northern Virginia in 1999.  While at the Colorectal Surgery Group she was recognized by her peers as one of the top colorectal surgeons in the D.C. metro area, according to physician polls conducted by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.

Originally from northeastern Ohio, Dr. Lynda S. Dougherty received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and completed her medical degree and general surgery residency from the University of Toledo.  She currently resides with her family in the Deep Creek Lake area.  For more than a decade, her family has enjoyed the many recreational activities that Garrett County has to offer and they look forward being permanent members of the local community.

Starting in July, Dr. Dougherty will establish her practice in tandem with the Garrett Surgical Group.  To learn more about her services, prospective patients may call Garrett Surgical Group at (301) 334-8282 or visit her website at or read her bio.