Joseph W Zebley III, MD, FAAFP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been in practice since the 1970s and have seen a significant change in the patient-physician relationship in many practices.
In 2006, I became an MDVIP-affiliated physician in order to offer my patients a return to a slower, more personal kind of family medicine. As a result, I am able focus on the art of medicine as well as the diagnostic aspects. Medicine is much more than simply diagnosing disease and dispensing remedies. The act of carefully listening and actually hearing patients has a tremendous positive influence on their wellness. Good health is a consequence not only from tests and medications but also from the personal relationship between you and me.

Physician Profile


Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Arts 1970
Medical School
Universite Louis Pasteur
Faculte de Medicines
Strasbourg, France 1970-1974
University of Maryland Medical School
Baltimore, MD 1974-1976
University of Maryland Hospital, Department of Family Medicine
Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Hospital, Department of Family Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Family Medicine 1977-1979

Hospital Affiliations

Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Clinical Instructor Developmental Biology, Strasbourg, France 1972-1974
Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine University of Maryland 1979-present
Instructor Occupational Medicine, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Medical School 1994-2000
Instructor Biomedical Ethics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, at Keswick Nursing Home under Professor Peter Dans

Professional Society Memberships

Baltimore City Medical Society 1979-present, President 1998
Delegate to Med Chi, The Maryland State Medical Society 1985-present
Med Chi Board of trustees from Baltimore City 1994-2000
Speaker of H.O.D. 2002-2006
American Medical Association
Consultant on Home Care Curriculum for AMA 1994-1996
Maryland Academy of Family Physicians 1978-present, President 1989-1990
Editorial Board The Maryland Family Doctor 1990-present
Alternate Delegate and Delegate to the AAFP 1996-2000, Delegation Chair 1998-2000
Maryland Family Physicians Foundation Charter Member 1988-present, President 1990-1991
American Academy of Family Physicians 1979-present
Mead Johnson Award Committee 1990-2000
Delegate to the AMA 2000-2007

Honors and Awards

Home Care Physician of the Year, Union Memorial Hospital Hospice 1989
Volunteer Rookie-of-the-Year Award, American Heart Association, MD Affiliate 1993
Family Physician of the Year Award, MAFP 1995
The Henry Laughlin Award, Med Chi For Excellence as a Trustee 1999 and 2005
Best Doctors in America® 1996-2014


Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatrics

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Brendan

    Dr. Zebley. He's more that a doctor, he's a compassionate human being, who I wouldn't be able to gotten through these last several...

  • Member: Jamie

    Zebley has treated our family for the past 31 years. He made visits to ailing family members in the hospital and knows us all wel...

  • Member: Frank

    I have been a patient for a number of years now and can say without any hesitation that I owe my life to Dr. Zebley and the many ...

  • Member: Barbara

    Dr. Zebley has been my doctor since 1980. He's truly been a family physician, treating my children, mother and sister as well, whi...