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: Judith

    Helps me a lot with my complicated health situation. Is optimistic and caring. Great guy.

  • Member: Lizbeth

    My doctor has always been there for me. I have had a few challenges to face and he has always been supportive and non judgemental ...

  • Member: Anna

    There is no one who can compare. The service is worth every dollar I spend. In life, you pay for what you get.

  • Member: Mark

    Dr. Joe Zebley has been my Dr. for more than 25 yrs or so. I could not imagine having any other Physician working on my health car...