Carol E. Ritter, MD

1122 Kenilworth Drive Suite 401
Towson, MD 21204 Get Directions
Carol E. Ritter, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

500.00 every 3 months **
1,000.00 every 6 months **
2,000.00 each year **
** This physician provides the Women's Health Program. Learn more about it.

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

In the heart of my journey as an obstetrician and gynecologist, I found myself deeply affected by a prevailing issue – a silent crisis that strikes women indiscriminately. I discovered that women, our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, were succumbing to the stealthy threat of heart disease, the leading cause of mortality in females, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

A poignant encounter with a patient illuminated the gravity of the problem for me when a vibrant and seemingly healthy female patient faced an unexpected cardiac event that forever altered her life. This experience ignited a profound realization within me — the health of women extends beyond reproductive care, and I believe that our hearts beat at the core of our well-being.

Why does it matter? Because I believe that healthier women are the backbone of a stable community. I think their vitality ripples through families, workplaces and neighborhoods. Recognizing this, I became impassioned to bridge the gap between conventional gynecology and more comprehensive women's health. I work with patients not only to review their reproductive health concerns, but also their cardiovascular health and other areas of their health.

For me, the solution emerged as a commitment to hyperlocal, more personalized healthcare with a crucial ingredient: more time. In a world where medical encounters are often rushed, I believe in dedicating more time to gaining a deeper understanding of each patient's unique health profile, reviewing her concerns more holistically.

This journey has led me to redefine my practice as an MDVIP affiliate, placing a heightened emphasis on prevention better tailored to women. By fostering a space where conversations are unhurried and more individualized care takes precedence, I aspire to be at the forefront of a paradigm shift in women's health.

In essence, my mission is to help empower women to thrive, not just in their reproductive years, but also throughout every stage of life. I look forward to you joining me in this pursuit of a healthier, heartier community, one patient at a time.



 It is important, now more than ever, to have a primary care doctor who has the time and resources to care for you personally and proactively. Watch this video to hear more.

Read more about all the unique benefits and services offered in the MDVIP Women’s Health Program.


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Does this program replace my primary care physician?

Dr. Ritter's Credentials

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology 1985-1987

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Doctorate of Medicine 1983

St. Norbert College
DePere, WI
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1977
Magna Cum Laude

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Microscopic Surgery for Infertility
Advanced Operative Laparoscopic Surgery
Single Port Surgery
Laser and Plasma Energy Surgery
Colposcopic Surgery
Operative Hysteroscopic Surgery
Gynecologic Urologic Surgery
DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Samson Global Leadership Academy
Alma Mater Award 2011
Featured in 5 Most Inspiring People, Real Simple April 2011
Dr. Henry P and M Page Laughlin Award 2010
Baltimore’s Top Docs 2004-2006, 2010
MedChi Distinguished Member Award 2009
Humanitarian of the Year Award, Medical College of Wisconsin 2008
Humanitarian of the Year Award, St Norbert College 2007
Thomas Hobbins Distinguished Physician Award, 2007
Baltimorean of the Year 2005
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Gyn Advisory Board 1996-present
Chairman, Baltimore County Physicians Political Action Committee 2006-present
Director, AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)™ 2014-present
Member to the House of Delegates MedChi 2005-2021
Board of Directors, Towson Surgical Center 2004-2019
Director, Women's Minimally Invasive Surgery , Greater Baltimore Medical Center 2009-2018
Board Member, Baltimore County Medical Society 2004-2018
The Risk of Umbilical Hernia and Other Complications with Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery 2012
If the Bough Breaks. (Documentary on the medical liability crisis in Maryland) 2005
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Medical Association
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
MedChi Baltimore House of Medicine
Conceptionalized and produced a documentary on the medical liability crisis in Maryland, If the Bough Breaks
   - Premiered at Maryland Institute for Arts on November 10, 2005
   - Maryland Public TV on March 21, 2006
Major in the Maryland Defense Force 2006-2013
Pap Program in Haiti 2005-present
   - Collaborative clinical study on HPV incidence in Haiti with the Mayo Clinic 
   - Providing Pap Smears in the Haitian Prisons, Bateys on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
   - Developing a Pap Lab in the Women's Prison in Haiti with Health Behind Walls
Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) Health and Wellness Medical Cultural Exchange in Cuba 2020

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Ritter

from Dana in MD February 23, 2024 for Carol E. Ritter, MD

Dr. Ritter has been my gyn. for almost 30 years. She delivered both my children by c-section. Last Oct. during the uterine sonogram, part of the MDVIP testing, we found a polyp which Dr. Ritter removed and lab testing determined there were level 3 abnormal cells, which are almost cancer. I didn't have symptoms and without the sonogram, I probably would have ended up with uterine cancer.… See more

from Debra in MD February 13, 2024 for Carol E. Ritter, MD

Before I was going to Dr. Ritter I was not able to sleep through the night without several hot flashes. She prescribed the new drug Veozah and my sleep is so much better and my overall health is better. I am so thankful for Dr. Ritter's knowledge about women's health and how she makes sure that I understand about my own health. I love the fact that she takes time with me to cover… See more

from Donna in MD January 18, 2024 for Carol E. Ritter, MD
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I recently had a terrible medical problem with my bladder. For many years, I have ignored many of my problems because I had my dear mother to take care of. Mom lived with me and my family for over 20 years. She suffered from anxiety disorder which manifested itself as hypocondria. Growing up, I watched in horror many times that she had a panic attack, a fear of death episode, actual… See more