Louis B. Malinow, MD

Internal Medicine
2700 Quarry Lake Drive Suite 290
Baltimore, MD 21209 Get Directions
Louis B. Malinow, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

512.50 every 3 months
1,025.00 every 6 months
2,050.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

MDVIP has enabled me to practice medicine in the manner patients deserve. The time I have available allows me to form very close bonds with my patients to help to facilitate a level of trust and comfort that is difficult to find in a traditional practice. As a cholesterol and blood pressure specialist, I tend to take a very aggressive preventive approach to medicine, which I believe will be extremely beneficial decades down the road. My patients appreciate my emphasis on wellness and my dedication to remaining on top of current medical information. The ability to positively impact so many lives is such a privilege; I really can't wait to get to work every day!

Dr. Malinow's Credentials

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Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA 1995-1997

Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA 1994-1995

Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Doctorate of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude 1994

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Bachelor of Arts, Biology (Magna Cum Laude) 1990

American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified Hypertension Specialist
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Only Physician in Maryland with this dual specialty in high blood pressure and high cholesterol management
Northwest Hospital Center
Sinai Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Medical School:
- Louis, Ida, and Samuel Cohen Award for Personal Attributes of Scholarship, Ability and Compassion for Patients
- Eugene Sydney Bereston Award for Excellence in Dermatology
- Alpha Omega Alpha Residency: Awarded Best Clinical Teaching by a Member of the House Staff 1996
- Phi Beta Kappa Mortar Board
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Best Doctors® in America, Baltimore Magazine, 2009-2010
Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2011 - 2021
Top Doc in Concierge Medicine, Concierge Medicine Today, 2020-2021
Director, Lakeview Hypertension & Lipid Clinic
Speaking: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Abbott, Astra-Zeneca, Daiichi-Sankyo and Pfizer
American Society of Hypertension
American Board of Clinical Lipidology
American Medical Association <>

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Malinow

from Jeff in MD November 5, 2021 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

Dr Malinow is a great doctor! He’s the best I’ve ever had. What makes him different than all the others is his attention to detail and his clear communication with patients. He is very thorough and gets to the bottom of every ailment never leaving a stone unturned. He pays attention to the whole body health and not just specific ailments when it comes to treatment. Additionally, he… See more

from David in MD November 5, 2021 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

Because, Lou is a very caring Doc and person, very intelligent, very nice and been with him since he went into practice. One other important thing, he has patience with patients like me. He’s the best.

from Wilbur in MD November 5, 2021 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

Lou Malinow is the best doctor I have ever dealt with. Not only is he my doctor but I consider him my friend. One quick story please.
I see Lou on a regular basis. At least 4 times a year. Lou knows my medical history better than anyone. When Lou saw my PSA numbers, he wanted further testing done even though the numbers were still quite low. However, the number did go up percentage… See more

from Hershel in MD December 24, 2020 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

A while ago (pre-covid) i was on vacation in California with my wife and i had a cold and a bad cough. I called Dr Lou in the morning on the weekend and he texted back right away that the phone service is not so good at the beach where he was for the weekend so he contacted me from a different phone to get me a prescription. I had forgotten about the few hour time difference and apologized but… See more

from Rita in MD November 27, 2020 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

My husband battled complication after complication such as diabetes, heart, kidney & eventually lung cancer. Dr. Lou referred him to wonderful specialists, as well as keeping up-to-date on his numerous medications. Dr. Lou also made sure to examine him after every discharge from the hospital. His sickness was so overwhelming. Without Dr. Lou, we wouldn’t have known where to turn. He was… See more

from Lawrence in MD November 24, 2020 for Louis B. Malinow, MD
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Dr. Malinow has treated me for almost 20 years. He continues to amaze me with his dedication to the practice of medicine. No matter the issue, Dr. Malinow researches and stays current with dietetic and other health issues that improve my health. His staff is equally dedicated to improving the process of getting medical treatment. While he switched to MDVIP, his openness and availability… See more

from Sylvia in MD November 24, 2020 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

First of all congratulations to Dr Lou!! Well deserved. Almost 13 years ago I was exercising 6 days a week and in perfect shape. I was going to another doctor at the time and she prescribed medicine which didn't help so I called her office, but they wouldn't see me. I was getting sicker and sicker and my daughter was working for Dr Lou at this time and she got me in his office.… See more

from Craig in MD March 11, 2020 for Louis B. Malinow, MD

I am a 53 year-old physician who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 34 years. I have followed Dr. Lou's Facebook postings about low carb diets for years. After becoming his patient, in January 2019 I asked Dr. Lou if a Type 1 diabetic could go on a ketogenic diet and he was not sure. We both reached out to diabetes and metabolic experts across the country for advice. On February 25, 2019… See more

Before I begin to explain antibody testing, I have a few disclosures:

  1. I’m not an infectious disease doctor.
  2. This piece will adhere to one of my favorite quotes that “all facts have a half-life.” By next week, we will likely know quite a bit more and this piece will be… See more

MDVIP-affiliated Physician, Dr. Lou Malinow, contributed to a Healthline publication about asthma and COVID-19. Healthline News reports on emerging research, new treatments, diet, exercise, and trending topics in health and wellness.


Importance of Sleep

During sleep we (1) are completely vulnerable to predators; (2) cannot hunt for food; (3) cannot hunt for a mate or reproduce; and (4) cannot care for or protect our young.  For evolution to not have eliminated sleep on this basis means that it must be incredibly important. 

Sleep may… See more

Standard Cholesterol Screenings Have Limited Value

Many of my patients are concerned about heart disease -- and with good reason. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, despite having effective tools to help detect and prevent it. 

What’s even more of a head-scratcher is that our understanding of heart disease prevention… See more

Are Whole Grain Products Healthy?

You’re standing in the bread aisle of your supermarket trying to select a healthy bread to buy. Whole grain, whole wheat, multi-grain -- it’s confusing.  But the reality is, none of them are healthy. Based on the Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, eating whole grains is like taking a… See more