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Cerebral Palsy – A Physician’s Point of View

Meet our director: Giles H. Manley, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Manley brings to the Cerebral Palsy Family Network more than 20 years experience in the legal and medical professions. As a Board Certified OB/GYN with well over 2,000 deliveries, he is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of obstetrics. His specialty training was at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), which included a four-month rotation of high risk obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following successful completion of his residency, he served as a faculty instructor at GBMC, as well as maintaining a private practice. In 1996, he left this practice to become the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Baltimore for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (the physician group of Kaiser Permanente). In addition to serving as OB/GYN Chief in 2002, he also took on the role of Area Medical Director.

In addition to his extensive obstetrical experience, he has a particular interest in gynecologic surgery. His specialty was in the area of minimally invasive procedures. He was the first person at GBMC to perform a laparoscopic supra cervical hysterectomy, as was he the first to perform incontinence surgery utilizing a tension free vaginal tape. Both procedures allowed the patient to go home the day of surgery with only a one to two week recovery. He has lectured to physicians nationwide about these innovative techniques.

Dr. Manley has extensive medical-legal experience and has served as an expert witness many times in both deposition and trial. He has done this both from a plaintiff and defense perspective. Because of the medical problems and birth injuries he kept seeing, he decided that one of the best ways to correct the problems was to become a medical legal attorney with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC.

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Manley has served on a number of committees including the Obstetrical Advisory Committee at GBMC, the Gynecology Advisory Committee at GBMC and the Obstetrical Quality Review Committee at Kaiser, to mention a few. He is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Manley is a member of the Maryland Bar, and has qualified for membership into both the District of Columbia and Minnesota Bars. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. -2005 ( magna cum laude )
  • Heuisler Honor Society
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, M.D. – 1986
  • Towson State University, B.S. – 1981 ( cum laude )


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