'Best Doctors in America' Include AHSC Physicians

Jan. 23, 2004

More than 100 physicians affiliated with the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) are listed in the 2003-2004 "Best Doctors in America" database, which includes 35,000 physicians in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine. These represent just 4 percent of U.S. doctors.

The list is based on a biennial survey of tens of thousands of leading specialists worldwide asking whom they would seek out for treatment in their specialty. For more information, contact Best Doctors at 1-800-675-1199 or see the Best Doctors website at www.bestdoctors.com.

The 2003-2004 list, released last week, includes AHSC doctors in 31 medical specialties.

AHSC includes the University Medical Center (UMC,), The University Physicians Inc. (UPI) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as well as several Centers of Excellence and other entities.

"Tucson Lifestyle" magazine plans a June issue on Tucson physicians included in the Best Doctors database.

UPI and UMC physicians listed include:

Anesthesiology
Steven J. Barker
Robert D. Bastron
Brian J. Cammarata
Stuart Roy Hameroff
T. Phillip Malan Jr.
Jerry McCoy
Peter R. Lichtenthal
Robert G. "Butch" Loeb
Wallace Nogami
Charles W. Otto
Craig M. Palmer

Cardiovascular Disease
Joseph S. Alpert
Samuel Butman
Gordon A. Ewy
Paul E. Fentster
James M. Galloway
Karl B. Kern

Clinical Pharmacology
John W. Bloom
David G. Johnson

Dermatology
Ronald C. Hansen

Endocrinology and Metabolism
David G. Johnson

Family Medicine
Randa M. Kutob
Patricia Lebensohn
Craig L. McClure
Myra L. Muramoto
Victoria Murrain

Gastroenterology
Thomas D. Boyer
John Thomas Cunningham
Michael Peter W. Lance
Richard E. Sampliner

Infectious Disease
John N. Galgiani
Eskild A. Petersen

Internal Medicine (General)
J. Michael Darragh
Dawn P. Lemcke
Carol A. Wolfe

Medical Oncology and Hematology
Frederick R. Ahman
David S. Alberts
Adrienne D. Briggs
Alan F. List
Michael Lobel
Ana Maria Lopez
Thomas P. Miller
Alison Stopeck
Raymond Taetle

Neurology
Geoffrey L. Ahern
Harvey Buchsbaum
Bruce M. Coull
David M. Labiner

Neurology, Child
Dinesh Talwar

Neurological Surgery
Allan J. Hamilton

Nuclear Medicine
James Woolfenden
Dennis D. Patton

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kenneth D. Hatch
Kathy Reed

Ophthalmology
Leonard Joffe
Joseph M. Miller
Robert Noecker
Richard R. Ober
Robert W. Snyder

Orthopaedic Surgery
Robert B Dzioba
William A. Grana
John T. Ruth

Pathology
Thomas M. Grogan
Ronald S. Weinstein

Pediatrics (General)
Michael Aldous
Leslie Barton
Anna I. Binkiewicz
William A. Madden
Leonard Barry Seltz
Philip J. Starceski
Maria S. Theodorou
Richard A. Wahl

Pediatric (Specialist)
Leslie Barton
Robert Berg
Mark Brown
Burris R. Duncan
Fayez K. Ghishan
Stanley Goldberg
Michael Lucien Graham
Juan A. Gutierrez
John J. Hutter
Scott E. Klewer
Fernando D. Martinez
Wayne J. Morgan
Ziad M. Shehab
Andreas A. Theodorou
Luke J. WhitesellPsychiatry
Marlene P. Freeman
Alan J Gelenberg
Richard D. Lane
John Misiaszek
Bernard Martin Morenz
Rebecca Potter
Herschel D. Rosenzweig

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
John W. Bloom
Steve R. Knoper
Stuart F. Quan
Linda S. Snyder

Radiation Oncology
Michael R. Manning
Edward E. Rogoff
Baldassarre D. Stea

Radiology
Raymond F. Carmody
Theron W. Ovitt
Joachim F. Seeger

Rheumatology
Jeffrey R. Lisse

Sleep Medicine
Stuart F. Quan

Thoracic Surgery
Jack G. Copeland
Gulshan K. Sethi

Surgery
Michael J. Demeure
Joseph L. Mills

Surgical Oncology
F. Hugo Villar-Valdes

The following Tucson "Best Doctors" hold faculty positions at the UA College of Medicine:

Infectious Disease
Neil M. Ampel

Internal Medicine
Timothy C. Fagan

Neurology
Steven Z. Rapcsak

Pediatrics (General)
Susan L. Dalby
Eve Celia Shapiro
Rickey L. Williams

Pediatrics (Specialty)
Rickey L. Williams

Plastic Surgery
Frederick J. Menick

Urology
Bruce L. Dalkin

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