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Feb. 15, 2011

'Best Doctors in America' recognizes 316 University of Iowa physicians

The 2011-12 "Best Doctors in America" database recognizes 316 physicians from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Of the 316 UI physicians, all are members of University of Iowa Physicians, the faculty group practice of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, which provides clinical services at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital. The selected UI physicians comprise 60 percent of the 525 individual Iowa physicians on the nationwide database.

Jean Robillard, M.D., vice president for medical affairs for University of Iowa Health Care, calls the recognition "well deserved," not only for the UI physicians but for all of the Iowa physicians on the list.

"Not only do our UI physicians account for more than half of the Iowa providers in this database, but UI Health Care has also educated or trained about half of all physicians working in the state," Robillard added.

Paul Rothman, M.D., dean of the UI Carver College for Medicine, says the Iowa physicians recognized as "Best Doctors" provide an invaluable service to the state.

"In addition to providing excellent medical care, these physicians also expand and develop new and better treatments through their research, and they train the next generation of physicians," explained Rothman.

Kenneth Kates, CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics, said the Best Doctors database confirms that Iowans can receive the specialized care they need within the borders of the state.

"The quality of Iowa's health care system is excellent," said Kates. "Iowans can be confident that we will be able to meet their needs in most cases."

"Best Doctors" is a web-based resource that links individuals with serious illness to expert medical specialists for second opinions or treatment. The database, which results from peer review surveys undertaken by Best Doctors Inc., includes some 50,000 doctors worldwide.

To compile the database, doctors who are on the database were asked to rate the clinical abilities of other doctors in their areas of specialization. Only physicians who earned the consensus support of their expert peers were included. The company checks all doctors for licensing and certification requirements, plus nonqualifying disciplinary measures.

The company's website is http://www.bestdoctors.com.

Best Doctors includes the following UI physicians who see adult patients at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Some of these physicians are affiliated with UI Children's Hospital, either because they see both adult and pediatric patients (listed as "also UI Children's Hospital") or because they specialize in pediatric care at UI Children's Hospital (shown under the "Pediatric Specialist" listings).

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY: Richard Ahrens, Zuhair Ballas, Michael Weinberger

ANESTHESIOLOGY: Javier Campos, Robert Forbes, Bradley Hindman, Mazen Maktabi, John Moyers, Martin Mueller, Robert Raw, Alan Ross, Joss Thomas (also UI Children's Hospital), Michael Todd

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Mark Anderson, Theresa Brennan, Kanu Chatterjee, Phillip Horwitz, Richard Kerber, Michael Kienzle, Paul Lindower, James Martins, Brian Olshansky, James Rossen, Kimberly Staffey

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE: G. Patrick Kealey (also UI Children's Hospital), Gregory Schmidt, Jeffrey Wilson

DERMATOLOGY: Janet Fairley, Vincent Liu, Kathi Madison, Thomas Ray, Mary Stone, Marta VanBeek

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Azeemuddin Ahmed, Gregory Bell, Christopher Buresh (also UI Children's Hospital), Carlin Christensen-Szalanski, Dana Collaguazo, Mark Graber, Hans House, Harlo Hove, Andrew Nugent, Bobby Peters

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM: Joseph Dillon, Gregory Doelle, Thomas O'Dorisio, Janet Schlechte, William Sivitz

FAMILY MEDICINE: Alison Abreu, David Bedell, George Bergus, Richard Dobyns, John Ely, Jill Endres, Paul James, Gerald Jogerst, Barcey Levy, Britt Marcussen, Kelly Skelly, Michelle Weckmann, Jason Wilbur

GASTROENTEROLOGY: David Elliott, F. Jeffrey Field, Henning Gerke, Frederick Johlin Jr., Frances Meyer, Satish Rao, Warren Schmidt, Konrad Schulze, William Silverman, Robert Summers

GERIATRIC MEDICINE: Richard Dobyns, Gerald Jogerst, Margo Schilling, Steven Wolfe

HAND SURGERY: Brian Adams

HEPATOLOGY: Douglas LaBrecque, Warren Schmidt, Michael Voigt

INFECTIOUS DISEASE: Daniel Diekema, Charles Helms, Loreen Herwaldt, Jeffrey Meier, Rachel Miller, William Nauseef, Phil Polgreen, Jack Stapleton

INTERNAL MEDICINE: Gwen Beck, Dale Bieber, Ann Broderick, Todd Burstain, Rebecca Davis, Christopher Goerdt, William Iverson, Peter Kaboli, Lauris Kaldjian, Richard LeBlond, Paul Mulhausen, Nicole Nisly, Gary Rosenthal, Margo Schilling, Joseph Szot, Alexandra Thomas, Shawna Westermann, Scott Wilson

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY: Daniel Berg, Thomas Carlisle, Thomas Carter, Gerald Clamon, Roger Gingrich, Raymond Hohl, Steven Lentz, Brian Link, Mohammed Milhem, Margarida Silverman, George Weiner

NEPHROLOGY: Lisa Antes, John Bertolatus, Bradley Dixon, Joel Gordon, Rebecca Hegeman, Lawrence Hunsicker, Roberto Kalil, Carla Nester, Douglas Somers, John Stokes, Manish Suneja, Christie Thomas

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY: Jeremy Greenlee, David Hasan, Patrick Hitchon, Matthew Howard, Hiroto Kawasaki, Arnold Menezes (also UI Children's Hospital)

NEUROLOGY: Harold Adams Jr., Patricia Davis, Mark Dyken, Deema Fattal, Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, Mark Granner, Jun Kimura, Enrique Leira, George Richerson, Robert Rodnitzky, William Talman Jr., Jon Tippin, Ergun Uc, Michael Wall, Malcolm Yeh

NUCLEAR MEDICINE: David Bushnell, Michael Graham, Daniel Kahn, Yusuf Menda

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY: William Davis, Koen De Geest, Stephen Hunter, Susan Johnson, Jennifer Niebyl, Ginny Ryan, Craig Syrop, Bradley Van Voorhis, Jerome (Jerry) Yankowitz

OPHTHALMOLOGY: Wallace Alward (also UI Children's Hospital), H. Culver Boldt (also UI Children's Hospital), Keith Carter (also UI Children's Hospital), Arlene Drack (also UI Children's Hospital), James Folk, Kenneth Goins, A. Tim Johnson, Randy Kardon, Young Kwon (also UI Children's Hospital), Vinit Mahajan, Thomas Oetting, Stephen Russell, Edwin Stone (also UI Children's Hospital)

ORTHOPAEDICS: John Albright, Annunziato (Ned) Amendola, Joseph Buckwalter IV (also UI Children's Hospital), John Callaghan, Charles Clark, John Femino, J. Lawrence Marsh, Todd McKinley, James Nepola, Joseph Smucker, Brian Wolf

OTOLARYNGOLOGY: John Canady (also UI Children's Hospital), Kristi Chang, Gerry Funk, Bruce Gantz (also UI Children's Hospital), Scott Graham, Grant Hamilton, Marlan Hansen (also UI Children's Hospital), Henry Hoffman, Erin O'Brien

PAIN MEDICINE: Timothy Brennan, Richard Rosenquist

PATHOLOGY: Jo Ann Benda, Leslie Bruch, Michael Cohen, Lailah Dahmoush, Barry De Young, Chris Jensen, Patricia Kirby, Frank Mitros, Steven Moore, Robert A. Robinson, Nancy Rosenthal

PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS (all UI Children's Hospital): Mary Larew (Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine); Richard Ahrens; Mary Beth Fasano; Miles Weinberger (Allergy and Immunology); James Choi; Robert Forbes; Tara Hata; Martin Mueller; Joss Thomas (Anesthesiology); M. Sue O'Dorisio (Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Surgery); Dianne Atkins; Heather Bartlett; Abhay Divekar; Ian Law; Larry Mahoney; Mary J. H. Morriss; Vickie Pyevich; Ben Reinking; Thomas Scholz (Cardiology); James Davis (Cardiothoracic Surgery); Fred Lamb; Jessica Moreland (Critical Care); Christopher Buresh; Charles Jennissen (Emergency Medicine); Andrew Norris; Michael Tansey; Eva Tsalikian (Endocrinology); Warren Bishop (Gastroenterology); Raymond Tannous (Hematology/Oncology); Charles Grose (Infectious Disease); Michael Acarregui, Edward Bell, Tarah Colaizy, John Dagle; Jonathan Klein; Julie Lindower; Frank Morriss; Jeffrey Murray; Robert Roghair; Jeffrey Segar; Shannon Sullivan; John "Jack" Widness; Zahi Zeidan (Neonatology); Patrick Brophy (Nephrology); Charuta N. Joshi (Neurology/Epilepsy); Katherine Mathews (Neurology/Neuromuscular Disease); Ekhard Ziegler (Nutrition); Arlene Drack (Ophthalmology); Fred Dietz; Jose Morcuende; Stuart Weinstein (Orthopaedics); Jose Manaligod; Richard Smith (Otolaryngology); Jill Liesveld (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry); Paul McCray Jr.; Jeffrey Smith; Timothy Starner; Miles Weineberger (Pulmonology); Yutaka Sato (Radiology); Polly Ferguson (Rheumatology); Deborah Lin-Dyken (Sleep Medicine); George Phillips (Sports Medicine); Joel Shilyansky (Surgery); Christopher Cooper (Urology); Glenda Rabe; Arnold Menezes (Pediatric Neurosurgery); Anita Moonjely

PEDIATRICS, GENERAL (all UI Children's Hospital); Lori Christensen; Carlyn Christensen-Szalanski; Donna D'Alessandro; Lois Dusdieker; Ellen Link; Stacy McConkey; Jody Murph; Resmiye Oral (Abused Children); Shannon Sullivan; Debra Waldron; Jerold Woodhead

PLASTIC SURGERY: John Canady (also UI Children's Hospital)

PSYCHIATRY: Arnold Andersen (also UI Children's Hospital), Donald Black, Brian Cook, William Coryell, Raymond Crowe, Laurie McCormick, Delwyn Miller, Peggy Nopoulos, Bruce Pfohl, Richard Rinehart, Robert G. Robinson, Susan Schultz, Scott Stuart, Debra Suda (also UI Children's Hospital), Michelle Weckmann, Nancy Williams

PULMONARY MEDICINE: John Fieselmann, Douglas Hornick, Jeffrey S. Wilson

RADIATION ONCOLOGY: Sudershan Bhatia, John Buatti (also UI Children's Hospital), Geraldine Jacobson

RADIOLOGY: Monzer Mohammed Abu Yousef, Thomas Barloon, D. Lee Bennett, John Chaloupka, George El-Khoury, Laurie Fajardo, Minako Hayakawa, David Kuehn, Alan Stolpen

RHEUMATOLOGY: John Cowdery Jr., Elizabeth Field, John Rachow, Haraldine Stafford, Rebecca Tuetken, Scott Vogelgesang

SLEEP MEDICINE: Mark Dyken, Deborah Lin-Dyken (also UI Children's Hospital, Jon Tippin, Thoru Yamada, Malcolm Henry Yeh

SURGERY: Kimberly Ephgrave, Hisakazu Hoshi, Daniel Katz, G. Patrick Kealey (also UI Children's Hospital), Carol Scott-Conner (also UI Children's Hospital), Siroos Shirazi, Ronald Weigel

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY: Carol Scott-Conner (also UI Children's Hospital), James Howe, Ronald Weigel (also Surgery)

THORACIC SURGERY: Timothy Thomsen (also in Surgery)

UROLOGY: Bernard Fallon, Karl Kreder, Victoria Sharp

VASCULAR SURGERY: William Sharp (also in Surgery)

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu; Writer: Tom Moore