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Release: Sept. 12, 2002
144 University of Iowa physicians listed among 'Best Doctors in America'
One hundred forty-four University of Iowa Health Care physicians have been
selected for inclusion in 2002 Best Doctors in America database.
UI Health Care physicians represent about 45 percent of the 311 physicians
from Iowa listed in the 2002 Best Doctors database, which includes doctors
from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Best Doctors database results from surveys undertaken by Best Doctors
Inc., a provider of information about the best medical care available. To
compile the current database, Best Doctors asked more than 30,000 doctors
throughout the U.S. to rate the clinical abilities of other doctors in their
areas of specialization. Only physicians who earned the consensus support
of their peers were included.
Best Doctors uses its database to support Web-based services that link individuals
with serious illness to these expert medical specialists for second opinions
or treatment. The company has developed detailed profiles of the doctors in
its database, (special areas of research, diagnoses treated most often, etc.),
enhancing its ability to guide individuals to the doctors most experienced
to advise on and/or treat the illness in question.
In addition, all doctors are checked for licensing and certification requirements
and for any disqualifying disciplinary actions. Individuals requiring access
to these services may contact the company through its Web site, www.bestdoctors.com.
The Best Doctors polling methodology mimics the informal peer-to-peer referral
process that doctors themselves use to identify appropriate specialists for
Donna Katen-Bahensky, director and chief executive officer of University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said the Best Doctors listings underscore the
UI's highly respected and dedicated staff of physicians and experts in virtually
all aspects of medical care.
"We believe the health care needs of Iowans are well-served by the
expertise available to them through University of Iowa Health Care,"
Robert Kelch, M.D., dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College
of Medicine and vice president for Statewide Health Services, said the 'Best
Doctors' listings support the UI's overall commitment to high-quality patient
care, research, and medical education. "This is yet another affirmation
that our physicians rank among the nation's very best," he said.
UI Health Care physicians listed, by specialty, are:
ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY: Richard C. Ahrens; Zuhair K. Ballas; Marta M. Little;
Barbara Ann Muller; Miles M. Weinberger.
ANESTHESIOLOGY: David L. Brown; Tanya Oyos; Michael M. Todd.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Richard E. Kerber; Michael G. Kienzle; Brian Olshansky;
James D. Rossen; David J. Skorton.
COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY: Amanda M. T. Metcalf.
DERMATOLOGY: Kathi C. Madison; Warren W. Piette; Thomas L. Ray; Richard D.
Sontheimer; Mary S. Stone; John Steinert Strauss; Duane C. Whitaker.
ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM: Thomas M. O'Dorisio; Janet Schlechte.
FAMILY MEDICINE: George R. Bergus; Richard C. Dobyns; John W. Ely; Paul A.
James; Cynda A. Johnson; Barcey T. Levy.
GASTROENTEROLOGY: F. Jeffrey Field; Frederick Carl Johlin; Robert W. Summers.
HAND SURGERY: Brian Adams; Curtis M. Steyers.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE: Charles M. Helms; Loreen A. Herwaldt.
INTERNAL MEDICINE, GENERAL: Bradley N. Doebbeling; John Frederick Fieselmann;
James R. Flanagan; Christopher Goerdt; Bruce Everett Johnson; Richard LeBlond;
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY: Gerald H. Clamon.
NEPHROLOGY: Michael J. Flanigan; Lawrence G. Hunsicker.
NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY: Ken Follett; Patrick W. T. Hitchon; Matthew Howard;
Arnold H. Menezes; Vincent C. Traynelis; John C. VanGilder.
NEUROLOGY: Harold P. Adams, Jr.; Antonio Damasio; Hanna Damasio; Robert L.
Rodnitzky; Jon M. Tippin; Michael Wall.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE: David L. Bushnell; Michael M. Graham; Daniel Kahn.
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY: Barrie Anderson; Jennifer R. Niebyl; Joel I. Sorosky;
Craig Syrop; Bradley Van Voorhis; Frank J. Zlatnik.
OPHTHALMOLOGY: Wallace L. M. Alward, H. Culver Boldt; Keith D. Carter; Randy
H. Kardon; Ronald V. Keech; Andrew G. Lee; Jeffrey A. Nerad; Stephen R. Russell;
William E. Scott; Edwin M. Stone; John E. Sutphin, Jr.; Thomas A. Weingeist.
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY: Joseph A. Buckwalter IV; John J. Callaghan; Charles
L. Saltzman; Stuart L. Weinstein.
OTOLARYNGOLOGY: Gerry F. Funk; Bruce J. Gantz; Henry T. Hoffman; Richard
J. H. Smith.
PEDIATRICS, GENERAL: Brenda Cruikshank; Claibourne I. Dungy; Lois Dusdieker;
Mary S. Larew; Jody R. Murph; Jerold Woodhead.
PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST: Richard C. Ahrens; Michael J. Acarregui, Dianne L.
Atkins, Edward F. Bell; John Dagle; Patricia A. Donohoue; Charles F. Grose;
Herman Hein; Robert P. Kelch; Jonathan M. Klein; Ronald M. Lauer; Larry T.
Mahoney; Paul McCray; Mary J. Hagan Morriss; Jeffrey C. Murray; Thomas D.
Scholz; Jeffrey Segar; Jeffrey Smith; Raymond Tannous; Eva Tsalikian; Miles
M. Weinberger; John A. Widness; Ekhard E. Ziegler.
PLASTIC SURGERY: John W. Canady.
PSYCHIATRY: Arnold E. Andersen; Nancy C. Andreasen; Donald W. Black; Brian
L. Cook; William Coryell; Raymond R. Crowe; Bruce M. Pfohl; Robert G. Robinson.
PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE: John Frederick Fieselmann; Gary W.
Hunninghake; Jeffrey S. Wilson.
RADIOLOGY: Bruce P. Brown; George Y. El-Khoury; E. A. Franken, Jr.; Yutaka
Sato; Wendy Smoker; William Stanford.
RHEUMATOLOGY: Robert F. Ashman; John S. Cowdery, Jr.; Elizabeth H. Field;
George V. Lawry II; M. Paul Strottman.
SURGERY: Carol E. H. Scott-Conner.
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY: Adel S. Al-Jurf.
THORACIC SURGERY: Douglas M. Behrendt; Wayne E. Richenbacher.
UROLOGY: Bernard Fallon; Karl J. Kreder; Richard D. Williams; Howard N. Winfield.
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University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI
Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.