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Dec. 7, 2009

'Best Doctors in America' recognizes 294 University of Iowa physicians

The 2009-10 "Best Doctors in America" database recognizes 294 physicians from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Of the 294 UI physicians, all are members of University of Iowa Physicians, the faculty group practice of the UI Carver College of Medicine, which provides clinical services at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital. The selected UI physicians comprise nearly 60 percent of the 507 individual Iowa physicians on the nationwide database.

Among the physicians within Iowa listed on the database, 309 received all or part of their education through the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine as medical school graduates or through residencies, fellowships or some combination of those experiences, said Roger Tracy, assistant dean and director of the college's Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs.

"University of Iowa Health Care employs about half of those 309 doctors, while the other half practice in some other capacity elsewhere in the state," he said.

Jean Robillard, M.D., vice president for medical affairs for UI Health Care, described the number of "Best Doctors" at UI Health Care as impressive, adding that he was equally impressed by the number of "Best Doctors" in Iowa with an education connection to the UI.

"There are great doctors all across this state, thanks in part to the role we play in education and training," he said.

Kenneth Kates, CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics, said the Best Doctors database affirms the high level of highly specialized expertise available to Iowans at the state's only comprehensive academic medical center.

"Our expert physicians are a big reason why the quality of patient care in Iowa is high," he said. "It should be a point of great pride for the entire state."

"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 non-qualifying disciplinary measures.

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

Best Doctors includes the following UI Physicians who see adult patients at UI Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, 87 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: Zuhair Ballas

ANESTHESIOLOGY: Javier Campos; Bradley Hindman; Mazen Maktabi; John Moyers; Robert Raw; Alan Ross; Michael Todd

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: Wayne Richenbacher

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Mark Anderson; Theresa Brennan; Phillip Horwitz; Richard Kerber; Michael Kienzle; Paul Lindower; James Martins; Brian Olshansky; James Rossen; Byron Vandenberg; Gregory Schmidt; Jeffrey Wilson

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE: J. Steven Hata (also UI Children's Hospital); Douglas Hornick; Gary Hunninghake; Gerald Kealey (also UI Children's Hospital); Gregory Schmidt; Jeffrey Wilson

DERMATOLOGY: Christopher Arpey (also UI Children's Hospital); Janet Fairley; Vincent Liu; Kathi Madison; Thomas Ray; Mary Stone; Marta VanBeek

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Azeemuddin Ahmed; Christopher Buresh (also UI Children's Hospital); Dana Collaguazo; Mark Graber; 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; Victoria Sharp; Kelly Skelly; Jason Wilbur; Steven Wolfe

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

GERIATRIC MEDICINE: Richard Dobyns; Gerald Jogerst; Margo Schilling

HAND SURGERY: Brian Adams

HEPATOLOGY: Douglas LaBrecque; Warren Schmidt; Michael Voigt

INFECTIOUS DISEASE: Peter Densen; Daniel Diekema; Charles Helms; Loreen Herwaldt; Jeffrey Meier; Rachel Miller; William Nauseef; Jack Stapleton

INTERNAL MEDICINE: Mary Beck; Dale Bieber; Ann Broderick; Todd Burstain; Rebecca Davis; Peter Densen; 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; Gerald Clamon; Margarida de Magalhaes-Silverman; Roger Gingrich; Raymond Hohl; Steven Lentz; Brian Link

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

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY: Jeremy Greenlee; Patrick Hitchon; Matthew Howard; 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; 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: Janet Andrews; William Davis; Koen De Geest; Susan Johnson; Jennifer Niebyl; 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); 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); Thomas A. Weingeist

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); Gerry Funk; Bruce Gantz (also UI Children's Hospital); Scott Graham; 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; Barry De Young; Chris Jensen; 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 (Anesthesiology); M. Sue O'Dorisio (Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Surgery); Michael Artman; Dianne Atkins; Heather Bartlett; Ian Law; Larry Mahoney; Mary J. H. Morriss; Vickie Pyevich; Ben Reinking; Thomas Scholz (Cardiology); James Davis (Cardiothoracic Surgery); Fred Lamb (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 Weinberger (Pulmonology); Yutaka Sato (Radiology); Polly Ferguson (Rheumatology); Deborah Lin-Dyken (Sleep Medicine); George Phillips (Sports Medicine); Joel Shilyansky (Surgery); Christopher Cooper (Urology)

PEDIATRICS, GENERAL (all UI Children's Hospital); Carlyn Christensen-Szalanski; Donna D'Alessandro; Lois Dusdieker; Ellen Link; Stacy McConkey; Jody Murph; Resmiye Oral (Abused Children); Shannon Sullivan; 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; Ricardo Jorge; Jerry Lewis; Delwyn Miller; Peggy Nopoulos; Bruce Pfohl; Robert G. Robinson; Susan Schultz; Scott Stuart; Debra Suda (also UI Children's Hospital); Michelle Weckmann; Nancy Williams

PULMONARY MEDICINE: John Fieselmann; Douglas Hornick; Gary Hunninghake; Geoffrey McLennan; Jeffrey S. Wilson

RADIATION ONCOLOGY: John Buatti (also UI Children's Hospital); Geraldine Jacobson

RADIOLOGY: Monzer Mohammed Abu Yousef; Thomas Barloon; 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; Thoru Yamada

SURGERY: Kimberly Ephgrave; Daniel Katz; Gerald 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

THORACIC SURGERY: Timothy Thomsen

UROLOGY: Bernard Fallon; Karl Kreder; Richard D. Williams

VASCULAR SURGERY: William Sharp

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Media Relations, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319-356-7127, becky-soglin@uiowa.edu Writer: Michael Sondergard