UT Medicine physicians recognized as Best Doctors in America®

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 9, 2012) — More than 150 physicians of UT Medicine San Antonio are 2012-13 selections for Best Doctors in America®, a database of the nation’s top physicians. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

The UT Medicine Best Doctors are listed with other San Antonio honorees in the January issue of San Antonio Magazine. UT Medicine’s flagship practice site is the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center. Some faculty physicians on the list also treat patients at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, the National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center that is part of UT Medicine. Others provide care at clinical partners of the School of Medicine, including the University Health System, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

“Congratulations to each physician on this list for attaining excellence in academic clinical practice,” said Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs of the Health Science Center. “These Best Doctors honorees, and all of our physicians, exemplify the commitment of UT Medicine San Antonio to our patients and communities.”

Inclusion in Best Doctors is based on an exhaustive peer review and additional qualification criteria. The 2012-13 Best Doctors selections from UT Medicine are:

J. Jeffrey Andrews, Rosemary Hickey, Scott Kercheville, Somayaji Ramamurthy, John Richardson, A. Scott Wheeler

Cardiovascular Disease
Steven Bailey, John Erikson, Marc Feldman, L. David Hillis, Richard Lange, David McCall

Clinical Pharmacology
Alexander Shepherd

Critical Care Medicine
Stephanie Levine (also recognized in Pulmonary Medicine), Jay Peters (also recognized in Pulmonary Medicine), Ronald Stewart (also recognized in Surgery)

Eric Kraus

Endocrinology & Metabolism
Jan Bruder, Charles Reasner

Family Medicine
M. Rosina Finley (also recognized in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine), Marijan Gillard, Linda Ivy, Carlos Jaén, K. Ashok Kumar, W. Ross Lawler, Alexandra Loffredo, Margaret Mann-Zeballos, Cordelia Moscrip, Mark Nadeau, S. Liliana Oakes, Robert Parker, Richard Usatine

Glenn Gross (also recognized in Hepatology)

Geriatric Medicine
Laura Chiodo, David Espino, M. Rosina Finley, Michael Lichtenstein

Glenn Gross, Kermit Speeg

Infectious Diseases
Ruth Berggren, Jan Patterson, Thomas Patterson

Internal Medicine
Fred Campbell, Andrew Diehl, Barbara Fishman, Kristy Kosub, Jane O’Rorke, Henry Perkins

Medical Oncology & Hematology
David Boldt, Cesar Freytes

Claudia Hura

Neurological Surgery
Viktor Bartanusz

Robin Brey, John Carter, Jose Cavazos, Robert Hart, Carlayne Jackson, Michael Merren, Charles Akos Szabo

Nuclear Medicine
Ralph Blumhardt, Darlene Metter (also recognized in Radiology), William Phillips

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Robert Brzyski, Deborah Conway, Donald Dudley, Kevin Hall, Robert Schenken

Orthopaedic Surgery
Animesh Agarwal, Fred Corley (also recognized in Hand Surgery), Jesse Delee, Anil Dutta, Bernard Morrey, John Toohey, Lorence Trick, Ronald Williams (also recognized in Surgical Oncology), Michael Wirth

Robert Dobie, K. Christopher McMains, Frank Miller, Randal Otto, C. Blake Simpson

Marsha Kinney, Philip Valente

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
John Calhoon (also recognized in Thoracic Surgery), S. Adil Husain

Pediatric Cardiology
David Bush, Patrick Glasow, Kirk Milhoan, Steven Neish, James H. Rogers

Pediatric Critical Care
Jon Courand, Thomas Mayes, Minnette Son, Richard Taylor

Pediatric Endocrinology
Daniel Hale, Jane Lynch

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Naveen Mittal

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Anne-Marie Langevin, Paul Thomas, Gail Tomlinson

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Terence Doran

Pediatric Neurological Surgery
David Jimenez

Pediatric Pulmonology
Donna Beth Willey-Courand

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Earl Stanley

Pediatric Specialist/Abused Children
Nancy Kellogg, James Lukefahr

Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Patrick Holden (also recognized in Psychiatry), Rene Olvera, Steven Pliszka (also recognized in Psychiatry)

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Cynthia Blanco, Alice Gong, Donald McCurnin, Michael Odom, Jean Petershack, Rajam Ramamurthy, Steven Seidner, Margarita Vasquez

Pamela Wood

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Donald Currie, Daniel Dumitru, Mark Fredrickson, John King, Nicolas Walsh

Charles Bowden, Jeffrey Cordes, Pedro Delgado, Patrick Holden, Cervando Martinez, Alexander Miller, Steven Pliszka, Rosario Rodriguez, Donald Royall, Jason Schillerstrom, Vivek Singh, Peter Thompson

Pulmonary Medicine
Luis Angel, Antonio Anzueto, Stephanie Levine, Jay Peters

Radiation Oncology
Chul Ha

Carlos Bazan, Jorge Lopera, Rebecca Loredo-Hernandez, Michael McCarthy, Darlene Metter, Pamela Otto, Srinivasa Prasad, Adam Ratner

Stephen Cohn, Glenn Halff, John Myers, Boyce Oliver (also recognized in Surgical Oncology), Wayne Schwesinger, Kenneth Sirinek, Ronald Stewart, W. Kenneth Washburn

Surgical Oncology
Boyce Oliver, Ronald Williams

Thoracic Surgery
John Calhoon, Scott Johnson, Edward Sako

Ian Thompson

UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, with expertise in more than 60 different branches of medicine. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and there are clinics and physicians at several local and regional hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, University Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit the Web site at www.UTMedicine.org for a complete listing of clinics and phone numbers.

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