83 Temple Physicians Named Best Doctors in America®

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 11, 2013)—Eighty-three (83) Temple physicians have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2013.  Only five percent of doctors in America earn a spot on the prestigious list compiled and published by Best Doctors, Inc.®  The physicians on this year’s list practice at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus, Jeanes Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The doctors named to the “Best Doctors” list were nominated by fellow physicians and selected through a peer-review process.  “Best Doctors” are recognized for providing the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions.

“We are proud of the 83 Temple physicians to be named among the best doctors in the nation,” said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine.  “These physicians and the more than two dozen specialties they represent are a reflection of the high quality of care Temple patients receive.”

The 83 Temple "Best Doctors" are as follows (shown in alphabetical order).

Abbas E. Abbas, Thoracic Surgery
Rene Alvarez, Jr., Cardiovascular Disease
Stephen C. Aronoff, Pediatrics
Paul J. Bandini, Jr., Gastroenterology
Steven Berney, Rheumatology
Randal R. Betz, Pediatric Specialist
Martin Black, Hepatology
Richard Bleicher, Surgical Oncology
Guenther Boden, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Marcia Boraas, Surgery
Alfred A. Bove, Cardiovascular Disease
Michael Bromberg, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Robert A. Burger, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Barbara A. Burtness, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Adam Cohen, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Howard A. Cohen, Cardiovascular Disease
Steven J. Cohen, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Harry S. Cooper, Pathology
Gerard J. Criner, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
William G. DeLong, Jr., Orthopaedic Surgery
Peter A. DeMaria, Jr., Psychiatry
William R. Dubin, Psychiatry
Daniel Edmundowicz, Cardiovascular Disease
Nestor F. Esnaola, Surgical Oncology
David W. Essex, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Barry Evans, Pediatric Specialist
Arthur M. Feldman, Cardiovascular Disease
Robert S. Fisher, Gastroenterology
Frank K. Friedenberg, Gastroenterology
Susan Gersh, Internal Medicine
Lori J. Goldstein, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Richard E. Greenberg, Urology
Oleh Haluszka, Gastroenterology
Shelly B. Hayes, Radiation Oncology
Enrique Hernandez, Obstetrics and Gynecology
John P. Hoffman, Surgical Oncology
Brenda J. Horwitz, Gastroenterology
Eric M. Horwitz, Radiation Oncology
Gary R. Hudes, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Mercedes P. Jacobson, Neurology
Charles A. Jungreis, Radiology
Larry R. Kaiser, Thoracic Surgery
Lawrence Kaplan, Internal Medicine
Rosalind Kaplan, Internal Medicine
Earl D. King, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Thomas R. Klumpp, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Samuel L. Krachman, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Benjamin Krevsky, Gastroenterology
R. Tim Lachman, Neurology
Michael H. Levy, Internal Medicine
Joe Lex Emergency, Medicine
Karen Lin, Internal Medicine
Bennett Lorber, Infectious Disease
Ian B. Maitin, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kenneth F. Mangan, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Dimitrios S. Mastrogiannis, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Malini S. Mathur, Gastroenterology
Alan H. Maurer, Nuclear Medicine
Michael M. Millenson, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Mark Morgan, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Moughan, Pediatrics
Ray A. Moyer, Orthpaedic Surgery
Santiago J. Munoz, Hepatology
Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, Gastroenterology
Henry P. Parkman, Gastroenterology
Michel A. Pontari, Urology
A. Koneti Rao, Medical Oncology and Hematology
John A. Ridge, Surgical Oncology
Andrew B. Roberts, Vascular Surgery
Ronald N. Rubin, Medical Oncology and Hematology)
Elin R. Sigurdson, Surgical Oncology
Sara J. Sirna, Cardiovascular Disease
Michael S. Smith, Gastroenterology
Robert M. Steiner, Radiology
Ellen M. Tedaldi, Internal Medicine
Jeffrey L. Tokar, Gastroenterology
Neal S. Topham, Plastic Surgery
Michael Unger, Pulmonary Medicine
Robert G. Uzzo, Urology, Surgical Oncology
Colleen Veloski, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Margaret von Mehren, Medical Oncology and Hematology
James C. Watson, Surgical Oncology
Michael M. Weinik, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
F. Todd Wetzel, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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