83 Temple Physicians Named Best Doctors in America®

March 26, 2014

(Philadelphia, March 26, 2014)- Temple Health is once again well represented in the latest Best Doctors in America® List. Eighty-three (83) Temple physicians have been named to the "Best Doctors" list for 2014, which includes physicians that practice at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus, Jeanes Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Only five percent of doctors in America earn a spot on the prestigious list, which is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc.® and audited and certified by Gallup®.

Every doctor on the "Best Doctors" list was nominated by fellow physicians and selected for final inclusion on the list through impartial peer review. The doctors on the list are recognized for providing the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions.

"Having 83 of our physicians from more than two dozen specialties named among the very best doctors in the nation is a source of great pride for Temple Health," said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine. "We have worked extremely hard to recruit the very best doctors to Temple in order to provide our patients with the highest quality medical care possible."

The 2014 Temple "Best Doctors in America®" are:

  • Abbas E. Abbas, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Rene J. Alvarez, Jr., MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephen C. Aronoff, MD, MBA, Pediatric Specialist
  • Paul J. Bandini, Jr., MD, Gastroenterology
  • Steven Berney, MD, Rheumatology
  • Randal R. Betz, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Guenther Boden, MD, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Marcia Boraas, MD, Surgery
  • Alfred A. Bove, MD, MPH, Cardiovascular Disease
  • James P. Bradley, MD, Plastic Surgery
  • Michael Bromberg, MD, MPH, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Robert W. Carlson, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Howard A. Cohen, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Steven J. Cohen, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Harry S. Cooper, MD, Pathology
  • Joshua M. Cooper, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • Gilbert E. D'Alonzo, DO, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • William G. DeLong, Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • William R. Dubin, MD, Psychiatry
  • Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nestor Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, Surgical Oncology
  • David W. Essex, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Barry Evans, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Richard I. Fisher, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Robert S. Fisher, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Frank K. Friedenberg, MD, MSEpi, Gastroenterology
  • Susan Gersh, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Lori J. Goldstein, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Richard E. Greenberg, MD, Urology
  • Oleh Haluszka, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Shelly Bowers Hayes, MD, Radiation
  • Enrique Hernandez, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Brenda J. Horwitz, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Eric M. Horwitz, MD, Radiation Oncology
  • Gary R. Hudes, MD, Medical Oncology
  • Mercedes P. Jacobson, MD, Neurology
  • Charles A. Jungreis, MD, Radiology
  • Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Thoracic Surgery
  • Lawrence I. Kaplan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Rosalind D. Kaplan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Martin G. Keane, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Earl D. King, MD, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • Stephanie A. King, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Thomas R. Klumpp, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Samuel L. Krachman, DO, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • Benjamin Krevsky, MD, MPH, Gastroenterology
  • R. Tim Lachman, MD, Neurology
  • Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine
  • Karen Lin, MD, MPH, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Bennett Lorber, MD, DSc, Infectious Disease
  • Ian B. Maitin, MD, MBA, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dimitrios S. Mastrogiannis, MD, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Malini S. Mathur, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Alan H. Maurer, MD, Nuclear Medicine
  • Michael M. Millenson, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Beth Moughan, MD, Pediatrics
  • Ray A. Moyer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Minhhuyen T. (Minh) Nguyen, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Henry P. Parkman, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Michel A. Pontari, MD, Urology
  • A. Koneti Rao, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Andrew B. Roberts, MD, Vascular Surgery
  • Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Ronald N. Rubin, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Stephen C. Rubin, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA, Gastroenterology
  • Robert M. Steiner, MD, Radiology
  • Ellen M. Tedaldi, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Neal S. Topham, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgery
  • Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology, Urology
  • Colleen Veloski, FACE, ECNU, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Margaret von Mehren, MD, Medical Oncology
  • James C. Watson, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Michael M. Weinik, DO, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • F. Todd Wetzel, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Dermatology

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 five 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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