44 Temple Health Physicians Rated “Top Doctors” for 2016

January 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2016)  – Forty-four Temple University Health System (TUHS) physicians, including 26 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, have recently been named America’s Top Doctors® for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and information company.

“The Temple Health family is incredibly proud of our dedicated faculty who were recognized for consistently delivering excellent clinical care to our patients and for pushing the industry forward as leaders in their fields,” said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University. “We know our physicians are among the best in the country, and we’re delighted our peers agree.”

These doctors practice at Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital, and were recognized for excellence in a number of specialties including neurology, neuroradiology, infectious disease, hematology, medical oncology, urology, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, gastroenterology, surgical oncology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, orthopaedic surgery, gynecologic oncology, thoracic and cardiac surgery, pathology, vascular and interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease.

A complete list can be found at online at

The 2016 Temple University Health System “Top Doctors” are:  

  1. S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD – Neurology (TUH)
  2. Marcia Boraas, MD, FACS – Surgical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  3. Alfred Bove, MD, PhD – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH)
  4. James P. Bradley, MD – Plastic Surgery (TUH)
  5. David Y. T. Chen, MD, FACS – Surgical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  6. Gary Cohen, MD – Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TUH)
  7. Howard A. Cohen, MD – Interventional Cardiology (TUH)
  8. Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP – Pulmonary Disease (TUH)
  9. Paul G. Curcillo, II, MD, FACS – Surgical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  10. Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP – Medical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  11. Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH)
  12. Hormoz Ehya, MD – Pathology (Fox Chase)
  13. Paul F. Engstrom, MD – Medical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  14. Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR – Diagnostic Radiology (Fox Chase)
  15. Scott H. Faro, MD – Neuroradiology (TUH)
  16. Richard I. Fisher, MD – Medical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  17. Robert S. Fisher, MD – Gastroenterology (TUH)
  18. Henry C. Fung, MD, FRCPE – Hematology (Fox Chase)
  19. Lori Goldstein, MD, FASCO – Medical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  20. Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS – Urology (Fox Chase)
  21. Oleh Haluszka, MD – Gastroenterology (TUH)
  22. Eric M. Horwitz, MD – Radiation Oncology (Fox Chase)
  23. Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (TUH)
  24. Earl D. King, MD – Pulmonary Disease (Fox Chase)
  25. Stephanie A. King, MD – Gynecologic Oncology (Fox Chase)
  26. John C. Leighton, MD – Medical Oncology (Jeanes)
  27. Bennett Lorber, MD, DSc. (Hon), MACP – Infectious Disease (TUH)
  28. Michael M. Millenson, MD – Hematology (Fox Chase)
  29. Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, FACR – Diagnostic Radiology (Fox Chase)
  30. Arthur Patchefsky, MD – Pathology  (Fox Chase)
  31. Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS – Plastic Surgery (Fox Chase)
  32. A. Koneti Rao, MD – Hematology (TUH)
  33. John (Drew) A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS – Surgical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  34. William R. Reinus, MD, MBA, FACR – Diagnostic Radiology (TUH)
  35. Stephen C. Rubin, MD – Gynecologic Oncology (Fox Chase)
  36. Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Fox Chase)
  37. Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS – Surgical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  38. Joseph J. Thoder, Jr. MD – Hand Surgery (TUH)
  39. Neal S. Topham, MD, FACS – Plastic Surgery (Fox Chase)
  40. Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD – Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (TUH)
  41. Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS – Urology (Fox Chase)
  42. Margaret von Mehren, MD – Medical Oncology (Fox Chase)
  43. David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc – Gastroenterology (Fox Chase)
  44. F. Todd Wetzel, MD – Orthopaedic Surgery (TUH)
About Temple Health

Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.6 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.   The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the region by U.S. News & World Report; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center;  Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices.  TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools.  Each year, the School of Medicine educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Katz School of Medicine is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most applied-to medical schools in the nation.

Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Katz School of Medicine.  TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.


The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).