76 Temple Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Philadelphia Magazine

April 19, 2017

Philadelphia Magazine's 2017 Top Docs includes 76 Temple Health physicians(Philadelphia, PA) – Seventy-six (76) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2017. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Jeanes Hospital and in the community as part of Temple Physicians, Inc. (TPI)

“Temple takes great pride in once again having a large number of physicians selected to be part of Philadelphia magazine’s ‘Top Doctors’ list,” says Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, Lewis Katz Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University. “The 76 Temple physicians on this year’s list represent 30 different medical specialties, which is proof positive of the breadth and depth of medical expertise and clinical services offered to patients across Temple University Health System.”

The Temple doctors on this year’s “Top Doctors” list represent the following specialties : Cardiovascular Disease; Pulmonary Disease; Medical Oncology; Gynecologic Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Neurological Surgery; General Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Colon & Rectal Surgery; Plastic Surgery; Hand Surgery; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Rheumatology; Urology; Gastroenterology; Neurology; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Otolaryngology; Pediatrics; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Vascular & Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology; Pathology; Pain Medicine; Pediatric Otolaryngology; Hospice & Palliative Medicine; and Hematology.

The 2017 Temple “Top Doctors” are:

  1. Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, MS, FACS – Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery (FCCC/TUH)
  2. Rene J. Alvarez, Jr., MD – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH/Jeanes)
  3. Jonathan R. Anolik, MD, FACP, FACE – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (TUH)
  4. S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD – Neurology (TUH)
  5. Donna J. Barbot, MD – Surgery (Jeanes/TUH)
  6. Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS– Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)
  7. Marcia  C. Boraas, MD, FACS – Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)
  8. Marissa A. Blum, MD, MSHPR – Rheumatology (TUH)
  9. Michael Bromberg, MD, PhD – Medical Oncology (TUH)
  10. David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS – Urology (FCCC/Jeanes)         
  11. Eric T. Choi, MD – Vascular Surgery (TUH/Jeanes)
  12. Christina S. Chu, MD – Gynecologic  Oncology (FCCC)
  13. Marcin  A. Chwistek, MD, FAAHPM – Pain Medicine (FCCC)                              
  14. Gary S. Cohen, MD – Vascular & Interventional Radiology (TUH/FCCC)
  15. Joshua M. Cooper, MD – Cardiac Electrophysiology (TUH)
  16. Harry S. Cooper, MD – Pathology (FCCC)
  17. Francis C. Cordova, MD – Pulmonary Disease (TUH)
  18. Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP – Pulmonary Disease (TUH)
  19. Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS – Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)
  20. Gilbert D’Alonzo, DO – Pulmonary Disease (TUH)
  21. Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP – Medical Oncology (FCCC)                                   
  22. Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH)
  23. Hormoz Ehya, MD – Pathology (FCCC)
  24. Kadir Erkmen, MD – Neurological Surgery (TUH/Jeanes)
  25. Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS – Surgery (FCCC)                                 
  26. Daniel D. Eun, MD – Urology (TUH)
  27. Kathryn A. Evers, MD, FACR – Diagnostic Radiology (FCCC)                              
  28. Paul Forfia, MD – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH)
  29. Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS – Surgery (TUH)
  30. Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO – Medical Oncology (FCCC)                 
  31. Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS – Urology (FCCC/Jeanes)
  32. Alan D.  Haber, MD, FCCP – Pulmonary Disease (FCCC)
  33. Stephen J. Heller, MD – Gastroenterology (FCCC)
  34. Enrique Hernandez, MD – Gynecologic Oncology (TUH)
  35. Gail M. Herrine, MD, FACOG, IBCLC, FABM – Obstetrics & Gynecology (TUH)
  36. Eric M. Horwitz, MD – Radiation Oncology (FCCC)
  37. Glenn Isaacson, MD, FACS, FAAP – Pediatric Otolaryngology (TUH)
  38. Mercedes Jacobson, MD – Neurology (TUH)
  39. Paul Karlin, DO – Pulmonary Disease (Jeanes/TPI)
  40. Victor Kim, MD – Pulmonary Disease (TUH)
  41. Stephanie A. King, MD – Gynecologic Oncology (FCCC/Jeanes)
  42. Earl D. King, MD – Pulmonary Disease (FCCC)                       
  43. Benjamin Krevsky, MD, MPH – Gastroenterology (TUH)
  44. Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS – Urology (FCCC)   
  45. Miriam N. Lango, MD, FACS – Otolaryngology (FCCC/TUH)                                                                                      
  46. Ian Maitin, MD, MBA – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (TUH)
  47. Lainie P. Martin, MD – Medical Oncology (FCCC)
  48. Steven  J. Mattleman, MD, FACC – Cardiovascular Disease (FCCC/Jeanes)            
  49. Michael Metro, MD – Urology (TUH)
  50. Barton N. Milestone, MD – Diagnostic Radiology (FCCC)
  51. Michael M. Millenson, MD, FACP – Hematology (FCCC)                    
  52. Curtis Miyamoto, MD – Radiation Oncology (TUH/Jeanes)
  53. Beth Moughan, MD – Pediatrics (TUH)
  54. Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, FACR, FSAR – Diagnostic Radiology (FCCC)
  55. Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS – Plastic Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)          
  56. Elizabeth R. Plimack, MD, MS – Medical Oncology (FCCC)                                 
  57. Michel A. Pontari, MD – Urology (TUH)
  58. Juan Diaz Quinones, MD, FACOG – Obstetrics & Gynecology (TUH)
  59. John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS – Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)   
  60. Howard M. Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS – Colon & Rectal Surgery (TUH)
  61. Stephen C. Rubin, MD – Gynecologic Oncology (FCCC)
  62. Stanley Savinese, DO, FAAHPM – Hospice & Palliative Medicine (TUH)
  63. Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS – Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)             
  64. Mark L. Sobczak, MD – Radiation Oncology (FCCC)
  65. Ahmed Soliman, MD – Otolaryngology (TUH/Jeanes)
  66. Irene Tan, MD – Rheumatology (TUH)
  67. Joseph Thoder, MD – Hand Surgery (TUH)
  68. Neal S. Topham, MD, FACS – Plastic Surgery (FCCC/Jeanes)          
  69. Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD – Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery (TUH)
  70. Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS – Urology (FCCC/Jeanes)           
  71. William Van Decker, MD – Cardiovascular Disease (TUH)
  72. Margaret von Mehren, MD – Medical Oncology (FCCC)                    
  73. Michael Weaver, MD – Neurological Surgery (TUH/Jeanes)
  74. David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc – Gastroenterology (FCCC)                                                     
  75. Michael Weinik, DO – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (TUH)
  76. F. Todd Wetzel, MD – Orthopaedic Surgery (TUH/Jeanes)
About Temple University Health System

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 at Temple University (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, Temple University 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.

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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. 
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