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February 15, 2013

189 doctors named to national ‘Best Doctors in America®’ List

University of Virginia Health System had 189 physicians selected to the 2013 Best Doctors in America® List by Best Doctors, Inc.

Selections to the list are based on physician surveys; physicians cannot pay to be included on the list nor are they paid to provide their input. According to Best Doctors, physicians are asked questions that include, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

Based on the initial list from the physician survey, Best Doctors then checks the nominated physicians in several areas, including credentials and clinical activity, to create the final list of honorees. About 5 percent of U.S. doctors earn inclusion on the list, according to Best Doctors.

“I am pleased to see so many of our physicians highlighted by their fellow doctors for providing high-quality patient care,” said Steven T. DeKosky, MD, FACP, vice president and dean of UVA School of Medicine. “Awards such as Best Doctors reflect not only the dedication of our physicians, but the entire team of healthcare providers here at UVA Health System.”

Below — in alphabetical order — are the UVA Health System physicians included on the 2013 Best Doctors in America® List. To learn more about any of these physicians, visit Find A Doctor . Physician                           Specialty Mark F. Abel                       Pediatric Specialist Reid Barton Adams             Surgical Oncology and Surgery Gerald Thomas Albrecht      Pediatric Specialist Bennett A. Alford                Radiology and Pediatric Specialist Mark W. Anderson              Radiology Stacey M. Anderson            Endocrinology and Metabolism J. Fritz Angle                      Radiology Kenneth A. Ballew               Internal Medicine John Barcia                        Pediatric Specialist Eugene J. Barrett               Endocrinology and Metabolism Robert W. Battle                Cardiovascular Disease Victor Baum                      Pediatric Specialist and Anesthesiology Daniel M. Becker               Internal Medicine James D. Bergin               Cardiovascular Disease Edward Bertram               Neurology David L. Bogdonoff           Anesthesiology W. Kline Bolton                Nephrology Larry C. Borish                 Allergy and Immunology Stephen M. Borowitz         Pediatric Specialist Robert J. Boyle                 Pediatric Specialist Christiana M. Brenin         Medical Oncology and Hematology James Browne                 Orthopaedic Surgery Ted M. Burns                   Neurology Stephen H. Caldwell         Hepatology Leigh Cantrell                  Obstetrics and Gynecology Robert M. Carey               Endocrinology and Metabolism Jeannean Carver              Pediatric Specialist Catherine Casey               Family Medicine Kenneth J. Cherry, Jr.       Vascular Surgery Abhinav (Bobby) Chhabra Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery Christian A. Chisholm       Obstetrics and Gynecology Manny (Emanuel) Cirenza Medical Oncology and Hematology William L. Clarke              Pediatric Specialist Thomas G. Cropley           Dermatology Alan Dalkin                      Endocrinology and Metabolism Steven T. DeKosky           Neurology John Densmore                Medical Oncology and Hematology Paul Diamond                  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation David R. Diduch               Orthopaedic Surgery Patrick Michael Dillon        Medical Oncology and Hematology John P. DiMarco                Cardiovascular Disease Gerald R. Donowitz           Infectious Disease Michael Douvas                Medical Oncology and Hematology Kimberly P. Dunsmore      Pediatric Specialist Charles G. Durbin, Jr.       Critical Care Medicine Linda R. Duska                 Obstetrics and Gynecology William Jeffrey Elias          Neurological Surgery Gina G. Davis Engel          Family Medicine Avery Jennings Evans       Radiology William S. Evans              Endocrinology and Metabolism Karen Diane Fairchild       Pediatric Specialist James E. (Jef) Ferguson II    Obstetrics and Gynecology Nathan Benjamin Fountain    Neurology Paula M. Fracasso            Medical Oncology and Hematology Charles M. Friel               Colon and Rectal Surgery Thomas J. Gampper         Plastic Surgery Spencer B. Gay                Radiology John Day Gazewood         Family Medicine Joyce B. Geilker               Internal Medicine Myla D. Goldman             Neurology Howard P. Goodkin          Pediatric Specialist Matthew J. Goodman       Internal Medicine Matthew P. Green            Family Medicine Kenneth E. Greer             Dermatology Daryl R. Gress                 Critical Care Medicine Charles Bruce Greyson     Psychiatry William W. Grosh             Medical Oncology and Hematology Leigh B. Grossman           Pediatric Specialist and Infectious Disease Elliott C. Haley, Jr.           Neurology Peter S. Ham                   Family Medicine John B. Hanks                  Surgery Madaline Harrison             Neurology Jennifer Harvey                Radiology George T. Hashisaki          Otolaryngology Evan Heald                       Internal Medicine Steven Heim                     Family Medicine Ira Marie Helenius             Internal Medicine Suzanne Holroyd               Psychiatry Eric Houpt                        Infectious Disease Kathie L. Hullfish              Obstetrics and Gynecology John Jane, Jr.                   Pediatric Specialist John A. Jane, Sr.              Neurological Surgery Amir Jazaeri                     Obstetrics and Gynecology Alan D. Jenkins                 Urology Mary Elizabeth Jensen       Radiology Bankole Johnson               Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Karen C. Johnston             Neurology David E. Jones                  Neurology David R. Jones                  Thoracic Surgery David M. Kahler                Orthopaedic Surgery Kambiz Kalantari               Nephrology Neal F. Kassell                  Neurological Surgery David Kaufman                 Pediatric Specialist John Allen Kern                 Thoracic Surgery Bradley William Kesser       Otolaryngology Donald L. Kimpel               Rheumatology Tamila L. Kindwall-Keller    Medical Oncology and Hematology Susan E. Kirk                    Endocrinology and Metabolism Irving L. Kron                   Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Mark Lepsch                     Family Medicine Paul A. Levine                   Otolaryngology D. Scott Lim                     Pediatric Specialist Kant Yuan-Kai Lin             Pediatric Specialist Andrew Lockman              Family Medicine Carl Lynch III                   Anesthesiology Barbara Gail Macik            Medical Oncology and Hematology John MacKnight                Internal Medicine John C. Marshall               Endocrinology and Metabolism G. Paul Matherne              Pediatric Specialist Alan H. Matsumoto           Radiology Karen Maughan                Family Medicine Daniel F. McCarter            Family Medicine Christopher McCartney      Endocrinology and Metabolism Nancy L. McDaniel            Pediatric Specialist Eugene D. McGahren        Pediatric Specialist Maura R. McLaughlin        Family Medicine Mark D. Miller                  Orthopaedic Surgery Stacey E. Mills                 Pathology Susan C. Modesitt            Obstetrics and Gynecology Michael D. Moxley            Obstetrics and Gynecology Peter A. Netland              Ophthalmology Steven A. Newman          Ophthalmology Victoria F. Norwood         Pediatric Specialist Mark D. Okusa                Nephrology Edward H. Oldfield           Neurological Surgery M. Norman Oliver            Family Medicine Stephen S. Park              Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery James W. Patterson         Pathology Spencer C. Payne            Otolaryngology William Petri                   Infectious Disease Lawrence H. Phillips II     Neurology JoAnn Pinkerton              Obstetrics and Gynecology Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills  Allergy and Immunology George D. Politis              Pediatric Specialist Susan Pollart                   Family Medicine Barbara Tyl Post              Internal Medicine Benjamin W. Purow         Pediatric Specialist and Medical Oncology and Hematology Mark S. Quigg                 Neurology Michael Ragosta              Cardiovascular Disease Sean Reed                      Family Medicine Patrice K. Rehm              Radiology James F. Reibel               Otolaryngology Karen S. Rheuban           Pediatric Specialist George Rich                    Anesthesiology Tyvin Andrew Rich           Radiation Oncology Bradley Moreland Rodgers Pediatric Specialist and Thoracic Surgery Mark J. Romness             Pediatric Specialist C. Edward Rose               Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Mitchell H. Rosner            Nephrology John C. Rowlingson          Anesthesiology Mark A. Russell                Dermatology Robert S. Rust, Jr.            Pediatric Specialist Wael Saad                       Radiology Frank T. Saulsbury           Pediatric Specialist and Allergy and Immunology William Michael Scheld     Infectious Disease David Schiff                    Neurology Bruce D. Schirmer           Surgery Christopher I. Shaffrey    Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Mark E. Shaffrey             Neurological Surgery Jason Sheehan               Neurological Surgery Costi D. Sifri                  Infectious Disease Robert A. Sinkin             Pediatric Specialist David Craig Slawson       Family Medicine Craig Slingluff                Surgical Oncology Justin S. Smith              Neurological Surgery Diane G. Snustad           Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine William D. Steers           Urology Mark H. Stoler               Pathology James L. Sutphen          Pediatric Specialist Angela M. Taylor           Cardiovascular Disease W. Gerald Teague, Jr.    Pediatric Specialist Michael O. Thorner        Endocrinology and Metabolism Jonathon D. Truwit        Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Amy L. Tucker               Cardiovascular Disease Ronald B. Turner           Pediatric Specialist Gilbert Rivers Upchurch, Jr.    Vascular Surgery Mary Lee Vance             Endocrinology and Metabolism Geoffrey Roger Weiss    Medical Oncology and Hematology Mark R. Wick                Pathology Robert Phillips Wilder    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Michael E. Williams       Medical Oncology and Hematology Douglas F. Willson        Pediatric Specialist Barbara B. Wilson         Dermatology William Grady Wilson    Medical Genetics and Pediatric Specialist Brian Wispelwey           Infectious Disease Andrew M. D. Wolf        Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine G. Frederick Wooten, Jr.    Neurology Bradford Worrall           Neurology Pearl Lee Yu                 Pediatric Specialist

About Best Doctors, Inc. : Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions.

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