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More than 300 Washington University physicians named to "Best Doctors" List

By Beth Miller

More than 300 physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been named to The Best Doctors In America for 2008.

The number is twice that of any other physicians' group in St. Louis and more than any other physicians' group in the Midwest.

Best Doctors in America uses peer-to-peer surveys to identify specialists considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions.

Washington University School of Medicine's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals.

The following physicians from Washington University School of Medicine are listed in The Best Doctors in America for 2008:

Douglas Ray Adkins, medical oncology and hematology; Rebecca L. Aft, surgical oncology; Muhammad T. Al-Lozi, neurology; Craig Allred, pathology; Dee Claire Anderson, radiology; Gerald L. Andriole Jr., urology; John P. Atkinson, rheumatology; Paul F. Austin, pediatric urology; James G. Avery, internal medicine (general); Richard G. Bach, cardiovascular disease; Leonard B. Bacharier, pediatric allergy and immunology; Maria Q. Baggstrom, medical oncology and hematology; David T. Balzer, pediatric cardiology; Thomas J. Baranski, endocrinology and metabolism; Robert L. Barrack, orthopaedic surgery; Nancy L. Bartlett, medical oncology and hematology; Benico Barzilai, cardiovascular disease; Michael Bavlsik, internal medicine (general); Susan J. Bayliss, pediatric dermatology; Michael A. Beardslee, cardiovascular disease; Michael Berk, endocrinology and metabolism; Sanjeev Bhalla, radiology; Elisa E. Birnbaum, colon and rectal surgery; Kevin J. Black, psychiatry; Morey Blinder, medical oncology and hematology; Kevin J. Blinder, ophthalmology; Gordon R. Bloomberg, pediatric allergy and immunology; Martin I. Boyer, hand surgery; Jeffrey D. Bradley, radiation oncology; Keith Eric Brandt, plastic surgery; Gregory H. Branham, plastic surgery; Richard D. Brasington, rheumatology; Alan C. Braverman, cardiovascular disease; Daniel C. Brennan, nephrology; Keith H. Bridwell, orthopaedic surgery; George J. Broze, Jr., medical oncology and hematology; Elizabeth M. Brunt, pathology; L. Michael Brunt, surgery; Timothy G. Buchman, surgery; Arnold D. Bullock, urology; Charles Canter, pediatric cardiology; Kim Alan Carmichael, endocrinology and metabolism; David A. Carpenter, neurology; Mario Castro, pulmonary and critical care medicine; William C. Chapman, surgery; Jane Chen, cardiovascular disease; Michael R. Chicoine, neurological surgery; Richard A. Chole, otolaryngology; David B. Clifford, neurology; William E. Clutter, endocrinology and metabolism; F. Sessions Cole, pediatric specialist/neonatal-perinatal medicine; Anne Connolly, neurology; John N. Constantino, psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry; Charles R. Conway, psychiatry; Craig M. Coopersmith, surgery; Lynn A. Cornelius, dermatology; Daniel W. Coyne, nephrology; James P. Crane, obstetrics and gynecology; Jeffrey Steven Crippin, gastroenterology; Anne Haney Cross, neurology; DeWitte T. Cross III, radiology; Philip E. Cryer, endocrinology and metabolism; Philip L. Custer, ophthalmology; Ralph G. Dacey Jr., neurological surgery; Ralph James Damiano Jr., thoracic surgery; John S. Daniels, internal medicine (general); Michael Darcy, radiology; Jeffrey G. Dawson, pediatric critical care; Thomas M. De Fer, internal medicine (general); Michael R. DeBaun, pediatric hematology-oncology; Farrokh Dehdashti, nuclear medicine; Louis P. Dehner, pediatric pathology; James A. Delmez, nephrology; Colin P. Derdeyn, radiology; Kathryn M. Diemer, internal medicine (general); John F. DiPersio, medical oncology and hematology; Michael N. Diringer, neurology; Matthew B. Dobbs, pediatric orthopaedic surgery; W. Edwin Dodson, neurology; Stephen P. Duntley, neurology; Dayna S. Early, gastroenterology; Timothy Joseph Eberlein, surgical oncology; Steven A. Edmundowicz, gastroenterology; Matthew J. Ellis, medical oncology and hematology; Alex S. Evers, anesthesiology; Gregory Alan Ewald, cardiovascular disease; Mitchell N. Faddis, cardiovascular disease; Albert Faro, pediatric pulmonology; Thomas W. Ferkol, pediatric pulmonology; Keith Fischer, nuclear medicine; Simon Fisher, endocrinology and metabolism; James W. Fleshman Jr., colon and rectal surgery; Victoria Jean Fraser, infectious disease; Leesa M. Galatz, orthopaedic surgery; Keith Sigmond Garcia, psychiatry; Richard H. Gelberman, hand surgery; Barbara Geller, psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry; Edward M. Geltman, cardiovascular disease; Louis A. Gilula, radiology; Craig B. Glaiberman, radiology; Marye Jo Gleva, cardiovascular disease; Anne L. Glowinski, psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry; Joel A. Goebel, otolaryngology; Anne C. Goldberg, endocrinology and metabolism; Charles A. Goldfarb, hand surgery; Matthew I. Goldsmith, pediatric critical care; Steven D. Goodrich, pediatric ophthalmology; Ramaswamy Govindan, medical oncology and hematology; M. Gilbert Grand, ophthalmology; Diana L. Gray, obstetrics and gynecology; Mark H. Gregory, internal medicine (general); Perry W. Grigsby, radiation oncology; Robert J. Gropler, cardiovascular disease; Robert L. Grubb Jr., neurological surgery; Fernando R. Gutierrez, radiology; Mark E. Halstead, pediatric sports medicine; J. William Harbour, ophthalmology; William M. Hart Jr., ophthalmology; Bruce H. Haughey, otolaryngology; Jay P. Heiken, radiology; Robert Heuckeroth, pediatric gastroenterology; Laureen L. Hill, anesthesiology; Keiko Hirose, pediatric otolaryngology; Stanley Paul Hmiel, pediatric nephrology; Dee Hodge III, pediatric emergency medicine; Nancy M. Holekamp, ophthalmology; Keith A. Hruska, nephrology; Andrew J. W. Huang, ophthalmology; Charles B. Huddleston, pediatric cardiac surgery; Phyllis C. Huettner, pathology; Timothy E. Hullar, otolaryngology; Peter A. Humphrey, pathology; Terrie E. Inder, neurology; David Michael Jaffe, pediatric emergency medicine; Michael R. Jarvis, psychiatry; Jeffrey E. Johnson, orthopaedic surgery; Mark C. Johnson, pediatric cardiology; Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, gastroenterology; Daniel P. Joseph, ophthalmology; Leslie Ellen Kahl, rheumatology; Alex A. Kane, pediatric plastic surgery; Michael A. Kass, ophthalmology; Andrew M. Kates, cardiovascular disease; James P. Keating, pediatric gastroenterology; Jay D. Keener, orthopaedic surgery; James S. Kemp, pediatric pulmonology; Robert M. Kennedy, pediatric emergency medicine; Samuel Klein, gastroenterology; Carl G. Klutke, urology; Ira Joe Kodner, colon and rectal surgery; Marin H. Kollef, pulmonary and critical care medicine; Timothy R. Kuklo, orthopaedic surgery; Robin A. Kundra, internal medicine (general); Adam Joseph La Bore, physical medicine and rehabilitation; John M. Lasala, cardiovascular disease; Jennifer Sue Lawton, thoracic surgery; Stephen S. Lefrak, pulmonary and critical care medicine; Barbara L. Leighton, anesthesiology; Lawrence Lenke, orthopaedic surgery; Timothy J. Ley, medical oncology and hematology; David C. Linehan, surgery; Gerald P. Linette, medical oncology and hematology; Mauricio Lisker-Melman, gastroenterology; Anthony J. Lubniewski, ophthalmology; Joan L. Luby, psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry; Philip A. Ludbrook, cardiovascular disease; Kenneth M. Ludmerer, internal medicine (general); Gregg T. Lueder, pediatric ophthalmology; Jan D. Luhmann, pediatric emergency medicine; Cynthia X. Ma, medical oncology and hematology; Susan E. Mackinnon, plastic surgery; George A. Macones, obstetrics and gynecology; Keith Mankowitz, cardiovascular disease; Paul R. Manske, hand surgery; David B. Mansur, radiation oncology; Matthew J. Matava, orthopaedic surgery; Janet B. McGill, endocrinology and metabolism; Robert Carolin McKinstry III, radiology; Gerald Medoff, infectious disease; Christine Menias, radiology; Diane F. Merritt, pediatric and adolescent gynecology; John Metzler, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Bryan F. Meyers, thoracic surgery; Jeff M. Michalski, radiation oncology; William D. Middleton, radiology; Mark A. Mintun, nuclear medicine; Jeffrey F. Moley, surgical oncology; David W. Molter, pediatric otolaryngology; Barbara S. Monsees, radiology; Marc R. Moon, thoracic surgery; Christopher J. Moran, radiology; John Carl Morris, neurology; Aubrey R. Morrison, nephrology; Louis J. Muglia, pediatric endocrinology; Nabil A. Munfakh, thoracic surgery; David G. Mutch, obstetrics and gynecology; Terence M. Myckatyn, plastic surgery; Robert J. Myerson, radiation oncology; Vamsi R. Narra, radiology; Michael J. Naughton, medical oncology and hematology; J. Gail Neely, otolaryngology; Jeff Neil, neurology, Child; D. Michael Nelson, obstetrics and gynecology; Michael J. Noetzel, neurology, child; Scott Nordlicht, cardiovascular disease; Brian Nussenbaum, otolaryngology; Randall R. Odem, obstetrics and gynecology; T. S. Park, pediatric neurological surgery; Michael K. Pasque, thoracic surgery; G. Alexander Patterson, thoracic surgery; Michael J. Paul, obstetrics and gynecology; Julio E. Perez, cardiovascular disease; Joel S. Perlmutter, neurology; Alan Pestronk, neurology; John David Pfeifer, pathology; Jay F. Piccirillo, otolaryngology; Joel Picus, medical oncology and hematology; Daniel D. Picus, radiology; Kathryn L. Plax, pediatrics (general); Timothy J. Pluard, medical oncology and hematology; Matthew A. Powell, obstetrics and gynecology; Simon N. Powell, radiation oncology; C. Prakash Gyawali, gastroenterology; Heidi Prather, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Brad Alan Racette, neurology; Janet S. Rader, obstetrics and gynecology; Valerie Ratts, obstetrics and gynecology; Craig K. Reiss, cardiovascular disease; Keith M. Rich, neurological surgery; K. Daniel Riew, orthopaedic surgery; Joan L. Rosenbaum, pediatric critical care; Robert J. Rothbaum, pediatric gastroenterology; Marcos Rothstein, nephrology; Henry D. Royal, nuclear medicine; David A. Rubin, radiology; David Rudnick, pediatric gastroenterology; Stuart S. Sagel, radiology; Bradley L. Schlaggar, neurology, child; Perry L. Schoenecker, pediatric orthopaedic surgery; James R. Schreiber, obstetrics and gynecology; Alan L. Schwartz, pediatric hematology-oncology; Benjamin D. Schwartz, rheumatology; Lynne M. Seacord, cardiovascular disease; Clay F. Semenkovich, endocrinology and metabolism; Angela M. Sharkey, pediatric cardiology; David M. Sheinbein, dermatology; James B. Shepherd III, ophthalmology; Ross William Shepherd, pediatric gastroenterology; Gregorio A. Sicard, surgery; Barry A. Siegel, nuclear medicine; Marilyn J. Siegel, pediatric radiology; Carla J. Siegfried, ophthalmology; Joseph R. Simpson, radiation oncology; Jasvindar Singh, cardiovascular disease; Donald A. Skor, endocrinology and metabolism; Timothy William Smith, cardiovascular disease; Richard S. Sohn, neurology; Andrea L.P. Stephens, obstetrics and gynecology; Gregory A. Storch, pediatric infectious disease; Steven M. Strasberg, surgery; Robert C. Strunk, pediatric allergy and immunology; Dragan M. Svrakic, psychiatry; Stuart C. Sweet, pediatric pulmonology; Benjamin R. Tan Jr., medical oncology and hematology; Phillip I. Tarr, pediatric gastroenterology; Marie E. Taylor, radiation oncology; Sharlene Teefey, radiology; Stanley E. Thawley, pediatric otolaryngology; K. Liu Lin Thio, neurology, child; Matthew A. Thomas, ophthalmology; Garry S. Tobin, endocrinology and metabolism; Richard D. Todd, psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry; William G. Totty, radiology; Elbert P. Trulock III, pulmonary and critical care medicine; Gladys Tse, obstetrics and gynecology; Thomas H. H. Tung, plastic surgery; R. Lawrence Tychsen, pediatric ophthalmology; Suresh Vedantham, radiology; Ravi Vij, medical oncology and hematology; Brad W. Warner, pediatric surgery; H. James Wedner, allergy and immunology; Katherine Weilbaecher, medical oncology and hematology; Alan Neal Weiss, cardiovascular disease; Peter D. Weiss, medical oncology and hematology; Stuart Weiss, neurology; Peter Westervelt, medical oncology and hematology; Neil H. White, pediatric endocrinology; Michael P. Whyte, endocrinology and metabolism; David Wilson, pediatric hematology-oncology; David W. Windus, nephrology; Franz J. Wippold, radiology; Keith F. Woeltje, infectious disease; Mitchel L. Wolf, ophthalmology; Michael Wong, neurology, child; Pamela Karen Woodard, radiology; Neill M. Wright, neurological surgery; Rick Wayne Wright, orthopaedic surgery; Ken Yamaguchi, orthopaedic surgery; Allyson R. Zazulia, neurology; Charles F. Zorumski, psychiatry; and Gary R. Zuckerman, gastroenterology.


Washington University School of Medicine's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

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