The Best Doctors in America work at USF Health
USF Health continues to have a strong presence on the annual Best Doctors in America® survey.
This year, the local list included 119 physicians who currently work at USF Health. Further proof that the advanced health care provided at this region’s only academic health center is practiced and taught by this area’s best.
The annual list for Best Doctors in America is compiled from surveys of physicians asking them who they would go to for treatment in their specialty. The result is a national listing of 53,000 physicians – about 6 percent of this country’s 900,000 physicians.
“USF Health doctors make up the significant proportion of this list, and that speaks volumes for the quality of care that USF Health-trained and practicing physicians provide to families throughout west central Florida,” said Charles Lockwood, MD, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
“In today’s changing healthcare landscape, patients are now, more than ever, looking for the best care. And the physicians of USF Health are providing leading-edge health education and care. They are the best doctors and provide care you can’t find anywhere else.”
The following list is of USF Health physicians who currently practice medicine within the nearly three dozen clinical sites, specialty care centers and affiliated hospitals throughout the region. Some physicians earned spots in more than one specialty, so are listed multiple times but counted only once in our totals.Allergy and Immunology Roger Williams Fox Mark Christian Glaum Dennis K. Ledford Richard F. Lockey Cardiovascular Disease Arthur J. Labovitz Fadi A. Matar * Dany Edward Sayad John Thompson Sullebarger *** Colon and Rectal Surgery Jorge E. Marcet Critical Care Medicine W. McDowell Anderson Allan L. Goldman Mark Rumbak David Allan Solomon Frank W. Walsh Dermatology Basil S. Cherpelis Neil Alan Fenske Christopher G. Nelson Philip D. Shenefelt Family Medicine H. James Brownlee, Jr. Eric Emmanuel Coris Eduardo C. Gonzalez Michele D. Pescasio Richard G. Roetzheim Laurie J. Woodard Kira Katherine Zwygart Gastroenterology Patrick G. Brady * Jay J. Mamel Haim Pinkas * Joel E. Richter Hand Surgery Robert John Belsole * Infectious Disease Beata C. Casanas Sandra Gompf Daniel Haight Douglas Allen Holt Jose Montero Richard Oehler John Thomas Sinnott Charurut Somboonwit John Toney Todd S. Wills Internal Medicine Erika Abel Bryan Bognar Charles M. Edwards Denise K. Edwards Deborah A. Humphrey Cuc Thi Mai Hugo J. Narvarte Kevin O’Brien Rebecca Sutphen ** Neurological Surgery Thomas B. Freeman Fernando L. Vale Harry R. van Loveren ** Neurology Selim Ramin Benbadis Robert A. Hauser Lara W. Katzin Juan R. Sanchez-Ramos Obstetrics and Gynecology Mitchel S. Hoffman Charles J. Lockwood ^ Judette Marie Louis James C. Mayer Shayne M. Plosker Barry Stephen Verkauf J. Kell Williams Jerome (Jerry) Yankowitz * Ophthalmology Craig Berger Mitchell D. Drucker Lewis Groden * Peter Reed Pavan David W. Richards Otolaryngology Kestutis Paul Boyev * Thomas Vincent McCaffrey Tapan Ashvin Padhya Mark Tabor Pathology Jane Messina Santo V. Nicosia Pediatric Specialist Alfonso Campos Jose Ferreira E. Verena Jorgensen Carol Lilly Arthur E. Marlin Tanya Murphy Charles Paidas Valerie M. Panzarino Carina Rodriguez Henry Rodriguez Sharon Perlman Dorothy I. Shulman Saundra Stock Jorge Lujan-Zilbermann Pediatrics Sharon M. Dabrow Denise K. Edwards Mudra K. Kumar Carol Lilly Luis Maldonado Hugo J. Narvarte Jennifer Cohen Takagishi Psychiatry Balebail Ashok Raj Deborah C. Roth * Kailie Shaw Amanda Grant Smith Pulmonary Medicine W. McDowell Anderson ** Allan L. Goldman * Mark Rumbak * David Allan Solomon * Frank W. Walsh Radiation Oncology Harvey Greenberg * Radiology Gregg Baran Carlos R. Martinez Leelakrishna Nallamshetty Bruce Zwiebel Rheumatology John D. Carter Dennis K. Ledford Joanne Valeriano-Marcet * Sleep Medicine W. McDowell Anderson Surgery Michael H. Albrink Charles E. Cox James M. Hurst Michel Murr Surgical Oncology Charles E. Cox C. Wayne Cruse Douglas S. Reintgen * Urology Rafael Carrion Jorge L. Lockhart * Vascular Surgery Martin R. Back Brad Larvin Johnson Murray L. Shames *Indicates each additional subspecialty listing this doctor has within this specialty ^ Dr. Lockwood made the Best Doctors in America list for Ohio but now practices Ob/Gyn in Tampa.