Half of local Best Doctors in America list connected to USF

In the Tampa area, more than a quarter (28 percent) of the physicians who made the 2009 Best Doctors in America list works at USF Health.

And when you include the generous volunteer faculty members (those who teach medical students or residents several times each year) and College of Medicine alumni in private practice locally, the numbers go up even more – 48 percent of the list has a connection with USF Health.

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 50,000 physicians in more than 400 specialties.

This year, the list included 590 physicians from the Tampa Bay area. Of that 161 are full-time, courtesy or adjunct physicians for USF. The list also included 78 physicians who are volunteer faculty members for USF and 57 alumni of the USF College of Medicine (some of the physicians in other categories are also alumni but were counted only in their faculty category), bringing the total to 295 physicians (48 percent) who have a connection with USF Health.

“Our faculty physicians continue to dominate the Best Doctors in America list and families throughout the Tampa Bay area are the ones who benefit most,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health.

“These doctors have an incredible impact on the healthcare provided in this community. We couldn’t be more proud of our USF docs and are thankful for all they do.”

USF Health boasts the area’s largest medical practice, with more than 400 physicians treating this region’s residents. They see nearly 350,000 patients each year in dozens of medical facilities – large and small – along the Florida Gulf Coast.

The following is a list of physicians included in the 2009 Best Doctors in America who have a connection to USF Health. Some physicians earned spots in more than one specialty, so this list will total more.

Allergy and Immunology
Morna Jean Dorsey
Roger Williams Fox
Mark Christian Glaum
Alan Barton Halsey
Craig Andrew Kalik
Dennis K. Ledford
Richard F. Lockey
Elena Elizabeth Perez
Mitchel Seleznick
Mandel Reid Sher

Anesthesiology
Alan David Almengual
Enrico M. Camporesi
Rafael Miguel
David Jeffrey Samuels

Cardiovascular Disease
Anne B. Curtis
Debbie Rinde-Hoffman

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
Teresa Pullara Brandt
Basil S. Cherpelis
Peter A. Donelan
Lowella E. Esperanza
Neil Alan Fenske
L. Frank Glass
Timothy Francis Kelly
Stacy Perez
Philip D. Shenefelt

Endocrinology and Metabolism
David Ralph Leonard

Family Medicine
Colin S. Beach
Harrison James Brownlee, Jr.
Adam A. Brunson
Sean T. Bryan
Eric Emmanuel Coris
Thomas E. Esposito
Bruce J. Flareau
Eduardo C. Gonzalez
Pamela C. Grover
Frederic J. Guerrier
Russell M. Hostetler
George E. Hutter
Richard J. Ina
Paul Lewis
Candice C. Linton
Dolores K. Lowe
Yves Morency
John V. Murray, Jr.
Linda P. Murray
Michele D. Pescasio
Joel S. Prawer
Cheryl Reed
Richard G. Roetzheim
Diane M. Rogers
Robert B. Rosequist
Joseph P. Springle
Frank Allan Thompson
Ronald Vicencio
Laurie J. Woodard
Kira Katherine Zwygart

Gastroenterology
H. Worth Boyce, Jr.
Patrick G. Brady
Jay J. Mamel
H. Juergen Nord
Haim Pinkas

Geriatric Medicine
Claudia Beghé-Balducci
John A. Frutchey
June Y. Leland
Hae Kyoung Park
Vincent D. Perron
Ronald Scott Schonwetter

Hand Surgery
Robert John Belsole

Infectious Disease
Margarita Rosa Cancio
Beata C. Herman Casanas
John N. Greene
Daniel Haight
Douglas Allen Holt
Julie Larkin
Jose Montero
John Thomas Sinnott
Chararut Somboonwit
Todd S. Wills

Internal Medicine
Harold M. Adelman
Donald Behnke
Bryan Bognar
Kent R. Corral
Mark Allen Davis
Michael T. Flannery
Kathleen Moss Grizzard
Carol A. Hodges
Richard P. Hoffmann
Deborah A. Humphrey
Jeffrey A. Kooper
Jose (Joe) L. Lezama, Jr.
Cuc Thi Mai
Hugo J. Narvarte
Kevin O’Brien
Lucila Ramiro
Alexander Reiss
Mitchel Seleznick
Elizabeth A. Warner
David Weiland
Susan M. Zimmer

Nephrology
Denise Y. Alveranga
Samuel Steven Weinstein

Neurological Surgery
Mark Greenberg
Kenneth Louis
Donald A. Smith
Fernando L. Vale
Harry R. van Loveren

Neurology
Selim Ramin Benbadis
Edmund Guy Grant, Jr.
Robert A. Hauser
Jan K. Korthals
Kenneth Louis
Juan R. Sanchez-Ramos
Michael Allan Sloan
Paul R. Winters

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jeffrey L. Angel
Ignacio Armas
Marc A. Bernhisel
Jeffrey K. Carlson
Mitchel S. Hoffman
Michael W. Jaeger
Galen Bruce Jones
Mary Lee Josey
Craig S. Kalter
David L. Keefe
Catherine M. Lynch
Anthony M. Messina
Anna Kristina Parsons
Michael Thomas Parsons
Shayne M. Plosker
James C. Von Thron
J. Kell Williams

Ophthalmology
Craig Berger
Christine E. Callahan
Leonard Edward Cortelli, Jr.
Mitchell D. Drucker
Lewis Groden
Steven Abraham Gross
Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko
Scott E. Pautler
Peter Reed Pavan
Thomas J. Pusateri
David W. Richards
Charles B. Slonim

Orthopaedic Surgery
Glen A. Barden
Brett R. Bolhofner
William G. Carson, Jr.
Heidi Multhopp Stephens

Otolaryngology
Loren J. Bartels
Kestutis Paul Boyev
Thomas Vincent McCaffrey
Tapan Ashvin Padhya
Daniel Vincent

Pain Medicine
Rafael Miguel

Pathology
Jane Messina
Michael Morgan
Santo V. Nicosia

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Alan Barton Halsey
Craig Andrew Kalik
Mandel Reid Sher
John W. Sleasman

Pediatric Anesthesiology
George Garcia Alvarez
Michael A. Garcia

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
James Anthony Quintessenza

Pediatric Cardiology
Alfred Asante-Korang
Jorge Manuel Giroud
James Gifford Henry
Richard Manuel Martinez
Jorge McCormack

Pediatric Critical Care
David Seth Cooper
Perry Boyd Everett
Mark Allan Nichter
David Pettigrew
Daniel J. Plasencia
Dan Riggs
Albert Saltiel
Richard E. Weibley

Pediatric Endocrinology
Barry B. Bercu
Terry J. DeClue
Frank B. Diamond, Jr.
E. Verena Jorgensen
John I. Malone
Allen W. Root
Dorothy I. Shulman

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Daniel T. McClenathan
L. Julio Reinstein

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Jerry L. Barbosa
Michael L. Nieder

Pediatric Infectious Disease
David Michael Berman
Juan Dumois
Patricia Emmanuel

Pediatric Nephrology
Alfonso Campos
Valerie M. Panzarino
Sharon A. Perlman

Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Carolyn M. Carey
Sarah J. Gaskill
Arthur E. Marlin

Pediatric Nutrition
L. Julio Reinstein

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Magda Barsoum-Homsy
Steven Abraham Gross
Derek B. Hess

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeffrey B. Neustadt

Pediatric Otolaryngology
Thomas M. Andrews
Wade Russell Cressman

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Ernesto Ruas

Pediatric Pulmonology
Anthony Kriseman

Pediatric Rheumatology
Robert W. Nickeson, Jr.
Mandel Reid Sher
John W. Sleasman

Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Jeffrey L. Alvaro
Michael Bengtson
Glenn Catalano
Mark A. Cavitt
Steven Noah Kanfer
Tanya K. Murphy
Kailie R. Shaw
Saundra Stock

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Alastair A. Hutchison
Anthony E. Napolitano, Jr.
Lewis P. Rubin

Pediatrics Specialist/Neurology, General
Joseph A. Casadonte
Maria A. Gieron-Korthals
J. Richard Gunderman
Steven Parrish Winesett

Pediatric Urology
Yves L. Homsy

Pediatrics/General
Dipti Patel Amin
Melody M. Baade
Lori A. Bowers
Jose E. Colon
Sharon M. Dabrow
Rani S. Gereige
Gabriele Hosemann
Gerard R. Hough
Patricia L. Jeansonne
Karalee Kulek-Luzey
Mudra K. Kumar
Katherine Lewis
Carol Lilly
Hugo J. Narvarte
Emily T. Perkins
Domenick P. Reina
Christopher D. Reiner
Lynnette N. Ringenberg
Antoinette C. Spoto-Cannons
Jennifer Cohen Takagishi
Christopher L. Tappan
Marianne Trubelhorn

Plastic Surgery
Henry Arvil Redmon
Ernesto Ruas
Karen E. Wells

Psychiatry
Jeffrey L. Alvaro
Glenn Catalano
Maria C. Catalano
Mark A. Cavitt
James R. Edgar
Francisco Fernandez
Jaffrey Hashimie
Steven Noah Kanfer
Tanya K. Murphy
Pauline S. Powers
Deborah C. Roth
David V. Sheehan
Michael Finbar Sheehan
Amanda Grant Smith
Jonathan Taylor Stewart

Pulmonary Medicine
W. McDowell Anderson
Claudia G. Cote
Allan L. Goldman
Daniel Lorch
Richard S. Powell
Mark Rumbak
David Allan Solomon
Frank W. Walsh

Radiation Oncology
Harvey M. Greenberg

Radiology
John A. Arrington
Carlos R. Martinez
Frederick Reed Murtagh
Bruce R. Zwiebel

Rheumatology
Harold M. Adelman
John D. Carter
Laura Cruse
Dennis K. Ledford
Mitchel Seleznick
Kimberly M. Smith
Joanne Valeriano-Marcet

Sleep Medicine
W. McDowell Anderson
Daniel Lorch

Surgery
Michael H. Albrink
Sylvia Deal Campbell
Charles E. Cox
Steven B. Goldin
Michel Murr
Ernest C. Rehnke
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II
David H. Shapiro
Larry R. Williams
Terry E. Wright

Surgical Oncology
Charles E. Cox
Carl Wayne Cruse

Urology
Jorge L. Lockhart

Vascular Surgery
Martin R. Back
Dennis F. Bandyk
John L. Driscoll
Brad Larvin Johnson
Ernest C. Rehnke
Murray L. Shames
Larry R. Williams

Story by Sarah A. Worth, USF Health Communications

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