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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.

Best Doctors 2014

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
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
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 **
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 *
Craig Berger
Mitchell D. Drucker
Lewis Groden *
Peter Reed Pavan
David W. Richards
Kestutis Paul Boyev *
Thomas Vincent McCaffrey
Tapan Ashvin Padhya
Mark Tabor
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
Sharon M. Dabrow
Denise K. Edwards
Mudra K. Kumar
Carol Lilly
Luis Maldonado
Hugo J. Narvarte
Jennifer Cohen Takagishi
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 *
Gregg Baran
Carlos R. Martinez
Leelakrishna Nallamshetty
Bruce Zwiebel
John D. Carter
Dennis K. Ledford
Joanne Valeriano-Marcet *
Sleep Medicine
W. McDowell Anderson
Michael H. Albrink
Charles E. Cox
James M. Hurst
Michel Murr
Surgical Oncology
Charles E. Cox
C. Wayne Cruse
Douglas S. Reintgen *
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.

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