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USF Health physicians earn spots on Best Doctors in America list

USF Health physicians are once again named Best Doctors in America®.

Locally, 120 USF Health doctors made the biennial Best Doctors list, one of the largest ongoing peer physician polls in health care. These physicians made the most recent list, released in 2019.

Many of the USF Health doctors – who care for patients and families throughout the Tampa Bay area – were named within multiple subspecialties.

The list for Best Doctors in America is based on surveys of physicians, asking them: If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, to whom would you refer? The result is a national listing of nearly 40,000 physicians representing more than 450 specialties and subspecialties – about 4 percent of the 926,000 physicians practicing in the United States. Each list, produced every two years, offers a new compilation and inclusion in one list does not guarantee inclusion in future lists.

The following list is of USF Health physicians currently practicing 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 total of 120.

Allergy and Immunology
Thomas B. Casale
Roger Williams Fox
Mark Christian Glaum
Dennis K. Ledford
Richard F. Lockey
Mandel Reid Sher

Cardiovascular Disease
Hiram Bezerra
Fadi A. Matar
Guilherme Oliveira

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Jorge E. Marcet

Critical Care Medicine
McDowell Anderson
Frank W. Walsh

Basil S. Cherpelis
Neil Alan Fenske
James Michael Grichnik
Christopher G. Nelson
Nishit S. Patel

Emergency Medicine
Mark G. Moseley

Family Medicine
Eric Emmanuel Coris
Eduardo C. Gonzalez
Richard G. Roetzheim
Laurie J. Woodard
Kira Katherine Zwygart

Patrick G. Brady
Soojong H. Chae
John W. Jacobs, Jr.
Jay J. Mamel
Joel E. Richter
Pushpak Taunk

Infectious Disease
Sally F. Alrabaa
Beata C. Casanas
Sandra Gompf
Daniel Haight
Douglas Allen Holt
Jose Montero
Richard Oehler
Charurut Somboonwit
John Toney
Ana Paula Velez
Todd S. Wills

Internal Medicine
Erika Abel
Bryan Bognar
Nathan Brinn
Charles M. Edwards
Denise K. Edwards
Deborah A. Humphrey
Brian D. Knox
Robert J. Ledford
John D. McCormick
Cuc Thi Mai
Hugo J. Narvarte
Kevin O’Brien

Neurological Surgery
Siviero Agazzi
Thomas B. Freeman
Mark Greenberg
Donald A. Smith
Harry R. van Loveren

Selim Ramin Benbadis
Robert A. Hauser
Juan R. Sanchez-Ramos

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Karen L. Bruder
Shelly W. Holmstrom
Charles J. Lockwood
Judette Marie Louis
Catherine M. Lynch
Anthony O. Odibo
Dawn Palaszewski
Stephanie T. Romero
J. Kell Williams

Ramesh S. Ayyala
Lewis Groden
Charles B. Slonim

Orthopaedic Surgery
Roy W. Sanders

Kestutis Paul Boyev
Thomas Vincent McCaffrey
Tapan Ashvin Padhya

Pediatric Specialist
Terri Ashmeade
Mark Ballow
Patricia Emmanuel
Jose Ferreira
Maria A. Gieron-Korthals
Verena Jorgensen
Kristopher Edward Kaliebe
Carol Lilly
Tanya K. Murphy
Valerie M. Panzarino
Carina Rodriguez
Henry Rodriguez
Dorothy I. Shulman
Saundra Stock
Diane M. Straub

Nathan Brinn *
Sharon M. Dabrow
Denise K. Edwards *
Mudra K. Kumar
Carol Lilly *
Luis Maldonado
Hugo J. Narvarte *
Antoinette C. Spoto-Cannons
Lana L. Soylu
Jennifer Cohen Takagishi

Plastic Surgery
C. Wayne Cruse

Glenn W. Currier
Kristopher Edward Kaliebe *
Tanya K. Murphy *
Amanda Grant Smith

Pulmonary Medicine
McDowell Anderson *
Gaetane Michaud
Frank W. Walsh *

Radiation Oncology
Alison Ruth Calkins

Gregg A. Baran
Cliff R. Davis
Krishna Nallamshetty
Rajendra Kedar
Bruce Zwiebel

Radiology Oncology
Richard Tuli

John D. Carter
Dennis K. Ledford *
Joanne Valeriano-Marcet

Sleep Medicine
McDowell Anderson *

Michael H. Albrink
Charles E. Cox
Christopher G. DuCoin
Paul C. Kuo

Surgical Oncology
Charles E. Cox *
Wayne Cruse
Douglas S. Reintgen

Rafael Carrion
David J. Hernandez

Vascular Surgery
Brad Larvin Johnson
Murray L. Shames

*Indicates each additional subspecialty listing this doctor has within this specialty.


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