Dozens of DOM Faculty Among 140 Banner Physicians to Earn ‘Best Doctor’ Recognition

Congratulations to the more than 140 Banner – University Medical Group and community physicians practicing at Banner Health Tucson hospitals and clinics who have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-18.

Best Doctors in America logoIn a recent internal web posting, Banner Health noted about four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor as a result of a biennial Best Doctors Poll. Each listed physician has received peer consensus as a physician from whom other physicians would seek care. The only way for a physician to be selected is to be nominated by and then receive voting consensus from current Best Doctors physicians.

“We are proud of your practice here!” the Banner intranet web post continued.

  Close to 40,000 physicians made the list from across the country. Of those, there are 950 Arizona physicians (see map at far left) and 732 adult care physicians in the state (see map at left) listed among the "Best Doctors in America." Click on the maps to view them in larger scale.

This list is not to be confused with the “Top Doctors” list compiled by Castle Connolly and included in the Tucson Lifestyle magazine “Top Doctors” summer issue. Twenty-five of more than 90 BUMG "top docs" listed in 2017 were on faculty with the University of Arizona Department of Medicine (DOM), the largest department at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. The department has some 250 faculty physicians across 14 divisions representing all subspecialties in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

Tucson Lifestyle switched from using the Best Doctors Inc. list in its 2015 edition. Of the BUMG “Best Doctors” listed in 2017-18, 46 are DOM faculty physicians. See the bolded names below for those DOM physicians included on the list:

  • Srikar Adhikari, Emergency Medicine
  • Geoffrey L. Ahern, Neurology
  • Frederick R. Ahmann, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Mireille C. Algazi, Dermatology
  • Joseph S. Alpert, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neil M. Ampel, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease (SAVAHCS)
  • Robert J. Armbruster, Internal Medicine
  • Tracy M. Baser-Decker, Pediatrics
  • C. Mark Bazzell, Critical Care Medicine
  • Holly G. Beach, Family Medicine
  • Matthew Berkman, Emergency Medicine
  • Daniel L. Beskind, Emergency Medicine
  • John W. Bloom, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
  • Eric A. Brody, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Rosemary Browne, Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine (SAVAHCS)
  • Harvey W. Buchsbaum, Neurology
  • Colleen Cagno, Family Medicine
  • Raymond F. Carmody, Radiology
  • Janet M. Campion, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Edward R. Carter, Pediatric Specialist
  • John Z. Carter, Family Medicine
  • Lisa Chan, Emergency Medicine
  • Conrad Clemens, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Connick, Infectious Disease (Chief)
  • Lynn Marie Coppola, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Catherine Marie Cosentino, Pediatric Specialist
  • Bruce M. Coull, Neurology
  • Keliegh S. Culpepper, Dermatology
  • John T. Cunningham, Gastroenterology (retired)
  • Clara N. Curiel, Dermatology
  • Karen M. Davenport, Pediatrics
  • Keith R. Dveirin, Pediatrics
  • Sean P. Elliott, Pediatric Specialist
  • Mindy J. Fain, Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine (Chief)
  • Paul E. Fenster, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Albert B. Fiorello, Emergency Medicine
  • Mark A. Friedman, Congestive Heart Failure, General Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mary G. Gaspers, Pediatric Specialist
  • Paul Gee, Geriatric Medicine & Internal Medicine
  • Brenda A. Gentz, Anesthesiology
  • Kimberly D. Gerhart, Pediatrics
  • Fayez K. Ghishan, Pediatric Specialist
  • Mark D. Gilbert, Psychiatry
  • Gerald N. Goldberg, Dermatology
  • Steven Paul Goldberg, Pediatrics
  • Steve Goldschmid, Gastroenterology (Interim Chief)
  • Laurene E. Goll, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Paul R. Gordon, Family Medicine
  • Allan J. Hamilton, Neurological Surgery
  • Robert Harland, Surgery
  • Kenneth D. Hatch, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Steven T. Herron, Psychiatry
  • Randy J. Horwitz, Allergy and Immunology & Internal Medicine (Integrative Medicine)
  • Richard A. Hoshaw, Dermatology
  • H. Eugene Hoyme, Medical Genetics
  • Scot M. Hutchison, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Julia H. Indik, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Abraham Jacob, Otolaryngology
  • Wayne K. Jacobsen, Anesthesiology
  • David G. Johnson, Endocrinology and Metabolism & Clinical Pharmacology
  • Elizabeth B. Juneman, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Karl B. Kern, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Zain I. Khalpey, Thoracic Surgery
  • Chelsea Kidwell, Neurology
  • Scott E. Klewer, Pediatric Specialist
  • Steven R. Knoper, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine
  • Kenneth S. Knox, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
  • Monica Kraft, Asthma, General Pulmonary Medicine (Department Chair)
  • Randa M. Kutob, Family Medicine
  • David M. Labiner, Neurology
  • Richard D. Lane, Psychiatry
  • Christina Laukaitis, Medical Genetics & Internal Medicine
  • Daniela Lax, Pediatric Specialist
  • Patricia Lebensohn, Family Medicine
  • G. Michael Lemole, Jr., Neurological Surgery
  • Robert E. Lending, Internal Medicine
  • Peter R. Lichtenthal, Anesthesiology
  • Kapil Lotun, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Victoria H. Maizes, Integrative Medicine (Chief), Family Medicine
  • Michael J. Maricic, Rheumatology
  • Fernando D. Martinez, Pediatric Specialist
  • Laura Meinke, Critical Care Medicine
  • Harvey W. Meislin, Emergency Medicine
  • Joseph M. Miller, Pediatric Specialist & Ophthalmology
  • Margaret M. Miller, Rheumatology
  • Michael D. Miller, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • John Misiaszek, Psychiatry
  • Jennifer B. Moher, Pediatrics
  • Amy J. Montgomery, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth A. Moran, Family Medicine
  • Francisco A. Moreno, Psychiatry
  • Bernard Martin Morenz, Psychiatry
  • Wayne J. Morgan, Pediatric Specialist
  • Jarrod Mosier, Critical Care Medicine & Emergency Medicine
  • Kevin Moynahan, Internal Medicine
  • Myra L. Muramoto, Family Medicine
  • Victoria E. Murrain, Family Medicine
  • David Neal, Surgery
  • Leigh Anne Neumayer, Surgical Oncology
  • Jon K. Nisbet, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Wallace M. Nogami, Anesthesiology
  • Akinlolu Ojo, Nephrology
  • Tammy Clark Ojo, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Jerold J. Olson, Plastic Surgery
  • Kathy A. Orlick, Pediatric Specialist & Dermatology
  • Peter Ott, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Charles W. Otto, Critical Care Medicine
  • Craig M. Palmer, Anesthesiology
  • Tejal M. Parikh, Family Medicine
  • Jessie Pettit, Family Medicine
  • Daniel O. Persky, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Deborah Jane Power, Pediatric Specialist & Rheumatology
  • Anil Prasad, Pathology
  • Daniel T. Redford, Anesthesiology
  • Kathryn L. Reed, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sydney Rice, Pediatric Specialist
  • Judith E. Riley, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Franz Rischard, Pulmonary Medicine
  • John T. Ruth, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Abhay Sanan, Neurological Surgery
  • Arthur B. Sanders, Emergency Medicine
  • V. Ana Sanguineti, Geriatric Medicine
  • Eve Shapiro, Pediatrics
  • Ziad M. Shehab, Pediatric Specialist
  • Shyam M. Shridharani, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Jordan L. Smith, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Kathy W. Smith, Pediatric Specialist & Psychiatry
  • Linda S. Snyder, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine
  • Robert W. Snyder, Ophthalmology
  • Richard E. Sobonya, Lung Pathology
  • Philip J. Starceski, Pediatrics
  • Baldassarre D. Stea, Radiation Oncology
  • Raed A. Sukerji, Internal Medicine
  • Nancy K. Sweitzer, Congestive Heart Failure. General Cardiology (Chief)
  • Andreas A. Theodorou, Pediatric Specialist
  • Maria S. Theodorou, Pediatrics
  • Ole Thienhaus, Psychiatry
  • Katri Typpo, Pediatric Specialist
  • Monica Vandivort, Geriatric Medicine
  • Richard A. Wahl, Pediatric Specialist
  • Mark D. Wheeler, Pediatric Specialist
  • Carol A. Wolfe, Internal Medicine
  • Steven A. Wool, Internal Medicine
  • Dale P. Woolridge, Pediatric Specialist
  • Andrew M. Yeager, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Helena Yip, Otolaryngology

For details on how the list is compiled, see the following document: best-doctors_physician-and-health-care-facilities-kit_2017-18.pdf

—David Mogollón

“DOM Physicians Make Up a Quarter of UA ‘Top Doctors’ in 2017” | Posted July 13, 2017
“‘Top Doctors’ List Preview for July Issue of Tucson Lifestyle includes 25 DOM Faculty” | Posted March 7, 2017
Tucson Lifestyle ‘Features’ Janardhanan, Yeager among UA Top Doctors in 2016” | Posted June 29, 2016
"2015 ‘Top Doctors’ Listing Singles Out Drs. Merri Pendergrass, Tom Boyer for Spotlight Features" | Posted: Sept. 4, 2015
“More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'” | Posted July 14, 2014

Release Date: 
01/23/2018 - 8:45pm