Top Doctors

Included in Tucson Lifestyle’s June issue in 2016, the annual “Top Doctors” list included a number of faculty physicians in the UA Department of Medicine. DOM faculty singled out with feature articles in that issue included Cardiology’s Raj Janardhanan, MD, Hematology & Oncology’s Andrew Yeager, MD, and affiliate physician in Dermatology, Gerald Goldberg, MD, as well as pediatric allergist Heather Cassell, MD. Click the headline to view the full list.

In the August 2015 issue of Tucson Lifestyle, Executive Editor Scott Barker speaks with two local icons/authors—including Andrew Weil, MD, UA professor with the Division of Integrative Medicine and founder of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine—for their thoughts on health and the different stages of life. The article, “All The World’s A Life Stage,” is the featured story for the magazine’s annual Medical Guide, which starts at p. 35. The Guide has all you’ll need to know about area hospitals (including Banner  – University Medical Center Tucson and South), a map to guide you and listings of local urgent care facilities. In the article, Dr. Weil notes, with some 10,000 baby boomers turning age 65 every day for the next 20 years, you can bet medical and mental health care will remain hot button issues across the country.

UA cardiologist Art Sanders, MD, was featured in Parade Magazine in an article on “The New CPR” in January 2016. He and Bob Bobrow, MD, members of the UA Emergency Medicine Research Center, also were coauthors on an Institute of Medicine report, “Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act” that was spotlighted in the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA).

UA Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, spoke on KJZZ public radio about how her research could provide relief for the 278 million asthma sufferers worldwide. She and Julie Ledford, PhD, have been investigating mechanics of a protein (SP-A) in respiratory disease. Kraft also was co-author of a book chapter, “Asthma: Clinical Diagnosis and Management,” in the sixth edition of Murray & Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, published in 2016.

In November 2015, UA rheumatologist Ernest Vina, MD, an up-and-coming UA Arthritis Center physician-scientist, was featured in a Tucson Lifestyle article, "Tracking a Medical Mystery," about the latest treatments for lupus. This incurable inflammatory disease affects the joints, skin and internal organs. He and UA Rheumatology chief Kent Kwoh, MD, wrote on the topic recently for MedPage Today and Lupus Science & Medicine. Dr. Vina also was picked for an exchange program to attend the European Congress of Rheumatology in June 2016.

UA dermatologist Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, clinical director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, UA Skin Cancer Institute, was spotlighted in an article in Dermatology Times in October 2015, “Melanoma subtypes challenging to diagnose, treat.” She also was featured in an Inside Tucson Business article on a total body imaging system to better track and compare skin irregularities.

UA Chief of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine Mindy Fain, MD, was in a multi-story Arizona Daily Star package on aging and dementia. The UA Center for Aging, of which Dr. Fain is co-director, helped sponsor a Dementia lecture series that was to run through June 2016. She also was part of a study begun in 2015 to look at whether "Auditory deprivation from hearing loss may cause cognitive decline."

UA Sarver Heart Center Co-Director Karl Kern, MD, discussed "The Latest on Induced Hypothermia" and its value to cardiac arrest patients in MedPage Today's Friday Feedback. A year earlier, MedPage Today interviewed him on "oxygen therapy" for myocardial infarction at the AHA Conference 2014. 

UA Associate Vice President for Precision Health Ken Ramos, MD, PhD, was in a Science Fiction TV Dinner podcast on chimerism—when someone has two different sets of DNA—last summer. In October 2015, he also was named one of 70 new members to the National Academy of Medicine, and he testified at a U.S. Senate VA committee meeting on veterans potentially exposed to toxins being denied benefits.

UA Center for Integrative Medicine founder Andrew Weil, MD, is regularly featured in any number of news outlets (Huffington PostPrevention Magazine, HealthMen’s Journal, etc.) and commented recently in Yahoo! News on how integrative medicine can "Change Our Broken Health Care System."

UA Liver Research Institute director and gastroenterologist Thomas D. Boyer, MD—the John Lee Professor of Medicine—was also profiled in a Summer 2015 BizTucson article,"Scientist, Educator, Clinician: Dr. Thomas Boyer Targets Liver Diseases."

In April 2015, Tara Carr, MD, our Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program director, and Randy Horwitz, MD, medical director, Division of Integrative Medicine, were highlighted in a Tucson Lifestyle article, "Managing Allergies: News for Your Nose."

We’re proud so many of our physicians rate annually among the national "Top Doctors" and "Best Doctors” rankings, as featured in Tucson Lifestyle. They’re listed in the September issue that included spotlight articles this year on Merri Pendergrass, MD, PhD, director of our Adult Diabetes Program, and Thomas Boyer, MD, director of the UA Liver Research Institute. Flip through the issue to see our many other physicians who made the list.