Nearly one in three St. Louis ‘Best Docs’ is Washington University Physician

More than 340 physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been named to The Best Doctors In America for 2010.

That number equals nearly one in three of all St. Louis physicians on the list and is the largest of any other physicians’ group in the Midwest.
Best Doctors in America uses peer-to-peer surveys to identify specialists considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals.

The following physicians from Washington University School of Medicine are listed in The Best Doctors in America for 2010:

Douglas R. Adkins, MD, oncology; Rebecca L. Aft, MD, oncologic surgery; Muhammad T. Al-Lozi, MD, neurology; D. Craig Allred, MD, pathology; Gerald L. Andriole Jr., MD, urology; John P. Atkinson, MD, rheumatology; Paul F. Austin, MD, urology; James G. Avery, MD, internal medicine; Michael S. Avidan, MD, anesthesiology; Sylvia Awadalla, MD, neurology; Riad R. Azar, MD, gastroenterology;

Richard G. Bach, MD, cardiovascular disease; Leonard B. Bacharier, MD, allergy and immunology; Maria Q. Baggstrom, MD, medical oncology and hematology; Thomas C. Bailey, MD, infectious disease; David T. Balzer, MD, pediatric specialist; Thomas J. Baranski, MD, PhD, internal medicine; Robert L. Barrack, MD, orthopedic surgery; Nancy L. Bartlett, MD, medical oncology; Michael D. Bavlsik, MD, internal medicine; Susan J. Bayliss, MD, dermatology; Anne M. Beck, MD, pediatric nephrology; Michael Berk, MD, endocrinology; Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, radiology; Laura J. Bierut, MD, psychiatry; Ellen F. Binder, MD, geriatric medicine; Elisa E. Birnbaum, MD, colon rectal surgery; Kevin J. Black, MD, psychiatry; Morey A. Blinder, MD, hematology; Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD, pulmonology; Martin I. Boyer, MD, orthopedic surgery; Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD, radiation oncology; Keith E. Brandt, MD, plastic & reconstructive surgery; Gregory H. Branham, MD, facial plastic surgery; Richard D. Brasington, MD, rheumatology; Alan C. Braverman, MD, cardiology; Daniel C. Brennan, MD, nephrology; Keith H. Bridwell, MD, orthopedic surgery; Robert H. Brophy IV, MD, orthopedics; Angela L. Brown, MD, cardiology; George J. Broze Jr., MD, medical oncology; Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD, pathology and immunology; L. Michael Brunt, MD, surgical oncology; Arnold D. Bullock, MD, urology;

Charles E. Canter, MD, pediatrics; Kim Alan Carmichael, MD, endocrinology; David A. Carpenter, MD, neurology; David B. Carr, MD, geriatric medicine; Mario Castro, MD, pulmonology; William C. Chapman, MD, surgery; Jane Chen, MD, cardiovascular disease; Michael R. Chicoine, MD, neurological surgery; Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD, otolaryngology; David B. Clifford, MD, neurology; John C. Clohisy, MD, orthopedics; William E. Clutter, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; F. Sessions Cole, MD, pediatrics; Anne M. Connolly, MD, neurology; Charles R. Conway, MD, psychiatry; Douglas E. Coplen, MD, pediatric urology; Lynn A. Cornelius, MD, dermatology; Daniel W. Coyne, MD, nephrology; James P. Crane, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Jeffrey S. Crippin, MD, gastroenterology; Anne H. Cross, MD, neurology; DeWitte T. Cross III, MD, neuroradiology; Philip E. Cryer, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD, ophthalmology; Philip L. Custer, MD, ophthalmology;

Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, neurological surgery; Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD, thoracic surgery; John S. Daniels, MD, metabolism; Michael D. Darcy, MD, radiology; Jeffrey G. Dawson, MD, pediatric specialist; Thomas M. De Fer, MD, internal medicine; Michael R. DeBaun, MD, pediatrics; Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, nuclear medicine; Louis P. Dehner, MD, pathology; James A. Delmez, MD, nephrology; Colin P. Derdeyn, MD, radiology; Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, internal medicine; Patrick A. Dillon, MD, pediatric surgery; John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, oncology; Michael N. Diringer, MD, neurology; Matthew B. Dobbs, MD, pediatric specialist; W. Edwin Dodson, MD, neurology; Stephen P. Duntley, MD, neurology;

Dayna S. Early, MD, gastroenterology; Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, surgical oncology; Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, gastroenterology; Arthur Z. Eisen, MD, dermatology; Matthew J. Ellis, MD, PhD, hematology; Alex S. Evers, MD, anesthesiology; Gregory A. Ewald, MD, cardiovascular disease;

Mitchell N. Faddis, MD, PhD, cardiology; Albert Faro, MD, pediatrics; Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, pediatric specialist; Lewis C. Fischbein, MD, internal medicine; Keith C. Fischer, MD, nuclear medicine; Simon Fisher, MD, PhD, endocrinology and metabolism; James W. Fleshman Jr., MD, colon rectal surgery; Victoria J. Fraser, MD, infectious disease;

Leesa M. Galatz, MD, orthopedics; Keith S. Garcia, MD, PhD, psychiatry; Richard H. Gelberman, MD, orthopedic surgery-hand; Edward M. Geltman, MD, cardiology; Louis A. Gilula, MD, radiology; Harvey S. Glazer, MD, diagnostic radiology; Marye Jo Gleva, MD, cardiovascular disease; Anne L. Glowinski, MD, psychiatry; Joel A. Goebel, MD, otolaryngology; Anne C. Goldberg, MD, endocrinology; Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, hand surgery; Matthew I. Goldsmith, MD, pediatric specialist; J. Eric Gordon, MD, pediatric orthopedics; Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, hematology; Diana L. Gray, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Mark H. Gregory, MD, internal medicine; Perry W. Grigsby, MD, radiation oncology; Scott Groesch, MD, internal medicine; Robert L. Grubb Jr., MD, neurological surgery; Fernando R. Gutierrez, MD, radiology;

Mark E. Halstead, MD, pediatric specialist; Melissa Ann Swallow Harbit, MD, psychiatry; J. William Harbour, MD, ophthalmology; Bruce H. Haughey, MD, otolaryngology; Daniel W. Haupt, MD, psychiatry; William G. Hawkins, MD, HPB-GI surgery; Jay P. Heiken, MD, radiology; Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD, pediatric specialist; Laureen L. Hill, MD, anesthesiology; Keiko Hirose, MD, pediatric otolaryngology; Stanley P. Hmiel, MD, PhD, pediatric specialist; Dee Hodge III, MD, pediatric emergency services; Robert E. Hogan III, MD, neurology; Keith A. Hruska, MD, pediatric nephrology; Andrew J.W. Huang, MD, ophthalmology; Charles B. Huddleston, MD, thoracic surgery; Richard W. Hudgens, MD, psychiatry; Phyllis C. Huettner, MD, pathology; Timothy E. Hullar, MD, otolaryngology; Peter A. Humphrey, MD, PhD, pathology; Devyani M. Hunt, MD, orthopedic physiatry; Terrie E. Inder, MD, pediatric newborn medicine;

David M. Jaffe, MD, pediatric emergency services; Michael R. Jarvis, MD, PhD, psychiatry; Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD, orthopedic surgery; Mark C. Johnson, MD, pediatric specialist; Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, MD, gastroenterology;

Leslie E. Kahl, MD, rheumatology; Michael A. Kass, MD, ophthalmology; Andrew M. Kates, MD, cardiovascular disease; Helen H. Kay, obstetrics and gynecology; James P. Keating, MD, pediatrics; Jay D. Keener, MD, orthopedics; James S. Kemp, MD, pediatric pulmonology/allergy; Robert M. Kennedy, MD, pediatric specialist; Mary Kiehl, MD, internal medicine; Sandra E. Klein, MD, orthopedics; Carl G. Klutke, MD, urology; Ira J. Kodner, MD, colon and rectal surgery; Marin H. Kollef, MD, pulmonary disease; Kevin M. Korenblat, MD, gastroenterology; Robin A. Kundra, MD, PhD;

Adam J. La Bore, MD, orthopedics; John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, cardiology; Jennifer S. Lawton, MD, cardiac surgery; Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, neurology; Stephen S. Lefrak, MD, pulmonary disease; Barbara L. Leighton, MD, anesthesiology; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, orthopedic surgery; Eric J. Lenze, MD, psychiatry; Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD, pediatric neurosurgery; Timothy J. Ley, MD, medical oncology and hematology; David C. Linehan, MD, surgery; Gerald P. Linette, MD, PhD, medical oncology; Mauricio Lisker-Melman, MD, gastroenterology; Anthony J. Lubniewski, MD, ophthalmology; Joan L. Luby, MD, child and adolescent psychiatry; Philip A. Ludbrook, MD, cardiology; Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, internal medicine; Gregg T. Lueder, MD, ophthalmology; Jan D. Luhmann, MD, pediatric emergency medicine; Scott J. Luhmann, MD, pediatric orthopedics;

Cynthia X. Ma, MD, medical oncology and hematology; Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; George A. Macones, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Keith Mankowitz, MD, cardiovascular disease; Caroline M. Mann, MD, dermatology; Douglas L. Mann, MD, cardiology; Paul R. Manske, MD, orthopedic surgery; David B. Mansur, MD, radiation oncology; Matthew J. Matava, MD, orthopedic surgery; Brent D. Matthews, MD, surgery; Douglas J. McDonald, MD, orthopedics; Janet B. McGill, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; Jeffrey S. McKinney, MD, PhD, pediatrics newborn medicine; Robert C. McKinstry III, MD, PhD, radiology; Gerald Medoff, MD, infectious disease; Christine O. Menias, MD, radiology; Diane F. Merritt, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; John P. Metzler, MD, orthopedics/physical medicine and rehabilitation; Bryan F. Meyers, MD, cardiothoracic surgery; Jeff M. Michalski, MD, radiation oncology; William D. Middleton, MD, radiology; Jeffrey F. Moley, MD, surgical oncology; David W. Molter, MD, otolaryngology; Barbara S. Monsees, MD, radiology; Marc R. Moon, MD, cardiothoracic surgery; Christopher J. Moran, MD, radiology; John C. Morris, MD, neurology; Aubrey R. Morrison, MD, nephrology; Nabil A. Munfakh, MD, thoracic surgery; David G. Mutch, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Matthew G. Mutch, MD, colorectal surgery; Terence M. Myckatyn, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; Robert J. Myerson, MD, Ph.D., radiation oncology;

Vamsidhar R. Narra, MD, radiology; Michael J. Naughton, MD, medical oncology; J. Gail Neely, MD, otolaryngology; Jeffrey J. Neil, MD, PhD, child neurology; D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD, obstetrics and gynecology; John W. Newcomer, MD, psychiatry; Michael J. Noetzel, MD, child neurology; Scott M. Nordlicht, MD, cardiovascular disease; Brian Nussenbaum, MD, otolaryngology;

Randall R. Odem, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; T.S. Park, MD, neurological surgery; Michael K. Pasque, MD, thoracic surgery; Anand C. Patel, MD, pediatric immunology; G. Alexander Patterson, MD, thoracic surgery; Michael J. Paul, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Julio E. Perez, MD, cardiology; Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, neurology; Alan Pestronk, MD, neurology; John D. Pfeifer, MD, PhD, pathology; Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, otolaryngology; Daniel D. Picus, MD, radiology; Joel Picus, MD, medical oncology; Kathryn L. Plax, MD, general pediatrics; Timothy J. Pluard, MD, medical oncology; Matthew A. Powell, MD. obstetrics and gynecology; C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, gastroenterology; Heidi Prather, DO, physical medicine;

Brad A. Racette, MD, neurology; Valerie S. Ratts, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Craig K. Reiss, MD, cardiology; William M. Ricci, MD, orthopedics; Keith M. Rich, MD, neurological surgery; Thomas F. Richardson, MD, psychiatry; K. Daniel Riew, MD, orthopedic surgery; Jon H. Ritter, MD, pathology; Joan L. Rosenbaum, MD, pediatrics; Daniel B. Rosenbluth, MD, pulmonary and critical care; Robert J. Rothbaum, MD, pediatrics; Marcos Rothstein, MD, nephrology; Henry D. Royal, MD, nuclear medicine; David A. Rubin, MD, radiology; Eugene H. Rubin, MD, Ph.D., psychiatry; David A. Rudnick, MD, PhD, pediatric specialist;

Ibrahim M. Saeed, MD, cardiology; Stuart S. Sagel, MD, radiology; Luis A. Sanchez, MD, vascular surgery; Paul Santiago, MD, neurological surgery; Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD, pediatric neurology; Perry L. Schoenecker, MD, orthopedic surgery; Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD, pediatrics; Benjamin D. Schwartz, MD, PhD, rheumatology; Lynne M. Seacord, MD, cardiology; Clay F. Semenkovich, MD, endocrinology; Gaurav K. Shah, MD, ophthalmology; Angela M. Sharkey, MD, pediatrics; Aseem Sharma, MD, diagnostic radiology; David M. Sheinbein, MD, dermatology; Yvette I. Sheline, MD, psychiatry; James B. Shepherd III, MD, ophthalmology; Gregorio A. Sicard, MD, surgery; Barry A. Siegel, MD, nuclear medicine; Marilyn J. Siegel, MD, radiology; Carla J. Siegfried, MD, ophthalmology; Joseph R. Simpson, MD, PhD, radiation oncology; Jasvindar Singh, MD, cardiovascular disease; Donald A. Skor, MD, internal medicine; Timothy W. Smith, MD, PhD, cardiovascular disease; Matthew D. Smyth, MD; pediatric neurological surgery; Andrea L.P. Stephens, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Gregory A. Storch, MD, pediatric infectious disease; Steven M. Strasberg, MD, general surgery; Robert C. Strunk, MD, pediatric allergy; Dragan M. Svrakic, MD, PhD, psychiatry; Stuart C. Sweet, MD, Ph.D., pediatric specialist;

Benjamin R. Tan Jr., MD, medical oncology and hematology; Phillip I. Tarr, MD, pediatric specialist; Marie E. Taylor, MD, radiation oncology; Sharlene A. Teefey, MD, radiology; Stanley E. Thawley, MD, otolaryngology; Kwee L. Thio, MD, PhD, child neurology; Garry S. Tobin, MD, endocrinology; Elbert P. Trulock III, MD, pulmonology; Gladys Tse, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Thomas H.H. Tung, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; R. Lawrence Tychsen, MD, ophthalmology;

Elizabeth C. Utterson, MD, pediatric gastroenterology; George F. Van Hare III, MD, pediatric cardiology; Gregory Van Stavern, MD, neuroophthalmology; Renee B. Van Stavern , neurology; Suresh Vedantham, MD, radiology; Ravi Vij, MD, medical oncology; Katie D.T. Vo, MD, neuroradiology;

Michael H. Wall, MD, anesthesiology; Brad W. Warner, MD, pediatric surgery; H. James Wedner, MD, allergy and immunology; Katherine N. Weilbaecher, MD, medical oncology; Alan N. Weiss, MD, cardiology; Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD, medical oncology and hematology; Andrew J. White, MD, pediatric immunology; Neil H. White, MD, pediatric endocrinology; Michael P. Whyte, MD, endocrinology; David B. Wilson, MD, PhD, pediatric specialist; David W. Windus, MD, nephrology; Franz J. Wippold, MD, radiology; Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD, infectious disease; Mitchel L. Wolf, MD, ophthalmology; Michael Wong, MD, PhD, neurology; Pamela K. Woodard, MD, radiology; Megan E. Wren, MD, internal medicine; Neill M. Wright, MD, neurological surgery; Rick W. Wright, MD, orthopedic surgery; Ken Yamaguchi, MD, orthopedic surgery; Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, rheumatology; Allyson R. Zazulia, MD, neurology; Charles F. Zorumski, MD, psychiatry; and Gary R. Zuckerman, DO, gastroenterology.


Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.