Hundreds of Washington University physicians named to ‘Best Doctors’ list

Nearly 390 physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been named to The Best Doctors In America for 2011.

One of every three St. Louis physicians on the list is from Washington University.

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 2011:

Douglas R. Adkins, MD, oncology; Rebecca L. Aft, MD, PhD, oncologic surgery; Muhammad T. Al-Lozi, MD, neurology; D. Craig Allred, MD, pathology; Milan J. Anadkat, MD, dermatology; Christopher D. Anderson, MD, surgery; Gerald L. Andriole Jr., MD, urology; Catherine M. Appleton, MD, radiology; 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; Dennis M. Balfe, MD, radiology; David T. Balzer, MD; pediatric cardiology; Thomas J. Baranski, MD, PhD, internal medicine; Edward M. Barnett, MD, PhD, ophthalmology; 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 A. Berk, MD, endocrinology; Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, radiology; Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, radiology; Laura J. Bierut, MD, psychiatry; Scott W. Biest, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Ellen F. Binder, MD, geriatric medicine; Elisa H. Birnbaum, MD, colon and rectal surgery; Kevin J. Black, MD, psychiatry; Kevin J. Blinder, MD, ophthalmology; Morey A. Blinder, MD, medical oncology and hematology; Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD, pulmonology; William G. Bowen, MD, cardiovascular disease; 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, orthopedic surgery; Angela L. Brown, MD, cardiology; George J. Broze Jr., MD, medical oncology; Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD, pathology and immunology; L. Michael Brunt, MD, surgery; Kathleen S. Brunts, MD, internal medicine; Arnold D. Bullock, MD, urology;

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, hand surgery; Charles E. Canter, MD, pediatric cardiology; David A. Carpenter, MD, neurology; David B. Carr, MD, geriatric medicine; Mario Castro, MD, pulmonology; Murali M. Chakinala, 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, orthopedic surgery; William E. Clutter, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; F. Sessions Cole, MD, pediatrics; Anne M. Connolly, MD, neurology; John N. Constantino, MD, child and adolescent psychiatry; Charles R. Conway, MD, psychiatry; Douglas E. Coplen, MD, pediatric urology; Lynn A. Cornelius, MD, dermatology; Daniel W. Coyne, MD, nephrology; Traves D. Crabtree, MD, thoracic surgery; 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; Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, radiology; Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD, thoracic surgery; John S. Daniels, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; Michael D. Darcy, MD, radiology; Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD, gastroenterology; Jeffrey G. Dawson, MD, pediatric critical care; Thomas M. De Fer, MD, internal medicine; 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; Mary C. Dinauer, MD, PhD, pediatric hematology-oncology; John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, oncology; Michael N. Diringer, MD, neurology; Matthew B. Dobbs, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgery; 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, medical oncology and hematology; Alex S. Evers, MD, anesthesiology; Gregory A. Ewald, MD, cardiovascular disease;

Mitchell N. Faddis, MD, PhD, cardiology; Albert Faro, MD, pediatric pulmonology; Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, pediatric pulmonology; Robert S. Figenshau, MD; 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 and rectal surgery; Andria L. Ford, MD, neurology; Victoria J. Fraser, MD, infectious disease;

Leesa M. Galatz, MD, orthopedic surgery; Michael J. Gardner, MD, orthopedic surgery; Richard H. Gelberman, MD, orthopedic surgery, hand; Edward M. Geltman, MD, cardiology; Anne E. Getz, MD, otolaryngology; David S. Gierada, MD, radiology; 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, orthopedic surgery, hand; Matthew I. Goldsmith, MD, pediatric critical care; J. Eric Gordon, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgery; Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, hematology; Diana L. Gray, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Mark H. Gregory, MD, internal medicine; Perry W. Grigsby, MD, radiation oncology; Scott D. Groesch, MD, internal medicine; Robert L. Grubb Jr., MD, neurological surgery; Fernando R. Gutierrez, MD, radiology; C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, gastroenterology;

Mark E. Halstead, MD, pediatric sports medicine; Melissa Ann (Swallow) Harbit, MD, psychiatry; J. William Harbour, MD, ophthalmology; Mary E. Hartman, MD, pediatric critical care; Bruce H. Haughey, MD, otolaryngology; Daniel W. Haupt, MD, psychiatry; William G. Hawkins, MD, surgery; Jay P. Heiken, MD, radiology; Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD, pediatric gastroenterology; Keiko Hirose, MD, pediatric otolaryngology; Stanley P. Hmiel, MD, PhD, pediatric nephrology; Dee Hodge III, MD, pediatric emergency medicine; Robert E. Hogan III, MD, neurology; Abby S. Hollander, MD, pediatric endocrinology; Keith A. Hruska, MD, nephrology; Andrew J.W. Huang, MD, ophthalmology; Frederick S. Huang, MD, pediatric hematology-oncology; Charles B. Huddleston, MD, pediatric cardiac 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 surgery; Eva A. Hurst, MD, dermatology;

Terrie E. Inder, MD, pediatric neurology;

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

Michael A. Kass, MD, ophthalmology; Andrew M. Kates, MD, cardiovascular disease; James P. Keating, MD, pediatrics; Jay D. Keener, MD, orthopedic surgery; Martin S. Keller, MD, pediatric surgery; James S. Kemp, MD, pediatric pulmonology and allergy; Robert M. Kennedy, MD, pediatric emergency medicine; Adam S. Kibel, MD, urology; Mary M. Kiehl, MD, internal medicine; Nigar Kirmani, MD, infectious diseases; Sandra E. Klein, MD, orthopedic surgery; 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, internal medicine; Howard I. Kurz, MD, cardiovascular disease.

Adam J. La Bore, MD, orthopedic surgery; John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, cardiology; Jennifer S. Lawton, MD, cardiac surgery; Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, neurology; Stephen S. Lefrak, MD, pulmonary medicine; Barbara L. Leighton, MD, anesthesiology; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, orthopedic surgery; Eric J. Lenze, MD, psychiatry; Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD, pediatric neurosurgery; David C. Linehan, MD, surgery; Gerald P. Linette, MD, PhD, medical oncology; Mauricio Lisker-Melman, MD, hepatology; Ellen M. Lockhart, MD, anesthesiology; 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 orthopedic surgery;

Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD, medical oncology and hematology; Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; George A. Macones, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Majesh Makan, MD, cardiovascular disease; Keith Mankowitz, MD, cardiovascular disease; Caroline M. Mann, MD, dermatology; Douglas L. Mann, MD, cardiology; David B. Mansur, MD, radiation oncology; Bess A. Marshall, MD, pediatric endocrinology; Ann G. Martin, MD, dermatology; Matthew J. Matava, MD, orthopedic surgery; Brent D. Matthews, MD, surgery; Jeremy J. McCormick, MD, orthopedic surgery; Douglas J. McDonald, MD, orthopedic surgery; Janet B. McGill, MD, endocrinology and metabolism; 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, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Bryan F. Meyers, MD, cardiothoracic surgery; Jeff M. Michalski, MD, radiation oncology; Peter H. Michelson, MD, pediatric pulmonology; 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, colon and rectal surgery; Terence M. Myckatyn, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; Robert J. Myerson, MD, PhD, 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; Ginger Nicol, MD, pediatrics child and adolescent psychiatry; Michael J. Noetzel, MD, child neurology; Scott M. Nordlicht, MD, cardiovascular disease; Ryan M. Nunley, MD, orthopedic surgery; Brian Nussenbaum, MD, otolaryngology;

Randall R. Odem, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Anthony O. Odibo, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Christine L. Ohlemeyer, MD, adolescent and young adult medicine;

Parag J. Parikh, MD, radiation oncology; T.S. Park, MD, neurological surgery; Deborah L. Parks, MD, rheumatology; Michael K. Pasque, MD, thoracic surgery; Anand C. Patel, MD, pediatric pulmonology; G. Alexander Patterson, MD, thoracic surgery; 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, pediatrics; Timothy J. Pluard, MD, medical oncology; Matthew A. Powell, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Heidi Prather, DO, physical medicine and rehabilitation;

Brad A. Racette, MD, neurology; Valerie S. Ratts, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Craig K. Reiss, MD, cardiology; William M. Ricci, MD, orthopedic surgery; Keith M. Rich, MD, neurological surgery; Michael W. Rich, MD, cardiovascular disease; 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; Bruce J. Roth, MD, medical oncology and hematology; Robert J. Rothbaum, MD, pediatric gastroenterology; Marcos Rothstein, MD, nephrology; Henry D. Royal, MD, nuclear medicine; Brian G. Rubin, MD, vascular surgery; David A. Rubin, MD, radiology; Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD, psychiatry; David A. Rudnick, MD, PhD, pediatric gastroenterology;

Nael Saad, MD, radiology; Bashar Safar, MD, colon and rectal surgery; 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; Aseem Sharma, MD, radiology and nuclear medicine; David M. Sheinbein, MD, dermatology; Yvette I. Sheline, MD, psychiatry; James B. Shepherd III, MD, ophthalmology; Bernard L. Shore, MD, pulmonary medicine; Gregorio A. Sicard, MD, surgery; Barry A. Siegel, MD, nuclear medicine; Cary L. Siegel, MD, radiology; 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; Matthew V. Smith, MD, orthopedic surgery; Timothy W. Smith, MD, PhD, cardiovascular disease; Matthew D. Smyth, MD, pediatric neurological surgery; Philip C. Spinella, MD, pediatric critical care; David M. Stamilio, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Andrea L. Stephens, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Todd J. Stewart, MD, neurological surgery; Gregory A. Storch, MD, pediatric infectious disease; Steven M. Strasberg, MD, surgery; Robert C. Strunk, MD, pediatric allergy and immunology; Dragan M. Svrakic, MD, PhD, psychiatry; Stuart C. Sweet, MD, PhD, pediatric pulmonology;

Samer D. Tabbal, MD, neurology; Benjamin R. Tan Jr., MD, medical oncology and hematology; Phillip I. Tarr, MD, pediatric gastroenterology; Marie E. Taylor, MD, radiation oncology; Sharlene A. Teefey, MD, radiology; Marissa M. Tenenbaum, MD, plastic surgery; Stanley E. Thawley, MD, otolaryngology; Kwee L. Thio, MD, PhD, child neurology; Matthew A. Thomas, MD, ophthalmology; Wade L. Thorstad, MD, radiation oncology; Garry S. Tobin, MD, endocrinology; Elbert P. Trulock III, MD, pulmonology; Thomas H. Tung, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgery; Yumirle P. Turmelle, MD, pediatric gastroenterology; R. Lawrence Tychsen, MD, ophthalmology;

Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, otolaryngology; Elizabeth C. Utterson, MD, pediatric gastroenterology;

George F. Van Hare III, MD, pediatric cardiology; Gregory P. Van Stavern, MD, neurology; Renee B. Van Stavern, MD, neurology; Suresh Vedantham, MD, radiology; Ravi Vij, MD, medical oncology; Katie D.T. Vo, MD, radiology;

Michael H. Wall, MD, anesthesiology; Brad W. Warner, MD, pediatric surgery; David K. Warren, MD, infectious diseases; H. James Wedner, MD, allergy and immunology; Katherine N. Weilbaecher, MD, medical oncology; Alan N. Weiss, MD, cardiology; Stuart Weiss, MD, neurology; Daniel E. Wessell, MD, PhD, radiology; Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD, medical oncology and hematology; Alison J. Whelan, MD, medical genetics; Andrew J. White, MD, pediatric immunology; Neil H. White, MD, pediatric endocrinology; Michael P. Whyte, MD, endocrinology; Martin B. Wice, MD, associate professor of neurology; David B. Wilson, MD, PhD, pediatric hematology-oncology; 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; Albert S. Woo, MD, pediatric plastic surgery; Pamela K. Woodard, MD, radiology; Megan E. Wren, MD, internal medicine; Neill M. Wright, MD, neurological surgery; Rick W. Wright, MD, orthopedic surgery;

Kelvin A. Yamada, MD, neurology; Ken Yamaguchi, MD, orthopedic surgery; Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, rheumatology; Alan Zajarias, MD, cardiovascular disease; Allyson R. Zazulia, MD, neurology; John M. Zempel, MD, PhD, 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.