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UVA Physicians Make "America's Top Doctors" List

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Don't be surprised if you see some familiar faces in the latest edition of "America's Top Doctors". The 11th edition of the physician guide shows 53 of the nation's best physicians are at the University of Virginia.         

Dr. Steven Dekosky, the vice president and dean of the School of Medicine at UVA, says he is happy so many of the doctors made the list.  

"For the most part when I looked at the physicians in my field, who I know, they are not only people who have helped make research advances in the field, but they are all people who I would not have a problem sending a patient to," said Dr. Dekosky.    

He says having more than 50 doctors ranked in the top 1 percent demonstrates that UVA's physicians offer more than just intelligence.    

Dr. Dekosky stated, "In general, people who make this list are those people who are not only smart and not only understand their fields, but they're also people with whom patients feel comfortable with whom families feel comfortable."  

The physician guide - published by Castle Connolly Medical - doesn't come from a third party, but instead from their peers. Tens of thousands of doctors submit nominations before a physician-led research team reviewed the doctors' credentials.      

The 53 physicians cover 28 specialties including areas such as infectious diseases, geriatric psychiatry, and in Dr. Dekosky's case, neurology.       

The book then divides those doctors based on location, so no matter where patients are, they can find a physician that meets their specific needs.    

Dr. Dekosky said, "If people either live nearby or if they are looking for a second opinion, it means that I am likely to be named as are my colleagues in other fields as someone to go see for a complex problem."

In addition,  20 doctors from UVA were selected for the companion publication "America's Top Doctors for Cancer."


University of Virginia Health System
Press Release

Fifty-three University of Virginia Health System physicians from 28 specialties are featured in the new edition ofAmerica's Top Doctors® (11th Edition), which honors the top 1 percent of specialists and sub-specialists in the U.S. UVA also had 20 physicians selected for a companion publication, America's Top Doctors for Cancer (7th Edition).

Published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the guides are based on nominations from tens of thousands of doctors and healthcare executives across the country. A physician-led research team then reviews the credentials of each nominated doctor before the Castle Connolly selection team makes the final choices for the guide.

America's Top Doctors at UVA
• Cardiac Electrophysiology – Dr. John P. DiMarco 
• Dermatology – Dr. Mark Russell
• Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism – Dr. Eugene J. Barrett, Dr. Alan C. Dalkin, Dr. John C. Marshall, Dr. Mary Lee Vance 
• Geriatric Psychiatry – Dr. Suzanne Holroyd 
• Gynecologic Oncology – Dr. Linda R. Duska, Dr. Susan Modesitt
• Hematology – Dr. Mary J. Laughlin, Dr. Michael E. Williams
• Infectious Diseases – Dr. Richard D. Pearson, Dr. W. Michael Scheld 
• Maternal & Fetal Medicine – Dr. James E. Ferguson II
• Medical Oncology – Dr. Christiana Brenin, Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss
• Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – Dr. Robert J. Boyle, Dr. John Kattwinkel 
• Nephrology – Dr. W. Kline Bolton, Dr. Mark D. Okusa 
• Neurological Surgery – Dr. Christopher I. Shaffrey, Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey 
• Neurology – Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, Dr. Daryl R. Gress, Dr. Elliott C. Haley Jr., Dr. David Schiff, Dr. G. Frederick Wooten 
• Neuroradiology – Dr. Mary E. Jensen 
• Obstetrics & Gynecology – Dr. Kathie L. Hullfish
• Orthopaedic Surgery – Dr. David R. Diduch, Dr. Mark D. Miller
• Otolaryngology – Dr. Bradley W. Kesser, Dr. Paul A. Levine
• Pathology – Dr. Stacey E. Mills 
• Pediatric Surgery – Dr. Bradley M. Rodgers 
• Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Dr. Paul T. Diamond
• Plastic Surgery – Dr. Raymond F. Morgan 
• Psychiatry – Dr. Randolph J. Canterbury II 
• Radiation Oncology – Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Monica Morris, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich 
• Reproductive Endocrinology – Dr. Bruce Bateman
• Surgery – Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. John B. Hanks, Dr. Bruce D. Schirmer, Dr. Craig L. Slingluff Jr. 
• Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery – Dr. David R. Jones, Dr. Irving L. Kron, Dr. Christine Lau 
• Urology – Dr. William D. Steers
• Vascular Surgery – Dr. Kenneth J. Cherry Jr. 

America's Top Doctors for Cancer at UVA
• Gynecologic Oncology – Dr. Linda R. Duska, Dr. Susan Modesitt
• Hematology – Dr. Mary J. Laughlin
• Medical Oncology – Dr. Christiana Brenin, Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams 
• Neurological Surgery – Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey 
• Neurology – Dr. David Schiff
• Otolaryngology – Dr. Paul A. Levine
• Pathology – Dr. Stacey E. Mills 
• Radiation Oncology – Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Monica Morris, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich 
• Surgery – Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. John B. Hanks, Dr. Craig L. Slingluff Jr.
• Thoracic Surgery – Dr. David R. Jones, Dr. Christine Lau

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