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    CPMC Physicians Named Among Best in Nation

    For Immediate Release: February 1, 2011
    Contact: Kevin McCormack, Media Relations Manager
    (415) 600-7484 or pager (415) 232-6463

    San Francisco, CA – February 1, 2011

    More than 200 physicians at California Pacific Medical Center and the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation have been named on the prestigious list of Best Doctors in America®.

    The list - created by Best Doctors, Inc. - results from intensive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 medical specialties appear on this year’s list. In a confidential review, current listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”

    “Being named among the best in your field of practice is always gratifying,” says Warren Browner, MD, MPH, CEO of CPMC. “But to be named among the best by your own peers, people who really understand what goes in to being a great doctor, is really the ultimate accolade. At CPMC we pride ourselves as being one of the best hospitals in the U.S. Having so many of our physicians named to the Best Doctors list is one of the reasons why we are able to make that claim year after year.”

    Only 5 percent of the physicians in the U.S. make the Best Doctors list. Because physicians cannot pay to be included on the list, nor are they paid to provide their input, the Best Doctors list has a well-deserved reputation for independence and impartiality. The list is a product of validated peer review, in which only doctors who excel in their specialties are chosen.

    The CPMC and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation physicians named on this year’s list are:

    • Allergy & Immunology Mike Reid

    • Anesthesiology Paul Chuljian, Thomas Cromwell, Vincent Demarco, Edward Eisler, Lawrence Feld, Craig Fong, Stephen Goldfien, David Irwin, Gershon Levinson, Douglas Martin, Barry Rose, Jeffrey Swisher, Steven Vitcov.

    • Cardiovascular James R. Adams, Kent Gershengorn, Peter Hui, Lester Jacobson, Edward Kersh, Charles Morris, Adam Rosenblatt, Brian Strunk, Rupsa Yee

    • Colon & Rectal Surgery Michael Endre Abel, Yanek Chiu, Laurence Yee

    • Dermatology Marcus Conant, Quita Cruciger, Amelia Kaymen, Helen Manber, Seth Matarasso, Margaret Scully, Lucia Tuffanelli

    • Endocrinology Nancy Bohannon, E. Ann Myers, Allan Pont

    • Family Medicine Angelica Andrade-Silverman, Gary Birnbaum, Barbara Bishop, Daphne Miller, Sophia Mirviss, Daniel Roth, Lawrence Shore, Robert Vazquez

    • Gastroenterology Damian Augustyn, Martin Brotman, Martin Liberman, Jane Melnick, William Snape Jr.

    • Hand Surgery Edward Diao

    • Hepatology Maurizio Bonacini, Natalie Bzowej, Stewart Cooper, Timothy Davern, R. Todd Frederick, Raphael Merriman, Adil Ed Wakil

    • Infectious Disease Shelley Gordon, Ph.D., Lory Wiviott, David Busch

    • Internal Medicine William Andereck Jr., Gary Apter, Toni Brayer, Virginia Irene Cafaro, Richard Caplin, Peter Coopersmith, Jesse Dohemann, Mei-Ling Fong, Joyce Hansen, Jane Hightower, Yulia Koltzova-Rang, Marilyn Kutzscher, Mei-Lai Lucas, Ken Maybury, John Mendelson, Philip O’Keefe, William Owen Jr., William Parmer, Cynthia Point, Geoffrey Quinn, Jennifer Ross, Kevin Saitowitz, Jordan Shlain, Aileen Watanabe, Silvia Yuen

    • Internal Hospital Medicine Paul Aronowitz

    • Medical Oncology & Hematology Ari Baron, Kathleen Grant, David Minor

    • Nephrology V. Ram Peddi, John Riordan

    • Neurological Surgery Brian Andrews

    • Neurology Eric Eric Denys, Jonathan Katz, Donald Kitt, Kenneth Laxer, Robert Gordon Miller, Marilyn Robertson, Michael Rowbotham, David Tong

    • Nuclear Medicine Stephen Bunker

    • OB/GYN Andrew Brill, Karen Richter Callen, John Chan, Philip Chenette, Kathryn Clark, Jean Curran, Lisa Everson, Cynthia Farner, Carolyn Givens, James Goldberg, Laurie Green, Katherine Gregory, Carl Herbert III, Holly Holter, Jordan Horowitz, Katherine Hsiao, Susan Huai-Hui Huang, Lee-Chuan Kao, Michael Katz, Fung Lam, Frederica Lofquist, Denise Main, Elliott Main, Marilyn Milkman, Isabelle Ryan, Eldon Schriock, Jenta Shen, Collin Smikle, Donna Wiggins, Pearl Yee

    • Opthalmology Arthur Allen, Devron Char, Arthur D. Fu, Anne Fung, William Good, Daniel Goodman, David Heiden, H. Richard McDonald, August Reader III, Stuart Seiff, Rona Silkiss, Andrew Sydney Williams

    • Orthopedic Surgery Kenneth Akizuki, John Belzer, Peter Callander, Robert Gilbert, John Gray, Kevin Louie, Eugene Wolf

    • Otolaryngology David Woojin Kim, Aditi Mandpe, Mark Singer

    • Pathology Jon C. Ross

    • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Russ E. Leong

    • Pediatric Cardiology Nikola Tede

    • Pediatric Critical Care Lorry Frankel, Anne Tseng

    • Pediatric Endocrinology Suruchi Bhatia

    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Louise Lo

    • Pediatric Medical Genetics Mahin Golabi

    • Pediatric Opthalmology Susan E. Day

    • Pediatric Otolaryngology Thomas Engel

    • Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Eileen Aicardi, Diana Farmer, Kathleen Lewis, Philippa Newfield

    • Pediatrics/General Devi Ananda, Susan Dab,Martin Ernster, Yasuko Fukuda, Gary Gin, William Gonda, Sonja Huie, Alan Johnson, Daniel Kelly, Carol K. Lee, Mary Piel, Barry Rostek, William Solomon, Carolyn Wright

    • Plastic Surgery Bernard Alpert, James Anthony, Darrell Brooks, Gregory Buncke, Rudolf Buntic, Carolyn Chang, Ziv Peled, Brunno Ristow, Fred Suess, Bryant Toth

    • Psychiatry Michael Kirsch

    • Radiology Edward Baker, Jerome Barakos

    • Rheumatology Neal Birnbaum, David Curtis, James Davis, Kerstin Morehead, Claire Targoff

    • Surgery William Bry, Nima Grissom, Laurence Yee

    • Surgical Oncology William Goodson III

    • Urology Robert Kahn, Stuart Rosenberg, Ira Sharlip, Joseph Spaulding

    California Pacific Medical Center. Beyond Medicine

    At San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center, we believe in the power of medicine. We research the most up-to-date treatments, hire the most qualified individuals, and practice the most modern, innovative medicine available. We deliver the highest quality expert care, with kindness and compassion, in acute, post-acute and outpatient services, as well as preventive and complementary medicine. But we also believe that medicine alone is only part of the solution. That’s why we look intently at each individual case and treat the whole person, not just the illness. It’s why we go beyond medical care and provide our patients with things like disease counseling, family support and wellness treatments. As one of California’s largest private, community-based, not-for-profit, teaching medical centers, and a Sutter Health affiliate, we are able to reach deep into our community to provide education, screening and financial support in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. Medicine can transform a body. But going beyond medicine can transform a life.

    About Best Doctors, Inc.

    Best Doctors services help dramatically improve quality of care by bringing the clinical knowledge of the world’s top specialists to the problems of people with serious medical conditions. By making sure individuals get the right diagnosis and treatment the first time, Best Doctors reduces complications and avoids ineffective treatments—and as a result eliminates unnecessary spending. Founded in 1989 by doctors affiliated with Harvard Medical School to provide doctor-to-doctor consultations for complicated cases, Best Doctors has grown into an international company providing services to 15 million people in 30 countries. For more information please visit