2014 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

UC San Diego had 109 physicians in 40 specialties named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

These extraordinary doctors were rated among the best in San Diego County by their peers — members of the San Diego County Medical Society — and nine were named as best doctors in two specialties.

Congratulations to these UC San Diego Health System physicians for being named 2014 Top Docs. An asterisk indicates physicians listed in more than one specialty:

Anesthesiology

John Cornell Drummond, MD
Gerard Manecke, MD
Anushirvan Minokadeh, MD 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Gregory Kent Feld, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Daniel G. Blanchard, MD*
Lori B. Daniels, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Peter Fedullo, MD*
Kim Kerr, MD
Samir S. Makani, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore Chan, MD
Richard F. Clark, MD
Paul T. Ishimine, MD
Aaron Schneir, MD 
Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD*
Gary M. Vilke, MD
Peter Witucki, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Charles Hyuk Choe, MD

Family Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD*
David Emil Joseph Bazzo, MD*
Ellen Beck, MD 
Tyson Ikeda, MD 
William Norcross, MD
Daniel Slater, MD 
Kenneth Samuel Taylor, MD*

Female Pelvic Medicine 
& Reconstructive Surgery

Charles William Nager, MD

Gastroenterology

William Jeffery Sandborn, MD
Thomas John Savides, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Kwi Young Byun Bulow, MD
John W. Daly, MD
Victor Legner, MD*

Geriatric Psychiatry

Daniel D. Sewell, MD*

Hand Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD*

Hematology

Grace Hsiao-Wen Ku, MD 
Erin Reid, MD
Sanford Shattil, MD
Annette von Drygalski, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Gary Tyler Buckholz, MD
William Mitchell, MD

Infectious Disease

Randy Taplitz, MD

Internal Medicine

Unna Albers, MD 
Jason Bronner, MD
Tina Bronner, MD
Edward David Brown, MD
Lori A. Brown, MD 
Neil J. Farber, MD
Paul N. Gamble, MD
Charles Goldberg, MD
Eduardo Grunvald, MD 
Heather L. Hofflich, DO
Simerjot Jassal, MD
Ian Harold Jenkins, MD
Benjamin Franklin Johnson, MD
Victor Joseph Legner, MD*
Tony Lopez, MD
Gita Mehta, MD
Marlene Millen, MD
Armelia Sani, MD
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Pearl Yu, MD

Neurosurgery

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD

Nuclear Medicine

Carl Kalon Hoh, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Christine Miller, MD

Oncology

Paul Timothy Fanta, MD, MS
Barbara A. Parker, MD

Ophthalmology

Don Kikkawa, MD
Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD*
Scott Taber Ball, MD
Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Yu-Po Lee, MD
Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD

Otolaryngology

Kevin Thomas Brumund, MD

Pain Medicine

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD
Gregory Polston, MD
Mark Steven Wallace, MD

Pathology

Brian Datnow, MD
Wayne D. Muller, MD
Mark A. Valasek MD, PhD

Pediatrics

Eyla Boies, MD
Bret Pickering, MD
Martin Stein, MD 

Plastic Surgery

Anne Wallace, MD

Psychiatry

Allison R. Hadley, MD
Jeremy M. Hirst, MD
Alana Iglewicz, MD
Scott A. Irwin, MD
Dilip Vishwanath Jeste, MD 
Daniel D. Sewell, MD*
Sidney Zisook, MD

Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Linda Louise Hill, MD
Kevin Patrick, MD

Pulmonary Disease

William Auger, MD
Timothy D. Bigby, MD
Peter F. Fedullo, MD*
Marisa M. Magana, MD
Samir S. Makani, MD*

Radiation Oncology

Ajay Sandhu, MD

Radiology

Giovanna Casola, MD
Tudor Hesketh Hughes, MD
Mini Nutan Pathria, MD
Dolores Helen Pretorius, MD
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
Katherine M. Richman, MD
Claude B. Sirlin, MD

Sleep Medicine

Atul Malhotra, MD

Sports Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD*
David Emil Joseph Bazzo, MD*
Kenneth Samuel Taylor, MD*

Surgery

Michael Bouvet, MD
Andrew M. Lowy, MD

Surgical Critical Care

Vishal Bansal, MD
Bruce Michael Potenza, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Michael M. Madani, MD

Toxicology

Christian Alberto Tomaszewski, MD*

Urology

Michael E. Albo, MD
Christopher Joseph Kane, MD
J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS

* Denotes physicians named as Top Docs in two specialties.