2013 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

UC San Diego had 144 physicians in 47 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 eleven were named as best doctors in two specialties.

Congratulations to these UC San Diego Health System physicians for being named 2013 Top Docs. An asterisk indicates physicians listed in more than one specialty:


Jonathan Benumof, MD
Michael L. Bishop, MD, MA
John Cornell Drummond, MD
Gerard Manecke, MD
Timothy M. Maus, MD
Anushirvan Minokadeh, MD
Navparkash S. Sandhu, MD
Mark Steven Wallace, MD*

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Gregory Kent Feld, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Daniel G. Blanchard, MD, FACC*
Lori B. Daniels, MD
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC*
Ajit Raisinghani, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Critical Care Medicine

Peter Fedullo, MD*
Kim Kerr, MD
Judd W. Landsberg, MD*
Kevin Shaw, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore Chan, MD
Richard F. Clark, MD
David Guss, MD
Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD
Gary M. Vilke, MD
Peter Witucki, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Steven Victor Edelman, MD

Family Medicine

David Emil Joseph Bazzo, MD*
Ellen Beck, MD
Cecilia Gutierrez, MD
Tyson Ikeda, MD
Gene A. Kallenberg, MD
William Norcross, MD
Kenneth Samuel Taylor, MD*
Jennifer J. Wu, MD, MS.Ed


William Jeffery Sandborn, MD
Thomas John Savides, MD

Geriatric Medicine

John W. Daly, MD
Victor Legner, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Daniel D. Sewell, MD*

Hand Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD


Peter Curtin, MD
Thomas James Kipps, MD, PhD
Erin Reid, MD
Sanford Shattil, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Lynette Cederquist, MD*
William Mitchell, MD

Infectious Disease

Randy Taplitz, MD

Internal Medicine

William J. Ackerman, MD
Unna Albers, MD
Daniel G. Blanchard MD, FACC*
Jason Bronner, MD
Tina Bronner, MD
Edward David Brown, MD
Lori A. Brown, MD, FACP
Lynette Cederquist, MD*
Neil J. Farber, MD
Paul Gamble, MD
Eduardo Grunvald, MD
Shawn Harrity, MD
Heather L. Hofflich, DO, FACE, CCD
Tony Lopez, MD
Leslie Martin, MD
Gita Mehta, MD, FACP
Marlene Millen, MD
Joe Wesley Ramsdell, MD
Armelia Sani, MD
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Kenton O. Smitherman, MD
Lori Wan, MD
Lisa Wastila, MD, FACP
Pearl Yu, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC*

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Thomas Moore, MD*

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Frank L. Mannino, MD


Ravindra L. Mehta, MD


Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD


Roland Robert Lee, MD
Mahmood F. Mafee, MD, FACR


Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Homer Chin, MD
Thomas Kelly, MD
Jessica Kingston, MD
Emily Spencer Lukacz, MD
Michael McHale, MD
Christine Miller, MD
Thomas Moore, MD*
Charles W. Nager, MD
Steven Plaxe, MD


Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD
Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD
Paul Timothy Fanta, MD, MS
Barbara A. Parker, MD


Michael H. Goldbaum, MD
David Bruce Granet, MD, FACS, FAAP, FAAO
Christopher W. Heichel, MD
Don Kikkawa, MD
Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD, FACS
Leah Levi, MD
Shira L. Robbins, MD, FAAO, FAAP

Orthopaedic Surgery

Scott Taber Ball, MD
William Bowman, MD
Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Yu-Po Lee, MD
Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD


Kevin Thomas Brumund, MD
Robert A. Weisman, MD, FACS

Pain Medicine

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


Brian Datnow, MD
Wayne D. Muller, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Paul T. Ishimine, MD


Eyla Boies, MD
Bret Pickering, MD
Martin Stein, MD
Lisa M. Stellwagen, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Douglas Glenn Chang, MD, PhD

Plastic Surgery

Anne Wallace, MD*


Allison R. Hadley, MD
Katie P. Hirst, MD
Dilip Vishwanath Jeste, MD
Daniel Kim, MD
David Lehman, MD
Kaimana MacDonald, MD
Terry A. Schwartz, MD
Daniel D. Sewell, MD*
Sidney Zisook, MD

Pulmonary Disease

William Auger, MD
Timothy D. Bigby, MD
Peter F. Fedullo, MD*
Judd W. Landsberg, MD*
Samir S. Makani, MD

Radiation Oncology

Ajay Sandhu, MD, DMRT


Giovanna Casola, MD
Christine B. Chung, MD
Tudor Hesketh Hughes, MD, MBBS, FRCR
Mini Pathria, MD
Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
Donald Resnick, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE


Gregory D. Middleton, MD

Sleep Medicine

Jose S. Loredo, MD, MS, MPH, FCCP

Sports Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD
David Emil Joseph Bazzo, MD*
Kenneth Samuel Taylor, MD*
Christopher J. Wahl, MD


Michael Bouvet, MD
David Easter, MD, FACS
Andrew M. Lowy, MD, FACS
Anne Wallace, MD*

Surgical Critical Care

Bruce Michael Potenza, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Michael M. Madani, MD, FACS


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

Vascular Neurology

Scott Eric Olson MD

* Denotes physicians named as Top Docs in two specialties.