July 19, 2001

San Diego’s Doctors Are Tops in America

Twenty-four UCSD School of Medicine doctors were recently included in America’s Top Doctors, National, 2001, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The new regional guide is based on a survey in which more than 250,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals throughout the nation were asked to rate their peers. The guide lists 3,969 physicians selected from more than 17,924 physicians nominated.

UCSD physicians were represented in the following specialties:

UCSD faculty based at the Veterans Administration Medical Center are:

Children’s Hospital physicians affiliated with UCSD pediatrics are:

Additional local physicians listed in America’s Top Doctors are Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, M.D., Infectious Disease; Jerome Bergan, M.D., Vascular Surgery; Robert Singer, M.D., Plastic Surgery and Paul Teirstein, M.D., Interventional Cardiology, all at Scripps Healthcare and Perry Binder, M.D., Ophthalmology, from Sharp Memorial Hospital.

America’s Top Doctors is designed to meet the needs of those people who can and will travel anywhere in the country to be cared for by a top specialist at an outstanding hospital. A list of UCSD physicians and a complete national listing is available by contacting Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., at 212-980-8230, Ext. 20 or E-mail info@castleconnolly.com.

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Media contact:
Eileen Callahan
619-543-6163
ecallahan@ucsd.edu

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