October 15, 2002

San Diego's Best Doctors List Includes 78 UCSD Physicians

A survey published in the September 2002 issue of San Diego Magazine identified 247 San Diego physicians in 30 specialties who were rated best in the region by their peers. Seventy-eight of those selected are UCSD physicians. Selections were made from more than 4,000 regional practitioners by the winners of the 2001 physician survey. In producing the survey, San Diego Magazine collaborated with Best Doctors, Inc. of South Carolina, which conducts surveys all across the country, involving some 30,000 doctors in more than 40 specialties.

The key survey question was: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, and you could not treat them yourself, to whom would you refer them?"

The 78 UCSD physicians selected in the 2002 San Diego's Best Doctors survey were:

David Broide, M.D. Allergy and Immunology

Stephen I. Wasserman, M.D. Allergy and Immunology

Johathan L. Benumof, M.D. Anesthesiology

John C. Drummond, M.D. Anesthesiology

Plyush M. Patel, M.D. Anesthesiology

Anthony N. DeMaria, M.D. Cardiovascular Disease

Howard C. Dittrich, M.D. Cardiovascular Disease

Barry H. Greenberg, M.D. Cardiovascular Disease

Denise D. Hermann, M.D. Cardiovascular Disease

John Ross, Jr., M.D. Cardiovascular Disease

Robert R. Henry, M.D. Endocrinology & Metabolism

Joshua Fierer, M.D. Infectious Disease

W. Christopher Mathews, M.D. Infectious Disease

Sharon L. Reed, M.D. Infectious Disease

Douglas D. Richman, M.D. Infectious Disease

Elizabeth Jansson Ziegler, M.D. (retired) Infectious Disease

Gerry R. Boss, M.D. Internal Medicine

Tony P. Lopez, M.D. Internal Medicine

Gita Mehta, M.D. Internal Medicine

Harold Oster, M.D. Internal Medicine

Kenneth Lyons Jones, M.D. Medical Genetics

Roland C. Blantz, M.D. Nephrology

Ravindra Mehta, M.D. Nephrology

John F. Alksne, M.D. Neurological Surgery

Lawrence F. Marshall, M.D. Neurological Surgery

Mark Kritchevsky, M.D. - Neurology

Patrick D. Lyden, M.D. Neurology

Marjorie Syebold M.D. - Neurology

Justin Allen Zivin, M.D. Neurology

Doris Trauner, M.D. Neurology, Child

R. Jeffrey Chang, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Homer G. Chin, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Thomas R. Moore, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Charles W. Nager, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Steven Plaxe, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Robert Resnik, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

William R. Freeman, M.D. Ophthalmology

David B. Granet, M.D. Ophthalmology

Don O. Kikkawa, M.D. Ophthalmology

David J. Schanzlin, M. D. Ophthalmology

Robert N. Weinreb, M.D. Ophthalmology

Reid A. Abrams, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery (also Hand Surgery)

Wayne H. Akeson, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Erik Brage, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephen R. Garfin, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery

Jeffrey M. Smith, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery

Terence M. Davidson, M.D. Otolaryngology

Jeffrey P. Harris, M.D. Otolaryngology

Lisa A. Orloff, M.D. Otolarlyngology

Joyce Adams, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Jane Cary Burns, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Neil N. Finer, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Lawrence S. Friedman, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Paul C. Grimm, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Alberto Hayek, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Joel E. Lavine, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Frank L. Mannino, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Stanley A. Mendoza, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Abraham Rothman, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Jerry Allan Schneider, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Stephen A. Spector, M.D. Pediatric Specialist

Rosalind Dockweiler, M.D. Pediatrics (General)

Edward J. Epstein, M.D. Pediatrics (General)

Fredrick M. Frumin, M.D. Pediatrics (General)

Brett Pickering, M.D. Pediatrics (General)

Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D. - Psychiatry

David L. Braff, M.D. Psychiatry

Enid Rockwell, M.D. Psychiatry

Marc Alan Schuckit, M.D. - Psychiatry

Sidney Zisook, M.D. Psychiatry

Antonino Catanzaro, M.D. Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Peter Fedullo, M.D. Pulmonary & Critical Medicine

James H. Harrell, M.D. Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Lewis J. Rubin, M.D. Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Charles William Kerber, M.D. Radiology

Donald L. Resnick, M.D. Radiology

Karim Valji, M.D. Radiology

Harry G. Bluestein, M.D. - Rheumatology

Many of these faculty members also have appointments with the VA Healthcare System and Children's Hospital and Health Center.