2016 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

UC San Diego had 58 physicians in 30 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.

Congratulations to these UC San Diego Health physicians for being named 2016 Top Docs:

Cardiovascular Disease

Lori B. Daniels, MD
Daniel G. Blanchard, MD
Pam R. Taub, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Kevin Daniel Shaw, MD

Emergency Medicine

Christian M. Sloane, MD

Family Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD


Thomas John Savides, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Michael Mchale, MD

Hand Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD


Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD
Paul Timothy Fanta, MD, MS

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Gary Tyler Buckholz, MD

Infectious Diseases

Randy Taplitz, MD

Internal Medicine

Eduardo Grunvald, MD
Marlene Millen, MD
Armelia Sani, MD


Bob Carter, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Christine Miller, MD
Charles W. Nager, MD


Barbara A. Parker, MD


Natalie A. Afshari, MD
Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD
Shira L. Robbins, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD