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2015 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

UC San Diego had 113 physicians in 41 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 ten were named as best doctors in two specialties.

Congratulations to these UC San Diego Health physicians for being named 2015 Top Docs. An asterisk indicates physicians listed in more than one specialty:

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Eric David Adler, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

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

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Peter Fedullo, MD*
Kim Kerr, MD
Samir S. Makani, MD*
Kevin Daniel Shaw, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore Chan, MD
Richard F. Clark, MD*
Ian R. Grover, MD
Paul Ishimine, MD
Christian M. Sloane, MD
Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD
Peter Witucki, MD*

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Charles Hyuk Choe, MD
Heather Leigh Hofflich, DO*
Kristen Marie Kulasa, MD

Family Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD*
David Emil Joseph Bazzo, MD*
Tyson Ikeda, MD
Daniel Slater, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine 
& Reconstructive Surgery

Charles William Nager, MD*


Thomas John Savides, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Daniel Sung-Joon Kim, MD
Daniel D. Sewell, MD*

Hand Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD


Rafael Bejar, MD
Peter Thomas Curtin, MD
Thomas James Kipps, MD
Grace Hsiao-Wen Ku, MD
Sanford Jack Shattil, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Gary Tyler Buckholz, MD
William Mitchell, MD
Eric James Roeland, MD
Heidi Nina Yeung, MD

Infectious Disease

Randy Taplitz, MD

Internal Medicine

Edward David Brown, MD
Lori A. Brown, MD
Neil J. Farber, MD
Charles Goldberg, MD
Eduardo Grunvald, MD
Heather L. Hofflich, DO*
Simerjot Jassal, MD
Tony Lopez, MD
Gita Mehta, MD
Marlene Millen, MD
Armelia Sani, MD
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Lisa Joan Wastila, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maryam Tarsa, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Homer G. Chin, MD
Jessica M. Kingston, MD
Christine Miller, MD
Thomas R. Moore, MD
Charles W. Nager, MD*


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


David Bruce Granet, MD
Don Kikkawa, MD
Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery

Scott Taber Ball, MD
William E. Bowman, Jr., MD
Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD


Kevin Thomas Brumund, MD

Pain Medicine

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD
Mark Steven Wallace, MD


Brian Datnow, MD
Lawrence Arthur Hansen, MD
Grace Yan Ping Lin, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Sherry Chu-Sing Huang, MD

Pediatric Neurology

John R. Crawford, MD


Eyla Boies, MD
Erin Fisher, MD
Bret Pickering, MD
Mark H. Sawyer, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Douglas G. Chang, MD

Plastic Surgery

Anne Wallace, MD*


Kristin S. Cadenhead, MD
David Folsom, MD
Allison R. Hadley, MD
Jeremy M. Hirst, MD
Alana Iglewicz, MD
Kaimana Scott Macdonald, MD
Daniel D. Sewell, MD*
Sidney Zisook, MD

Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Linda L. Hill, MD

Pulmonary Disease

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

Radiation Oncology

Ajay Sandhu, MD


Tudor H. Hughes, MD
Dolores H. Pretorius, MD
Katherine (Meg) Richman, MD

Sleep Medicine

Jose Saul Loredo, MD
Atul Malhotra, MD

Sports Medicine

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


Michael Bouvet, MD
Alan W. Hemming, MD
Andrew M. Lowy, MD
Anne Wallace, MD*

Surgical Critical Care

Vishal Bansal, MD
Bruce Michael Potenza, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Michael M. Madani, MD


Richard F. Clark, MD*

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Peter J. Witucki, MD*


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

* Denotes physicians named as Top Docs in two specialties.

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