2018 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

UC San Diego Health had over 100 physicians in 48 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. Congratulations to these UC San Diego physicians for being named 2018 Top Docs:

Anesthesiology

Dalia A. Banks, MD
Brian P. Lemkuil, MD
Engy Tadros Said, MD
Ruth S. Waterman, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Eugene Golts, MD
Michael M. Madani, MD
Victor (Gert) Pretorius, MBChB

Cardiovascular Disease

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

Child Neurology

John Ross Crawford, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Kenton O. Smitherman, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Mini Pathria, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore (Ted) Chan, MD
Richard F. Clark, MD
Binh T. Ly, MD
Aaron Schneir, MD
Christian M. Sloane, MD
Christopher R. (Kit) Tainter, MD
Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH
Gary M. Vilke, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Heather L. Hofflich, DO
Kristen Kulasa, MD

Family Medicine

Suraj A. Achar, MD
Tony Lopez, MD
Daniel Slater, MD

Gastroenterology

Syed M. Abbas Fehmi, MD
William Jeffery Sandborn, MD
Thomas John Savides, MD

General Surgery

Bryan Clary, MD
Andrew M. Lowy, MD
Jason Sicklick, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Alison Moore, MD, MPH

Hematology

Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD

Hematology Oncology

Sandip P. Patel, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Ami Doshi, MD

Infectious Disease

Michele L. Ritter, MD
Randy Taplitz, MD

Internal Medicine

Jennifer (Gigi) Blanchard, MD
Simerjot K. Jassal, MD
Ramona Master, MD
Meghan Sebasky, MD
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Darcy A. Wooten, MD

Internal Medicine Pediatrics

David Ries, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

Medical Oncology

Paul T. Fanta, MD
Barbara A. Parker, MD

Medical Toxicology

Allyson Kreshak, MD
Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD

Nephrology

Amber Paratore Sanchez, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ramez N. Eskander, MD
Daphne (Yvette) LaCoursiere, MD
Christine B. Miller, MD

Ophthalmology

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

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Catherine M. Robertson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Richard (Todd) Allen, MD, PhD
Scott Taber Ball, MD
Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Bryan T. Leek, MD
Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD

Otolaryngology

Kevin Thomas Brumund, MD
Joseph A. Califano, III, MD
Daniela Carvalho, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Christopher Davis, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Paul Ishimine, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Michael Gottschalk, MD, PhD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Kimberly Newton, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Janet Yoon, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

John Bradley, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Matthew Brigger, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Daniel Lesser, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Timothy Fairbanks, MD

Pediatric Urology

George Chiang, MD

Pediatrics

Eyla Boies,MD
Alicia Cantu, MD
Erin Ragan-Stucky Fisher, MD
Begem Lee, MD
Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Ellen Mannino-Avila, MD
Aarti Rajendra Patel, MD
Bret D. Pickering, MD
Heather Christine Pierce, MD
Alice Pong, MD
Sara Susanne Rourke, MD
Laurie Bernard Stover, MD

Plastic Surgery

Amanda A. Gosman, MD