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2019 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

More than 120 UC San Diego Health physicians in 47 specialties were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

These outstanding physicians were recognized among San Diego County's best doctors by their peers. Congratulations to our 2019 Top Docs!

Anesthesiology

Dalia Abadeer Banks, MD
Angela Meier, MD
Ruth Susanna Waterman, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Eugene Mark Golts, MD
Michael Mehrdad Madani, MD
Gert Diederick Victor Pretorius, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Eric David Adler, MD
Daniel Gale Blanchard, MD
Lori Beth Daniels, MD

Child Neurology

John Ross Crawford, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Nicole Elizabeth Lopez, MD
Sonia L Ramamoorthy, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Kamyar Afshar, DO
Jess Mandel, MD

Dermatopathology

Brian Robert Hinds, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Giovanna Casola, MD
Michael Eric Hahn, MD
Brady Kirk Huang, MD
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
Mini Nutan Pathria, MD
Cynthia Sawhney Santillan, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore (Ted) Chan, MD
Ian Roger Grover, MD
Allyson Ann Kreshak, MD
Aaron Schneir, MD
Christian Michael Sloane, MD
Vaishal Mahendra Tolia, MD
Christian Alberto Tomaszewski, MD
Gary Michael Vilke, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Heather Leigh Hofflich, DO
Karen Clare Mccowen, MD

Family Medicine

Melanie Rae Fiorella, MD
Michelle Lee Johnson, MD
Gene Andrew Kallenberg, MD
Cassandra Brooke Morn, MD
Divya Kotha Reddy, MD
Rebecca Laura Rosen, MD
Daniel Richard Slater, MD
Jennifer Ju-Chia Wu, MD

Gastroenterology

Syed Muhammad Abbas Fehmi, MD
Thomas John Savides, MD

General Surgery

Andrew M Lowy, MD
Jason Keith Sicklick, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Khai Hoang Nguyen, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Steve Sang-Hyun Koh, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Michael Thomas Mchale, MD

Hematology

Lyudmila A Bazhenova, MD

Hematology Oncology

Sandip Pravin Patel, MD
Rebecca Arielle Shatsky, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Ami Praful Doshi, MD

Hospitalist

Kenton Osborne Smitherman, MD

Infectious Disease

Saima Aslam, MD
Michele Lee Ritter, MD
Randy Allison Taplitz, MD
Francesca Josephine Torriani, MD
Darcy A Wooten, MD

Internal Medicine

Deepak Gopichand Asudani, MD
Talya S Bordin-Wosk, MD
Jennifer Bennitt Deconde, MD
Ian Harold Jenkins, MD
Marlene May Millen, MD
Armelia Sani, MD
Meghan Marie Sebasky, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD
Mitul Patel, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Maryam Tarsa, MD

Medical Oncology

Paul Timothy Fanta, MD
Barbara Anne Parker, MD
Hitendra Patel, MD
Richard B Schwab, MD

Nephrology

Amber Paratore Sanchez, MD
Danuta Trzebinska, MD

Neurological Surgery

Alexander Arash Khalessi, MD

Neurology

David Eric Piccioni, MD

Neuropathology

Lawrence Arthur Hansen, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ramez Nassef Eskander, MD
D. Yvette LaCoursiere, MD
Christine Battin Miller, MD

Ophthalmology

Don Osami Kikkawa, MD
Bobby S Korn, MD, PhD
Robert Neal Weinreb, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Catherine Mackinnon Robertson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Scott Taber Ball, MD
Bryan Terry Leek, MD
Alexandra Kay Schwartz, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Reid Allen Abrams, MD

Otolaryngology

Kevin Thomas Brumund, MD
Joseph Anthony Califano, III, MD
Charles Stuart Coffey, MD
Adam S Deconde, MD
Rick Adam Friedman, MD
Philip Alfred Weissbrod, MD

Pediatrics

Julia Beauchamp-Walters, MD
Melissa Anne Cameron, MD
Amy Chong, MD
Michelle Angelique Edmunds, MD
Daniel William Hershey, MD
Maria Zihua Huang, MD
Begem Lee, MD
Michael Levy, MD
Aarti Rajendra Patel, MD
Heather Christine Pierce, MD
Tiranun Rungvivatjarus, MD
Laurie Bernard Stover, MD
Kenneth Forrester Colina, MD
Erin Ragan-Stucky Fisher, MD
Manaswitha Khare, MD
Sara Susanne Rourke, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Alyssa Brittany Brzenski, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Ranjan Dohil, MD
Nidhi Pandhoh Goyal, MD
Mamata Sivagnanam, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Daniela S. Carvalho, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Daniel John Lesser, MD
Meerana Lim, MD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Joan Tan Le, MD

Pediatric Urology

Madhu Alagiri, MD
George Chiang, MD
Sarah Rebecca Marietti Shepherd, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Nicholas Christopher Saenz, MD

Plastic Surgery

Anne Marie Wallace, MD

Psychiatry

Julie Lu Le, DO

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Daniel Richard Crouch, MD
Kim Marie Kerr, MD
Rebecca Elizabeth Sell, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Bernie Young Sunwoo, MD

Radiation Oncology

John P Einck, MD
Jona Ashok Hattangadi-Gluth, MD
Gina Jabro Mansy, MD
Arno James Mundt, III, MD
Douglas Arbogast Rahn, III, MD
Ajay Pal Singh Sandhu, MD
Parag R Sanghvi, MD
Daniel Robert Simpson, MD
Catheryn Montgomery Yashar, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology

Hui-Chun Irene Su, MD

Radiology

Claude B Sirlin, MD

Rheumatology

Katherine Hoang Yen Nguyen, MD

Sleep Medicine

Robert Llewellyn Owens, MD

Sports Medicine

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD
David E.J. Bazzo, MD
Sarah Elizabeth Merrill, MD
Alan Philip Shahtaji, DO
Kenneth Samuel Taylor, MD

Surgical Oncology

Bryan Marshall Clary, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Mark Onaitis, MD

Undersea Medicine

Peter James Witucki, MD

Urology

Christopher Joseph Kane, MD
Roger L Sur, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Jeet Minocha, MD
Isabel Gala Newton, MD

Vascular Neurology

Thomas Martin Hemmen, MD

 

UC San Diego Health does not partake in the classification of Top Doc specialties. The list above includes specialty designations as provided by the San Diego County Medical Society.