Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctors List Includes 137 Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley Publication Honors Physicians from 27 Specialty Areas and 26 Hospital Divisions

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LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2013) – Pasadena Magazine's sixth annual Top Doctors issue honors 137 physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group, all of whom are on staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Pasadena Magazine's sixth annual Top Doctors issue honors 137 physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group, all of whom are on staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The number of physicians recognized in the 2013 edition of the list represents an increase of 46 physicians— 51 percent—from the previous “Top Docs” issue of the magazine in 2012. Many of the physicians hold an academic affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The 2013 edition is available now on newsstands.

To develop its list, Pasadena Magazine sent sample ballots to physicians in the medical community announcing the voting process and its secure voting website. Doctors from the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area voted online for the most esteemed physician in their own specialty areas. The online votes were tabulated and physician credentials were verified by an independent law firm.

“This is a special acknowledgement for our physicians since the honor is determined by their medical peers,” says, Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Our doctors provide the best care to our patients every day and we are proud and honored that they have been recognized for their clinical excellence.”

"It's a testimony to our great physicians and patient care at Children's Hospital that our clinical peers across the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles voted 137 of our physicians to this prestigious list in Pasadena Magazine," says Paul King, Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. "Congratulations to all our doctors."  

The Top Doctors list includes physicians from 27 specialty areas and 26 clinical divisions at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, including pediatric cancer, orthopaedics, cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology and adolescent medicine among others. Check for the physicians who made Pasadena Magazine’s 2013 list and their clinical divisions. Many of these areas were ranked among the best pediatric specialty departments in the United States in the recent U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was ranked fifth in the nation overall and seven of our pediatric specialty areas either matched or exceeded last year’s U.S. News placements. All of the specialties evaluated ranked among the nation’s best.

Many of the “Top Docs” physicians recognized by Pasadena Magazine can be accessed through our hospital’s outpatient center in the San Gabriel Valley, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—Arcadia.  Just a block north of “Restaurant Row” in Arcadia, off the Huntington Drive exit of the 210 Freeway, this location provides San Gabriel Valley families with access to the same expert physicians who care for children at our nationally renowned main campus, closer to home. Specialty outpatient services offered at this location include allergy and immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), surgery and urology. The center also offers laboratory and radiological services on site.

As the hospital does more to make its award-winning care available to families across the greater Los Angeles area, children can now access our care in other neighborhood locations through two other pediatric outpatient centers, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—Valencia and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—South Bay.

Here is the list of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles doctors included in Pasadena Magazine’s 2013 Top Docs issue:

Marvin E. Belzer, MD
Richard Mackenzie, MD
Johanna Olson, MD
Diane Tanaka, MD

Joseph A. Church, MD
Ronald M. Ferdman, MD
Peck Ong, MD

Hisham M. Abdel-Azim, MD
Neena Kapoor, MD
Robertson Parkman, MD
Ami J. Shah, MD

Alan Lewis, MD
Jay Pruetz, MD
Roberta Williams, MD

Cynthia Herrington, MD

Sylvia Del Castillo, MD
Sarah Rubin, MD

Todd P. Chang, MD
Dana Marseille, MD

Lily C. Chao, MD
Clement C. Cheung, MD
Lynda K. Fisher, MD
Mitchell E. Geffner, MD
Debra J. Jeandron, MD
Mimi Kim, MD
Steven Mittelman, MD
Rashanak Monzavi, MD
Brian Miyazaki, MD
Payel Patel, MD
Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD
Jamie Wood, MD

Gilberto Bultron, MD
Rula A. Harb, MD
Chuan-Hao Lin, MD
Quin Liu, MD
Russell Merritt, MD
Hillel Naon, MD
Jaya Punati, MD
Dan W. Thomas, MD
Ardath Yamaga, MD

Thomas Coates, MD
David R. Freyer, MD
Cecilia Fu, MD
Paul S. Gaynon, MD
Edward D. Gomperts, MD
Araz Marachelian, MD
Leo Mascarenhas, MD
William May, MD
Stuart Siegel, MD

Grace Aldrovandi, MD
Lawrence Ross, MD

Istvan Seri, MD

Jeffery L. Johnson, MD
Kevin Lemley, MD

Jay Desai, MD
Jonathan Hecht, MD
Quyen Luc, MD
Wendy Mitchell, MD
Leigh Maria Ramos-Platt, MD
Tena Rosser, MD
Terrence Sanger, MD

Mark Krieger, MD

Mark Borchert, MD
Angela Buffenn, MD
Jonathan Kim, MD
Thomas Lee, MD
Sudha Nallasamy, MD
Bibiana Reiser, MD

Lindsay M. Andras, MD
Alexandre Arkader, MD
Paul Choi, MD
Bianca Edison, MD
Nina Lightdale, MD
James Lee Pace, MD
Deirdre Ryan, MD
David Skaggs, MD
Vernon Tolo, MD
Tracy Zaslow, MD

Debra M. Don, MD
Kenneth A. Geller, MD
Jeffrey Koempel, MD
Aaron Lin, MD
Dennis Maceri, MD
Ankur Patel, MD

Floyd H. Gilles, MD
Alexander Judkins, MD

Robert Adler, MD
Eyal Ben-Isaac, MD
Parul Bhatia, MD
Desiree Eakin, MD
Yvonne Gutierrez, MD
Matthew S. Keefer, MD
Fasha F. Liley, MD
Jennifer Maniscalco, MD
Suzanne Roberts, MD
Michelle Thompson, MD
Cynthia Wong, MD
Susan Wu, MD

Roberta M. Kato, MD
Thomas G. Keens, MD
Salman Khan, MD
Iris Perez, MD
Natalie Shilo, MD
Eugene Sohn, MD
Sally Ward, MD

Dean Anselmo, MD
Sophoclis Alexopoulos, MD
David W. Bliss, MD
Henri R. Ford, MD
Christopher P. Gayer, MD
Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD
Akemi Kawaguchi, MD
Nam Nguyen, MD
Cathy E. Shin, MD
James E. Stein, MD
Claire Templeman, MD
Manuel Torres, MD
Jeffrey Upperman, MD

Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MD
William Magee, MD
Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Mark Urata, MD

Vicente Gilsanz, MD
Fariba Goodarzian, MD
John Grimm, MD
Susan R. Harlan, MD
Hollie A. Jackson, MD
Cornelia K. Kaminsky, MD
Marvin Nelson, MD
Amita Sapra, MD

Andreas Reiff, MD

Andy Y. Chang, MD
Roger De Filippo, MD
Steve Kim, MD
Chester Koh, MD
Paul Kokorowski, MD
Leonard B. Skaist, MD

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