U.S. News Top Doctors List Includes 52 Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Contact: Brian Greene at 323-361-4823Children's Hospital Los Angeles at Dusk
Email: BGreene@chla.usc.edu

LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2011) – Fifty-two physicians from a variety of medical specialties at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been selected to the new Top Doctors List recently released for the first time jointly by U.S. News & World Report magazine in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors. Twenty-seven of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians listed are, in Castle Connolly's estimation, among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.

“This achievement is a true compliment to our doctors who were nominated by their peers across the nation for their clinical excellence,” said Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “I’m proud to note that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has more than twice as many doctors on the list as any other children’s hospital serving Southern California.”

The new U.S. News Top Doctors List was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ list.  U.S. News teamed with the New York City-based company that has worked for nearly two decades to identify the nation's top doctors. Castle Connolly bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team. To be considered for inclusion on the list, any doctor may nominate one or more peers, but doctors cannot nominate themselves.

According to U.S. News, the goals of this new project are to help consumers find the doctors who can best address their needs and to enlist doctors across the country in sharing their awareness of who among their peers are the most worthy of referral. The national list includes more than 27,000 physicians in dozens of medical specialties.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles staff physicians included on the U.S. News Top Doctors List are:

  • Robert Adler, MD – General Pediatrics
  • Eyal Ben-Isaac, MD – General Pediatrics
  • Richard Boles, MD* – Medical Genetics
  • Mark Borchert, MD* –Ophthalmology
  • Thomas Chen, MD* - Neurosurgery
  • Paul Choi, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joseph Church, MD* – Clinical Immunology/Allergy
  • Richard Feuille, Jr., MD – General Pediatrics
  • Walter Fierson, MD – Ophthalmology 
  • Jonathan Finlay, MD* – Hematology/Oncology
  • Henri Ford, MD* – General Pediatric Surgery
  • Mitchell Geffner, MD* – Endocrinology/Metabolism
  • Kenneth Geller, MD* – Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Inderbir Singh Gill, MD* - Urology
  • Vicente Gilsanz, MD* – Pediatric Radiology
  • John Gross, MD – Plastic Surgery
  • Carl Grushkin, MD – Pediatric Nephrology
  • Robert Hartman, MD – Dermatology
  • Neena Kapoor, MD* – General Pediatrics
  • Robert Kay, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Thomas Keens, MD* – Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Sheldon Kishineff, MD – General Pediatrics
  • Mark Liker, MD – Neurosurgery
  • Dennis Maceri, MD – Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Richard MacKenzie, MD* – Adolescent Medicine
  • Wilbert Mason, MD* – Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Paul McFadden, MD – Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Wendy Mitchell, MD* – Neurology
  • A. Linn Murphree, MD* – Ophthalmology
  • Robertson Parkman, MD – Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Arnold Platzker, MD* – Pediatric Pulmonology
  • D. Brent Polk, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD – Neonatology
  • Linda Randolph, MD* – Medical Genetics
  • Lawrence Ross, MD – Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Vincent Rowe, MD – Pediatric Surgery
  • Tena Rosser, MD* – Neurology
  • Janet Salomonson, MD – Plastic Surgery
  • Pamela Schaff, MD – General Pediatrics
  • Robert Selby, MD* – Pediatric Surgery
  • David Skaggs, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neil Sherman, MD – Pediatric Surgery
  • Stuart Siegel, MD* – Hematology/Oncology
  • Vaughn Starnes, MD* -- Thoracic Surgery
  • James Stein, MD* – Pediatric Surgery
  • Daniel Thomas, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Vernon Tolo, MD* – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Timothy Triche, MD/PhD* – Anatomic Pathology
  • Susan Turkel, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Mark Urata, MD/DDS* – Plastic Surgery
  • Winfield Wells, MD* – Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Nancy Ruth Zimble, MD – General Pediatrics

Note:  Asterisk * denotes a Top Doctor who, in Castle Connolly's estimation, is among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.

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