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200 UW Health Physicians Named to 2015-16 Best Doctors in America List

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Madison, Wisconsin - More than 200 UW Health physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016, officials have announced. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor.


The list is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input.


Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.


The Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year's list.


In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?" Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.  


UW Health is an academic health system associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including:


About Best Doctors, Inc.


Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes in polling physicians to discover the doctors they would choose for their own care. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, the global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with Fortune 1000 employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. 


UW Health 'Top Doctors' Honorees


Below are the more than 200 UW Health physicians who were awarded Best Doctors in America®  recognition for 2015-16. To learn more about our doctors and view their bio pages, visit and enter a doctor's name in the Quick Search field.



Specialty Doctors
Addiction Treatment  Michael Fiore 
Allergy, Pediatric Specialist Robert Lemanske

George Arndt
Richard Wolman 

Arthritis and Rheumatology  Kevin McKown 
Cardiovascular Disease 

Amish Raval
Craig January
Douglas Kopp
Ford Ballantyne, III
Giorgio Gimelli
Heather Johnson
Jonathan Keevil
Michael Field
Mohamed Hamdan
Patrick Hughes
Patrick McBride
Peter Mason
Peter Rahko
Richard Page
Steven Ewer
Charles Stone
James Stein
Maryl Johnson
W. Musser 

Colon and Rectal Surgery 

Bruce Harms

Eugene Foley 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Family Medicine 

Adam Rindfleisch
David Rakel 

Critical Care Medicine 

Douglas Coursin
Jeffrey Grossman 


Gary Wood
George Reizner 

Diagnostic Radiology

Jeffrey Kanne

Emergency Medicine  Azita Hamedani 
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism  Diane Elson 
Family Medicine 

Beth Potter
Byron Crouse
John Beasley
Kathleen Oriel
Melissa Stiles
Richard Roberts
William Scheibel
William Schwab 


Arnold Wald
Patrick Pfau 

Gastroenterology and Hepatology  Mark Reichelderfer
Geriatric Medicine 

Amy Kind
David Watts
Kathleen Walsh
Neil Binkley
Sanjay Asthana 

Elizabeth Chapman

Geriatric Medicine, Sleep Medicine  Steven Barczi 
Geriatrics and Family Medicine  Robert Przybelski 
Hematology/Oncology  Mark Albertini 
Hepatology and Gastroenterology  Michael Lucey 
Infectious Disease 

Andrew Urban
Barry Fox
Christopher Crnich
Gregory Gauthier
Nasia Safdar
Bennett Vogelman 

Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine  Dennis Maki 
Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine  David Andes 
Internal Medicine 

Pamela Ryan
Christine Seibert
Christopher Hildebrand
Deborah Boushea
James Sosman
Jeremy Smith
Joan Addington-White
Juanita Halls
Laura Zakowski
Lisa Grant
Lorna Belsky
Michael Thom
Peter Idsvoog
Peter Newcomer
Scott Wilson
Ann Schmidt
Elizabeth Trowbridge 

Internal Medicine, Hospitalist  Ann Sheehy 
Medical Oncology  Sam Lubner 
Medical Oncology and Hematology  

Howard Bailey
Daniel Mulkerin
Douglas McNeel
Dustin Deming
Eliot Williams, III
Glenn Liu
H. Ian Robins
Mark Juckett
Natalie Callander
Walter Longo 

Nephrology  Arjang Djamali 
Neurological Surgery 

Daniel Resnick
Robert Dempsey 

Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Specialist  Bermans Iskandar 
Neurological Surgery, Spine Medicine  Gregory Trost 

Andrew Waclawik
John Fleming 

Neurology and Pediatric Specialist  Frederick Edelman 
Nuclear Medicine   Scott Perlman 
Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Mary Sue Landry
David Kushner
Laurel Rice 

Oncology, Gynecologic  Ellen Hartenbach 
Oncology, Surgical  Sharon Weber 

Barbara Blodi
Gregg Heatley
Mark Lucarelli
Neal Barney 

Orthopaedic Surgery 

David Goodspeed
Geoffrey Baer
James Keene 

Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Medicine  Paul Anderson 
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation   John Heiner 
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Spine Medicine  Thomas Zdeblick 
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine  Ben Graf 

Benjamin Marcus
Gregory Hartig
Seth Dailey
Timothy McCulloch 

Palliative Medicine  Toby Campbell 
Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology  Mark Moss 
Pediatric Cardiology  Heather Bartlett 
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 

Carol Diamond
Dianne Puccetti
Paul Sondel 

Pediatric Otolaryngology  

Diane Heatley
J. Scott McMurray 

Pediatric Pulmonary Disease 

Mary Schroth
Michael Rock 

Pediatric Rheumatology  Anne Huttenlocher 
Pediatric Specialist 

Burton Kushner
Daniel Ostlie
De-Ann Pillers
Ellen Wald
James Conway
Michael Wilhelm
Patrick McKenna
Terri Young
Thomas Brazelton III
Timothy Chybowski
Bruce Klein
Gregory De Muri
Kenneth Noonan
Margo Hoover-Regan
Patricia Kokotailo
Scott Hagen
Yasmin Bradfield 

Pediatric Specialist, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology  David Allen 
Pediatric Specialist, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology  Kenneth De Santes 
Pediatric Specialist, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease  Christopher Green 
Pediatric Specialist, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, Hand/Microsurgery  Michael Bentz
Pediatric Specialist, Sports Medicine 

David Bernhardt
Gregory Landry 


Karen Pletta
Amy Plumb
Catherine Kelley 

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine  Thomas Meier 
Psychiatry   Ronald Diamond 
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine  William Ehlenbach 
Pulmonary Medicine  Nizar Jarjour 
Radiation Oncology 

Mark Ritter
Steven Howard
Paul Harari
Peter Mahler 


Cristopher Meyer
Perry Pickhardt
Aaron Field
Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz
Fred Lee, Jr.
John McDermott
Kathleen Baus
Lindell Gentry
Myron Pozniak
Patrick Turski 

Radiology/Neuroradiology  Howard Rowley 
Rheumatology  Alan  Bridges 
Sleep Medicine  Mary Klink 
Sleep Medicine, Neurology  Rama Maganti 
Surgery and Thoracic Surgery  Lucian Lozonschi 
Surgery, Bariatric  Michael Garren 
Surgery, Colon/Rectal  Charles Heise 
Surgery, Hand/Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive  Venkat Rao 
Surgery, Plastic John Siebert
Surgery, Transplantation 

Anthony D'Alessandro
Dixon Kaufman
Hans Sollinger
Jon Odorico 

Thoracic Surgery  Nilto de Oliveira 
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery   Takushi Kohmoto 

Daniel Williams IV
Sarah McAchran
Stephen Nakada
Tracy Downs
David Jarrard
Wade Bushman 

Vascular Surgery 

Charles Acher
Jon Matsumura
K. Craig Kent 

Date Published: 12/30/2015

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