Three UW Health Physicians in Men's Health Magazine's Top Doctors List

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men's healthMADISON - In its special report of "Top Doctors for Men," Men's Health magazine named UW Health sports medicine surgeon Ben K. Graf, MD, gastroenterologist Mark Reichelderfer, MD and cardiologist James H. Stein, MD in its first annual list of physicians with the "knowledge, the experience and the tools to maintain and repair the 21st-century man."
The special report appears in the April 2007 issue of Men's Health, with a directory of top national and regional practitioners of the most vital specialties for men.
The magazine partnered with the health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to develop the lists, which include Dr. Graf in the category of the nation's Top Sports Medicine Specialists, Dr. Reichelderfer among the Top Gastroenterologists and Dr. Stein among the Top Cardiologists/Internists. About 20 physicians were listed in each specialty.
Castle Connolly's physician-led team of researchers followed a rigorous screening process to select the lists of top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail and telephone surveys as well as electronic ballots, the firm asked physicians and medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors.
The firm carefully screened the doctors' educational and professional experience before the final selection was made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.
In addition to the Men's Health special report, Castle Connolly compiles the America's Top Doctors® database that offers consumers detailed information about physicians' education, training and special expertise.
Top Cardiologists/Internists: James H. Stein, MD, FACC
James Stein, MD, FACCDr. Stein is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and serves as director of Preventive Cardiology for UW Health. He also is director of the Vascular Health Screening Program, where he has developed a non-invasive test to help individuals determine their "vascular age" and risk for heart disease.
Dr. Stein has received several awards for excellence in teaching from the medical students and residents at both the University of Chicago and UW Hospital and Clinics. He also received the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Stein is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Physicians.
His many research interests include ultrasound assessment of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) and clinical trials in preventive cardiology.
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Top Gastroenterologists: Mark Reichelderfer, MD


Mark Reichelderfer, MDDr. Reichelderfer is UW Health's chief of the clinical gastroenterology service and director of the UW Endoscopy Clinic.


He has extensive experience in all aspects of endoscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate the interior surfaces of gastrointestinal organs.


Dr. Reichelderfer's ongoing clinical research projects include investigations of the treatment and development of Crohn's disease, pouchitis following surgery for ulcerative colitis and a variety of other trials in conjunction with UW's GI Clinical Research Group.


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Top Sports Medicine Specialists: Ben K. Graf, MD


Ben Graf, MDDr. Graf is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is the clinical director of the UW Sports Medicine Center and medical director of the UW Intercollegiate Athletics Program.


He specializes in sports-related injuries of the extremities, ACL reconstruction, cartilage repair, knee mechanics and arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the knee.


Dr. Graf is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and his research interests include ligament repair and fixation.


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Date Published: 01/10/2008

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