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UPMC's 2017 "Best Doctors"

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More than 500 UPMC physicians have been recognized as 2017 "Best Doctors" in 74 areas of expertise. UPMC doctors represent 75% of the physicians listed in Pittsburgh.

These physicians are part of the Best Doctors in America® list, which is compiled by Best Doctors, Inc. An exhaustive peer review determines the physicians included in the list. Doctors cannot buy listings. Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers and meet additional qualification criteria are included.

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Eye and Ear

Ophthalmology

Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD
Andrew Eller, MD
Thomas R. Friberg, MD
Joseph N. Martel, MD
Ellen B. Mitchell, MD
Evan L. (Jake) Waxman, MD

Otolaryngology

James E. Blaugrund, MD
Scott E. Celin, MD
Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD
Robert Louis Ferris, MD, PhD
Grant S. Gillman, MD
Barry E. Hirsch, MD
Jonas T. Johnson, MD
Steven R. Jones, MD
Seungwon Kim, MD
Stella Lee, MD
Andrew A. McCall, MD
Philip A. Pollice, MD
Clark A. Rosen, MD
Barry Schaitkin, MD
Libby Smith, DO
Carl H. Snyderman, MD
Ryan Soose, MD
Michael Scott Srodes, MD
Eric W. Wang, MD
VyVy Young, MD
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Heart and Vascular

Cardiovascular Disease

Michael A. Fallert, MD
William P. Follansbee, MD
Daniel E. Forman, MD
Michael Mathier, MD
Dennis M. McNamara, MD
John J. Pacella, MD
Steven E. Reis, MD
Samir F. Saba, MD
A. J. Conrad Smith, MD
Prem Soman, MD, PhD

Vascular Surgery

Rabih A. Chaer, MD
Steven Arnold Leers, MD
Michel S. Makaroun, MD Michael J. Singh, MD
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Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurological Surgery

Daniel M. Bursick, MD
Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD
Johnathan Engh, MD
Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD
Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Paul A. Gardner, MD
Peter C. Gerszten, MD
David Kojo Hamilton, MD
Brian T. Jankowitz, MD
Adam S. Kanter, MD
L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Edward A. Monaco, MD, PhD
John J. Moossy, MD
Ajay Niranjan, MD
David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Ian Pollack, MD
R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Raymond F. Sekula Jr., MD
Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Neurology

Sarah Berman, MD, PhD
Cheryl D. Bernstein, MD
Edward Burton, MD
Neil A. Busis, MD
John "Jack" Doyle, MD
Jan Drappatz, MD
Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD
Rock A. Heyman, MD
Tudor G. Jovin, MD
Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
Laurie E. Knepper, MD
David Lacomis, MD
Frank Lieberman, MD
R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Valerie Suski, DO
Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD
Islam Zaydan, MD
Sasa Zivkovic, MD
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Oncology

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Mounzer Agha, MD
Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD
Edward (Ed) Chu, MD
Martin F. Earle, MD
Peter G. Ellis, MD
Cynthia Kay Evans, MD
Terry Lynn Evans, MD
William A. Ferri, MD
Lanie K. Francis, MD
David M. Friedland, MD
Mark S. Georgiadis, MD
Venus A. Hadeed, MD
John M. Kirkwood, MD
Stanley Marks, MD
James Ohr, DO
Dan P. Petro, MD
Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH
Kiran Kumar Rajasenan, MD
Priya Rastogi, MD
Vincent Edgar Reyes, Jr., MD
Alison R. Sehgal, MD
Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Robert Volkin, MD

Radiation Oncology

Sushil Beriwal, MD
Melvin Deutsch, MD
John Charles Flickinger, MD Ryan P. Smith, MD

Surgical Oncology

David Bartlett, MD
David A. Geller, MD
Ronald Johnson, MD
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
David S. Medich, MD
Joshua T. Rubin, MD
Linwah Yip, MD
Herbert J. Zeh III, MD
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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery

James Philip Bradley, MD
Charles J. Burke III, MD
Stephen F. Conti, MD
Lawrence S. Crossett, MD
Anthony M. DiGioia III, MD*
William F. Donaldson III, MD
Freddie H. Fu, MD
Mark A. Goodman, MD
Gary S. Gruen, MD
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD
Brian A. Klatt, MD
Joon Yung Lee, MD
Craig S. Mauro, MD
Edward J. McClain III, MD
Richard L. McGough, MD
Volker Musahl, MD
William E. Saar, DO
Vincent J. Silvaggio, MD
Peter A. Siska, MD
Dean Sotereanos, MD
Ivan S. Tarkin, MD
Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD
Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Vonda J. Wright, MD
Adolph J. Yates, MD
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Pediatrics

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

David Nash, MD

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Franklyn P. Cladis, MD
Peter J. Davis, MD
Andrew Herlich, MD
Jerome Parness, MD, PhD
Doreen Soliman, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Vivek Allada, MD
Gaurav Arora, MD
Lee B. Beerman, MD 
Stacey Drant, MD
Brian Feingold, MD
Jacqueline Kreut zer, MD, FAAC, FSCAI
Lizabeth M. Lanford, MD
Richard A. Orr, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

Rajesh K. Aneja, MD
Hulya Bayir, MD
Michael James Bell, MD
Joseph Anthony Carcillo, MD
Robert S. B. Clark, MD
Melinda F. Hamilton, MD, MSc
Richard A. Orr, MD

Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems

Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD Sara Christine Hamel, MD Kristin M. Hannibal, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Robert Hickey, MD
Mioara D. Manole, MD, FAAP
Raymond D. Pitetti, MD Richard A. Saladino, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Silva A. Arslanian, MD
Dorothy J. Becker, MD
Oscar Escobar, MD
Luigi R. Garibaldi, MD
Ingrid M. Libman, MD, PhD
Selma Feldman Witchel, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Maria Clavell, MD
Sohail Z. Husain, MD
David J. Keljo, MD, PhD
Sandra C. Kim, MD
Jeffrey A. Rudolph, MD
Robert H. Squires, Jr., MD
Arvind I. Srinath, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

James Cooper, MD
Cheryl A. Hillery, MD
A. Kim Ritchey, MD
Jean Tersak, MD
Randy M. Windreich, MD
Michael R. Wollman, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Terence S. Dermody, MD
Michael David Green, MD, MPH
Marian G. Michaels, MD, MPH
Andrew Nowalk, MD, PhD
John V. Williams, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Michael L. Moritz, MD

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Ian Pollack, MD Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neuroradiology

Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Kanwal K. Nischal, M D, FRCOphth

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Patrick Bosch, MD Stephen A. Mendelson, MD W. Timothy Ward, MD

Pediatric Pathology

Ronald Jaffe, M.B.B.Ch

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehab

Amy J. Houtrow, MD, MPH, PhD

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Joseph E. Losee, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Jonathan D. Finder, MD
Geoffrey Kurland, MD
David M. Orenstein, MD
Jonathan E. Spahr, MD
Daniel Weiner, MD

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Melvin Deutsch, MD

Pediatric Radiology

Charles R. Fitz, MD

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Sangeeta S. Chakravorty , MD, Dip. ABSM Hiren Muzumdar, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Boris Birmaher, MD David A. Brent, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Beverly S. Brozanski, MD James R. Kiger, MD , MS Jennifer L. Kloesz, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Epilepsy

Patricia K. Crumrine, MD Shelley D. Williams, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General

Ira Bergman, MD, PhD Amy C. Goldstein, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases

Ingrid M. Libman, MD, PhD
Gerard (Jerry) Vockley, MD, PhD

Pediatric Surgery

Geoffrey J. Bond, MD
Barbara Anne Gaines, MD
George K. Gittes, MD
Marcus M. Malek, MD, FACS, FAAP
George V. Mazariegos, MD
Rakesh K. Sindhi, MD

Pediatric Urology

Glenn M. Cannon, MD
Steven Docimo, MD
Michael C. Ost, MD
Francis X. Schneck, MD

Pediatrics/General

Kiran B. Bhat, MD
Sonika Bhatnagar, MD, MPH
Aimee Biller, MD
Debra L. Bogen, MD
Jane Mikuliak Breck, M D, FAAP
Lawrence J. Butler, MD
Jennifer M. Chianese, MD
Mary Jo Clark, MD, FAAP
Stacey C. Cook, MD, PhD
Mary C. Davitt, MD, FAAP
Michael J. Decker, MD
Maureen Fleming, DO, FAAP
Stephen T. Fowler, MD
Edward Gotkiewicz, MD, FAAP
Kristin M. Hannibal, MD
Alicia L. Haupt, MD
Alejandro Hoberman, MD
Kenneth R. Keppel, MD
Laura E. Kisloff, MD
Sanjay Lambore, MD
Sheldon R. Levine, MD, FAAP
Susan C. Lombardozzi-Lane, MD
Thomas G. Lynch, MD
Ana M. Malinow, MD
Thomas J. Maroon, MD, FAAP
Benjamin Miller, MD
Deborah R. Moss, MD, MPH
JoAnn Nickleach, MD
Laura Panko, MD
Kumaravel Rajakumar, MD, MS
Kristin N. Ray, MD
Evelyn C. Reis, MD
Suzanne M. Reitz, MD
Paul L. Rowland III, MD, PhD
Nader Shaikh, MD, MPH
Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH
Dwayne T. Shuhart, MD
Laura E. Spahr, DO, FAAP
Douglas P. Stewart, MD
Laura K. Voigt, MD, FAAP
Katherine I. Watson, DO
Amanda Willingham, MD

Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine

Carol Lynn Cabral, MD
Sylvia Seung-Yun Choi, MD, FAAP
Michael J. Decker, MD
Joyce S. Leifer, MD
Sara C. McIntire, MD
Benjamin Miller, MD
Laura Panko, MD
Kishore Vellody, MD
Basil J. Zitelli, MD
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Primary Care and Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Diane Balestrino, MD
Vincent M. Balestrino, MD
Richard D. Bruehlman, MD
Geoffrey R. Camp, MD
Colleen Kennedy Ebbert, MD
Eric A. Frankel, MD
Sarah Mendell Gilmour, MD
Michael J. Govi, MD
Jonathan Han, MD
Lawrence R. John, MD
Becky T. Jordan, MD
Barbara S. Kevish, MD
Norman Randall Kolb, MD
William Howard Markle, MD
Ann L. McGaffey, MD
Daniel J. Monahan, MD
Christopher Olbrich, MD
Ted Schaffer, MD
Maryellen A. Schroeder, MD
Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD
Kathleen T. Werner, MD
Brian K. Wilson, MD
Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH

Family Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Vincent M. Balestrino, MD

Internal Medicine

Lori H. Bigi, MD
Patricia G. Coyle, MD
Carolyn D. Ellis, MD
D. Michael Elnicki, MD
Michael Jonah Fine, MD
Michael W. Finikiotis, MD
Anthony B. Fiorillo, Jr., MD
Peggy B. Hasley, MD
Wishwa N. Kapoor, MD
William Ira Levin, MD
Natalia E. Morone, MD
Minh-Hong T. Nguyen, MD
Terence W. Starz, MD
Dennis Stull, MD
John T. Wisneski, Jr., MD
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Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Michael Lee Boninger, MD
Leonard R. Cabacungan, MD
Alan W. Chu, MD
Megan H. Cortazzo, MD
Kerry Gill DeLuca, MD
Gary Galang, MD
Amanda L. Harrington, MD
Wendy M. Helkowski, MD
Eric R. Helm, MD
Maryanne J. Henderson, DO
John Allen Horton III, MD
Julie A. Lanphere, DO
Betty Y. Liu, MD
Michael C. Munin, MD
Jennifer Shen, MD
Gwendolyn A. Sowa, MD, PhD
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Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sharon L. Achilles, MD, PhD
Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD
Richard H. Beigi, MD
Steve N. Caritis, MD
Beatrice Chen, MD, MPH
Carole M. Chesin, MD
John Thomas Comerci, Jr., MD
Nicole Donnellan, MD
Daniel I. Edelstone, MD
Robert P. Edwards, MD
Stephen P. Emery, MD
John M. Fisch, MD
Richard Guido, MD
Arun Jeyabalan, MD
Robert John Kaminski, MD
Joseph L. Kelley III, MD
Ted Teh Min Lee, MD
Suketu Mansuria, MD
Kathy M. McIntyre-Seltman, MD
Pamela A. Moalli, MD, PhD
Devereux N. Saller, Jr., MD
Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD
Hyagriv Nara Simhan, MD
Robert Drexel Thomas, MD
Margaret Louise Watt-Morse, MD, MPH
Deborah A. Whiteside, MD
Harold C. Wiesenfeld, MD
Isabelle A. Wilkins, MD
Halina M. Zyczynski, MD
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Additional Specialties

Addiction Medicine

Antoine Douaihy, MD

Anesthesiology

Shushma Aggarwal, MD
Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
Steven L. Orebaugh, MD
Jerome Parness, MD, PhD
Erin Sullivan, MD
Ajay D. Wasan, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

David S. Medich, MD Andrew R. Watson, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Ali Al-Khafaji
Derek Angus, MD, MPH
Charles Atwood, MD
Marie Baldisseri, MD
Arthur J. Boujoukos, MD
Michael P. Donahoe, MD
Rachel J. Givelber, MD
Scott R. Gunn, MD
Steven P. Harris, MD
John A. Kellum, MD
Joann B. Kim, MD
John W. Kreit, MD
Holt N. Murray, MD
Joseph Pilewski, MD
David H. Rice, MD
Penny L. Sappington, MD
Thomas L. Schauble, MD
Lori A. Shutter, MD
Patrick J. Strollo, MD

Emergency Medicine

Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD
Susan M. Dunmire, MD
Scott R. Gunn, MD
Maria E. Guyette, MD
Erik C. Holt, MD
Thomas P. Martin, MD
Holt N. Murray, MD
Charissa B. Pacella, MD
Joe (Joseph) Suyama, MD, FACEP
Richard Wadas, MD
Donald M. Yealy, MD, FACEP

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Sue M. Challinor, MD
Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Michelle L. Griffith, MD
Mary T. Korytkowski, MD
Shane Otto LeBeau, MD

Gastroenterology

David G. Binion, MD
Randall E. Brand, MD
Kevin M. McGrath, MD
Miguel Regueiro, MD
Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
Adam Slivka, MD, PhD

Geriatric Medicine

Namita S. Ahuja-Yende, MD
Daniel E. Forman, MD
Amelia S. Gennari, MD
Shuja Hassan, MD
David A. Nace, MD
Elizabeth A. O'Keefe, MD
David A. Pasquale, DO
Neil M. Resnick, MD
Eric G. Rodriguez, MD
Fred H. Rubin, MD
Karen G. Scandrett, MD
Adele Towers, MD
Debra K. Weiner, MD  
Rollin M. Wright, MD

Hand Surgery

Mark E. Baratz, MD Robert J. Goitz, MD Dean Sotereanos, MD

Infectious Disease

Karin Byers, MD
Eun Jeong Kwak, MD
Deborah K. McMahon, MD
Minh-Hong T. Nguyen, MD
David Weber, MD

Internal Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Robert M. Arnold, MD

Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

Franziska Jovin, MD

Medical Genetics

Gerard (Jerry) Vockley, MD

Nephrology

Filitsa H. Bender, MD
Jose F. Bernardo, MD, MPH
Sundaram Hariharan, MD
James Ray Johnston, MD
Hoda K. Kaldas, MD
Christopher J. Passero, MD
Beth M. Piraino, MD
Nirav A. Shah, MD
Christine M. Wu, MD

Nuclear Medicine

James M. Mountz, MD, PhD

Pathology

Robert Marshall Austin, MD, PhD
Sheldon I. Bastacky, MD
Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD
Anthony J. Demetris, MD
Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Steven H. Swerdlow, MD
Samuel A. Yousem, MD 

Plastic Surgery

Carolyn De La Cruz, MD
Grant S. Gillman, MD
Michael L. Gimbel, MD
Jeffrey A. Gusenoff, MD
Joseph E. Losee, MD
Ernest Kelvin Manders, MD
J. Peter Rubin, MD
James Russavage, MD, DMD
Kenneth C. Shestak, MD

Psychiatry

Sharon A. Altman, MD
Boris Birmaher, MD
David A. Brent, MD
Daniel J. Buysse, MD
William D. Cutlip, MD
Andrea F. DiMartini, MD
Antoine Douaihy, MD
Mary Ganguli, MD
Rohan Ganguli, MD
Ariel Gildengers, MD
Jordan F. Karp, MD
Robert S. Marin, MD
Stephanie S. Richards, MD
Jason B. Rosenstock, MD
LalithKumar K. Solai, MD
Wesley E. Sowers, MD
Robert A. Sweet, MD
James D. Tew, Jr., MD
Ajay D. Wasan, MD
Ellen Whyte, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

Charles Atwood, MD
Arthur J. Boujoukos, MD
Michael P. Donahoe, MD
Christopher N. Faber, MD
Kevin F. Gibson, MD
Rachel J. Givelber, MD
Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Steven P. Harris, MD
Joann B. Kim, MD
Peter V. Kochupura, MD
John W. Kreit, MD
Phillip E. Lamberty, MD
Jennifer G. McComb, MD
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Joseph Pilewski, MD
David H. Rice, MD
Thomas L. Schauble, MD
Frank C. Sciurba, MD
Patrick J. Strollo, MD
Joel H. Weinberg, MD
Sally E. Wenzel, MD
David O. Wilson, MD

Radiology

Wendie Berg, MD, PhD
Vinod Nanik Chablani, MD
Carl Fuhrman, MD
Emanuel Kanal, MD
Joan M. Lacomis, MD
William E. Rothfus, MD, FACR, MBA
Mitchell E. Tublin, MD
Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Rheumatology

Thomas A. Medsger, Jr., MD
Larry W. Moreland, MD
Chester V. Oddis, MD Terence W. Starz, MD

Sleep Medicine

Charles Atwood, MD Rachel J. Givelber, MD Patrick J. Strollo, MD

Surgery

Timothy Robert Billiar, MD
Sally E. Carty, MD
Kevin O. Garrett, MD
David A. Geller, MD
Sharon L. Goldstein, MD
Abhinav Humar, MD
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD
Henkie Tan, MD, PhD
Amit Tevar, MD
Andrew R. Watson, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Neil A. Christie, MD
Thomas G. Gleason, MD
James D. Luketich, MD Matthew Schuchert, MD

Urology

Ronald Gino Cercone, MD
Benjamin J. Davies, MD
Steven Docimo, MD
Ronald L. Hrebinko, Jr., MD
Stephen V. Jackman, MD
Joel Nelson, MD
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