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UPMC's 2016 "Best Doctors"

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More than 530 UPMC phys​icians have been named as a 2016 "Best Doctor" in 77 areas of expertise. The list was compiled by Best Doctors® and derived from the Best Doctors in America® database, which includes the names and p​rofiles of more than 50,000 of the best doctors in the United States.

An exhaustive peer review determines the physicians included in the database. Doctors cannot buy listings.

Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers, as well as meet additional qualification criteria, are included.

To make an appointment with a UPMC physician, please call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), or request an appointment online.


Eye and Ear

Ophthalmology

Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD
Andrew Eller, MD
Thomas R. Friberg, MD
Joseph N. Martel, MD
Ellen B. Mitchell, MD
Joel S. Schuman, MD
Susan Tonya Stefko, 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
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
Steven E. Reis, MD
Samir F. Saba, MD
David Schwartzman, MD
A. J. Conrad Smith, MD
Prem Soman, MD, PhD

Vascular Surgery

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

Neurological Surgery

Adnan Abla, MD
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 Jankowitz, MD
Adam S. Kanter, MD
L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Vincent J. Miele Jr., 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
Gena R. Ghearing, MD
J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD
Rock A. Heyman, MD
Samay Jain, MD
Tudor G. Jovin, MD
Robert G. Kaniecki, MD
Laurie Knepper, MD
David Lacomis, MD
Frank Lieberman, MD
Valerie Suski, MD
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 Chu, MD
Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Martin F. Earle, MD
Peter G. Ellis, MD
Terry Lynn Evans, MD
William A. Ferri, MD
David M. Friedland, MD
Mark Georgiadis, MD
Venus Hadeed, MD
John M. Kirkwood, MD
Barry C. Lembersky, MD
Seah Lim​
Stanley Marks, MD
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
Mark Anthony Socinski, MD
Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Robert Volkin, MD

Radiation Oncology

Sushil Beriwal, MD
Steven Burton, MD
Melvin Deutsch, MD
John Charles Flickinger, MD
Joel S. Greenberger, MD
Carol Scicutella, DO
Ryan P. Smith, MD

Surgical Oncology

Gretchen McGuire Ahrendt, MD
David Bartlett, MD
Sally E. Carty, MD 
David A. Geller, MD
Ronald Johnson, MD
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD​
David S. Medich, MD
Joshua T. Rubin, 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
Vincent J. Silvaggio, MD
Peter A. Siska, MD
Dean Sotereanos, MD
Ivan S. Tarkin, MD
Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD
Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Dane K. Wukich, 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, DMD, MD
Jerome Parness, MD, PhD
Doreen Soliman, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Victor O. Morell, 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
Kathryn A. Felmet, MD
Melinda F. Hamilton, MD, MSc
Ricardo A. Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM
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
Raymond D. Pitetti, MD
Richard A. Saladino, MD
Noel S. Zuckerbraun, MD, MPH

Pediatric Endocrinology

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

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Maria Clavell, MD
Sohail Z. Husain, MD
David J. Keljo, MD, PhD
Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD
Jeffrey A. Rudolph, MD​
Robert H. Squires, Jr., MD
Arvind I. Srinath, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

James Cooper, MD
Linda McAlister-Lucas, MD, PhD​
A. Kim Ritchey, MD
Peter H. Shaw, MD
Jean Tersak, MD
Randy M. Windreich, MD
Michael R. Wollman, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

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

Pediatric Nephrology

Demetrius Ellis, MD
Susan C. Lombardozzi-Lane, MD, FAAP​
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
Vincent F. Deeney, MD
Stephen A. Mendelson, MD
James William Roach, MD
W. Timothy Ward, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Cuneyt Alper, MD
David H. Chi, MD
Sukgi S. Choi, MD
Joseph E. Dohar, M​D, MS, FAAP, FACS​

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 Mitchell E. Tublin, MD

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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

Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Loreta Myra Matheo, MD 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 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 Allergy and Immunology

David Nash, MD

Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases

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

Pediatric Surgery

Geoffrey (Geoff) J. Bond, MD
Barbara Anne Gaines, MD
George K. Gittes, MD
Aviva L. Katz, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP
Marcus M. Malek, MD, FAAP
George V. Mazariegos, MD
Rakesh K. Sindhi, MD
Kyle A. Soltys, MD

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Victor O. Morell, 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
Stacey C. Cook, MD, PhD
Mary C. ​Davitt, MD, FAAP​
Michael J. Decker, MD
Stephen T. Fowler, MD
Edward Gotkiewicz, MD, FAAP​
Kristin Hannibal, MD
Alicia L. Haupt, MD
Alejandro Hoberman, MD
Kenneth R. Keppel, MD
Laura E. Kisloff, MD
John LaBella, MD, FAAP​
Sanjay Lambore, MD
Sheldon R. Levine, MD, FAAP​
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
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
Andrew H. Urbach, 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
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
Desiree A. Yetter, DO

Family Medicine/ Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Robert M. Arnold, 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
Minh-Hong T. Nguyen, MD
Dennis Stull, 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
Peter J. Hurh, MD
Julie A. Lanphere, DO
Betty Y. Liu, MD
Michael C. Munin, MD
Cara Camilio Reddy, MD
Jennifer Shen, MD
Jaspaal Singh, 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
Carole M. Chesin, MD
John Thomas Comerci, Jr., MD
Nicole Donnellan, MD
Daniel I. Edelstone, MD
Robert P. Edwards, MD
Stephen P. Emery, MD
Steele W. Filipek, 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
Pamela A. Moalli, MD
D. Neil Saller, Jr., MD
Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD
Hyagriv Nara Simhan, MD
Gary Sutkin, MD
Robert Drexel Thomas, MD
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
Jacques Chelly, MD, PhD​
ZongFu Chen, MD
Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
Steven L. Orebaugh, MD
Jerome Parness, MD, PhD
Erin Sullivan, 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, MS
Arthur J. Boujoukos, MD
Michael P. Donahoe, MD
Rachel J. Givelber, MD
Scott R. Gunn, MD
Stephen P. Harris, MD
John A. Kellum, MD
John W. Kreit, MD
Holt N. Murray, MD
Joseph Pilewski, MD
John Andrew Raffensperger, MD
David H. Rice, MD
Penny L. Sappington, MD
Thomas L. Schauble, MD
Lori A. Shutter, MD
Patrick J. Strollo, MD
Joel H. Weinberg, MD

Emergency Medicine

Clifton W. Callaway, MD
Susan M. Dunmire, MD
Holt N. Murray, MD
Charissa B. Pacella, MD
Richard Wadas, MD
Donald M. Yealy, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Sue M. Challinor, MD
Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Michelle L. Griffith, MD
Mary T. Korytkowski, MD
Shane Otto LeBeau, MD
R. Harsha Rao, MD
Jodie A. Reider, MD
Rose Ann Salata, MD

Gastroenterology

Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD
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
John W. Mellors, MD
Carlene Muto, MD, MS
Minh-Hong T. Nguyen, MD
Raymond Edward Pontzer, MD
Fernanda P. Silveira, MD
Nina Singh, MD
Emanuel N. Vergis, 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

Jose F. Bernardo, MD, MPH
Sundaram Hariharan, MD
John P. Johnson, 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

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 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

Boris Birmaher, MD
David A. Brent, MD
Daniel J. Buysse, MD
William D. Cutlip
Andrea F. DiMartini, MD
Antoine Douaihy, MD
Mary Ganguli, MD
Ariel Gildengers, MD
Jordan F. Karp, MD
David J. Kupfer, MD
Robert S. Marin, MD
Charles F. Reynolds III, 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 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
John Andrew Raffensperger, 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​
Carl Fuhrman, 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

Christopher Bartels, MD
Timothy Robert Billiar, MD
Sally E. Carty, MD
Kevin O. Garrett, MD
David A. Geller, MD
Sharon L. Goldstein, MD
Christopher B. Hughes, MD
Abhinav Humar, MD
Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
James W. Marsh, MD
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD
Harry Sell, 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
Victor O. Morell, MD
Matthew Schuchert, MD
Lawrence M. Wei, MD

Urology

Ronald M. Benoit, Jr., MD
Benjamin J. Davies, MD
Steven G. Docimo, MD
Ronald L. Hrebinko, Jr., MD
Stephen V. Jackman, MD
Thomas M. Jaffe, MD
Joel Nelson, MD
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