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UPMC Physicians Again are ‘Top Docs’ in Every Category of Pittsburgh Magazine Annual Survey

PITTSBURGH, April 25UPMC physicians make up more than 73 percent of the Pittsburgh Magazine annual “Top Docs” list, a selection of the region’s top physicians, categorized by specialty and compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The list is published in the May issue of the magazine, available on newsstands today.

Of the doctors on this year’s Top Docs list, 134 are UPMC physicians. At least one UPMC physician is included in each of the 49 specialty categories and 40 percent of the categories contain only UPMC physicians.

“The selection of so many UPMC physicians as Top Docs makes us very proud of our medical staff. They consistently devote themselves to deliver what’s best for our patients and they play a vital role in making certain that all patients have the right care at the right time,” said Elizabeth Concordia, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the Hospital and Community Services Division.

Five UPMC physicians have been included in ten consecutive Pittsburgh Magazine Top Docs lists. They are:  Drs. William Follansbee, cardiology; Freddie Fu, orthopaedic surgery; L. Dade Lunsford, neurological surgery; Fred Rubin, geriatric medicine; and John Zitelli, dermatology.

Following are the 2011 UPMC Top Docs listed within their specialty categories:

Adolescent Medicine – Dr. Pamela Murray

Cardiovascular Disease – Drs. Daniel Edmundowicz, William Follansbee and Steven Reis

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Drs. David Brent and Boris Birmaher

Child Neurology – Dr. Ira Bergman

Colon & Rectal Surgery – Drs. David Blumberg and David Medich

Dermatology – Drs. Douglas Kress, Margaret Lally and John Zitelli

Diagnostic Radiology – Drs. Carl Fuhrman, Emanuel Kanal and Barton Branstetter

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism – Drs. Luigi Garibaldi, Susan Greenspan and Mary Korytkowski

Family Medicine – Drs. Nancy Levine and Daniel Grob

Gastroenterology – Drs. Adam Slivka, Michael Pezzone and John Wood

Geriatric Medicine – Drs. Neil Resnick, Fred Rubin and Stephanie Studenski

Gynecologic Oncology – Drs. Robert Edwards and Joseph Kelley

Hand Surgery – Drs. Robert Goitz and Joseph Imbriglia

Hematology – Drs. Stanley Marks, G. David Roodman and Michael Sherry

Infectious Disease – Drs. Raymond Pontzer and Nalini Rao

Internal Medicine – Drs. Robert Arnold, Francis Solano and Timothy Campbell

Interventional Cardiology – Dr. Joon Lee

Maternal & Fetal Medicine – Dr. Steve Caritis

Medical Oncology – Drs. Athanassios Argiris, Nancy Davidson and John Kirkwood

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – Drs. Gary Silverman and Jon Watchko

Nephrology – Drs. James Johnston and Beth Piraino

Neurological Surgery – Drs. L. Dade Lunsford, Joseph Maroon, Ian Pollack and Douglas Kondziolka

Neurology – Drs. Neil Busis, David Lacomis and Lawrence Wechsler

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Drs. Donald Carson and Harold Wiesenfeld

Ophthalmology – Drs. Kenneth Cheng, Deepinder Dhaliwal, Thomas Friberg and Joel Schuman

Orthopaedic Surgery – Drs. Constance Chu, Lawrence Crossett, Freddie Fu, Mark Rodosky, William Donaldson

Robert Waltrip and William Donaldson

Otolaryngology – Drs. Jennifer Grandis, Barry Hirsch, Jonas Johnson, Clark Rosen, Barry Schaitkin and Carl Snyderman

Pain Medicine – Dr. Doris Cope

Pediatric Cardiology – Dr. Lee Beerman and Frederick Sherman

Pediatric Endocrinology – Dr. Silva Arslanian

Pediatric Gastroenterology – Dr. Robert Squires

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Drs. Regina Jakacki and A. Kim Ritchey

Pediatric Infectious Disease – Drs. Michael Green and Marian Michaels

Pediatric Nephrology – Dr. Demetrius Ellis

Pediatric Otolaryngology – Dr. Margaretha Casselbrant

Pediatric Pulmonology – Drs. Geoffrey Kurland and David Orenstein

Pediatric Surgery – Drs. Barbara Gaines and George Gittes

Pediatrics – Drs. Donald Middleton, Todd Wolynn, Basil Zitelli and David Wolfson

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Drs. Michael Munin and Mary Miknevich

Plastic Surgery – Drs. Dennis Hurwitz, Joseph Losee, Ernest Manders, Leo McCafferty, Guy Stofman and William Swartz

Psychiatry – Drs. Daniel Buysse and C. Paul Scott

Pulmonary Disease – Drs. Mitchell Patti, John Reilly, Patrick Strollo, Michael Donahoe, Sally Wenzel and Patrick Reilly

Radiation Oncology – Drs. John Flickinger and Joel Greenberger

Reproductive Endocrinology – Drs. Joseph Sanfilippo and Carolyn Kubik

Rheumatology – Drs. Chester Oddis and Terence Starz

Sports Medicine – Drs. James Bradley, Charles Burke and Christopher Harner

Surgery – Drs. David Bartlett, Sally Carty, Anita Courcoulas, Howard Edington, Kenneth Lee, J. Wallis Marsh, Andrew Peitzman, Kareem Abu-Elmagd, David Geller and Ron Shapiro

Thoracic Surgery – Drs. Robert Kormos, Rodney Landreneau and Benny Weksler

Urology – Drs. Steve Docimo, Ronald Hrebinko, Stephen Jackman, Joel Nelson and Elizabeth Sagan

Vascular Surgery – Dr. Michel Makaroun

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s physician-led research team follows a rigorous screening process to select the Top Docs on national and regional levels. For more information about “Top Doctors” at UPMC, visit

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