“San Diego’s Top Doctors 2008” List Includes 25 from Department of Medicine

Twenty-five physicians from the UCSD Department of Medicine have been named to the sixth annual “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list. The “Top Doctors” list, published each October in San Diego Magazine, is compiled by the San Diego County Medical Society. Selection is based on recommendations from the doctors’ peers.

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“There are many things to be proud of in the Department of Medicine’s clinical care at UCSD,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.“UCSD has more physicians on the ‘Top Doctors’ list than any other healthcare system in San Diego,” he noted, “and we in the Department of Medicine lead that list.”

The “Top Doctors” list reflects the choices that San Diego physicians made when asked which doctors they themselves would choose for their own friends’ or family members’ medical care.

In all, 61 UCSD physicians are named on the list.

Here are the names of the Department of Medicine awardees, followed by the number of years each has been listed as a “Top Doctor”:

  • Cardiology
    • Daniel Blanchard, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (5 years)
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Theodore C. Chan, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (4 years)
    • Richard F. Clark, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (4 years)
    • James V. Dunford, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (3 years)
    • David A. Guss, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (3 years)
    • Aaron Schneir, M.D., HS Associate Clinical Professor (2 years)
    • George M. Shumaik, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (2 years)
    • Gary M. Vilke, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (5 years)
  • Endocrinology
    • Steven V. Edelman, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (5 years)
  • Gastroenterology
    • Thomas J. Savides, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (4 years)
  • General Internal Medicine
    • Paul N. Gamble, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (4 years)
    • Eduardo Grunvald, M.D., HS Associate Clinical Professor (2 years)
    • Tony P. Lopez, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (3 years)
    • William Christopher Mathews, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (first year)
    • Gita Mehta, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (5 years)
    • Lucy Dalton Moore, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (first year)
    • Joe W. Ramsdell, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (first year)
    • Stephen R. Selzer, M.D. (3 years)
  • Geriatrics
    • John W. Daly, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (2 years)
  • Hematology-Oncology
    • Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair (first year)
    • Barbara A. Parker, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (3 years)
  • Hospital Medicine
    • Joshua Lee, M.D., HS Associate Clinical Professor (first year)
    • Gregory B. Seymann, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor (first year)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    • William R. Auger, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine (4 years)
    • Peter Fedullo, M.D., HS Clinical Professor (3 years)
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