Thirty-Five Department of Medicine Physicians Named to 2010 Top Doctors List

For their clinical excellence in the opinion of their fellow doctors in San Diego County, 35 faculty physicians from the Department of Medicine have been named to the 2010 edition of the “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list.

The San Diego County Medical Society conducts its Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey each year, asking its members to name the board-certified doctors they choose when they refer their own family members or patients to a specialist. The goal is to recognize the top 5% of the doctors in each specialty.The result is the “Top Doctors” list, released in the October issue of San Diego Magazine. This year, there are 82 UC San Diego physicians on the list, which includes a total of 510 doctors in 49 specialties.In 2009, the “Top Doctors” list included 475 physicians, 80 from UC San Diego and 36 from the Department of Medicine.

Again this year, the list includes more physicians from the UC San Diego Health System than from any other medical center or medical group in the region.

“This is an important achievement for UCSD and for the Department of Medicine,” said Dr. Wolfgang H. Dillmann, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine (pictured at left).

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“By many measures, we are providing excellent care for our patients, and we have earned the respect of our colleagues in the community in doing so,” he said.

Of the 35 Department of Medicine physicians honored in 2010, most have been named to the list at least once before. Four are being recognized for the seventh straight year:

Three Department of Medicine doctors were named in two different specialties:

San Diego Magazine first published a “Top Doctors” list in 2002. The San Diego County Medical Society and the magazine have collaborated to produce the “Top Doctors” list since 2004.

Here are the names of this year’s Department of Medicine awardees, listed by subspecialty division and followed by the number of years each has been named to the “Top Doctors” list:

Cardiology

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gastroenterology

General Internal Medicine

Hematology-Oncology

Nephrology

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine