Forty-One Department of Medicine Physicians Named on San Diego’s 2015 “Top Doctors” List

This year’s San Diego Magazine/San Diego County Medical Society Top Doctors list includes 41 Department of Medicine faculty clinicians. View photo gallery

Forty Department of Medicine Physicians Named to 2011 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” List

In recognition of their clinical excellence, 40 Department of Medicine physicians have been voted to the 2011 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list from the San Diego County Medical Society.

The list, released in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, includes a total of 526 San Diego doctors in 55 specialties, including 129 UC San Diego Health System doctors in 39 specialties.

In 2010, the list included 510 physicians, 82 from UC San Diego Health System and 35 from the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Wolfgang Dillmann“It is gratifying see UC San Diego Health System and the Department of Medicine grow from year to year in their representation on the Top Doctors list,” said Dr. Wolfgang Dillmann, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine.

“It reflects increasing awareness of the high quality of our patient care, which comes from the extraordinary skill and compassion of our physicians as well as the advanced diagnosis and treatment options that we are able to offer as an academic health system.”

Of the 40 Department of Medicine physicians honored this year, four were named in two different specialties:

This year, the total number of honorees from the Department of Medicine does not include Emergency Medicine, which became a separate entity earlier this year. The 2010 total without Emergency Medicine is 29.

The names of this year’s Department of Medicine honorees are listed by subspecialty division below. An asterisk marks those doctors who are named in two different specialties.

How the List Is Determined

Each year, the “Top Doctors” list reports the results of the San Diego County Medical Society’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey, in which physicians are asked to name the board-certified doctors they would choose if one of their own family members or patients needed specialty care.

Limited to society members in the past, the voting was opened to all board-certified San Diego County physicians this year.

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

Honorees

Cardiology

Daniel G. Blanchard, MD, FACC*
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Categories: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
Lori B. Daniels, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Gregory K. Feld, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pam R. Taub, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Steven V. Edelman, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Gastroenterology

Robert G. Gish, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
William J. Sandborn, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Thomas John Savides, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

General Internal Medicine

Jason Bronner, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Edward David Brown, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lori A. Brown, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lynette C. Cederquist, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Neil J. Farber, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Paul N. Gamble, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Charles G. Goldberg, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Eduardo L. Grunvald, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Tony P. Lopez, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
William Christopher Mathews, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Owen Clinic
Unna McPherson-Albers, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Gita Mehta, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Marlene Millen, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Joe Wesley Ramsdell, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Armelia Sani, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lisa J. Wastila, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Pearl S. Yu, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Geriatrics

Victor J. Legner, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Hematology-Oncology

Paul T. Fanta, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Thomas J. Kipps, MD
Professor of Medicine
Barbara A. Parker, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Erin G. Reid, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Sanford J. Shattil, MD
Professor of Medicine

Hospital Medicine

Brian J. Clay, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine

Nephrology

Ravindra L. Mehta, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

William R. Auger, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Douglas Conrad, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Peter F. Fedullo, MD*
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Categories: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Kim Kerr, MD*
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Categories: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Judd W. Landsberg, MD*
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Categories: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Twenty-One Department of Medicine Physicians on National “Top Doctors” List for 2011-2012

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Twenty-one Department of Medicine physicians are among the 83 UC San Diego Health System doctors designated Top Doctors by U.S.News & World Report for 2011-2012.

U.S. News teamed with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides, to create its Top Doctors™ list.

Of the 21 Top Doctors from the Department of Medicine, 16 are among Castle Connolly’s top 1% in the nation and 5 are considered in the top 10%.

In the following list, an asterisk indicates the physician is in Castle Connolly’s Top 1%.

Auger, William R.*

    – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ball, Edward D.*

    – Bone Marrow Transplantation

Blanchard, Daniel G. *

    – Cardiology

Catanzaro, Antonino*

    – Pulmonary

Choe, Charles H.

    – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Edelman, Steven V.*

    – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Feld, Gregory K.*

    – Cardiology

Gamble, Paul N.

    – General Internal Medicine

Gish, Robert*

    – Gastroenterology

Kipps, Thomas J.*

    – Hematology-Oncology

Mahmud, Ehtisham*

    – Cardiology

Mittal, Ravinder

    – Gastroenterology

Parker, Barbara A.*

    – Hematology-Oncology

Read, William L.

    – Hematology-Oncology

Reid, Tony R.*

    – Hematology-Oncology

Richman, Douglas D.*

    – Infectious Diseases

Rubin, Lewis J.*

    – Gastroenterology

Sandborn, William J.*

    – Gastroenterology

Savides, Thomas

    – Gastroenterology

Schooley, Robert T.*

    – Infectious Diseases

Wasserman, Stephen I.*

    – Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

U.S. News and Castle Connolly use a combination of peer nomination and physician-directed analysis to create their Top Doctors™ database. | More about the methodology: Castle Connolly | U.S. News