April7, 2009 — Forty-seven physicians from the University of Virginia Health System were included in the eighth edition of "America's Top Doctors." Published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the guide recognizes physicians who are considered among the top 1 percent in the nation in their medical specialties and sub-specialties.
To be selected for inclusion in the book, doctors must be nominated by their peer physicians. The nomination process involves tens of thousands of board-certified physicians across the nation, as well as presidents, vice presidents of medical affairs (or an equivalent position) and chiefs of service in eight medical specialties from more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States. These doctors receive letters inviting them to go online to nominate physicians whom they feel are clinically outstanding, on the national and regional level.
The Castle Connolly research staff also conducts extensive interviews by telephone with leading physicians, specialists, chiefs of service and health care executives to strengthen the information-gathering processes.
The guide is designed to help people find the most outstanding specialists to meet their medical needs, be they available on a local, regional or national level.
The U.Va. doctors designated as America's Top Doctors by specialty in 2008 are:
Cardiology - Dr. George A. Beller
Cardiac Electrophysiology - Dr. John P. DiMarco
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - Dr. Eugene J. Barrett, Dr. Alan C. Dalkin, Dr. John C. Marshall, Dr. Mary Lee Vance
Geriatric Psychiatry - Dr. Suzanne Holroyd
Gynecologic Oncology - Dr. Peyton T. Taylor Jr.
Medical Oncology – Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams
Infectious Diseases - Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, Dr. Richard D. Pearson, Dr. W. Michael Scheld
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine - Dr. Robert J. Boyle, Dr. John Kattwinkel
Nephrology - Dr. W. Kline Bolton, Dr. Mark D. Okusa
Neurological Surgery - Dr. Christopher I. Shaffrey, Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey
Neurology – Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, Dr. Daryl R. Gress, Dr. Elliott C. Haley Jr., Dr. David Schiff, Dr. G. Frederick Wooten
Neuroradiology – Dr. Mary E. Jensen
Otolaryngology – Dr. Bradley W. Kesser, Dr. Paul A. Levine
Pathology - Dr. Stacey E. Mills
Pediatric Surgery - Dr. Bradley M. Rodgers
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Dr. Paul T. Diamond, Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan
Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raymond F. Morgan
Psychiatry – Dr. Randolph J. Canterbury II
Radiation Oncology – Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich
Surgery – Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. John B. Hanks, Dr. Bruce D. Schirmer, Dr. Craig L. Slingluff Jr.
Thoracic Surgery - Dr. David R. Jones, Dr. Irving L. Kron
Urology – Dr. Stuart S. Howards, Dr. William D. Steers, Dr. Dan Theodorescu
Vascular Surgery – Dr. Kenneth J. Cherry Jr.
Additionally, U.Va. has 17 physicians on faculty who made the listing for a sister publication, "America's Top Doctors for Cancer" (fourth edition). They are:
Surgical Oncology — Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. Craig L. Slingluff
Hemotology/Oncology — Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams
General Surgery — Dr. John B. Hanks
Thoracic Surgery — Dr. David R. Jones
Radiation Oncology — Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery — Dr. Paul A. Levine
Pathology — Dr. Stacey E. Mills
Neurology — Dr. David Schiff
Neurological Surgery — Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey
Gynecologic Oncology — Dr. Peyton T. Taylor Jr.
Urology — Dr. Dan Theodorescu
Endocrinology and Metabolism — Dr. Mary Lee Vance