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UK HealthCare Boasts 123 'Best Doctors in America'

Media Contact: Keith Hautala 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2009) −This year’s list of the “Best Doctors in America” includes 123 UK HealthCare physicians. UK HealthCare’s list of Best Doctors has grown from 64 physicians listed in 2005.

“Successful recruitment of stellar medical staff provides the underpinning to our philosophy that no matter what type of health care problems you have, you don’t have to leave Kentucky to get the care you need,” said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK’s executive vice president for health affairs.

Improvements in the quality and range of the clinical faculty are the result of a deliberate effort on the part of UK HealthCare. Part of being a “Top 20” academic medical center is having the depth and breadth of clinical expertise to provide the most advanced, complex medical care.

“We are very proud of our outstanding clinical faculty, who are distinguished by their skill and by their dedication to our community,” said Dr. Jay Perman, dean of the UK College of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs. “It is fitting and appropriate for them to be recognized among the nation's best physicians.”

The public can call 859-257-1000 or tol1 free 800-333-8874 to get a copy of the list of Best Doctors or to make an appointment with a UK physician.

Best Doctors surveyed physicians nationwide and asked them: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

The following UK physicians were honored in this year’s list of Best Doctors in America:

Kenneth B. Ain, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Jayakrishna Ambati, Ophthalmology
Michael I. Anstead, Pediatric Pulmonology
Sanford M. Archer, Otolaryngology
Susanne M. Arnold, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Henrietta Bada-Ellzey, Neonatology
C. William Balke, Cardiovascular Disease
Hubert O. Ballard, Neonatology
Robert J. Baumann, Pediatric Neurology
Joseph R. Berger, Neurology
Rolando Berger, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine
Andrew C. Bernard, Critical Care Medicine
Louis I. Bezold III, Pediatric Cardiology
Peter J. Blackburn, Ophthalmology
Christopher A. Boarman, Pediatrics
David C. Booth, Cardiovascular Disease
Edwin A. Bowe, Anesthesiology
J. Timothy Bricker, Pediatric Cardiology
Robert A. Broughton, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Raeford E. Brown Jr., Pediatric Anesthesiology
Franca Cambi, Neurology
Seema Capoor, Ophthalmology
T. Shawn Caudill, Internal Medicine
Michael L. Cibull, Pathology
Rebbeca Collins, Pediatrics
John D. Conklin Jr., Ophthalmology
Leslie J. Crofford, Rheumatology
Paul D. DePriest, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Philip A. DeSimone, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Willem J.S. de Villiers, Gastroenterology
Dennis Doherty, Pulmonary Medicine
John H. Eichhorn, Anesthesiology
Eric D. Endean, Vascular Surgery
Deborah R. Erickson, Urology
B. Mark Evers, Surgery
Brenda G. Fahy, Critical Care Medicine/ Anesthesiology
Toufic A. Fakhoury, Neurology
Jacqueline S. Gibson, Internal Medicine
Donna G. Grigsby, Pediatrics
John C. Gurley, Cardiovascular Disease
Wendy F. Hansen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard C. Haydon III, Otolaryngology
Sidney A. Houff, Neurology
Ardis Hoven, Infectious Disease
Joseph A. Iocono, Pediatric Surgery
Mary Lloyd Ireland, Orthopaedic Surgery
Gregory A. Jicha, Neurology
Darren L. Johnson, Orthopaedic Surgery
Raleigh O. Jones, Otolaryngology
Jamshed F. Kanga, Pediatric Pulmonology
Dennis Karounos, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Edward J. Kasarskis, Neurology
Paul A. Kearney, Surgery/Critical Care Medicine
Philip A. Kern, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Stefan G. Kiessling, Pediatric Nephrology
Gerald V. Klim, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mahesh R. Kudrimoti, Radiation Oncology
Kristine Y. Lain, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cheri D. Landers, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Philip B. Latham, Pediatrics
Robert W. Lightfoot Jr., Rheumatology
Richard Lock, Anesthesiology
Richard P. Lofgren, Internal Medicine
Grace F. Maguire, Pediatrics
Scott D. Mair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hartmut H. Malluche, Nephrology
Kevin T. McDonagh, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Ronald C. McGarry, Radiation Oncology
Patrick C. McGrath, Surgical Oncology
David J. Minion, Vascular Surgery
David J. Moliterno, Cardiovascular Disease
Jeffrey A. Moscow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Debabrata P. Mukherjee, Cardiovascular Disease
Timothy W. Mullett, Thoracic Surgery
Kenneth N. Muse Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology
Sharon Napier, Ophthalmology
Kevin R. Nelson, Neurology
Nicholas J. Nickl III, Gastroenterology
M. Elizabeth Oates, Nuclear Medicine
Mark L. Parrott, Pediatrics
P. Andrew Pearson, Ophthalmology
Jay A. Perman, Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition
L. Creed Pettigrew Jr., Neurology
Barbara A. Phillips, Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Thomas Pittman, Neurosurgery
Andrew R. Pulito, Pediatric Surgery
Chandrashekhar Ramaiah, Thoracic Surgery
Marcus E. Randall, Radiation Oncology
Julie Ribes, Pathology
John J. Rinehart, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Kimberly Ringley, Pediatrics
William C. Robertson Jr., Pediatric Neurology
Edward H. Romond, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Randall G. Rowland, Urology
William H. St. Clair, Radiation Oncology
Sheila P. Sanders, Ophthalmology
B. Peter Sawaya, Nephrology
Randall Schell, Anesthesiology
Jeffrey Bryan Selby, Orthopaedic Surgery
William O. Shaffer, Orthopaedic Surgery
Harohalli Shashidhar, Pediatric Gastroenterology
John Slevin, Neurology
David A. Sloan, Surgical Oncology
Charles D. Smith Jr., Neurology
Carol L. Steltenkamp, Pediatrics
Julia C. Stevens, Opthalmology
Phillip A. Tibbs, Neurosurgery
Dale E. Toney, Internal Medicine
Tarvez Tucker, Neurology/Pain Medicine
Fredrick R. Ueland, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joseph Valentino, Otolaryngology
Woodford S. Van Meter, Ophthalmology
John R. van Nagell, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Henry C. Vasconez, Plastic Surgery
Maria C. Veling, Otolaryngology
Carmel Wallace, Pediatrics
Thomas F. Whayne Jr., Cardiovascular Disease
Kimberly S. Winchester, Anesthesiology
Peter Wong, Pediatrics
A. Byron Young, Neurosurgery
Thomas L. Young, Pediatrics
Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Thoracic Surgery/Critical Care Medicine

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