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OSU Faculty Physicians Dominate Area's Best Doctors List

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An overwhelming majority of central Ohio physicians included in the national survey of Best Doctors in America are faculty members at The Ohio State University Medical Center. The list of Best Doctors in America is considered to be one of the more prestigious and credible tools available to consumers for selecting a doctor.

Approximately 75 percent of the central Ohio physicians listed as Best Doctors in America are Ohio State faculty members at one or more of the OSU-owned or affiliated hospitals.

The survey, compiled using peer review-based evaluations and updated for 2004, includes physicians in primary care fields and specialty areas such as cardiology, surgery and pediatrics. Approximately 200 physicians from central Ohio are on the updated list, and nearly 150 are Ohio State physicians.

The Best Doctors Inc. database contains names of about 31,000 doctors in the United States, all who have been chosen through a peer-review process in which thousands of doctors have participated. Only physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers are included in the list.

Dr. Fred Sanfilippo, senior vice president for health sciences at Ohio State, dean of Ohio State's College of Medicine and Public Health and CEO of the OSU Medical Center, says Ohio State's representation on the list reflects the national recognition OSU physicians receive for the patient care they provide. "It's an honor for Ohio State to have so many faculty members included on the list, and it's a special privilege for them to have the confidence of their peers from across the country," he said.

Consumers can access Best Doctors in America at www.bestdoctors.com.

Below are the names of university faculty members included on the list, with their home ZIP Codes and specialties:

William Abraham, MD (43017) cardiology
Hugh Allen, MD (43081) pediatrics
James Allen, MD (43026) pulmonary
Mark Arnold, MD (43235) general surgery
Glen Aukerman, MD (43202) family medicine
Robert Bahnson, MD (43221) urology
Ian Baird, MD (43221) infectious diseases
Norman Baker, MD (43221) ophthalmology
William Barson, MD (43035) pediatrics
Deborah Bartholomew, MD (43017) obstetrics & gynecology
Rosalind Batley, MD (43026) physical medicine and rehabilitation
William Bay, MD (43026) nephrology
Mark Bechtel, MD (43082) dermatology
Michael Besson, MD (45419) ophthalmology
Philip Binkley, MD (43221) cardiology
Michael Blumenfeld, MD (43209) obstetrics & gynecology
Gary Bos, MD (43220) orthopedics
Brian Bowyer, MD (43016) physical medicine and rehabilitation
Michael Brady, MD (43220) pediatrics
Robert Bruce, MD (43017) ophthalmology
John Burns, MD (43065) ophthalmology
Charles A. Bush, MD (43065) cardiology
Kenneth Cahill, MD (43214) ophthalmology
Donna Caniano, MD (43206) surgery
Renee Caputo, MD (43004) obstetrics & gynecology
Samuel Cataland, MD (43221) endocrinology
David P. Chan, MD (43017) pediatrics
John Cheatham, MD (43215) pediatrics
Daniel Clinchot, MD (43017) physical medicine and rehabilitation
Samuel Colachis, MD (43220) physical medicine and rehabilitation
Christopher Copeland, MD (43220) obstetrics & gynecology
Larry Copeland, MD (43220) obstetrics & gynecology
Daniel Coury, MD (43235) pediatrics
Camilla Curren, MD (43229) internal medicine
Curt Daniels, MD (43221) cardiology
Frederick Davidorf, MD (43031) ophthalmology
John Terrance Davis, MD (43221) cardiothoracic surgery
Robert Derick, MD (43026) ophthalmology
Philip Diaz, MD (43221) pulmonary
E. Christopher Ellison, MD (43017) general surgery
Alice Epitropoulos, MD (43220) ophthalmology
Avrom Epstein, MD (43209) neurology
Patrick Fahey, MD (43209) family medicine
William Farrar, MD (43220) surgical oncology
Timothy Feltes, MD (43220) pediatrics
Ronald M. Ferguson, MD (43054) surgery
Joseph Fiala, MD (43085) pediatrics
Mary Fontana, MD (43220) cardiology
Jill Foster, MD (43065) ophthalmology
Jeffrey Fowler, MD (43209) obstetrics & gynecology
Richard Alan Freeland, MD (43085) psychiatry
Miriam Laura Freimer, MD (43230) neurology
Barry Friedman, MD (43085) internal medicine
Roger Friedman, MD (43209) allergy and immunology
Alfred L. Gest, MD (43209) pediatrics
Michael Grever, MD (43221) medical oncology and hematology
Amy Pope-Harmon, MD (43026) pulmonary
Garrie Haas, MD (43017) cardiovascular diseases
Thomas N. Hansen, MD (43054) pediatrics
Lee Hebert, MD (43220) nephrology
Mitchell Henry, MD (43016) surgery
Gail Herman, MD (43221) pediatrics
Robert P. Hoffman, MD (43081) pediatrics
Jay Iams, MD (43221) obstetrics & gynecology
Rebecca Jackson, MD (43221) endocrinology
Gerald Kakos, MD (43220) cardiothoracic surgery
Frederick Kapetansky, MD (43209) ophthalmology
Curtin Kelley, MD (43220) ophthalmology
Denis King, MD (43065) surgery
John Kissel, MD (43235) neurology
Douglas Knutson, MD (43206) family medicine
Stephen Koff, MD (43017) urology
Susan Koletar, MD (43212) infectious diseases
Albert Kolibash, MD (43065) cardiology
Cynthia Kreger, MD (43209) internal medicine
Mark Landon, MD (43209) obstetrics & gynecology
James F. Lamb, MD (43220) internal medicine
Carl Leier, MD (43085) cardiology
Diane LeMay, MD (43023) pediatrics
Richard Lembach, MD (43220) ophthalmology
Alan Bruce Levy, MD (43220) psychiatry
Richard P. Lewis, MD (43065) cardiology
Anne Littleton, MD (43212) pediatrics
Warren Lo, MD (43220) neurology
John Lombardo, MD (43220) family medicine
Charles Love, MD (43065) cardiology
Deborah Joanne Lynn, MD (43220) neurology
William Malarkey, MD (43017) endocrinology
John Marquardt, MD (44906) ophthalmology
Clay Marsh, MD (43221) pulmonary
Thomas Mauger, MD (43065) ophthalmology
Mary J. McCafferty, MD (43221) psychiatry
Karen McCoy, MD (43209) pediatrics
Richard McClead, MD (43230) pediatrics
Hagop Mekhjian, MD (43220) gastroenterology
Jerry Mendell, MD (43235) neurology
James Menke, MD (43081) pediatrics
Robert E. Michler, MD (43209) cardiothoracic surgery
Randy R. Miller, MD (43082) pediatrics
Carl Minning, MD (43701) ophthalmology
Alicia Moise, MD (43209) pediatrics
Robert Murden, MD (43085) internal medicine
Jerry Mysiw, MD (43221) physical medicine and rehabilitation
Subir Nag, MD (43235) radiation oncology
Steven Nelson, MD (43085) cardiology
Herbert Newton, MD (43065) neurology
Richard O'Shaughnessy, MD (43220) obstetrics & gynecology
Michael Para, MD (43201) infectious diseases
George Paulson, MD (43220) neurology
William Pease, MD (43220) physical medicine and rehabilitation
Evelyn Pintz, MD (43015) internal medicine
Dwight Powell, MD (43085) pediatrics
Kottil Rammohan, MD (43235) neurology
Gary Rea, MD (43220) neurological surgery
Jane Roach, MD (43220) pediatrics
Ann Rogers, MD (43016) pediatrics
Jo Ann Rohyans, MD (43209) pediatrics
Daniel Rowland, MD (43054) pediatrics
Robert Ruberg, MD (43230) plastic surgery
Paul David Ruff, MD (43130) cardiology
Frederick Ruymann, MD (43209) pediatrics
James M. Ryan, MD (43221) cardiology
Philip Samuels, MD (43085) obstetrics & gynecology
Radu Saveanu, MD (43212) psychiatry
George Sawaya, MD (43085) obstetrics & gynecology
Dwight Scarborough, MD (43017) dermatology
Stephen Schaal, MD (43221) cardiology
David Schuller, MD (43221) otolaryngology
Charles Shapiro, MD (43017) medical oncology and hematology
Ronald Siegle, MD (43235) dermatology
Andrew Slivka, MD (43235) neurology
Howard Sokolov, MD (43209) psychiatry
John Stechschulte, MD (43220) ophthalmology
Steven Michael Steinberg, MD (43050) surgery
Diane Tallo, MD (43065) internal medicine
Steven Teich, MD (43054) surgery
Douglas Teske, MD (43220) pediatrics
Peter Utrata, MD (43212) ophthalmology
Paul Weber, MD (43221) ophthalmology
Harrison Weed, MD (43221) internal medicine
Mary Jo Welker, MD (43054) family medicine
Bradley Welling, MD (43220) otolaryngology
Stephen Welty, MD (43054) pediatrics
Mark Wewers, MD (43221) pulmonary
Howard Wunderlich, MD (45440) infectious diseases

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