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U.S. News and World Report has named 67 UVA Physicians as “Top Doctors” in New Online Directory

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., August 2, 2011 – Sixty-seven physicians from the University of Virginia Health System appear on the first “Top Doctors” directory issued by U.S. News & World Report.

Of the 67 UVA doctors selected, 48 are among the top 1 percent in the nation in their respective fields, according to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which collaborated with U.S. News to create the on-line directory.

UVA Medical Center ranked first among hospitals in central Virginia by a vast margin for the number of top doctors – no other institution in the region had more than one physician listed.  UVA also ranked second in the state just behind INOVA Fairfax (68), and followed by Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (51) and Sentara Norfolk General (48).

The U.S. News list, which includes nearly 30,000 doctors from across the nation, expands upon Castle Connolly’s annual publication America’s Top Doctors and other guides.

The U.S. News “Top Doctors” list was compiled from nominations submitted by doctors across the United States who could nominate their peer physicians. The list then was reviewed by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team.

A searchable version of the complete U.S. News “Top Doctors” list is available online at

The UVA doctors named as U.S. News Top Doctors by specialty are:

Cardiology – Dr. George A. Beller
Cardiac Electrophysiology – Dr. John P. DiMarco
Dermatology – Dr. Mark Russell
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
Gerontology – Dr. Diane G. Snustad
Gynecologic Oncology – Dr. Linda R. Duska, Dr. Susan C. Modesitt, Dr. Peyton T. Taylor, Jr.
Heart Surgery – Dr. Christine L. Lau
Hematology – Dr. John J. Densmore, Dr. Mary J. Laughlin, Dr. B. Gail Macik
Infectious Diseases – Dr. Richard D. Pearson, Dr. W. Michael Scheld
Maternal and Fetal Medicine – Dr. James E. Ferguson II
Medical Oncology – Dr. Christiana M. Brenin, Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Hanna Sanoff, Dr. Christopher Thomas, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams
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. Ivan Login, Dr. David Schiff, Dr. G. Frederick Wooten
Neuroradiology – Dr. Mary E. Jensen
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Dr. Kathie L. Hullfish, Dr. Amir A. Jazaeri
Orthopaedic Surgery – Dr. David R. Diduch, Dr. Mark D. Miller
Otolaryngology – Dr. Bradley W. Kesser, Dr. Paul A. Levine
Pathology – Dr. Kristen Atkins, Dr. Stacey E. Mills, Dr. Mark H. Stoler
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Dr. Kimberly P. Dunsmore
Pediatric Surgery – Dr. Bradley M. Rodgers
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Dr. Paul T. Diamond
Plastic Surgery – Dr. Raymond F. Morgan
Psychiatry – Dr. Randolph J. Canterbury II
Radiation Oncology – Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Monica M. Morris, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich
Reproductive Endocrinology – Dr. Bruce Bateman
Rheumatology – Dr. Jane E. Lewis
Surgery – Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. Todd Bauer, 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. William D. Steers
Vascular Surgery -Dr. Kenneth J. Cherry, Jr.

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