New York Magazine Names 59 Yale Physicians among the Region's Best Doctors

New York Magazine has included 59 Yale physicians on a list of the top doctors in the metropolitan area for 2002.

Spanning a wide variety of specialties from allergy and immunology to child neurology and geriatrics, the list serves as a guide for patients seeking the best in medical care. A cover article titled “The Doctor Dilemma,” advises readers to shop around and to look for physicians who take the time to understand and care about their patients.

“We are delighted that this list includes so many of our physicians in almost every specialty,” said Yale Medical Group Director David Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery and chief of dermatological surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

To compile the list, New York Magazine collaborated with Castle Connolly Medical, a research and publishing company. Thousands of top physicians in the New York area completed a survey that asked them to pick a physician to whom they would send a close relative. Nominees were sought in every specialty.

The specialties and the Yale Physicians on the list are:

Primary Care:
Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., professor and chair of medicine and professor of epidemiology

Addiction Psychiatry:
Richard Schottenfeld, M.D., professor of psychiatry; drug abuse.

Allergy and Immunology:
Philip Askenase, M.D., professor of medicine (immunology) and pathology; asthma.

Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):
William P. Batsford, M.D., professor of medicine; cardiac electrophysiology.

Lawrence Sorel Cohen, M.D., Ebenezer K Hunt professor of medicine.
Barry L. Zaret, M.D., Robert W. Berliner professor of medicine and professor of diagnostic radiology; nuclear cardiology.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
Robert A. King, M.D., professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and in the Child Study Center; autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Child Neurology:
Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, neurology, and in the Child Study Center; learning disorders.

Clinical Genetics:
Maurice J. Mahoney, M.D., professor of genetics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Margretta Seashore, M.D., professor of genetics and pediatrics; inherited metabolic disorders.

Dermatology:
Irwin Braverman, M.D., professor of dermatology; psoriasis, lupus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Richard Edelson, M.D., professor of dermatology; immunologic skin diseases and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
David J. Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery (otolaryngology); Mohs’ surgery and melanoma.

Diagnostic Radiology:
Shirley McCarthy, M.D., Ph.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and obstetrics and gynecology; infertility, and gynecologic cancer.

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism:
Robert Sherwin, M.D., C.H.N. Long professor of medicine; diabetes.

Gastroenterology:
Morris Traube, M.D., professor of medicine (digestive diseases); esophageal and gastroesophageal reflux.

Geriatric Medicine:
Leo M. Cooney, Jr., M.D., Humana Foundation professor of geriatric medicine; rheumatology.
Mary Tinetti, M.D., professor of medicine (geriatrics) and epidemiology and public health; fall injuries.

Gynecologic Oncology:
Peter E. Schwartz, M.D., John Slade Ely professor of obstetrics and gynecology and in the Cancer Center; ovarian and uterine cancer, and gynecological surgery.

Hematology:
Thomas Duffy, M.D., professor of medicine (hematology); Mast-cell diseases.

Infectious Disease:
Vincent Quagliarello, M.D., associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases); meningitis and pneumonia.

Internal Medicine:
Michele Barry, M.D., professor of medicine; travel medicine.

Maternal & Fetal Medicine: Joshua Copel, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Medical Oncology:
Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health and director of the cancer center; lymphoma and Hodgkin’s.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:
Richard Ehrenkranz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, Ian Gross, M.B.B.CH., professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

Nephrology:
Peter Samuel Aronson, M.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology; acid-base and electrolyte disorders.

Neurological Surgery:
Joseph Piepmeier, M.D., professor of neurosurgery and in the Cancer Center; neuro-oncology and brain and spinal cord tumors.
Dennis D. Spencer, M.D., Harvey and Kate Cushing professor and chair of neurosurgery; epilepsy/seizure disorders.

Neurology:
Susan S. Spencer, M.D., professor of neurology; epilepsy/ seizure disorders.
Timothy L. Vollmer, M.D., associate professor of neurology; multiple sclerosis.

Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Frederick Naftolin, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and biology; neuro-endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, menopause problems.

Orthopedic Surgery:
Gary Friedlaender, M.D., Wayne O. Southwick professor and chair of orthopedics and rehabilitation and in the cancer center; bone tumors, limb surgery, and non-union fractures.
Peter Jokl, M.D., professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation; knee surgery and sports medicine.

Otolaryngology:
Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D., Charles W. Ohse professor of surgery and in the Cancer Center; head and neck cancer, voice/swallowing disorders.

Pathology:
Darryl Carter, M.D., professor of pathology; breast cancer.

Pediatric Critical-Care Medicine:
George Lister, Jr., M.D., professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology and lecturer in cellular and molecular physiology.

Pediatric Endocrinology:
William V. Tamborlane, M.D., professor of pediatrics; diabetes.

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:
G. Peter Beardsley, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and pharmacology; leukemia, bone tumors.

Pediatric Infectious Disease:
Warren A. Andiman, M.D., professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and public health; AIDS/ HIV.
Eugene D. Shapiro, M.D., professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and public health; Lyme disease.

Pediatric Rheumatology:
Paul L. McCarthy, M.D., professor of pediatrics; arthritis and juvenile arthritis.

Pediatric Surgery: Robert Touloukian, M.D., professor of surgery and pediatrics and in the Cancer Center; neonatal surgery, cancer surgery, and trauma.

Pediatrics: Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and in the Child Study Center; learning disorders, dyslexia.

Psychiatry:
Malcolm B. Bowers, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry; schizophrenia, psychopharmacology.
Thomas McGlashan, M.D., professor of psychiatry; schizophrenia, borderline personality disorders.
Kimberly A. Yonkers, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry; anxiety and mood disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Pulmonary Disease:
Lloyd Neal Friedman, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine; tuberculosis, critical care.
Richard Matthay, M.D., Boehringer Ingelheim professor of medicine; lung cancer.
Carrie Redlich, M.D., associate professor of medicine; occupational and environmental lung disease.
Carolyn Rochester, M.D., associate professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Radiation Oncology:
Bruce Haffty, M.D., professor of therapeutic radiology; breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer.

Surgery:
Ronald R. Salem, M.D., associate professor of surgery (oncology); cancer, liver transplant.
Robert Udelsman, M.D., Lampman Professor of Surgery and Oncology, chair of surgery, chief of surgery; parathyroid and adrenal minimally invasive surgery.

Thoracic Surgery:
John Elefteriades, M.D., professor of surgery, section chief, cardiothoracic surgery; heart transplant, aneurysm, coronary-artery surgery.
Gary Kopf, M.D., professor of surgery (cardiothoracic); cardiac surgery, adult and pediatric.

Urology:
Robert M. Weiss, M.D., professor of surgery (urology) and in the Cancer Center; pediatric urology.

Vascular Surgery:
Richard Gusberg, M.D., professor of surgery (general).

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