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May 11 , 2010

CONTACT:  Rebecca Harmon, rebecca.harmon@tuhs.temple.edu



Included in Philadelphia magazine’s annual list of “Top Doctors” are 24 Temple University Hospital (TUH) physicians, each of whom holds a faculty appointment in Temple University School of Medicine.

The two dozen selected Temple “Top Docs” represent 17 different specialty services offered at Temple University Hospital -- including Cardiovascular, Diagnostic Radiology, Gastrointestinal,

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, May 2010
Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Otolaryngology, Neurology, Pulmonary, and Surgery (including the subspecialty areas of Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery).


Nominated by their professional peers, the Temple "Top Doctors" are:


S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD Neurology
Alfred Bove, MD, PhD Cardiovascular Disease
Gary Cohen, MD Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Gerard Criner, MD Pulmonary Disease
Daniel Dempsey, MD Surgery
Robert Fisher, MD Gastroenterology
Satoshi Furukawa, MD Thoracic Surgery
Sean Harbison, MD Surgery
Glenn Isaacson, MD Otolaryngology
Douglas Laske, MD Neurosurgery
Christopher Loftus, MD Neurosurgery
Bennett Lorber, MD Infectious Disease
Kenneth Mangan, MD Hematology
James McClurken, MD Thoracic Surgery
Santiago Munoz, MD Gastroenterology
A.  Koneti Rao, MD Hematology
William Reinus, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Joel Richter, MD Gastroenterology
Andrew Roberts, MD Vascular Surgery
John Rombeau, MD Colorectal Surgery
Ellen Tedaldi, MD Internal Medicine
Joseph Thoder, MD

Hand Surgery

John Travaline, MD Pulmonary Disease
F. Todd Wetzel, MD Orthopaedic Surgery


“We are proud of the well deserved recognition given to these outstanding Temple doctors, who reflect the quality of care and comprehensive specialty services that Temple University Hospital is privileged to provide to the communities it serves – from our immediate neighbors in Philadelphia to our extended neighbors in the tri-state region,” said Sandy Gomberg, RN, MSN, Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital.

“Such independent recognition of Temple’s clinical excellence is a testament to not only the individual specialists cited, but to the comprehensive nature of advanced medicine and research for which Temple physicians are known,” added John M. Daly, MD, Dean of the Temple University School of Medicine.


The complete list of "Top Doctors" can be viewed on phillymag.com.