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May 5, 2011


Twenty-five Temple physicians – each of whom holds a faculty appointment in Temple University School of Medicine – have been included in Philadelphia magazine's 2011 "Top Doctors" list.

The list is compiled by a healthcare and research information company that
reviews educational and professional experience of candidates and polls
physicians and medical leadership of hospitals to identify those physicians who
are most highly regarded by their peers.

This year’s 25 selected Temple "Top Docs" cover a broad array of specialty
services offered at Temple University Hospital – including Cardiovascular,
Diagnostic Radiology, Gastrointestinal, Gynecological Oncology, Hematology,
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Pulmonary,
and Surgery (including the subspecialty areas of Colon and Rectal Surgery,
General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Thoracic
Surgery, and Vascular Surgery) and Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

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

  • S. Ausim Azizi, MD, Neurology
  • Alfred A. Bove, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gary S. Cohen, MD, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Gerard J. Criner, MD, Pulmonary Disease
  • Gilbert D’Alonzo, DO, Pulmonary Disease
  • Daniel Dempsey, MD, Surgery
  • Scott H. Faro, MD, Neuroradiology
  • Satoshi Furukawa, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Amy Goldberg, MD, Surgery
  • Sean P. Harbison, MD, Surgery
  • Enrique Hernandez, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Benjamin Krevsky, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Douglas W. Laske, MD, Neurological Surgery
  • Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Neurological Surgery
  • Bennett Lorber, MD, Infectious Disease
  • Kenneth F. Mangan, MD, Hematology
  • James B. McClurken, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Santiago J. Munoz, MD, Gastroenterology
  • William R. Reinus, MD, Diagnostic Radiology
  • Joel E. Richter, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Andrew B. Roberts, MD, Vascular Surgery
  • John L. Rombeau, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Ellen M. Tedaldi, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Joseph J. Thoder, MD, Hand Surgery
  • F. Todd Wetzel, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery

We are very proud of the acknowledgement given to these exceptional Temple
doctors, who reflect the quality of care and comprehensive specialty services that
Temple University Hospital provides to the communities it serves, both locally and
regionally. Just as their patients benefit significantly from their knowledge and
demonstrated dedication to quality care – so, too, does the medical community
at-large benefit from their many educational and research contributions.

This news is especially gratifying, coming on the heels of Temple University
Hospital being among the hospitals listed in the Philadelphia region in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever “Best Hospitals” metro area rankings. In achieving that
ranking, U.S. News identified 12 specialties at TUH as among the best in the