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February 12, 2013


Best Doctors 2013

Eighty-five (85) Temple physicians have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn a spot on the prestigious list compiled and published by Best Doctors, Inc®. The physicians on this year's list practice at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus, Jeanes Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.


The doctors named to the "Best Doctors" list were nominated by fellow physicians and selected through a peer-review process. "Best Doctors" are recognized for providing the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions.


"We are proud of the 85 Temple physicians to be named among the best doctors in the nation," said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine. "These physicians and the more than two dozen specialties they represent are a reflection of the high quality of care Temple patients receive."


The 85 Temple "Best Doctors" are as follows (shown in alphabetical order).

  • Abbas E. Abbas, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Reneé Alvarez, Jr., MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephen C. Aronoff, MD, MBA, Pediatrics
  • Paul J. Bandini, Jr., MD, Gastroenterology
  • Steven Berney, MD, Rheumatology
  • Randal R. Betz, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Martin Black, MD, Hepatology
  • Richard Bleicher, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Guenther Boden, MD, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Marcia Boraas, MD, Surgery
  • Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michael Bromberg, MD, PhD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Robert A. Burger, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Barbara A. Burtness, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Adam Cohen, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Howard A. Cohen, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Steven J. Cohen, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Harry S. Cooper, MD, Pathology
  • Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • Gilbert E. D'Alonzo, DO, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • William G. DeLong, Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Peter A. DeMaria, Jr., MD, FASAM, Psychiatry
  • William R. Dubin, MD, Psychiatry
  • Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, MS, FACC, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA, Surgical Oncology
  • David W. Essex, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Barry Evans, MD, Pediatric Specialist
  • Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Robert S. Fisher, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Frank K. Friedenberg, MD, MSEpi, Gastroenterology
  • Susan Gersh, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Lori J. Goldstein, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Richard E. Greenberg, MD, Urology
  • Oleh Haluszka, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Shelly B. Hayes, MD, Radiation Oncology
  • Enrique Hernandez, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Brenda J. Horwitz, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Eric M. Horwitz, MD, Radiation Oncology
  • Gary R. Hudes, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Mercedes P. Jacobson, MD, Neurology
  • Charles A. Jungreis, MD, Radiology
  • Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Thoracic Surgery
  • Lawrence Kaplan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Rosalind Kaplan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Earl D. King, MD, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • Thomas R. Klumpp, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Samuel L. Krachman, DO, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
  • Benjamin Krevsky, MD, MPH, Gastroenterology
  • R. Tim Lachman, MD, Neurology
  • Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine
  • Joe Lex, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Karen Lin, MD, MPH, FACP, Internal Medicine
  • Bennett Lorber, MD, DSc, Infectious Disease
  • Ian B. Maitin, MD, MBA, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Kenneth F. Mangan, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Dimitrios S. Mastrogiannis, MD, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Malini S. Mathur, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Alan H. Maurer, MD, Nuclear Medicine
  • Michael M. Millenson, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Mark Morgan, MD, FACOG, FACS, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Beth Moughan, MD, Pediatrics
  • Ray A. Moyer, MD, Orthpaedic Surgery
  • Santiago J. Munoz, MD, Hepatology
  • Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Henry P. Parkman, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Michel A. Pontari, MD, Urology
  • A. Koneti Rao, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Andrew B. Roberts, MD, Vascular Surgery
  • Ronald N. Rubin, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Sara J. Sirna. MD, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA, Gastroenterology
  • Robert M. Steiner, MD, Radiology
  • Ellen M. Tedaldi, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Neal S. Topham, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgery
  • Michael Unger, MD, FACP, FCCP, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, Urology, Surgical Oncology
  • Colleen Veloski, MD, FACE, ECNU, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Margaret von Mehren, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • James C. Watson, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
  • Michael M. Weinik, DO, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • F. Todd Wetzel, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery