UK HealthCare Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America Listing for 2014

More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

The Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List.

In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.
In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The 2014 Best Doctors in America® from UK HealthCare and their specialty are:
Kenneth B. Ain, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Paul Angulo, Hepatology
Michael I. Anstead, Pediatric Specialist
Lowell Anthony, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Sanford M. Archer, Otolaryngology
Susanne M. Arnold, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Henrietta Salvilla Bada, Pediatric Specialist
Hubert O. Ballard, Pediatric Specialist
Terrence Barrett, Gastroenterology
Robert J. Bauman, Pediatric Specialist
Joseph R. Berger, Neurology
Rolando Berger, Critical Care Medicine
Louis Bezold, Pediatric Specialist
Peter James Blackburn, Ophthalmology
Christopher A. Boarman, Pediatrics
David C. Booth, Cardiovascular Disease
Edwin A. Bowe, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Specialist
Raeford E. Brown Jr., Pediatric Specialist
Franca Cambi, Neurology
Charles L. Campbell, Cardiovascular Disease
T. Shawn Caudill, Internal Medicine
Christopher P. DeSimone, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Philip A. DeSimone, Medical Oncology and Hematology
David J. DiSantis, Radiology
Dennis Doherty, Pulmonary Medicine
John H. Eichhorn, Anesthesiology
Eric D. Endean, Vascular Surgery
Deborah R. Erickso, Urology
B. Mark Evers, Surgery
Donna G. Grigsby, Pediatrics
John C. Gurley, Cardiovascular Disease
Michael D. Hagen, Family Medicine
Wendy Fetterman Hansen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sidney A. Houff, Neurology
Ardis Hoven, Infectious Disease
Dianna S. Howard, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Joseph A. Iocono, Pediatric Specialist
Mary Lloyd Ireland, Orthopaedic Surgery
Henry Iwinski, Pediatric Specialist
Gregory A. Jicha, Neurology
Darren Lee Johnson, Orthopaedic Surgery
Raleigh O. Jones, Otolaryngology
Jamshed F. Kanga, Pediatric Specialist
Edward J. Kasarskis, Neurology
Douglas G. Katz, Ophthalmology
Paul A. Kearney, Surgery, Critical Care Medicine
Sachin Kedar, Neurology
Philip A. Kern, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Mahesh R. Kudrim, Radiation Oncology
Cheri D. Landers, Pediatric Specialist
Philip B. Latham, Pediatrics
Robert W. Lightfoot, Rheumatology
Richard Lock, Anesthesiology
Grace F. Maguire, Pediatrics
Scott D. Mair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hartmut H. Malluche, Nephrology
Hanna W. Mawad, Nephrology
Ronald Charles McGarry, Radiation Oncology
Patrick C. McGrath, Surgical Oncology
Todd Milbrandt, Pediatric Specialist
Douglas A. Milligan, Obstetrics and Gynecology
David J. Minion, Vascular Surgery
David J. Moliterno, Cardiovascular Disease
Timothy W. Mullett, Thoracic Surgery
Kevin R. Nelson, Neurology
Nicholas J. Nickl III, Gastroenterology
M. Elizabeth Oates, Nuclear Medicine
John M. O'Brien Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hatim A. Omar, Pediatric Specialist
P. Andrew Pearson, Ophthalmology
Luis R. Pena, Gastroenterology
Luther C. Pettigrew Jr., Neurology
Barbara A. Phillips, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Andrew R. Pulito, Pediatric Specialist
Marcus E. Randall, Radiation Oncology
L. Raymond Reynolds, Endocrinology and Metabolism
John J. Rinehart, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Kimberly Ringley, Pediatrics
Edward H. Romond, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Sheila P. Sanders, Ophthalmology
B. Peter Sawaya, Nephrology
Douglas J. Schneider, Pediatric Specialist
Michael Sekela, Thoracic Surgery
Lori Shook, Pediatric Specialist
John Slevin, Neurology
David A. Sloan, Surgical Oncology
Charles D. Smith Jr., Neurology
Vincent L. Sorrell, Cardiovascular Disease
Carol Steltenkamp, Pediatrics
Julia C. Stevens, Pediatric Specialist
Dan L. Stewart, Pediatric Specialist
Stephen Strup, Urology
Lisa R. Tannock, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Vishwas R. Talwalkar, Pediatric Specialist
Alice C. Thornton, Infectious Disease
Phillip A. Tibbs, Neurological Surgery
Dale E. Toney, Internal Medicine
Fred Rand Ueland, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joseph Valentino, Otolaryngology
Craig Van Horne, Neurological Surgery
Woodford S. Van Meter, Ophthalmology
John R. van Nagell, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Henry C. Vasconez, Pediatric Specialist, Plastic Surgery
Lars M. Wagner, Pediatric Specialist
Carmel Wallace, Pediatrics
Thomas French Whayne Jr., Cardiovascular Disease
Peter Wong, Pediatrics
Michael H. Young, Infectious Disease
Thomas L. Young, Pediatrics
Khaled M. Ziada, Cardiovascular Disease
Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Surgery

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