27 UNC physicians named ‘top regional doctors’

Castle Connolly regional top doctors are those physicians who have been nominated by their peers - and deemed appropriate by Castle Connolly’s physician led research team - as being among the very best – the top 10 percent - of physicians in their specialty within their region.

Media contact:  Tom Hughes, (919) 966-6047, tahughes@unch.unc.edu

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Twenty-seven UNC Health Care physicians have been recognized as “top regional doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Castle Connolly regional top doctors are those physicians who have been nominated by their peers - and deemed appropriate by Castle Connolly’s physician led research team - as being among the very best – the top 10 percent - of physicians in their specialty within their region.

UNC’s 30 “top regional doctors” listed below are honored alongside the 59 UNC Health Care physicians that Castle Connolly included in its most recent “America’s Top Doctors” compilation.

Cardiovascular Disease – Paula F. Miller
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – L. Jarrett Barnhill
Child Neurology – Leslie Boyce, Carl Malanga, Michael Tennison, Spencer Weig
Clinical Genetics – Muge Gucsava-Calikoglu
Diagnostic Radiology – Lynn Fordham
Gastroenterology – Michael Fried
Gynecologic Oncology – Wesley Fowler, Linda Van Le
Internal Medicine – Timothy Carey
Medical Oncology – Stephen Bernard
Neurology – Nizar Chahin, Ana Felix
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Catherine Matthews
Pain Medicine – William Blau
Pediatric Endocrinology – Ali Calikoglu, Marsha Davenport
Pediatric Infectious Disease – Thomas Belhorn
Pediatric Surgery – William Adamson
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Joshua Alexander
Surgery – Keith Amos, Bruce Cairns
Thoracic Surgery – Benjamin Haithcock, Michael Mill
Vascular Surgery – William Marston

A physician-led team of researchers followed a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail surveys, telephone surveys and electronic ballots, the research team asked board certified physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to nominate highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Criteria developed by the Castle Connolly research team led to the final selection of those physicians most highly regarded by their peers in each specialty. The criteria used to determine physician eligibility for inclusion in the magazine: professional qualifications; education, residency, board certification, fellowships; professional reputation, hospital appointment, medical school faculty appointment, and experience. The physicians are grouped alphabetically by specialty and alphabetically within each specialty.


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