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128 LCMC Health doctors named “Best Doctor” in their field

128 LCMC Health doctors named “Best Doctor” in their field

Annual list published in New Orleans Magazine’s August issue

One hundred twenty-eight doctors from across the LCMC Health system have been named to New Orleans Magazine’s annual list of “Best Doctors.” Published in the August issue, the physicians were nominated and voted on by their peers.

The editors of New Orleans Magazine partners with Best Doctors, Inc.®, a global health company headquartered in Boston, which, according to the company, serves more than 40 million users in every major region of the world and works with the best four percent of doctors practicing in the United States to find the right diagnoses and treatment plans. Doctors are evaluated by their peers nationwide – not just by doctors in their community.

Best Doctors® contacts each doctor on the list from the previous year and asks the same question: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, and you couldn’t treat them yourself, to whom would you refer them?” Every doctor has the opportunity both to comment (confidentially) on the other doctors included in his or her specialty and related specialties, and to make additional nominations. As new names are added to the pool, each undergoes the same peer-evaluation process.

Physicians included are as follows, as listed by hospital:

Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Dr. William Accousti, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Arcement, Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Diego Aviles, Pediatric Nephrology

Dr. John Barbara, Pediatrics

Dr. Michael Brummund, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Stuart Chalew, Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. George Ellis, Ophthalmology

Dr. H. Sprague Eustis, Ophthalmology

Dr. Kelly Gajewski, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Ricardo Gomez, Pediatrics

Dr. Joseph Gonzales, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Marie Haseltine, Dermatology

Dr. Andrew King, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Reita Lawrence, Pediatrics

Dr. Michael Moses, Plastic Surgery

Dr. M. Nora Oates, Pediatrics

Dr. Kenneth Paris, Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Timothy Pettitt, Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Poole, Dermatology

Dr. Christopher Roth, Pediatric Urology

Dr. Ernest Siwik, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Ann Tilton, Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Andrew Todd, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Maria Weimer, Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Lolie Yu, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

New Orleans East Hospital

Dr. Jan Cooper, Internal Medicine

Touro

Dr. James Ahmed, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Murtuza Ali, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. John Barbara, Pediatrics

Dr. Jennifer Bertsch, Family Medicine

Dr. David Borne, Internal Medicine

Dr. Michael Brummund, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Louis DuTriel, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. George Ellis, Ophthalmology

Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Rheumatology

Dr. Eric Finley, Dermatology

Dr. Timothy Finney, Sports Medicine

Dr. Kelly Gajewski, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Kyle Happel, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Wayne Hellstrom, Urology

Dr. Deidre Hooper, Dermatology

Dr. Anand Irimpen, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. David Jansen, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Virendra Joshi, Gastroenterology

Dr. Vernilyn Juan, Family Medicine

Dr. Margie Kahn, Urogynecology

Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, Plastic Surgery

Dr. L Spencer Krane, Urology

Dr. Peter Krause, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Eugene Kukuy, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Stephen LaCour, Urology

Dr. Reita Lawrence, Pediatric

Dr. Christopher Lege, Family Medicine

Dr. Paul LeLorier, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Rebekah Lemann, Gastroenterology

Dr. Jesus Lovera, Neurology

Dr. Peter Lu, Reproductive Endocrinology

Dr. Christopher Marrero, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Martinez, Pain Management

Dr. Sean Mayfield, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Mary Oates, Pediatrics

Dr. Piotr Olejniczak, Neurology

Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan, Opthalmology

Dr. Kenneth Paris, Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Rebecca Perret, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Gabriella Pridjuan, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Dr. Daniel Raines, Gastroenterology

Dr. Janet Ross, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Christopher Roth, Pediatric Urology

Dr. Belinda Sartor, Reproductive Endocrinology

Dr. Richard Sherman, Dermatology

Dr. Jennifer Silinsky, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Margarita Silio, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Dr. Ernest Siwik, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Frank Smart, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Scott Sonnier, Medical Oncology

Dr. Raju Thomas, Urology

Dr. Andrew Todd, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Trahan, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Scott Tucker, Orthopaedics

Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, Urology

Dr. Donna Waters, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Sean Weiss, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Frank Wilklow, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Felton Winfield, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Matthew Wise, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Royce Yount, Cardiology

Dr. Ellen Zakris, Radiation Oncology

University Medical Center New Orleans

Dr. John Affronti, Gastroenterology

Dr. Jameel Ahmed, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Murtuza Ali, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Bret Alper, Nephrology

Dr. Erin Boh, Dermatology

Dr. David Borne, Internal Medicine

Dr. Bridget Collins-Burrow, Medical Oncology

Dr. Frank Culicchia, Neurology

Dr. Raman Danrad, Radiology

Dr. Bennett De Boisblanc, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Chi Dola, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Dr. John England, Neurology

Dr. Vivian Fonseca, Endocrinology

Dr. Paul Friedlander, Otolaryngology

Dr. Paul Gladden, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kyle Happel, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Wayne Hellstrom, Urology

Dr. Robert Hendel, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Eduardo Herrera, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. John Hunt, Surgery

Dr. Hoombae Jeon, Surgery

Dr. Anand Irimpen, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Colleen Johnson, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Virendra Joshi, Gastroenterology

Dr. Margie Kahn, Urogynecology

Dr. Enad Kandi, Surgery

Dr. Stephen Kantrow, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Mary Killackey, Surgery

Dr. I. Spencer Krane, Urology

Dr. Peter Krause, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Eugene Kukuy, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Stephen Lacour, Urology

Dr. Joseph Lasky, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Brian Lee, Dermatology

Dr. Paul Lelorier, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Betty Lo-Blais, Pediatrics

Dr. Christopher Marrero, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Carol Mason, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Rebecca Metzinger, Ophthalmology

Dr. David Mushatt, Infectious Disease

Dr. Piiotr Olejniczak, Neurology

Dr. Nereida Parada, Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Gabriella Pridjan, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Dr. Daniel Raines, Gastroenterology

Dr. Felix Savoie, Sports Medicine

Dr. John Schiefein, Infectious Disease

Dr. Frank Smart, Cardiology

Dr. Bradley Spieler, Radiology

Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, Plastic Surgery

Dr. John Steck, Neurology

Dr. Richard Tejedor, Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Raju Thomas, Urology

Dr. Ellen Zakris, Radiation Oncology

Dr. Robert Zura, Orthopaedic Surgery

West Jefferson Medical Center

Dr. Frank Culicchia, Neurology

Dr. James Ellis, Medical Oncology

Dr. Jon Ryan Glass, Urology

Dr. Matthew Grimm, Orthopaedics

Dr. Edmund Kerut, Cardiology

Dr. Stephen LaGuardia, Cardiology

Dr. Joseph Murray, Endocrinology

Dr. John Steck, Neurology

Dr. Marideli Scanlan, Endocrinology

Dr. Malachi Sheahan, Vascular Surgery