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

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

Annual list published in New Orleans Magazine’s August issue

One hundred thirty-six hospital affiliated 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

  • Dr. William Accousti: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Christopher Arcement: Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr. Patricia Arias Valencia: Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Diego Aviles: Pediatric Nephrology
  • Dr. Mary Brandt: Pediatric Surgery
  • Dr. Michael Brumund: Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. Theresa Dise: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Martin Drell: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Dr. George Ellis: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Kelly Gajewski: Pediatric Cardiiology
  • Dr. Ricardo Gomez: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Joseph Gonzales: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Mara Haseltine: Dermatology
  • Dr. Andrew King: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Reita Lawrence: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Aaron Martin: Pediatric Urology
  • Dr. Michael Moses: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. M. Nora Oates: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Kenneth Paris: Allergy & Immunology
  • Dr. Benjamin Peeler: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Dr. Timothy Pettit: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Dr. Christopher Roth: Pediatric Urology
  • Dr. Matthew Stark: Pathology
  • Dr. Ann Tilton: Child Neurology
  • Dr. Maria Weimer: Child Neurology
  • Dr. Charles Zeenah: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

East Jefferson General Hospital

  • Dr. Luis Arencibia: Family Medicine
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bucher: Dermatology
  • Dr. Vernon Carriere Jr.: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. George Catinis: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Joseph Crapanzano: Pain Medicine
  • Dr. George Ellis: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Timothy Finney: Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Robert Greer: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Mara Haseltine: Dermatology
  • Dr. Richard Karlin: Surgery
  • Dr. Stephen LaCour: Urology
  • Dr. Ronald Landry: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Jill Lindberg: Nephrology
  • Dr. John Lindsey: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Eric Lonseth: Pain Medicine
  • Dr. Sean Mayfield: Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dr. Archibald Melcher: Neurology
  • Dr. Stephen Metzinger: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Chad Millet: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Paul Monsour: Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. Joseph Murray: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
  • Dr. Field Ogden: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Nicole Elaine Rogers: Dermatology
  • Dr. Jennifer Silinsky: Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dr. Andrew Todd: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Patrick Waring: Pain Medicine

New Orleans East Hospital

  • Dr. Jan Cooper: Internal Medicine

Touro

  • Dr. Jameel Ahmed: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Murtuza Ali: Interventional Cardiology
  • Dr. John Barbara: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jennifer Bertsch: Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Davis Borne: Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Pui Cheng: Gynecological Oncology
  • Dr. Louis DuTriel: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Madelaine Feldman: Rheumatology
  • Dr. Vernilyn Juan: Family Medicine
  • Dr. Wendra Joshi: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Kamran Khoobehi: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Spencer Krane: Urology
  • Dr. Eugene Kukuy: Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Dr. Stephen LaCour: Urology
  • Dr. Reita Lawrence: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Christopher Lege: Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Paul Lelorier: Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Dr. Rebekah Lemann: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Betty Lo-Blais: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jesus Lovera: Neurology
  • Dr. Kevin Martinez: Pain Medicine
  • Dr. M. Nora Oates: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Piotr Olejniczak: Neurology
  • Dr. Rebecca Perret: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Janet Ross: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Jennifer Silinsky: Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dr. Frank Smart: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Scott Sonnier: Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Raju Thomas: Urology
  • Dr. Christopher Trahan: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck: Urology
  • Dr. Donna Waters: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Sean Weiss: Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Frank Wilklow: Interventional Cardiology
  • Dr. Felton Winfield: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Ellen Zakris: Radiation Oncology

University Medical Center

  • Dr. Jameel Ahmed: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Erin Boh: Dermatology
  • Dr. Brian Boulmay: Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Frank Cullichia: Neurology
  • Dr. Bennet deBoisblanc: Pulmonology
  • Dr. Paul Gladden: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Shams Halat: Pathology
  • Dr. Jeon Hoonbae: Surgery
  • Dr. Leah Jacob: Dermatology
  • Dr. Hoonbae Jeon: Surgery
  • Dr. Colleen Johnson: Cardiac Electorophysiology
  • Dr. Wendra Joshi: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Mary Killackey: Surgery
  • Dr. Stephen Kantrow: Pulmonary Disease
  • Dr. Stephen LaCour: Urology
  • Dr. Joseph Lasky: Pulmonary Disease
  • Dr. Keith LeBlanc: Dermatology
  • Dr. Paul Lelorier: Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Dr. Betty Lo-Blais: Pediatrics
  • Dr. Christopher Marrero: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Richard Marshall: Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Dr. Shawn McKinney: Surgery
  • Dr. Rebecca Metzinger: Opthalmology
  • Dr. Andrea Murina: Dermatology
  • Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Piotr Olejniczak: Neurology
  • Dr. Danrad Raman: Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr. Daniel Raines: Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Judd Shellito: Pulmonary Disease
  • Dr. Frank Smart: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Bradley Spieler: Diagnostic Radiology
  • Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire: Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Erica Tate: Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Richard Tejedor: Pulmonary Disease
  • Dr. Raju Thomas : Urology
  • Dr. Ellen Zakris: Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. Robert Zura: Orthopaedic Surgery

West Jefferson General Hospital

  • Dr. Pui Cheng: Gynecological Oncology
  • Dr. Frank Cullicchia: Neurological Surgery
  • Dr. James Ellis: Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Jon Ryan Glass: Urology
  • Dr. Matthew Grimm: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Edmund Kerut: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Stephen Laguardia: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dr. Joseph Murray: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
  • Dr. John Steck: Neurological Surgery
  • Dr. Scott Tucker: Orthopaedic Surgery