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August 27, 2004|Volume 33, Number 1















Yale physicians named 'top doctors'
by colleagues in magazine poll

New York Magazine has included 56 School of Medicine physicians on a list of the top doctors in the metropolitan area for 2004.

The university physicians' clinical practice is known as Yale Medical Group.

Spanning 36 specialties, from addiction psychiatry to vascular and interventional radiology, the list serves as a guide for patients seeking the best in medical care. To compile the list, New York Magazine collaborated with Castle Connolly Medical, a research and publishing company. Thousands of top physicians in the New York area completed a survey that asked them to nominate top doctors in almost every specialty. Castle Connolly then refined the list based on hundreds of interviews with leading specialists, chiefs of service and other hospital personnel, and published a guidebook "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area." The magazine list is a shorter version, designed to offer geographic balance for the magazine's readership and a broad specialty representation.

"Every year this list and the guidebook include many of our physicians in a wide variety of specialties," says Dr. David Lefell, director of Yale Medical Group and professor of dermatology and chief of dermatologic surgery at Yale. "Yale encourages excellence and innovation in our clinical practice and in many instances offers the most advanced care available. We are pleased that our work is recognized."

The specialties and the Yale Medical Group physicians on the list are:

Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Richard Schottenfeld, professor of psychiatry.

Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease). Dr. William Batsford, professor of internal medicine: cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology; Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine: coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, adult congenital heart disease; Dr. Barry Zaret, the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine, section chief internal medicine, cardiology, and professor of diagnostic radiology: nuclear cardiology, heart failure, coronary artery disease.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Robert King, professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center: Tourette's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder; Dr. James Leckman, the Nelson Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and professor of psychology and pediatrics: Tourette's syndrome, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder; Dr. Fred Volkmar, the Harris Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and in the Child Study Center: autism, Asperger's syndrome, pervasive development disorders.

Child Neurology. Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, professor of pediatrics, neurology, and in the Child Study Center: learning disorders, dyslexia.

Clinical Genetics. Dr. Maurice Mahoney, professor of genetics, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology: prenatal diagnosis, genetic counseling, metabolic disease, birth defects; Dr. Margretta Seashore, professor and director of medical studies genetics and professor pediatrics: genetic disorders, metabolic disease, mental retardation, congenital deformities, growth problems.

Dermatology. Dr. Irwin Braverman, professor of dermatology and member of the Yale Cancer Center: psoriasis, lupus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; Dr. Richard Edelson, director of the Yale Cancer Center, professor and chair of dermatology: immunologic skin diseases and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; Dr. David Leffell, professor of dermatology and surgery, otolaryngology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: Mohs surgery and melanoma.

Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Shirley McCarthy, professor of diagnostic radiology: abdominal imaging.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Dr. Robert Sherwin, the C.H.N. Long Professor of Internal Medicine: diabetes.

Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Leo Cooney Jr., the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine and section chief internal medicine, geriatrics: rheumatology; Dr. Mary Tinetti, the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine, professor of geriatrics and of epidemiology and public health: dementia.

Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Peter Schwartz, the John Slade Ely Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, section chief gynecology/oncology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: gynecological surgery.

Hematology. Dr. Thomas Duffy, professor of internal medicine, hematology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: Mast-cell diseases.

Infectious Disease. Dr. Vincent Quagliarello, professor of internal medicine, clinical director, infectious diseases: CNS infections.

Internal Medicine. Dr. Michele Barry, professor of medicine and public health, director of the Office of International Health: travel medicine, tropical diseases.

Maternal & Fetal Medicine. Dr. Joshua Copel, professor of obstetrics and gynecology: prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, high-risk pregnancies; Dr. Charles Lockwood, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology and member of the Yale Cancer Center: recurrent miscarriage, multiple gestation.

Medical Oncology. Dr. Vincent DeVita Jr., professor of internal medicine, medical oncology, and of epidemiology and public health, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease, breast cancer.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Richard Ehrenkranz, professor of pediatrics, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology neonatology, newborn nutrition; Dr. Ian Gross, professor and section chief of pediatric neonatology and of obstetrics and gynecology: respiratory diseases.

Nephrology. Dr. Peter Aronson, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, and of physiology: acid-base and electrolyte disorders.

Neurological Surgery. Dr. Joseph Piepmeier, the Nixdorff-German professor of neurosurgery and member of the Yale Cancer Center: neuro-oncology, brain and spinal cord tumors and brachytherapy; Dr. Dennis Spencer, the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and chair of neurosurgery: epilepsy surgery, brain tumors, Parkinson's, cellular replacement therapy.

Neurology. Dr. Lawrence Brass, professor of neurology and of epidemiology and public health: vascular neurology, transient ischemic attacks; Dr. Susan Spencer, professor of neurology: EEG, epilepsy.

Occupational Medicine. Dr. Mark Cullen, professor of internal medicine and director of occupational and environmental medicine.

Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Frederick Naftolin, director of the Yale University Center for Research in Reproductive Biology, head of reproductive Neuroscience Unit, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: menopause.

Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Gary Friedlaender, the Wayne O. Southwick Professor and chair of orthopedics and rehabilitation, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: bone tumors, arthritis and hip and knee replacement; Dr. Peter Jokl, vice chair and professor of orthopedics and chief section of sports medicine: knee surgery and sports medicine.

Otolaryngology. Dr. Clarence Sasaki, the Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery, section chief of otolaryngology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: head and neck cancer, voice, swallowing and sinus disorders.

Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. William Tamborlane, professor and section chief of pediatrics: diabetes.

Pediatric Infectious Disease. Dr. Warren Andiman, professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases and of epidemiology and public health: AIDS/ HIV; Dr. Robert Baltimore, professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases and epidemiology and public health: neonatal infections, hospital-acquired infections; Dr. Eugene Shapiro, professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and public health: Lyme disease, vaccines.

Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Sally Shaywitz, professor of pediatrics: learning disabilities, dyslexia.

Pediatric Rheumatology. Dr. Paul McCarthy, professor and section chief of pediatrics, clinical professor at the School of Nursing: lupus/SLE and vasculitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and dermatomyositis.

Psychiatry. Dr. Malcolm Bowers Jr., professor of psychiatry: schizophrenia, psychopharmacology; Dr. Kimberly Yonkers, associate professor of psychiatry: anxiety and mood disorders.

Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Richard Matthay, the Boehringer Ingelheim Professor of Internal Medicine: pulmonary, lung cancer, asthma, lupus/SLE, scleroderma, chronic obstructive lung disease; Dr. Carrie Redlich, associate professor of internal medicine and occupational medicine, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: occupational lung disease; Dr. Carolyn Rochester, associate professor of internal medicine: pulmonary, chronic obstructive lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and asthma.

Radiation Oncology. Dr. Bruce Haffty, professor of therapeutic radiology and member of the Yale Cancer Center: breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer.

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Dr. Pasquale Patrizio, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medical practice director, director of the Yale Fertility Center: female and male infertility and surgery, genetics of infertility, egg donation and surrogacy.

Rheumatology. Dr. Robert Schoen, clinical professor, internal medicine, arthritis, Lyme disease and osteoporosis.

Surgery. Dr. Ronald Salem, associate professor of surgery and oncology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: cancer surgery; Dr. Robert Udelsman, the Lampman Professor of Surgery and Oncology, chair and chief of surgery, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: parathyroid and minimally invasive surgery and thyroid surgery.

Thoracic Surgery. Dr. John Elefteriades, professor of surgery, section chief of cardiothoracic surgery: coronary-artery surgery, heart valve surgery; Dr. Gary Kopf, professor of surgery (cardiothoracic): cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

Urology. Dr. Robert Weiss, the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery, section chief of urology, and member of the Yale Cancer Center: pediatric urology, bladder cancer, prostate cancer.

Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Robert White, professor of diagnostic radiology: uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome and varicoceles/vascular malformations.


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