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Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2013

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors, 2013

Each year, Philadelphia Magazine compiles its "Top Doctors" list of the region's best physicians. The physicians at Penn Medicine always figure prominently on this list, and 2013 was no exception.

Congratulations to the 183 Penn physicians listed below who were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2013.

The May 2013 issue of Philadelphia Magazine is available on newsstands now.

Top Doctors By Specialty

Addiction Psychiatry

Doctor Specialty
Kyle M. Kampman, MD Addiction/Substance Abuse, Cocaine Addiction, Opiate Addiction, Alcohol Abuse

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Adolescent Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Janice K. Hillman, MD Eating Disorders

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Allergy & Immunology

Doctor Specialty
Andrea Apter, MD Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Drug Allergy
S. Michael Phillips, MD Allergy, Autoimmune Disease, Immunodeficiency Disorders
Benjamin P. Soule, MD Immune Deficiency

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Doctor Specialty
David J. Callans, MD Arrhythmias, Pacemakers
Joshua M. Cooper, MD Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Congenital Heart Disease
Francis E. Marchlinski, MD Pacemakers, Arrhythmias

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Cardiovascular Disease

Doctor Specialty
Susan C. Brozena, MD Transplant Medicine-Heart, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Disease in Women
Mariell L. Jessup, MD Congestive Heart Failure, Transplant Medicine-Heart
Frank E. Silvestry, MD Heart Valve Disease, Percutaneous Valve Repair, Echocardiography, Percutaneous ASD/PFO Closure
Harvey L. Waxman, MD Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Valve Disease
Ross R. Zimmer, MD Heart Failure, Transplant Medicine-Heart

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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Doctor Specialty
Anthony Rostain, MD, MA ADD/ADHD, Autism, Tourette's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome

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Clinical Genetics

Doctor Specialty
Reed E. Pyeritz, MD, PhD Marfan's syndrome, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, inherited disorders.

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Colon & Rectal Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Robert D. Fry, MD Colon & Rectal Cancer, Rectal Cancer/Sphincter Preservation, Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Disorders
Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD Colon & Rectal Cancer, Rectal Cancer/Sphincter Preservation, Colon & Rectal Cancer-Hereditary

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Dermatology

Doctor Specialty
Glen H. Crawford, MD Occupational Skin Diseases, Laser Surgery, Contact Dermatitis
William D. James, MD Contact Dermatitis, Acne, Rosacea, Travel-Related Disorders
Alain H. Rook, MD Cutaneous Lymphoma, Immune Deficiency-Skin Disorders, Mycosis Fungoides, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
John R. Stanley, MD Blistering Diseases, Pemphigus
Victoria P. Werth, MD Autoimmune Disease, Lupus/SLE, Connective Tissue Disorders, Blistering Diseases

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Diagnostic Radiology

Doctor Specialty
Beverly G. Coleman, MD, FACR Abdominal Imaging, Ultrasound
Emily F. Conant, MD Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, Interventional Radiology
Warren B. Gefter, MD Thoracic Imaging
John Bruce Kneeland, MD CT Scan, Ultrasound
Wallace T. Miller, Jr., MD Thoracic Imaging

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Doctor Specialty
Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH Thyroid Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy, Thyroid Ultrasound
Mark H. Schutta, MD Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Hypoglycemia
Peter J. Snyder, MD Pituitary Tumors, Reproductive Endocrinology-Male, Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Family Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Richard A. Neill, MD Hypertension, Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Women's Health, Viral Infections
David E. Nicklin, MD Preventive Medicine

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Gastroenterology

Doctor Specialty
Craig A. Aronchick, MD Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer Screening
Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD Pancreatic/Biliary Endoscopy (ERCP), Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett's Esophagus
Timothy C. Hoops, MD Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopy, Cancer Risk Assessment
Michael L. Kochman, MD Endoscopy, Pancreatic/Biliary Endoscopy (ERCP), Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Disease
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
William H. Lipshutz, MD Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's, Colonoscopy, Esophageal Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
David C. Metz, MD Peptic Acid Disorders, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

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Geriatric Medicine

Doctor Specialty
John M. Bruza, MD  
Joan Weinryb, MD Nutrition, Wound Healing/Care, Geriatric Functional Assessment, Palliative Care

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Geriatric Psychiatry

Doctor Specialty
Joel E. Streim, MD Psychiatry in Physical Illness, Psychiatric Barriers to Physical Rehab, Alzheimer's Disease, Behavioral Problems in Dementia

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Gynecologic Oncology

Doctor Specialty
Thomas C. Randall, MD Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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Hand Surgery

Doctor Specialty
David J. Bozentka, MD Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Elbow Surgery

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Hematology

Doctor Specialty
Charles S. Abrams, MD Bleeding/Coagulation Disorders, Thrombotic Disorders
Jack Goldberg, MD Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma
David L. Porter, MD Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lymphoma, Gene Therapy
Stephen J. Schuster, MD Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Transplant

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Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Joseph Straton, MD, MSCE Palliative Care, Frail Elderly, Geriatric Functional Assessment, Pain Management

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Infectious Disease

Doctor Specialty
Emily A. Blumberg, MD Infections-Transplant
Ian Frank, MD AIDS/HIV
Jay R. Kostman, MD AIDS/HIV, HIV-Gastrointestinal Complications, Hepatitis C
John J. Stern, MD Travel Medicine

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Robert K. Cato, MD  
Michael D. Cirigliano, MD Complementary Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health
Jack Ende, MD  
Allison Oler, MD Women's Health, Heart Disease in Women, Preventive Medicine
Daniel J. Rader, MD Cholesterol/Lipid Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, Metabolic Disorders
Matthew H. Rusk, MD  

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Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP Primary Care, Sports Medicine

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Interventional Cardiology

Doctor Specialty
Gene Chang, MD Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty & Stent Placement
Howard C. Herrmann, MD Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty & Stent Placement, Heart Valve Disease, Atrial Septal Defect

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Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Robert Debbs, DO, FACOG Pregnancy-High Risk, Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy, Genetic Disorders, Lupus/SLE in Pregnancy
Jack Ludmir, MD Pregnancy-High Risk, DES-Exposed Females, Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy
Samuel I. Parry, MD Pregnancy-High Risk, Premature Labor, Infections in Pregnancy, Fetal Ultrasound

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Medical Oncology

Doctor Specialty
Roger B. Cohen, MD Head & Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Drug Discovery & Development, Clinical Trials
Susan M. Domchek, MD Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Genetics, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Tracey L. Evans, MD Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancers
Kevin R. Fox, MD Breast Cancer, Lymphedema
John H. Glick, MD Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's
David H. Henry, MD AIDS Related Cancers
Corey J. Langer, MD Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancers
David M. Mintzer, MD Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Palliative Care, Hematology
Lynn M. Schuchter, MD Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Clinical Trials
Arthur Staddon, MD Sarcoma
Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant, Leukemia & Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Amyloidosis
David J. Vaughn, MD Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer

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Nephrology

Doctor Specialty
Jeffrey Scott Berns, MD Kidney Disease-Chronic, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension
Raphael Cohen, MD Hypertension, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Fluid/Electrolyte Balance, Kidney Disease-Chronic
Joel David Glickman, MD, FACP Dialysis Care, Kidney Disease-Chronic
Sidney M. Kobrin, MD Dialysis Care, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Hypertension
Michael Rudnick, MD Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure-Acute
Raymond R. Townsend, MD Hypertension-Complex, Renal Artery Stenosis, Kidney Disease-Chronic

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Neurological Surgery

Doctor Specialty
M. Sean Grady, MD Cerebrovascular Surgery, Aneurysm-Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain Injury-Traumatic, Pituitary Tumors, Skull-Based Tumors
John Y.K. Lee, MD Brain Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery
Donald M. O'Rourke, MD Neuro-Oncology, Brain Tumors, Spinal Disorders
William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS Spinal Surgery
Eric L. Zager, MD Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery

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Neurology

Doctor Specialty
Lauren B. Elman, MD Neuromuscular Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Scott E. Kasner, MD CCerebrovascular Disease, Stroke
Leo F. McCluskey, MD, MBE Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Matthew B. Stern, MD Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders, Botox Therapy

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Neuro-ophthalmology

Doctor Specialty
Grant T. Liu, MD Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Neuroradiology

Doctor Specialty
Linda Bagley, MD Interventional Neuroradiology
Robert W. Hurst, MD Interventional Neuroradiology, Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Stent Placement, Intracranial Angioplasty & Stent
Laurie A. Loevner, MD Head & Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brain Tumor Imaging, Spinal Tumor Imaging

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Doctor Specialty
Mathew N. Beshara, MD Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Obstetrics
Samantha M. Pfeifer, MD Infertility-Female, Endometriosis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Congenital Anomalies-Gynecologic
Victor A. Zachian, MD, FACOG Gynecology Only, Colposcopy, Pap Smear Abnormalities, Uterine Fibroids

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Ophthalmology

Doctor Specialty
Alexander J. Brucker, MD Retinal Disorders, Macular Degeneration
Roberta E. Gausas, MD Orbital Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery
Stephen E. Orlin, MD Cataract Surgery, Corneal Disease & Surgery, Refractive Surgery

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Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Craig Israelite, MD Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma
Frederick S. Kaplan, MD Bone Disorders-Metabolic, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiv FOP, Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia POH
John D. Kelly, IV, MD Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Rotator Cuff Surgery
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS Toe-to-Hand Transfer, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Keith L. Wapner, MD Foot & Ankle Surgery, Tendon Surgery, Arthritis

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Otolaryngology

Doctor Specialty
Soo Kim Abboud, MD Sjogren's Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Ara A. Chalian, MD Head & Neck Cancer, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Thyroid Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery-Face
Oren Friedman, MD Facial Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Facial Paralysis, Trauma
David W. Kennedy, MD Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Tumors of the Nose and Angiofibroma
Natasha Mirza, MD Vocal Cord Disorders, Voice Disorders, Laryngeal Disorders, Swallowing Disorders
Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD Head & Neck Cancer, Sinus Tumors, Skull Base Tumors
Erica R. Thaler, MD Apnea/Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Disorders/Surgery
Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, FACS Head & Neck Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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Pathology

Doctor Specialty
Adam Bagg, MD Hematopathology, Leukemia & Lymphoma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes
John J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology, Sarcoma
Franz Fogt, MD Gastrointestinal Pathology, Ophthalmic Pathology
Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD Endocrine Cancers, Thyroid Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer

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Pediatrics

Doctor Specialty
MaryAnn B. McSorley, MD Child Development, Psychoanalysis

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Louis P. Bucky, MD Cosmetic Surgery-Face, Cosmetic Surgery-Breast, Liposuction & Body Contouring, Breast Reconstruction
Benjamin Chang, MD Hand Surgery, Melanoma, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Hand Surgery
David W. Low, MD Microsurgery, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Cleft Palate/Lip
Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS Breast Reconstruction, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

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Psychiatry

Doctor Specialty
Steven E. Arnold, MD Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Disorders, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment-Mild
Edward S. Brodkin, MD Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders
Jonathan M. Raines, MD Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosomatic Disosrders
Michael Edward Thase, MD Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Depression

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Pulmonary Disease

Doctor Specialty
Vivek Ahya, MD Transplant Medicine-Lung, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Jason D. Christie, MD, MS Transplant Medicine-Lung, Lung Disease, Critical Care
Joel L. Deitz, MD Respiratory Failure, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), Cough, Critical Care
John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD Diagnostic Problems, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
Robert M. Kotloff, MD Transplant Medicine-Lung, Lung Disease-Complex, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Maryl Kreider, MD, MSCE Interstitial Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, Beryllium-induced Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Allan I. Pack, MD, PhD Sleep Disorders/Apnea
Harold I. Palevsky, MD Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Thromboembolic Disorders
Milton D. Rossman, MD Beryllium-induced Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Richard J. Schwab, MD, DABSM Sleep Disorders/Apnea
Daniel Sterman, MD Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Gene Therapy
Gregory Tino, MD Interstitial Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Radiation Oncology

Doctor Specialty
Gary M. Freedman, MD Breast Cancer
Stephen M. Hahn, MD Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Photodynamic Therapy
James Metz, MD Gastrointestinal Cancer, Brachytherapy

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Reproductive Endocrinology

Doctor Specialty
Steven J. Sondheimer, MD Infertility-Female, Infertility-IVF, Endometriosis

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Rheumatology

Doctor Specialty
Peter A. Merkel, MD, MHS Vasculitis, Scleroderma, Temporal Arteritis
Nora Sandorfi, MD Sjögren's Syndrome, Scleroderma, Osteoporosis
Frederick B. Vivino, MD, FACR Sjögren's syndrome.
Joan M. Von Feldt, MD Lupus/SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Sports Medicine

Doctor Specialty
Brian J. Sennett, MD Arthroscopic Surgery, Cartilage Damage, Sports Injuries, Upper Extremity Trauma

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Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Brian J. Czerniecki, MD, PhD Breast Cancer & Surgery, Sentinel Node Surgery, Melanoma, Immunotherapy
Daniel T. Dempsey, MD Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obesity/Bariatric Surgery, Esophageal Surgery
Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD, FACS Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder & Biliary Disease, Cancer Genetics
Douglas L. Fraker, MD Thyroid, Melanoma, Endocrine Surgery, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma
Matt L. Kirkland, MD, FACS Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Obesity/Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Kenric M. Murayama, MD, FACS Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Obesity/Bariatric Surgery
Kim M. Olthoff, MD Transplant-liver-adult and pediatric, liver and biliary surgery, liver cancer.
Dahlia Sataloff, MD Breast Cancer, Breast Disease
Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD Transplant Surgery, Transplant-Liver, Hepatobiliary Surgery
Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Michael A. Acker, MD Transplant-Heart, Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Coronary Artery Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD Aortic Surgery-Complex, Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic Thoracic Reconstruction
Joseph S. Friedberg, MD Mesothelioma, Pleural Disease, Lung Cancer, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
W. Clark Hargrove, III, MD Mitral Valve Robotic Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
John C. Kucharczuk, MD Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Chest Wall Tumors, Mediastinal Tumors
Vincent E. Lotano, MD Lung Surgery, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sarcoma
Taine T.V. Pechet, MD Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), Interventional Bronchoscopy
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), Endovascular Stent Grafts

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Transplant Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Kim M. Olthoff, MD Transplant-Liver-Adult & Pediatric, Liver & Biliary Surgery, Liver Cancer, Transplant-Pancreas

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Urogynecology

Doctor Specialty
Lily Arya, MD, MS Uro-Gynecology, Pelvic Reconstruction

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Urology

Doctor Specialty
David I. Lee, MD Prostate Cancer/Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
S. Bruce Malkowicz, MD Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Gene Therapy
Keith N. Van Arsdalen, MD Infertility-Male, Varicocele Microsurgery, Urologic Cancer, Vasectomy Reversal

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Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Doctor Specialty
Richard Shlansky-Goldberg, MD Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Varicocele Embolization, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Michael C. Soulen, MD Liver Cancer/Chemoembolization, Kidney Cancer, Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation
S. William Stavropoulos, MD Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Varicocele Embolization and IVC Filters
Scott O. Trerotola, MD Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Varicocele Embolization

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Vascular Surgery

Doctor Specialty
Keith D. Calligaro, MD Aneurysm-Abdominal & Thoracic Aortic, Carotid Artery Disease, Varicose Veins, Aortic Stent Grafts
Matthew J. Dougherty, MD Endovascular Stent Grafts, Aneurysm, Dialysis Access, Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
Ronald M. Fairman, MD Aneurysm-Aortic, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Carotid Artery Surgery, Aneurysm-Abdominal & Thoracic Aortic
Michael A. Golden, MD Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

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