Louisiana physicians named to prestigious 2013 Best Doctors in America list

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 1:00am

Physicians affiliated with hospitals of the LSU Health Care Services Division appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

These LSU doctors are at the Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, University Medical Center in Lafayette and W. O. Moss Regional Medical Center in Lake Charles.

Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of over 47,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in 45 specialties and over 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc., evaluates the review results and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment. The LSU Health Care Services Division experts listed in the database include world-class specialists in areas necessary for the provision of care in a first-rate graduate medical education hospital system.

Below is a list of LSU HCSD physicians recognized by Best Doctors:

Earl K. Long Medical Center

Moises Arriaga - Otolaryngology
Stephen Brierre - Pulmonology and Critical Care
Robert Sidney - Fields Radiation Oncology
Faith Hansbrough - Pediatric Specialist
Jolene K. Johnson - Endocrinology and Metabolism
Sheldon Ashley Johnson - Radiation Oncology
Ronnie Edwin Mathews - Hand Surgery
Daniel Wehrmann Nuss - Otolaryngology
Judd E. Patten- Medical Oncology and Hematology
Anna Maria Pou - Otolaryngology
John Armstead Thomas - Orthopaedic Surgery
Rohan R. Walvekar - Otolaryngology
Interim LSU Public Hospital

Juzar Ali - Pulmonary Medicine
C. Barrett Alldredge - Otolaryngology
Hans Christoph Andersson - Medical Genetics and Pediatric Specialist
Ramesh S. Ayyala - Ophthalmology
Vecihi Batuman - Nephrology
Marcelo Blaya - Medical Oncology and Hematology
Patricia S. Braly - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert Stephen Bulat - Gastroenterology
Rebecca Adair Clark - Infectious Disease
Randall Douglas Craver - Pathology and Pediatric Specialist
Philip J. Daroca, Jr. - Pathology
Patrice Delafontaine - Cardiovascular Disease
Chi P. Dola - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hosea Joseph Doucet III - Pediatrics
Jane M. S. El-Dahr - Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Specialist
Luis R. Espinoza - Allergy and Immunology and Rheumatology
Paul L. Friedlander - Otolaryngology
David Lucas Glancy - Cardiovascular Disease
Melvin Herman Gold, Jr. - Gastroenterology
Robert Allen Gordon - Pediatric Specialist
W. Scott Griffies - Psychiatry
Michael Edward Hagensee - Infectious Disease
Stanley Martin Hall - Pediatric Specialist
Mara A. Haseltine - Dermatology
Roland Benton Hawkins - Radiation Oncology
Robert Lee Hopkins - Pediatric Specialist
John Patrick Hunt III - Surgery
Stephen Phillips Kantrow - Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Alan David Kaye - Anesthesiology
Katherine M. Knight - Pediatrics
Rebecca Kruse-Jarres - Medical Oncology and Hematology
Kim Edward LeBlanc - Family Medicine
Brian David Lee - Dermatology
Donna M. Mancuso - Psychiatry
David H. Martin - Infectious Disease
Carol M. Mason - Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Elizabeth Innes McBurney - Dermatology
James Jude McKinnie - Cardiovascular Disease
Geraldine E. - Menard Internal Medicine
Joseph Matthew Miller, Jr. - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timothy Blake Molony - Otolaryngology
Theodorus Johannes Mulder - Pediatric Specialist
David Michael Mushatt - Infectious Disease
Lee T. Nesbitt, Jr. - Dermatology
William Proctor Newman III - Pathology
Piotr Wladyslaw Olejniczak - Neurology and Sleep Medicine
Guy R. Orangio - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Howard Joseph Osofsky - Psychiatry
Gholam Ali Peyman - Ophthalmology
Anna Maria Pou - Otolaryngology
Gabriella Pridjian - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert Winn Romero - Dermatology
Leonardo Seoane - Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine
Ricardo U. Sorensen - Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Specialist
Aluizio Roberto Stopa - Pediatric Specialist
Austin John Sumner - Neurology
Mack Anthony Thomas - Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology
L. Lee Tynes, Jr. - Psychiatry
Russell Barrett Van Dyke - Pediatric Specialist
Rohan R. Walvekar - Otolaryngology
Stephen M. Weimer - Pediatrics
Roy Samuel Weiner - Medical Oncology and Hematology
David Allen Welsh - Pulmonary Medicine
Daniel Keith Winstead - Psychiatry
Jack Christian Winters - Urology
Ellen (Elly) Zakris - Radiation Oncology and Pediatric Specialist
Charles Henry Zeanah - Pediatric Specialist
Joan Wojak - Radiology
Leonard J. Chabert - Medical Center
Lisa B. Bazzett - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard Louis Brooke - Pediatrics
Dayton William Daberkow II - Internal Medicine
Adela Pratt Dupont - Pediatrics
Mary Louise Eschete - Infectious Disease
Shaminder M. Gupta - Nephrology
Fred Eugenio Husserl - Nephrology
Bedford Nieves-Cruz - Pediatric Specialist
University Medical Center

John D. England - Neurology
Timothy David Faul - Anesthesiology
Daniel Joseph Frey - Surgery
Phillip V. Gordon - Pediatric Specialist
Kim Edward LeBlanc - Family Medicine
Michael Marble - Medical Genetics
Anna Maria Pou - Otolaryngology
Rohan R. Walvekar - Otolaryngology
W. O. Moss Regional Medical Center

Stephanie S. Richard - Pathology
John S. Van Hoose - Pathology 


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