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Best Doctors in America 2018

Congratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2018. Of the 1,357 physicians on the list, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician. 

The Best Doctors in America is an online resource developed by Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors believes physicians are the most qualified to evaluate the experience and skill sets of other physicians. Physicians are asked "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, who would you choose?” Complete information about the selection process can be found at the Best Doctors web site.

This list is also published every August by St Louis Magazine.

Riad Raymond Azar, MD


Hilary M. Babcock, MD, MPH - Infectious Diseases

Richard G. Bach, MD - Cardiovascular Disease

Leonard B. Bacharier, MD - Allergy and Immunology

Maria Q. Baggstrom, MD - Medical Oncology/Hematology

Thomas C. Bailey, MD - Infectious Disease

Dennis Balfe, MD - Radiology

David T. Balzer, MD - Pediatric Specialist

Thomas J. Baranski, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine

Robert L. Barrack, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

Ernie-Paul Barrette, MD - Infectious Disease

Tom Bartholet, MD - Internal Medicine

Nancy L. Bartlett, MD - Medical Oncology

Michael Bavslik, MD - Internal Medicine

Susan B. Bayliss, MD - Dermatology

Michael Berk, MD - Internal Medicine

Mary E. Bertrand, MD- Pediatric Specialist

Sanjeev Bhalla, MD - Radiology

Anjali M. Bhorade, MD - Ophthalmology

Andrew J. Bierhals, MD - Radiology

Laura Bierut, MD - Psychiatry

Scott W. Biest, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joseph Billadello, MD - Cardiovascular

Ellen F. Binder, MD - Geriatric Medicine
Keith Brandt, MD - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Gregory H. Branham, MD - Facial Plastic Surgery

Richard D. Brasington, MD - Rheumatology

Alan C. Braverman, MD - Cardiology

Keith H. Bridwell, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

Robert Brophy, MD - Orthopedics

Angela L. Brown, MD - Cardiology (Hypertension)

George J. Broze, Jr., MD - Medical Oncology

L. Michael Brunt, MD - Surgical Oncology

Craig Buchman, MD - Otolarygology

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS - Orthopedic Surgery

Lorena Buffa, MD- Pediatrics

Arnold D. Bullock, MD- Urology


Cahill, Alison, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ryan Calfee, MD - Orthopedics

David Callahan, MD - Pediatric Neurology

Charles E. Canter, MD - Pediatrics

David A. Carpenter, MD - Neurology

David B. Carr, MD - Geriatric Medicine

Mario Castro, MD - Pulmonology

Murali Chakinala, MD - Pulmonary

William C. Chapman, MD - Surgery

Douglas M. Char, MD- Emergency Medicine

Alexander C. Chen, MD-Pulmonary Medicine

Michael Chicoine, MD - Neurological Surgery

Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD - Otolaryngology

Roberto Civitelli, MD- Endocrinology

David B. Clifford, MD - Neurology

John Clohisy, MD - Orthopedics

William Clutter, MD - Endocrinology and Metabolism

F. Sessions Cole, MD - Pediatrics

Laura Ann Colletti, MD- Internal Medicine

Anne M. Connolly, MD - Neurology

John Constantino, MD - Psychiatry

Charles Conway, MD - Psychiatry

Daniel H. Cooper, MD - Cardiovascular

Douglas Coplen, MD - Pediatric Urology

Lynn A. Cornelius, MD - Dermatology

Steven M. Couch, MD - Ophthalmology

Daniel Coyne, MD - Nephrology

Thomas E. Cox, MD - Anesthesiology

Jeffrey S. Crippin, MD - Gastroenterology

Pilar Cristancho, MD - Psychiatry

Anne H. Cross, MD - Neurology

DeWitte Talmadge Cross III, MD - Neuroradiology

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD - Internal Medicine

Susan Culican, MD - Ophthalmology

Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, MD

Philip E. Custer, MD - Ophthalmology

Amy E. Cyr, MD - Surgery


Marcie E. Garland, MD - Psychiatry

Sarah Garwood, MD - Adolescent Medicine

Hiram Gay, MD - Radiation Oncology

Avihu Z. Gazit, MD - Pediatrics

Richard Gelberman, MD - Orthopedic Surgery-Hand

Edward Geltman, MD - Cardiology

Patrick J. Geraghty, MD - Surgery

David S. Gierada, MD - Radiology

Harvey Glazer, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

Marye Jo Gleva, MD - Cardiovascular Disease

Anne Glowinski, MD - Psychiatry

Joel Goebel, MD - Otolaryngology

Anne C. Goldberg, MD - Endocrinology

Charles A. Goldfarb, MD - Hand Surgery

Matthew I. Goldsmith, MD - Pediatric Specialist

Daniel Goodenberger, MD - Internal Medicine

J. Eric Gordon, MD - Pediatric Orthopedics

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD - Hematology

Mark Grady, MD - Pediatrics

Diana Gray, MD - Obstetrics and Gyneocology

Perry W. Grigsby, MD - Radiation Oncology

Scott D. Groesch, MD - Internal Medicine

Robert Grubb Jr, MD - Neurological Surgery

Munish Gupta, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD -Neurology

Fernando Gutierrez, MD - Radiology

C. Prakash Gyawali, MD - Gastroenterology


Ramsey Hachem, MD - Pulmonary

Andrea Hageman, MD - Ob-Gyn

Lannis Hall, MD - Radiation Oncology

Kim P. Hamlin, MD - Pediatrics

Melissa Ann Swallow Harbit - Psychiatry

George J. Harocopos, MD - Ophthalmology

Mary E. Hartman, MD, MPH - Pediatrics

William Hawkins, MD - HPB-GI Surgery

Thomas E. Herman, MD - Pediatric Radiology

Virginia Herrmann, MD - Breast Surgery

Jacques A. Herzog, MD - Otolaryngology

Keiki Hirose MD, - Pediatric Otolaryngology

Stanley P. Hmiel, PhD, MD - Pediatric Specialist

Dee Hodge, III, MD - Pediatric Emergency Services

Robert Hogan, MD - Neurology

Abby S. Hollander, MD - Pediatrics

Lori Holtz, MD, MSPH - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Ian Hornsta, MD - Dermatology

Keith Hruska, MD - Pediatric Nephrology

Paul Hruz, MD, PhD - Pediatric Endocrinology

Andrew Huang, MD - Ophthalmology

Frederick S. Huang, MD - Pediatric Oncology

Jiayi Huang, MD - Radiation Oncology

Monica Hulbert, MD - Pediatric Hematology

David Hunstad, MD - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Devyani Hunt, MD - Orthopedic Physiatry

Eva Hurst, MD - Dermatologic Surgery


Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD - Cardiothoracic Surgery



Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD - Medical Oncology and Hematology

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD - Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

George A. Macones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Majesh Makan, MD - Cardiology

Raman K. Malhotra, MD - Neurology

Horatio M. Maluf, MD - Pathology

Caroline Mann, MD - Dermatology

Douglas Mann, MD - Cardiology

Hersh S. Maniar, MD - Cardiac Surgery

Peter B. Manning, MD - Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Soe Mar, MD, MBBS, MRCP - Pediatric Neurology

Julie Margenthaler, MD - Surgery

Todd Margolis, MD, PhD - Ophthalmology

Bess Marshall, MD - Pediatrics

Ann G. Martin, MD - Dermatology

Jeff W. Martin, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

L. Stewart Massad, MD - Gynecologic Oncology

Matthew J. Matava, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

Amit Mathur, MD - Newborn Medicine

Jeremy J. McCormick, MD - Orthopedics

Eric M. McDade, MD - Neurology

Douglas McDonald - Orthopedics

Janet B. McGill, MD - Endocrinology and Metabolism

Jonathan McJunkin, MD - Otolaryngology

Robert C. McKinstry III - Radiology

Colleen McNicholas, DO - Family Planning

Diane Merritt, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

John P. Metzler, MD - Orthopedics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bryan F. Meyers, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jeff M. Michalski, MD - Radiation Oncology

Peter H. Michelson, MD - Pediatric Allergy

William D. Middleton, MD - Radiology

Anna N. Miller, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

David W. Molter, MD - Otolaryngology

Barbara S. Monsees, MD - Radiology

Marc R. Moon, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Christopher J. Moran, MD - Radiology

John C. Morris, MD - Neurology

Nabil A. Munfakh, MD - Thoracic Surgery

David Murray, MD - Anesthesiology

Amy Musiek, MD - Dermatology

David G. Mutch, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Matthew G. Mutch, MD - Colorectal Surgery

Terence Myckatyn, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Vamsidhar R. Narra, MD - Radiology

Alison C. Nash, MD - Pediatrics

Michael J. Naughton, MD - Medical Oncology

D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jason Newland, MD - Pediatric Infectious Disease

Michael J. Noetzel, MD - Child Neurology

Ginger Nicol, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ryan Nunley, MD - Orthopedics


Brendan O'Connor, MD - Psychiatry

Randall R. Odem, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Allison Ogden, MD - Otolaryngology

Regis J. O'Keefe, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

Jerome O'Neil, Jr., MD - Pediatric Primary Care

Rachel Orscheln, MD - Pediatric Infectious Disease

Michael Rauchman, MD - Nephrology
Jon H. Ritter, MD - Pathology



Jacqueline Saito, MD - Pediatric Surgery

Charles Samson, MD - Pediatric GI

Luis A. Sanchez, MD - Vascular Surgeon

Paul Santiago, MD - Neurologic Surgery

Gregory S. Sayuk, MD - Gastroenterology

Janet Scheel, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD - Pediatric Neurology

Margaret Ann Schmandt, MD - Pediatrics

David Schnadower, MD - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Perry Schoenecker, MD - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Benjamin Schwartz, MD, PhD - Rheumatology

Lynne Seacord, MD - Cardiology

Clay F. Semenkovich, MD - Endocrinology

Janice Semenkovich, MD - Cardiothoracic Radiology

Aseem Sharma, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

David Sheinbein, MD - Dermatology

James B. Shepherd III, MD - Ophthalmology

Marwan Shinawi, MD - Pediatric Clinical Genetics

Barry A. Siegel, MD - Nuclear Medicine

Cary L. Siegel, MD - Radiology

Marilyn J. Siegel, MD - Radiology

Carla J. Siegfried, MD - Ophthalmology

Julie Silverstein, MD - Internal Medicine

Paul S. Simons, MD - Pediatrics

Gautam K. Singh, MD - Pediatrics

Jasvindar Singh, MD - Cardiovascular Disease

Donald A. Skor, MD - Internal Medicine / Diabetes

Matthew V. Smith, MD - Orthopedics

Timothy W. Smith, D. Phil., MD - Cardiovascular Disease

Matthew D. Smyth, MD - Pediatric Neurologic Surgery

Alison K. Synder-Warwick, MD - Plastic Surgery

Tammy Sonn, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Robert Spewak, MD - Pediatric Primary Care

Eric Spiegel, MD - Psychiatry

Philip C. Spinella, MD - Pediatric Critical Care

Jeffrey R. Stokes, MD - Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Janis M. Stoll, MD - Pediatrics

Gregory A. Storch, MD - Pediatric Infectious Disease

Eric A. Strand, MD - Obstetrics & Gynocology

Steven M. Strasberg, MD - General Surgery

Rama Suresh, MD - Internal Medicine

Stuart C. Sweet, MD, PhD - Pediatric Specialist


Benjamin R. Tan Jr, MD - Medical Oncology and Hematology

David Tan, MD - Emergency Medicine

Chi-Tsai Tang, MD - Orthopedics

Phillip I. Tarr, MD - Pediatric Specialist

Sharlene A. Teefey, MD - Radiology

Marissa M. Tenenbaum, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Premal H. Thaker, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stanley E. Thawley, MD - Otolaryngology

Kwee L. Thio, MD - Child Neurology

Wade Thorstad, MD - Radiation Oncology

Garry S. Tobin, MD - Endocrinology

Elbert P. Trulock III, MD - Pulmonology

Thomas H. Tung, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Yumirle P. Turmelle, MD, MSPH - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Michael P. Turmelle, MD - Pediatrics

Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH - Obstetrics & Gynecology

R. Lawrence Tychsen, MD - Ophthalmology


Elizabeth C. Utterson, MD -Pediatric Gastroenterology

Geoffrey Uy, MD - Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant