82 UChicago Medicine physicians named to 2019 ‘Top Docs’ list

Center for Care and Discovery

Chicago magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list includes 82 physicians from the University of Chicago Medicine, more than any other institution on the roster.

UChicago Medicine clinicians accounted for roughly 23 percent of the 361 physicians cited in the magazine’s January 2019 issue. That’s up from 16 percent of the 591 physicians named to the 2018 list.

“We are proud that members of our faculty were recognized in a public way for the care they provide our patients and their families,” said Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Dean and EVP for Medical Affairs, University of Chicago.

The compendium of Chicago-area physicians is drawn from experts in 62 specialties and sub-specialties, based on data collected by the research company Castle Connolly Medical. Those named are nominated by their peers nationwide who consider a number of factors, including clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification. Chicago magazine takes additional considerations into account when determining who to feature, such as mix of specialties and relevance/availability for consumers.

View the magazine’s list here, or see our specialty-by-specialty breakdown below. For a comprehensive list of the more than 230 faculty members who made Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors,” please click here for adult specialties and here for pediatric specialties.


Gynecologic Oncology

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD

S. Diane Yamada, MD

Medical Oncology

Michael R. Bishop, MD

Suzanne D. Conzen, MD

Gini Fleming, MD

Philip C. Hoffman, MD

Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP

Jyoti D. Patel, MD

Mark J. Ratain, MD

Sonali M. Smith, MD

Walter M. Stadler, MD

Everett E. Vokes, MD

Radiation Oncology

Philip P. Connell, MD

Daniel J. Haraf, MD


Heart & Blood

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Roderick Tung, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Michael Davidson, MD

James Liao, MD

Matthew Sorrentino, MD

Nir Uriel, MD


Joseph M. Baron, MD

Richard A. Larson, MD

Wendy Stock, MD


Organs & Glands


Christopher R. Shea, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

David A. Ehrmann, MD

Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD


Carol E. Semrad, MD

Helen S. Te, MD

Irving Waxman, MD


Fredric Coe, MD


Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD


Elizabeth Blair, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Edward Garrity, MD


Gregory Bales, MD

Scott Eggener, MD

Arieh L. Shalhav, MD

Gary D. Steinberg, MD



Diagnostic Radiology

Abraham H. Dachman, MD

Heber MacMahon, MD


Gregory Christoforidis, MD

Seon-Kyu Lee, MD, PhD

Nuclear Medicine

Daniel Appelbaum, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Brian Funaki, MD



Colon & Rectal Surgery

Roger D. Hurst, MD

Neil H. Hyman, MD

Hand Surgery

Daniel P. Mass, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD

Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD

Plastic Surgery

David W. Chang, MD

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD

Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD

General Surgery

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Yolanda T. Becker, MD

John Fung, MD, PhD

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD

J. Michael Millis, MD

Mitchell C. Posner, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Husam Balkhy, MD

Mark K. Ferguson, MD

Gerhard Ziemer, MD, PhD



Obstetrics and Gynecology

Arthur F. Haney, MD

Sandra Valaitis, MD



Child Neurology

James H. Tonsgard, MD

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Raoul L. Wolf, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Brojendra Agarwala, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Stefano Guandalini, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Eric C. Beyer, MD, PhD

Susan L. Cohn, MD

John M. Cunningham, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Fuad Baroody, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology

Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Jessica J. Kandel, MD

Pediatric Urology

Mohan S. Gundeti, MD



Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Stacie Levine, MD

Infectious Disease

Kenneth Pursell, MD


Barry G.W. Arnason, MD

Anthony T. Reder, MD

Raymond P. Roos, MD


Daniel Arber, MD


Jon Grant, MD


James J. Curran, MD