​95 UChicago Medicine doctors named to Chicago’s ‘Top Docs’ list

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Ninety-five physicians from the University of Chicago Medicine have been named to Chicago magazine’s 2018 list of the region’s best doctors.

That accounts for 16 percent of the 591 doctors who were recognized in the publication’s "Top Docs" issue, published online in early January.

The list includes 95 physicians from UChicago Medicine and Comer Children's Hospital as well as one physician from Ingalls Memorial, which became part of the academic medical center's health system in 2016.

The magazine’s annual compilation of experts in 48 specialties and sub-specialties is based on data collected by the research company Castle Connolly Medical. Honorees were nominated by physicians nationwide who were asked to consider factors such as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification.

You can view Chicago magazine’s full list of "Top Docs" in the six-county metro area here — and get a peek inside the medicine cabinet of Dr. James Liao, UChicago Medicine's chief of cardiology, by clicking here. Learn more about the UChicago Medicine physicians who were featured in the links below.



Gynecologic Oncology

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD 

S. Diane Yamada, MD 


Joseph M. Baron, MD 

Michael R. Bishop, MD

Suzanne D. Conzen, MD

Gini Fleming, MD

Philip C. Hoffman, MD

Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Richard A. Larson, MD 

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP

Jyoti D. Patel, MD

Mark J. Ratain, MD

Sonali M. Smith, MD

Walter M. Stadler, MD

Wendy Stock, MD

Everett E. Vokes, MD

Radiation Oncology

Philip P. Connell, MD 

Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD 

Daniel J. Haraf, MD


Cardiovascular Disease

Michael Davidson, MD 

James Liao, MD 

Matthew Sorrentino, MD


Organs & Glands


Christopher R. Shea, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

David A. Ehrmann, MD 

Louis H. Philipson, MD


Carol E. Semrad, MD 

Helen S. Te, MD 

Irving Waxman, MD


George L. Bakris, MD 

Fredric Coe, MD


Mark J. Greenwald, MD 

Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD


Elizabeth Blair, MD 

Jacquelynne P. Corey, MD 

Robert M. Naclerio, 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

Endocrine Surgery

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD 

Mitchell C. Posner, 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

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Husam Balkhy, MD

Mark K. Ferguson, MD 

Gerhard Ziemer, MD, PhD

Transplant Surgery

Yolanda T. Becker, MD

J. Michael Millis, MD 

John Renz, 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


Other Specialties

Family Medicine

Cressa Perrish, MD

General Internal Medicine 

Diane Altkorn, MD

Deborah Burnet, MD 

Kamala Cotts, MD

Mindy Schwartz, MD

Mark Siegler, MD

Monica Vela, MD

Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Daniel Brauner, MD

Stacie Levine, MD 

Infectious Disease

Kenneth Pursell, MD


Barry G.W. Arnason, MD 

Anthony T. Reder, MD 

Raymond P. Roos, MD


Daniel Arber, MD

Anthony Montag, MD 


Jon Grant, MD 


James J. Curran, MD

Transplant Surgery

John Fung, MD