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SLUCare Best Doctors 2018


National, Peer-Selected List Includes More Than 150 SLUCare Physicians Representing 44 Specialties

Best Doctors 2018

The 2018 Best Doctors list is out! St. Louis Magazine reveals the area's top physicians in a much-anticipated issue each summer. Doctors on the list are selected by their professional peers, who were asked: “If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”

The annual list is compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., founded by Harvard Medical School to help identify outstanding physicians throughout the United States. Through more than 1 million peer evaluations, Best Doctors, Inc., has created a database of approximately 50,000 doctors in dozens of medical specialties.

The following SLUCare physicians have been added to this year's Best Doctors in America database.

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Allergy and Immunology

Mark S. Dykewicz, MD


Wolf H. Stapelfeldt, MD


Lisa J. Alderson, MD
Bernard R. Chaitman, MD
Michael Forsberg, MD
Paul J. Hauptman, MD
Tarek A. Helmy, MD
Michael J. Lim, MD
Ali A. Mehdirad, MD


Ramona Behshad, MD
Nicole M. Burkemper, MD
Dee Anna Glaser, MD
M. Yadira Hurley, MD
Claudia Vidal, MD


Stewart G. Albert, MD
Raymond E. Bourey, MD
Alan B. Silverberg, MD

Family Medicine

Denise Hooks-Anderson, MD
Christine K. Jacobs, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Samer Alkaade, MD
Bruce R. Bacon, MD
Alex S. Befeler, MD
Mary S. Burton, MD
Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, MD
Christine Y. Hachem, MD
Jennifer L. (LaBundy) Palagiri, MD
Charlene Prather, MD
Jason Taylor, MD
Brent A. Tetri, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Julie K. Gammack, MD
Milta O. Little, DO
Gerald Mahon, MD
John E. Morley, MD

Hematology and Oncology

Mark J. Fesler, MD
Carl E. Freter, MD
John M. Richart, MD

Infectious Diseases

Donald J. Kennedy, MD
Marcia Sokol-Anderson, MD

Internal Medicine (General)

Fred R. Buckhold, III, MD
Robert M. Heaney, MD
Thomas J. Olsen, MD
Douglas Walden, MD


Bahar Bastani, MD
Krista Lentine, MD
Kevin J. Martin, MD
Rosemary Ouseph, MD
Marie Philipneri, MD
Paul G. Schmitz, MD


Aninda B. Acharya, MD
Pratap Chand, MD
Ghazala S. Hayat, MD
L. James Willmore, Jr., MD

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health

Erol Amon, MD
E. Cristian Campian, MD
Gil Gross, MD
Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, MD
Ming-Shian Kao, MD
Cherie A. LeFevre, MD
Fah Che Leong, MD
Leslie McCloskey, MD
Mary McLennan, MD
Dorothea J. Mostello, MD
Diane M. Petersen, MD
Amy J. Ravin, MD
Mitul B. Shah, MD
Jaye M. Shyken, MD
Andrew C. Steele, MD
Michael Thomure, MD
Tracy M. Tomlinson, MD
D. Gregory Ward, MD
Francisco P. Xynos, MD
Pericles Xynos, MD
Patrick Yeung, Jr., MD


Sophia Chung, MD
Oscar A. Cruz, MD
Bradley Davitt, MD
Sean Edelstein, MD
Gabriela M. Espinoza, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

John A. Boudreau, MD
David Greenberg, MD
Scott Kaar, MD
David Karges, DO
Djoldas Kuldjanov, MD
Thomas J. Otto, MD
Howard Place, MD
Jeffrey B. Whiting, MD

Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery

John F. Eisenbeis, MD
Anthony Mikulec, MD
Ronald Walker, MD


David Brink, MD
Nancy J. Phillips, MD
Carole Vogler, MD

Pediatrics (General)

Matt A. Broom, MD
Ken Haller, MD
Donna R. Halloran, MD
M. Susan Heaney, MD
Gene LaBarge, MD
Jay E. Noffsinger, MD
Martin Schmidt, MD
Aline Tanios, MD

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Alan P. Knutsen, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Kenneth Schowengerdt, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Andrew C. Fiore, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

Teresa L. Andreone, MD
Jeremy Garrett, MD
Lia Lowrie, MD
Robert S. Ream, MD

Pediatric Dermatology

Elaine Siegfried, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

James M. Gerard, MD
Steven P. Laffey, MD
John R. Peter, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

David P. Dempsher, MD
Susan Myers, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Nisha Mangalat, MD
Jeffrey Teckman, MD

Pediatric Medical Genetics

Stephen R. Braddock, MD

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

William S. Ferguson, MD
Christopher Hugge, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Stephen J. Barenkamp, MD

Pediatric/Internal Medicine

Marilyn Maxwell, MD
Nora L. Porter, MD

Pediatric Neonatology

Robert E. Fleming, MD
William J. Keenan, MD
H. Farouk Sadiq, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Craig W. Belsha, MD
Ellen G. Wood, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Glen Fenton, MD
Sean E. Goretzke, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Jasmin L. McGinty, MD
Aki S. Puryear, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dary J. Costa, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Gary M. Albers, MD
Blakeslee E. Noyes, MD
Robert W. Wilmott, MD

Pediatric Toxicology

Anthony J. Scalzo, MD


Anjan Bhattacharyya, MD
Alan R. Felthous, MD
Miggie L. Greenberg, MD
George T. Grossberg, MD
Philip J. Lefevre, MD
Mirela D. Marcu, MD
Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Brianne M. Newman, MD
W. Maurice Redden, MD


Joseph Espiritu, MD
Ravi P. Nayak, MD
David Stoeckel, MD


Jeffrey J. Brown, MD
Christina M. Doherty, MD
Medhat M. Osman, MD


Rama Atluri, MD
Terry L. Moore, MD
Peri Hickman Pepmueller, MD
Reema Syed, MD

Surgery (General)

Kevin Behrns, MD
Eddy Hsueh, MD
Theresa L. Schwartz, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Keith S. Naunheim, MD