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Forty-seven physicians from the University of Virginia Health System were included in the latest edition of America's Top DoctorsTM(ninth edition).

UVa in America's Top Doctors

America's Top Doctors

Sally H. Jones
(434) 924-9241

America’s Top DoctorsNames 47 UVA Doctors
as Best in Their Fields

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 18, 2010 - Forty-seven physicians from the University of Virginia Health System were included in the latest edition of America's Top DoctorsTM(ninth edition). Published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the guide recognizes physicians who are considered among the top one percent in the nation in their medical specialties and sub-specialties.

To be selected for inclusion in the book, doctors must be nominated by their peer physicians. The nomination process involves tens of thousands of board-certified physicians across the nation, as well as presidents, vice presidents of medical affairs [or an equivalent position] and chiefs of service in eight medical specialties from more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States. The guide is designed to help people find the most outstanding specialists to meet their medical needs, on a local, regional or national level.

The UVA doctors designated as America's Top Doctors by specialty in 2009 are:

  • Cardiology - Dr. George A. Beller
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology - Dr. John P. DiMarco
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - Dr. Eugene J. Barrett, Dr. Alan C. Dalkin, Dr. John C. Marshall, Dr. Mary Lee Vance
  • Geriatric Psychiatry - Dr. Suzanne Holroyd
  • Gynecologic Oncology - Dr. Peyton T. Taylor, Jr.
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine– Dr. James E. Ferguson II
  • Medical Oncology - Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams
  • Infectious Diseases - Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, Dr. Richard D. Pearson, Dr. W. Michael Scheld
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine - Dr. Robert J. Boyle, Dr. John Kattwinkel
  • Nephrology - Dr. W. Kline Bolton, Dr. Mark D. Okusa
  • Neurological Surgery - Dr. Christopher I. Shaffrey, Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey
  • Neurology - Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, Dr. Daryl R. Gress, Dr. Elliott C. Haley, Jr., Dr. David Schiff, Dr. G. Frederick Wooten
  • Neuroradiology - Dr. Mary E. Jensen
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Dr. David R. Diduch, Dr. Mark D. Miller
  • Otolaryngology - Dr. Bradley W. Kesser, Dr. Paul A. Levine
  • Pathology - Dr. Stacey E. Mills
  • Pediatric Surgery - Dr. Bradley M. Rodgers
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Dr. Paul T. Diamond
  • Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raymond F. Morgan
  • Psychiatry - Dr. Randolph J. Canterbury II
  • Radiation Oncology - Dr. James M. Larner, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich
  • Surgery - Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. John B. Hanks, Dr. Bruce D. Schirmer, Dr. Craig L. Slingluff, Jr.
  • Thoracic Surgery - Dr. David R. Jones, Dr. Irving L. Kron
  • Urology - Dr. William D. Steers
  • Vascular Surgery -Dr. Kenneth J. Cherry, Jr.

Additionally, UVA has 16 physicians on faculty who made the listing for a sister publication, American's Top Doctors for Cancer, fifth edition.  They are:

Dr. Reid B. Adams

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Paula M. Fracasso


Dr. William W. Grosh


Dr. John B. Hanks

General Surgery

Dr. David R. Jones

Thoracic Surgery

Dr. James M. Larner

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Paul A. Levine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Stacey E. Mills


Dr. Tyvin A. Rich

Radiation Oncology

Dr. David Schiff


Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey

Neurological Surgery

Dr. Craig L. Slingluff

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Peyton T. Taylor, Jr.

Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Mary Lee Vance

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss


Dr. Michael E. Williams