Augusta Free Press

UVa. doctors named to online directory

Sixty-seven physicians from the University of Virginia Health System appear on the first “Top Doctors” directory issued by U.S. News & World Report.

Of the 67 UVa. doctors selected, 48 are among the top 1 percent in the nation in their respective fields, according to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which collaborated with U.S. News to create the on-line directory.

UVa. Medical Center ranked first among hospitals in central Virginia by a vast margin for the number of top doctors – no other institution in the region had more than one physician listed. UVa. also ranked second in the state just behind INOVA Fairfax (68), and followed by Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (51) and Sentara Norfolk General (48).

The U.S. News list, which includes nearly 30,000 doctors from across the nation, expands upon Castle Connolly’s annual publication America’s Top Doctors and other guides.

The U.S. News “Top Doctors” list was compiled from nominations submitted by doctors across the United States who could nominate their peer physicians. The list then was reviewed by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team.

A searchable version of the complete U.S. News “Top Doctors” list is available online at

The UVa. doctors named as U.S. News Top Doctors by specialty are:

Cardiology – Dr. George A. Beller

Cardiac Electrophysiology – Dr. John P. DiMarco

Dermatology – Dr. Mark Russell

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

Gerontology – Dr. Diane G. Snustad

Gynecologic Oncology – Dr. Linda R. Duska, Dr. Susan C. Modesitt, Dr. Peyton T. Taylor, Jr.

Heart Surgery – Dr. Christine L. Lau

Hematology – Dr. John J. Densmore, Dr. Mary J. Laughlin, Dr. B. Gail Macik

Infectious Diseases – Dr. Richard D. Pearson, Dr. W. Michael Scheld

Maternal and Fetal Medicine – Dr. James E. Ferguson II

Medical Oncology – Dr. Christiana M. Brenin, Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, Dr. William W. Grosh, Dr. Hanna Sanoff, Dr. Christopher Thomas, Dr. Geoffrey R. Weiss, Dr. Michael E. Williams

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. Ivan Login, Dr. David Schiff, Dr. G. Frederick Wooten

Neuroradiology – Dr. Mary E. Jensen

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Dr. Kathie L. Hullfish, Dr. Amir A. Jazaeri

Orthopaedic Surgery – Dr. David R. Diduch, Dr. Mark D. Miller

Otolaryngology – Dr. Bradley W. Kesser, Dr. Paul A. Levine

Pathology – Dr. Kristen Atkins, Dr. Stacey E. Mills, Dr. Mark H. Stoler

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Dr. Kimberly P. Dunsmore

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. Monica M. Morris, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich

Reproductive Endocrinology – Dr. Bruce Bateman

Rheumatology – Dr. Jane E. Lewis

Surgery – Dr. Reid B. Adams, Dr. Todd Bauer, 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.