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Dozens of Physicians from The University of Toledo Medical Center Named to Prestigious 2014 Best Doctors in America ® List

Best Doctors logo34 University of Toledo Medical Center physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. As the only academic medical center in the region, UTMC offers the best doctors in many specialties including heart and vascular issues and cancer care.

UTMC physicians to receive the honor include:

Cardiovascular Disease                                                                                                     
Mark W. Burket                                 
Christopher J. Cooper                                                                                                         
Blair P. Grubb                                                     

Critical Care Medicine
Jeffrey R. Hammersley                        

Family Medicine                             
Sanford R. Kimmel                            
Kevin A. Phelps                                
Thomas J. Tafelski

Ali Taleb Nawras                                 

Infectious Disease
Joan Marie Duggan                               

Internal Medicine
Basil E. Akpunonu                               
Douglas J. Federman                            
Rashmi Goyal                                     
Srini Hejeebu                                      
Christopher K. Lynn                            
Anand Mutgi                                       

Medical Oncology and Hematology      
Roland T. Skeel

Deepak K. Malhotra                                                                                                                                                               

Imran I. Ali                                        
Lawrence W. Elmer                              
Noor A. Pirzada
Gretchen E. Tietjen

Amira F. Gohara                                  

Pediatric Specialist                                                                                                           
Jeffrey Lee Blumer                                                                                 

Bryan T. Hinch                                   
Sanford R. Kimmel                                                      

Daniel J. Rapport                                 
Ronald McGinnis
Marijo Tamburrino
Kristi Skeel Williams                                                     

Radiation Oncology                            
John Joseph Feldmeier (ret.)                                                                         

M. Bashar Kahaleh

Sleep Medicine
Raymond E. Bourey

Michael Rees                                      
Steven H. Selman

Vascular Surgery
Gerald Zelenock

Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.  

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

About Best Doctors, Inc.:

Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. The company’s innovative, peer-to-peer consultation service offers a convenient new way for physicians to collaborate with other physicians to ensure patients receive the best care. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors’ database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions.

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Last Updated: 6/17/14