The “Best Doctors in America” work for UCI Health

May 16, 2013

When you see a UCI Health physician, know that you are in the most experienced, caring hands. In fact, more than 100 of our caregivers are named “Best Doctors in America” for 2013, an honor given to just 5 percent of U.S. doctors in a national survey of their peers.

With 110 “Best Doctor” honorees, UCI Health has more physicians trusted by other doctors than any other medical group in Orange County and the region. 

The “Best Doctors in America” list is compiled by Best Doctors Inc. every two years, after rigorous and impartial peer review of survey results from more than 45,000 U.S. physicians in at least 450 specialties and subspecialties. The survey’s first question asks, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?"

Our honorees represent 29 medical specialties—and some are cited in more than one category. This breadth of expertise means that we provide you with the highest quality, world-class care, whatever your health needs are. 

Meet our UCI Health 2013-2014 “Best Doctors in America”:

Cardiovascular Disease
Morton J. Kern, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Joseph C. Carmichael, MD
Steven Mills, MD
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
Michael J. Stamos, MD

Critical Care Medicine
Matthew Brenner, MD
Roy M. Fujitani, MD

Anand Ganesan, MD, PhD
Sergei Grando, MD, PhD
Kristen M. Kelly, MD
Lucille Lemus, MD
Kenneth G. Linden, MD, PhD
Alexander Miller, MD
Janellen Smith, MD
Christopher B. Zachary, MD

Family Medicine
Emily Dow, MD
Kathryn Larsen MD
David K. Morohashi, MD
Wadie Najm, MD
Michael D. Prislin, MD
Laura Mosqueda, MD

Gregory Albers, MD
Kenneth J. Chang, MD
John G. Lee, MD
Hooshang Meshkinpour, MD

Geriatric Medicine
Laura Mosqueda, MD   
Herbert C. Sier, MD

Hand Surgery
Neil F. Jones, MD

Medical Genetics
Maureen Bocian, MD

Medical Oncology and Hematology
Frank Meyskens, MD
Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD
Lewis M. Slater, MD

Madeleine Pahl, MD
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

Neurological Surgery
Johnny B. Delashaw Jr., MD

Neal Hermanowicz, MD
Vivek Jain, MD
Claudia Kawas, MD

Matthew Brenner, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michael L. Berman, MD
Robert E. Bristow, MD, MBA
Afshan Hameed, MD
Carol Major, MD
Karen Noblett, MD
Manuel Porto, MD
Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD
Julianne S. Toohey, MD
Deborah A. Wing, MD

Marjan Farid, MD
Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD
Ronald N. Gaster, MD
Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD
Ronald Kurtz, MD
Linda Lippa, MD
Sameh Mosaed, MD
Roger F. Steinert, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Ranjan Gupta, MD
Steven D.K. Ross, MD


William Armstrong, MD

Naveen Bhandarkar, MD
Roger L. Crumley, MD
Hamid R. Djalilian, MD
Sunil Verma, MD
Brian J.F. Wong, MD

Fritz Lin, MD

Pediatric Specialist
Felice C. Adler-Shohet, MD, FAAP
Nick G. Anas, MD
Antonio Arrieta, MD
Sheryl J. Boon, MD
Anthony C. Chang, MD
Susan Amundson Clark, MD
John Patrick Cleary, MD
Vijay Dhar, MD
Joseph H. Donnelly, MD
Gary Goodman, MD
Stephen J. Hanten Jr., MD
David Hicks, MD
Zeev Kain, MD
Antoine E. Khoury, MBBCh
Sudeep Kukreja, MD
Paul S. Lubinsky, MD
Gordon A. McLorie, MD
Bruce G. Nickerson, MD
Diane Jean Nugent, MD
Leonard Sender, MD
Jennifer L. Simpson, MD
Jasjit Singh, MD
Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD
Mary L. Zupanc, MD

Plastic Surgery
Al S. Aly, MD
Gregory R. Evans, MD
Mark R. Kobayashi, MD

Gerald A. Maguire, MD
Steven G. Potkin, MD

Stephen A. Feig, MD
Scott Goodwin, MD
Anton Hasso, MD

George V. Lawry II, MD
Pamela Prete, MD

Clarence Foster III, MD
Roy M. Fujitani, MD
David Imagawa, MD, PhD
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Russell Alan Williams, MBBS

Surgical Oncology
John Butler, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Jeffrey C. Milliken, MD

Thomas E. Ahlering, MD
Ralph V. Clayman, MD
Atreya Dash, MD
Gamal Ghoniem, MD, FACS
Jaime Landman, MD
Elspeth McDougall, MD

Vascular Surgery
Roy M. Fujitani, MD
Samuel E. Wilson, MD

Community Partners 
William E. Berger, MD, MBA
Barton Jerome Blinder, MD
Sherwin A. Gillman, MD
Mark E. Krugman, MD
Jay S. H. Masserman, MD
Jack Shohet, MD
Kenneth W. Steinhoff, MD
Lawrence B. Werlin, MD