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More than 100 UCI Health physicians among Best Doctors in America

December 14, 2015

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 2015-2016, an honor given to just 5 percent of U.S. doctors in a national survey of their peers.

With 104 “Best Doctor” honorees, UCI Health has more physicians trusted by other doctors than any other medical group in Orange County and the region. 

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.  

The list, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physicians listed 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.   

UCI Health honorees represent 30 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. They practice in numerous offices and health centers across Orange County including:

Meet our UCI Health 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America:

Cardiovascular Disease Afshan Hameed      Morton J. Kern   Colon & Rectal Surgery Joseph C. Carmichael Steven Mills Alessio Pigazzi         Michael J. Stamos   Critical Care Medicine Matthew Brenner Roy M. Fujitani   Dermatology Ronald J. Barr Kristen M. Kelly Lucille L. Lemus Janellen Smith Christopher B. Zachary        Family Medicine Cecilia Florio Emily Dow Kathryn Larsen David K. Morohashi Michael D. Prislin    Gastroenterology Kenneth J. Chang William Karnes John G. Lee Hooshang Meshkinpour Nimisha Parekh Jason B. Samarasena   Geriatric Medicine Herbert C. Sier   Hand Surgery Neil F. Jones              Medical Genetics Maureen Bocian   Medical Oncology & Hematology Frank L. Meyskens, Jr. Susan M. O'Brien    Nephrology Madeleine V. Pahl     Neurological Surgery Frank Hsu Jefferson W. Chen   Neurology Neal Hermanowicz Tahseen Mozaffar   Obstetrics & Gynecology Michael L. Berman Robert E. Bristow Afshan Hameed Carol Major Manuel Porto Krishnansu S. Tewari Julianne S. Toohey Deborah A. Wing    Ophthalmology Marjan Farid Sumit (Sam) Garg Baruch D. Kuppermann Sameh Mosaed Roger F. Steinert   Orthopaedic Surgery Steven Douglas K. Ross   Otolaryngology William Armstrong Naveen Bhandarkar Roger L. Crumley Brian J. F. Wong  Pathology Fritz Lin Beverly Y. Wang   Pediatric Specialist Cherry Uy Dan Cooper Zeev N. Kain Ira T. Lott Jennifer Simpson Gurpreet Ahuja Sana Al-Jundi Nick G. Anas Antonio Arrieta Fayez Bany-Mohammed Farhouch Berdjis Lawrence J. Budner Anthony C. Chang Susan Amundson Clark John Patrick Cleary Mark Daniels Vijay Dhar Gary Goodman David Hicks Robert Hillyard Antoine E. Khoury Sudeep Kukreja Ira T. Lott Paul S. Lubinsky Irene M. McAleer Michael G. Muhonen Diane Jean Nugent Katarzyna J. Tesmer Mary L. Zupanc   Plastic Surgery Gregory R. Evans Mark Kobayashi Ivan M. Turpin             Psychiatry Steven G. Potkin   Pulmonary Medicine Matthew Brenner       Radiology Stephen Feig Scott Goodwin Anton Hasso   Rheumatology George V. Lawry II Pamela Prete    Surgery David K. Imagawa   Surgical Oncology John Butler James G. Jakowatz   Thoracic Surgery Jeffrey C. Milliken   Urology Mark L. Jordan         Thomas E. Ahlering Ralph V. Clayman Gamal Ghoniem Jaime Landman   Vascular Surgery Roy M. Fujitani Nii-Kabu Kabutey Samuel E. Wilson