MUMC Home to Some of America’s Best Doctors

(July 14, 2009) -More than 70 physicians at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, are included in the latest database of The Best Doctors in America®.

"We commend and thank these exceptional physicians. They've been recognized for their clinical excellence, and we're honored that they choose to practice with us," said Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA, president and chief executive officer at Memorial Health.

The Best Doctors in America database contains the names and professional affiliations of approximately 33,000 doctors in the United States, all chosen through an extensive peer-review survey that asks: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"

The MUMC staff physicians listed by their medical specialty as reported in the Best Doctors database are:
• John Angstadt, Surgery
• Roy P. Baker, Neurological Surgery
• Robert W. Beard, Internal Medicine
• E. Daniel Biggerstaff III, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Harold A. Bivins, Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Mark E. Blankenship, Colon and Rectal Surgery
• Richard Bodziner, Neurology
• Donald S. Bohannon, Anesthesiology
• William Boswell, Pediatric Specialist
• Randy Kyle Bottner, Cardiovascular Disease
• Steven Brower, Surgical Oncology
• Kenneth Burch, Pediatric Specialist
• James J. Burke II, Surgical Oncology
• David B. Byck, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• David E. Carney, Pediatric Specialist
• Steven Carpenter, Gastroenterology
• Kathy Chu, Internal Medicine
• Anthony Costrini, Pulmonary Medicine
• Anthony Costrini, Critical Care Medicine
• Anthony Costrini, Sleep Medicine
• Fred Daniel, Otolaryngology
• Frank Davis, Surgery
• Frank Davis, Critical Care Medicine
• Paula C. De Nitto, Surgery
• Lora Denton, Internal Medicine
• Keith Dimond, Nephrology
• John Duttenhaver, Radiation Oncology
• Kaveh Ehsanipoor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
• Marianne M. Fleming, Internal Medicine
• Michael D. Funderburk, Urology
• Jim Gainer, Cardiovascular Disease
• Pamela Gallup, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• James Garber, Surgical Oncology
• Ronald F. Goldberg, Medical Oncology and Hematology
• M. Miles Goldsmith III, Otolaryngology
• Joel A. Greenberg, Neurology
• Margaret F. Guill, Pediatric Specialist
• Christopher Houk, Pediatric Specialist
• Robert E. Jones, Thoracic Surgery
• Krystyna D. Kiel, Radiation Oncology
• Frederick A. Kuhn, Otolaryngology
• Wilfreida Lynn Leaphart, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• James Gunn Lindley, Jr., Neurological Surgery
• J. Blake Long, Pediatric Specialist
• Syl Alan Lord, Colon and Rectal Surgery
• Barry D. Luskey, Medical Oncology and Hematology
• Mary Carol Lytle, Pediatric Specialist
• Donald K. McCartney, Pediatric Specialist
• Thomas W. McKee, Pediatric Specialist
• Ramon V. Meguiar, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Joseph Sheppard Mondy III, Vascular Surgery
• Joseph Sheppard Mondy III, Critical Care Medicine
• Stephen L. Morris, Critical Care Medicine
• Stephen L. Morris, Pulmonary Medicine
• Joseph V. Morrison, Jr., Pediatrics
• Michael Douglas Mullins, Critical Care Medicine
• Mark E. Murphy, Gastroenterology
• Ovidiu George Negrea, Medical Oncology and Hematology
• Mims Gage Ochsner, Jr., Surgery
• Mims Gage Ochsner, Jr., Hand Surgery
• Mims Gage Ochsner, Jr., Critical Care Medicine
• William E. Osborne, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Lorraine E. Pare, Pathology
• Michael D. Poole, Pediatric Specialist
• James E. Ramage, Pulmonary Medicine
• James E. Ramage, Critical Care Medicine
• L. E. (Bud) Robertson, Jr., Medical Oncology and Hematology
• Raymond Rudolph, Surgery
• Lawrence E. Ruf, Plastic Surgery
• Edward Rydzak, Gastroenterology
• Daniel Leonard Sandler, Pediatric Specialist
• Christopher Senkowski, Surgery
• Robert J. Shelley, Pediatrics
• David H. Smith, Plastic Surgery
• Anthony M. Sussman, Vascular Surgery
• Williard D. Thompson, Jr., Pediatric Specialist
• Jules Toraya, Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Tribhawan Singh Vats, Pediatric Specialist
• Frederick H. Weber, Jr., Gastroenterology
• Leslie L. Wilkes, Orthopaedic Surgery
• Fremont Wirth, Neurological Surgery
• Christopher Wixon, Vascular Surgery
• Jean A. Wright, Pediatric Specialist
• E. Stephen Yeager, Surgical Oncology
• James A. Yeckley, Dermatology
• Carlos F. Zayas, Nephrology

Best Doctors, Inc., is based in Boston and provides clinical expertise to nearly 10 million people in more than 30 countries. Best Doctors' global database is updated continuously through a peer-review based evaluation of the medical profession. The database includes 50,000 doctors worldwide named "best," in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialities of medicine.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.

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