Sylvester, UHealth, and Bascom Palmer Physicians Recognized as ‘America’s Top Doctors’ by Castle Connolly

Castle Connolly Medical has recognized 115 physicians across 30 specialties from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as “America’s Top Doctors.” This prestigious annual distinction identifies the nation’s top physicians throughout various medical specialties who meet specialized criteria, including speeding up patients’ healing, minimizing pain and discomfort, shortening recovery periods, and enhancing and lengthening lives while achieving the best possible health outcomes.

Top Doctors are nominated by their peers through an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. The nominees’ medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories, administrative posts, professional achievements, outcomes, procedure volume and more are carefully screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion as a Top Doctor.

“As an academic medical institution, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute are proud to deliver leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, “ said Edward Abraham, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of the University of Miami Health System. “As South Florida’s only university system, UHealth is a vital component of the community.”

Castle Connolly publishes the list of Top Doctors on their website, as well as in a wide variety of printed directories, publications and media outlets. This makes it easier for patients and their families to find the right doctor during what can be an overwhelming process at a difficult time. The University of Miami Health System’s network is comprised of three inpatient facilities and more than 30 outpatient clinics throughout South Florida. Below is a list of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physicians who have been recognized by Castle Connolly in their respective fields of specialty as “America’s Top Doctors” in 2018:

  • Matthew Abramowitz, M.D. – Radiation Oncology
  • Alexandre Abreu, M.D. – Sleep Medicine
  • Maria Abreu, M.D. – Gastroenterology
  • Chrisfouad Alabiad, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Thomas Albini, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Eduardo Alfonso, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Simon Angeli, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • David Arnold, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Dana Ascherman, M.D. – Rheumatology
  • George Attia, M.D. – Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Emmalee Bandstra, M.D. – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Yong Bao, M.D. – Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Jamie Barkin, M.D. – Gastroenterology
  • Julio Barredo, M.D. – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Eugene Bauilein III, M.D. – Cardiovascular Disease
  • Audina Berrocal, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Anne Burdick, M.D., MPH – Dermatology
  • George Burke III, M.D., FACS – Surgery
  • Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D. – Neurology
  • Pascuale Benedetto, M.D. – Medical Oncology
  • Ana Campo-Bowen, M.D. – Psychiatry
  • Patricia Byers, M.D. – Surgery
  • Hilda Capo, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Roy Casiano, M.D., FAC – Otolaryngology
  • Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., MBA– Urology
  • Francisco Civantos, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Richard Cote, M.D. – Pathology
  • William Culbertson, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Janet L. Davis, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Seth Dodds, M.D. – Hand Surgery
  • Kendall Donaldson, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Elio Donna, M.D. – Pulmonary Disease
  • Sander Dubovy, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Frank Eismont, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • George Elgart, M.D. – Dermatology
  • Nagy Elsayyad, M.D. – Radiation Oncology
  • Adrien Eshraghi, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Tamar Ference, M.D. – Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Harry W. Flynn, Jr., M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Dido Franceschi, M.D. – Surgery
  • Elizabeth Franzmann, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Lawrence Friedman, M.D. – Adolescent Medicine
  • Steven J. Gedde, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Mark Gelbard, M.D. – Internal Medicine
  • Marilyn Glassberg, M.D. – Pulmonary Disease
  • Jeffrey J. Goldberger, M.D. – Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Mark Goodman, M.D. – Hematology
  • W. Jarrard Goodwin, Jr., M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Barth Green, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • John R. Guy, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • J. William Harbour, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Thomas Harrington, M.D. – Hematology
  • Roberto Heros, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • Elizabeth A. Hodapp, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • James Hoffman, M.D. – Hematology
  • Gregory Holt, M.D., Ph.D. – Pulmonary Disease
  • James Hutson, Jr., M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Jonathan Jagid, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • Thomas Johnson, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Carol Karp, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Bruce Kava, M.D. – Urology
  • Steven Kalandiak, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Brian Won-Sik Kim, M.D. – Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism
  • Krishna Komanduri, M.D. – Hematology
  • Byron Lam, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Howard Landy, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • Nathan Lebwohl, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Wendy Lee, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Allan Levi, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • Joe Levi, M.D. – Surgery
  • Cynthia Levy, M.D. – Gastroenterology
  • John Lew, M.D. – Surgery
  • Marc Lippman, M.D. – Medical Oncology
  • Craig Lockhart, M.D. – Medical Oncology
  • Izidore Lossos, M.D. – Medical Oncology
  • Maureen Lowery, M.D. – Cardiovascular Disease
  • Robert Marcovich, M.D. – Urology
  • Arnold Markoe, M.D. – Radiation Oncology
  • Paul Martin, M.D. – Gastroenterology
  • Jose Martinez, M.D. – Surgery
  • Craig A. McKeown, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Carlos Aurelio Medina, M.D. – Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Nipun Merchant, M.D. – Surgery
  • Jacques Morcos, M.D. – Neurological Surgery
  • Nicholas Namias, M.D. – Surgery
  • Dao Nguyen, M.D. – Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • Keyvan Nouri, M.D. – Dermatology
  • Christopher O’Brien, M.D. – Gastroenterology
  • Erick Palma, M.D. – Pulmonary Disease
  • Zubin Panthaki, M.D. – Plastic Surgery
  • Dipen Parekh, M.D. – Urology
  • Richard K. Parrish II, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Dennis Patin, M.D. – Pain Medicine
  • Antonello Podda, M.D. – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D. – Radiation Oncology
  • Lorraine Portelance, M.D. – Radiation Oncology
  • Raymond Robinson, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Steven Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D. – Surgery
  • Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. – Pathology
  • Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D. – Hematology
  • Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Jose W. Ruiz – Otolaryngology
  • Brian Slomovitz, M.D. – Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • William E. Smiddy, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Fred F. Telischi, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Joseph Trentacoste, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • David Tse, M.D. – Ophthalmology
  • Donald Weed, M.D. – Otolaryngology
  • Roy E. Weiss, M.D. – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Sonia Yoo, M.D. – Ophthalmology

For more information or to find a physician, visit uhealthsystem.com.