Physicians Named Among Chicago's 'Best of the Best'

Charles Rubin, MD Charles Rubin, MD, director of the brain and spinal cord tumor program and associate professor of pediatrics

Physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine once again are being honored among the best of the best in a ranking by Chicago magazine. The January 2012 issue honors 87 physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine and at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. In addition to their clinical expertise and commitment to compassionate care, these physicians were selected because here at the medical center, they are uniquely positioned to help solve the most vital challenges in medicine and science.

Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPHMelissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, chief of family planning and professor of obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics

The 'Top Doctors' issue features several physician profiles, including one for Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, chief of family planning and professor of obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. In the article, Dr. Gilliam discusses her efforts to prevent teen pregnancy and address societal problems that contribute to it.

"These are bigger issues than what an ob/gyn can address," she told the magazine. "I need economists, social scientists, specialists in education. … Hopefully, we can interrupt the cycle of poverty and poor education that perpetuates across generations."

Pointing out that there are an estimated 35,000 doctors in the metropolitan Chicago area, Chicago magazine named nearly 500 physicians to the list of Top Doctors, based on information from the research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Medical center physicians named to Chicago magazine's list of Top Doctors, by specialty:

Cardiovascular Disease

Michael Davidson, MD
Roberto M. Lang, MD
Stuart Rich, MD
Matthew Sorrentino, MD

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Child Neurology

James H. Tonsgard, MD

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Christopher R. Shea, MD

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Diagnostic Radiology

Heber MacMahon, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

David A. Ehrmann, MD
Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD
Roy E. Weiss, MD, PhD

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Donald M. Jensen, MD
Carol E. Semrad, MD
Helen S. Te, MD
Irving Waxman, MD

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Hand Surgery

Daniel P. Mass, MD

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Richard A. Larson, MD

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Infectious Disease

Jean-Luc Benoit, MD
Kathleen Mullane, DO, PharmD

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Internal Medicine

Deborah Burnet, MD
Susan B. Glick, MD

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Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Mahmoud Ismail, MD

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Medical Oncology

Gini Fleming, MD
Harvey M. Golomb, MD
Philip C. Hoffman, MD
Hedy Lee Kindler, MD
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP
Mark J. Ratain, MD
Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
Richard L. Schilsky, MD
Walter M. Stadler, MD
Everett E. Vokes, MD

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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

William Meadow, MD, PhD

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Michelle A. Josephson, MD

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Neurological Surgery

Frederick D. Brown, MD
David M. Frim, MD, PhD

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Anthony T. Reder, MD
Raymond P. Roos, MD

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Nuclear Medicine

Daniel Appelbaum, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH
Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
Sandra Valaitis, MD

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Mark J. Greenwald, MD

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Elizabeth Blair, MD
Ernest E. Mhoon, MD
Robert M. Naclerio, MD
Kerstin Stenson, MD

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Janis Mendelsohn, MD

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Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Raoul L. Wolf, MD

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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Gerhard Ziemer, MD, PhD

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Pediatric Cardiology

Brojendra Agarwala, MD

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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Stefano Guandalini, MD
Barbara S. Kirschner, MD

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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Eric C. Beyer, MD, PhD
Susan L. Cohn, MD
Charles Rubin, MD

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Fuad Baroody, MD

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Pediatric Pulmonology

Hari Bandla, MD
Lucille A. Lester, MD

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Pediatric Rheumatology

Karen Onel, MD
Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD

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Pediatric Surgery

Donald C. Liu, MD, PhD

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Plastic Surgery

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD
Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD
Lawrence S. Zachary, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Edward Garrity, MD
Christopher Sola Olopade, MD, MPH

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Radiation Oncology

Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD
Daniel J. Haraf, MD
Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD

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Reproductive Endocrinology

Arthur F. Haney, MD

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James J. Curran, MD

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Sports Medicine

Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD

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Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
Yolanda T. Becker, MD
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD
J. Michael Millis, MD
Mitchell C. Posner, MD
John Renz, MD, PhD

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Thoracic Surgery

Mark K. Ferguson, MD
Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD
Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MD

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Gary D. Steinberg, MD

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Vascular Surgery

Christopher Skelly, MD

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