Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctors List Includes 137 Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

San Gabriel Valley Publication Honors Physicians from 27 Specialty Areas and 26 Hospital Divisions

Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctors List Includes 137 Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Pasadena Magazine's sixth annual Top Doctor issue honors 137 physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group, all of whom are on staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The number of physicians recognized in the 2013 edition of the list represents an increase of 46 physicians— 51 percent—from the previous “Top Docs” issue of the magazine in 2012. Many of the physicians hold an academic affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The 2013 edition is available now on newsstands.

To develop its list, Pasadena Magazine sent sample ballots to physicians in the medical community announcing the voting process and its secure voting website. Doctors from the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area voted online for the most esteemed physician in their own specialty areas. The online votes were tabulated and physician credentials were verified by an independent law firm.

“This is a special acknowledgement for our physicians since the honor is determined by their medical peers,” says , FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Our doctors provide the best care to our patients every day and we are proud and honored that they have been recognized for their clinical excellence.”

The “Top Docs” list includes physicians from 27 specialty areas and 26 clinical divisions at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, including pediatric cancer, orthopaedics, cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology and adolescent medicine among others. Check for the physicians who made Pasadena Magazine’s 2013 list and their clinical divisions. Many of these areas were ranked among the best pediatric specialty departments in the United States in the recent U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was ranked fifth in the nation overall and seven of our pediatric specialty areas either matched or exceeded last year’s U.S. News placements. All of the specialties evaluated ranked among the nation’s best.

"It's a testimony to our great physicians and patient care at Children's Hospital that our clinical peers across the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles voted 137 of our physicians to this prestigious list in Pasadena Magazine," says Paul King, chief executive officer of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. "Congratulations to all our doctors."

Many of the “Top Docs” physicians recognized by Pasadena Magazine can be accessed through the hospital’s outpatient center in the San Gabriel Valley, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—. Just a block north of “Restaurant Row” in Arcadia, off the Huntington Drive exit of the 210 Freeway, this location provides San Gabriel Valley families with access to the same expert physicians who care for children at our nationally renowned main campus, closer to home. Specialty outpatient services offered at this location include allergy and immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), surgery and urology. The center also offers laboratory and radiological services on site.

As the hospital does more to make its award-winning care available to families across the greater Los Angeles area, children can now access our care in other neighborhood locations through two other pediatric outpatient centers, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles— and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—.

Here is the list of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles doctors included in Pasadena Magazine’s 2013 Top Doctor issue:

Marvin E. Belzer, MDRichard Mackenzie, MDJohanna Olson, MDDiane Tanaka, MD

Joseph A. Church, MDRonald M. Ferdman, MDPeck Ong, MD

Hisham M. Abdel-Azim, MDNeena Kapoor, MDRobertson Parkman, MDAmi J. Shah, MD

Alan Lewis, MDJay Pruetz, MDRoberta Williams, MD

Cynthia Herrington, MD

Sylvia Del Castillo, MDSarah Rubin, MD

Todd P. Chang, MDDana Marseille, MD

Lily C. Chao, MDClement C. Cheung, MDLynda K. Fisher, MDMitchell E. Geffner, MDDebra J. Jeandron, MDMimi Kim, MDSteven Mittelman, MDRashanak Monzavi, MDBrian Miyazaki, MDPayel Patel, MDPisit Pitukcheewanont, MDJamie Wood, MD

Gilberto Bultron, MDRula A. Harb, MDChuan-Hao Lin, MDQuin Liu, MDRussell Merritt, MDHillel Naon, MDJaya Punati, MDDan W. Thomas, MDArdath Yamaga, MD

Thomas Coates, MDDavid R. Freyer, MDCecilia Fu, MDPaul S. Gaynon, MDEdward D. Gomperts, MDAraz Marachelian, MDLeo Mascarenhas, MDWilliam May, MDStuart Siegel, MD

Grace Aldrovandi, MDLawrence Ross, MD

Istvan Seri, MD

Jeffery L. Johnson, MDKevin Lemley, MD

Jay Desai, MDJonathan Hecht, MDQuyen Luc, MDWendy Mitchell, MDLeigh Maria Ramos-Platt, MDTena Rosser, MDTerrence Sanger, MD

Mark Krieger, MD

Mark Borchert, MDAngela Buffenn, MDJonathan Kim, MDThomas Lee, MDSudha Nallasamy, MDBibiana Reiser, MD

Lindsay M. Andras, MDAlexandre Arkader, MDPaul Choi, MDBianca Edison, MDNina Lightdale, MDJames Lee Pace, MDDeirdre Ryan, MDDavid Skaggs, MDVernon Tolo, MDTracy Zaslow, MD

Debra M. Don, MDKenneth A. Geller, MDJeffrey Koempel, MDAaron Lin, MDDennis Maceri, MDAnkur Patel, MD

Floyd H. Gilles, MDAlexander Judkins, MD

Robert Adler, MDEyal Ben-Isaac, MDParul Bhatia, MDDesiree Eakin, MDYvonne Gutierrez, MDMatthew S. Keefer, MDFasha F. Liley, MDJennifer Maniscalco, MDSuzanne Roberts, MDMichelle Thompson, MDCynthia Wong, MDSusan Wu, MD

Roberta M. Kato, MDThomas G. Keens, MDSalman Khan, MDIris Perez, MDNatalie Shilo, MDEugene Sohn, MDSally Ward, MD

Dean Anselmo, MDSophoclis Alexopoulos, MDDavid W. Bliss, MDHenri R. Ford, MDChristopher P. Gayer, MDTracy C. Grikscheit, MDAkemi Kawaguchi, MDNam Nguyen, MDCathy E. Shin, MDJames E. Stein, MDClaire Templeman, MDManuel Torres, MDJeffrey Upperman, MD

Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MDWilliam Magee, MDMurtaza Rizvi, MDMark Urata, MD

Vicente Gilsanz, MDFariba Goodarzian, MDJohn Grimm, MDSusan R. Harlan, MDHollie A. Jackson, MDCornelia K. Kaminsky, MDMarvin Nelson, MDAmrita Sapra, MD

Andreas Reiff, MD

Andy Y. Chang, MDRoger De Filippo, MDSteve Kim, MDChester Koh, MDPaul Kokorowski, MDLeonard B. Skaist, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital on the West Coast and among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence in consecutive years with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World ReportHonor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.