Valley Presbyterian Hospital Physicians Honored as Southern California Super Doctors

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A select 36 physicians who provide care to patients at Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) were named 2012 Southern California Super Doctors in the January issue of Los Angeles Magazine.

The physicians were chosen for this honor through a peer-review selection process, which ensures only the top 5% of the region's physicians will be named Southern California Super Doctors. The Super Doctors are widely recognized as leaders within their fields of practice and have a record of professional excellence.

“We congratulate our physicians on this well-deserved honor for their distinguished careers and their vital contributions to the care of our patients at Valley Presbyterian Hospital,” said Gustavo Valdespino, VPH president and CEO. “These outstanding physicians and their dedication to their patients exemplify the commitment of all of us at Valley Presbyterian Hospital to providing the best care possible for the San Fernando Valley.”

To choose the Southern California Super Doctors, Key Professional Media, Inc., an independent firm, sends thousands of ballots to California physicians. Those ballots ask: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Several safeguards prevent against doctors nominating themselves and ballot manipulation. An expert Blue Ribbon Panel groups the nominees into medical practice areas and assigns point totals based on individual reviews. Each doctor's professional information is verified to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.

Following is a list of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Super Doctors for 2012:

Marie H. Beall, MD
Jeffrey W. Birns, MD
Keith R. Brookenthal, MD
Laura S. Bruckner, MD
Kenneth L. Buch, MD
Richard D. David, MD
Jerrold S. Dreyer, MD
Richard D. Ferkel, MD
David A. Ferry, MD
Marc J. Friedman, MD
Mark H. Getelman, MD
Herbert D. Goldman, MD
Robert M. Hartman, MD
Charles N. Headrick, MD
Ronald P. Karzel, Jr., MD
Siri Linda Kjos, MD
Chester J. Koh, MD
Leon I. Kupferwasser, MD
Michael D. Landman, MD
Faye Lee, MD
Gustavo A. Machicado, MD
Todd J. Molnar, MD
Ali Namazie, MD
S. Adam Ramin, MD
Nassar Redjal, MD
Michael G. Ross, MD
J. Nathan Rubin, MD
Pejman Salimpour, MD
Marc S. Schwartz, MD
Cathy Eun-Young Shin, MD
Leonard B. Skaist, MD
Stephen J. Snyder, MD
Ara G. Tilkian, MD
Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD
Charles E. Weidmann, MD
Isaac Wiener, MD

About Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Founded in 1958, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a non-profit and nonsectarian hospital, has remained focused on meeting the medical needs of the community for over 50 years. While VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley, it continues to provide patient-centered care for a healthier community. The 350-bed facility offers leading-edge technology and a full range of medical services. With 500 physicians representing virtually every specialty and most sub-specialties, VPH provides the latest state-of-the-art treatments to improve and save lives. For more information, visit


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