UC Irvine Health Physicians Recognized by the Orange County Medical Association

January 30, 2009
 Best Doctors

Seventy-five UC Irvine physicians have been recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as “Physicians of Excellence.”

The physicians listed in the January 2009 issue of Orange Coast Magazine were recognized for going above and beyond by dedicating themselves to research projects and serving the Orange County community.

Below is a list of UC Irvine Healthcare physicians recognized as “Physicians of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association:

Allergy and Immunology
Sudhir Gupta, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Michael J. Stamos, MD

Emergency Medicine
Tareg Bey, MD
Michael J. Burns, MD
Kristi Koenig, MD
Kenneth Kwon, MD
Shahram Lotfipour, MD
Jennifer A. Oman, MD
Scott E. Rudkin, MD
Carl H. Schultz, MD
Jeffrey R. Suchard, MD
Federico E. Vaca, MD

Family Medicine
Emily E. Dow, MD
Kathryn M. Larsen, MD
Wadie I. Najm, MD
Michael Prislin, MD
Charles P. Vega, MD

Gastroenterology
Kenneth J. Chang, MD
John G. Lee, MD

General Surgery
David Hoyt, MD
David K. Imagawa, MD
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD

Geriatric Medicine
Lisa M. Gibbs, MD
Solomon Liao, MD
Laura A. Mosqueda, MD
Michael Wang, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Michael L. Berman, MD
Philip Di Saia, MD
Bradley J. Monk, MD
Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD

Hematology and Medical Oncology
Jae Chang, MD
Randall F. Holcombe, MD
Michael B. Lilly, MD

Internal Medicine
Alpesh N. Amin, MD
Morris B. Hasson, MD
John C. Hoefs, MD
Ke-Qin Hu, MD
Bavani Nadeswaran, MD
Terra Safer, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Judith Chung, MD
Carol A. Major, MD
Manuel Porto, MD
Deobrah Wing, MD

Medical Oncology
Edward L. Nelson, MD

Neonatal Medicine
Cherry Uy, MD

Medical Oncology
Edward L. Nelson, MD

Neonatal Medicine
Cherry Uy, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Fayez M. Bany-Mohammed, MBBS
Jack H. Sills, BS, MD

Neurological Surgery
Mark E. Linskey, MD
Laura S. Paré, MD

Neurology
Mark J. Fisher, MD
Gaby Thai, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Felicia Lane, MD
Julianne Stoody Toohey, MD
Karen L. Noblett, MD

Ophthalmology
Swaraj Bose, MD
Ronald N. Gaster, MD
Baruch D. Kupperman, MD
Jennifer Simpson, MD
Edward K. Wong, Jr., MD

Otolaryngology
William B. Armstrong, MD
Roger L. Crumley, MD
Quoc A. Nguyen, MD
Brian J.F. Wong, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Nafiz Kiciman, MD

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Leonard S. Sender, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Behnoosh Afghani, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Ira T. Lott, MD

Pediatric Oncology
Lilibeth R. Torno, MD

Pediatrics
Lynn E. Hunt, MD
Varalakshmi Reddy, MD

Plastic Surgery
Gregory R.D. Evans, MD

Psychiatry
Rimal Bera, MD

Radiation Oncology
Jeffrey V. Kuo, MD

Urology
Thomas E. Ahlering, MD

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