Nearly 90 UCI Health physicians listed among Best Doctors in America

January 15, 2018

Nearly 90 UCI Health physician are listed among the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018, an honor given to just 5 percent of U.S. doctors in a national survey of their peers.

UCI Health has more physicians trusted by other doctors than any other medical group in Orange County and the region. Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The list is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.  

The list, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physicians listed answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”  Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.   

UCI Health honorees represent 30 medical specialties — and some are cited in more than one category. This breadth of expertise means that UCI Health provides the highest quality, world-class care, whatever your health needs are across Orange County.

Meet our UC Irvine Health 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America:

Cardiovascular DiseaseDawn Lombardo
Afshan Hameed
Morton J. Kern

Colon & Rectal SurgerySteven Mills
Michael J. Stamos
Joseph C. Carmichael
Alessio Pigazzi
 DermatologyChristopher B. Zachary
Anand Ganesan
Ronald J. Barr
Kristen M. Kelly
Janellen Smith
Kenneth G. Linden    
 

Family Medicine

Emily DowKathryn LarsenDavid K. MorohashiMichael D. Prislin  GastroenterologyKenneth J. Chang
John G. Lee
Jason B. Samarasena
William Karnes
Hooshang Meshkinpour
Gregory Albers
Douglas L. Nguyen
Nimisha Parekh
 Geriatric MedicineHerbert C. Sier Hand SurgeryNeil F. Jones 
HepatologyTimothy Morgan   Medical GeneticsMaureen Bocian
John Jay Gargus

Medical Oncology & HematologySusan M. O'Brien   Neurological SurgeryFrank Hsu NeurologyMark J. Fisher
Neal Hermanowicz
Claudia Kawas
Tahseen Mozaffar
 Obstetrics & GynecologyMichael L. BermanRobert E. BristowAfshan HameedCarol MajorManuel PortoKrishnansu S. TewariJulianne S. Toohey OphthalmologyMarjan FaridSumit (Sam) GargBaruch D. KuppermannSameh Mosaed 
Orthopaedic SurgeryRanjan Gupta
Yu-Po Lee
 OtolaryngologyWilliam ArmstrongNaveen BhandarkarRoger L. CrumleyBrian J. F. Wong  PathologyLuis M. de la Maza Pediatric SpecialistCherry UyDan CooperNick G. AnasAntonio ArrietaMark DanielsMaureen BocianAntoine E. KhourySudeep KukrejaIra T. LottIrene M. McAleerDiane Jean Nugent PediatricsRobert Kaplan

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Jay J. Han

Plastic Surgery
Gregory R. Evans           PsychiatryJeffrey C. GlassLawrence Albers Christopher Reist
Radiology
Stephen FeigHiroshi YoshiokaAnton Hasso RheumatologyGeorge V. Lawry II Surgery Michael J. Stamos 
Ninh T. Nguyen
David K. Imagawa
Matthew Dolich
Allen P. Kong
Michael E. Lekawa
Victor C. Joe
 Surgical OncologyJohn ButlerJames G. Jakowatz Thoracic SurgeryJeffrey C. Milliken UrologyMark L. Jordan         Thomas E. AhleringRalph V. ClaymanGamal GhoniemJaime Landman Vascular SurgeryRoy M. Fujitani