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Physicians from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston named to 2013 Best Doctors in America list
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Physicians from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston named to 2013 Best Doctors in America® list
134 physicians across multiple specialties recognized

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – (March 7, 2013) 134 physicians affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013, officials from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor announced today. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

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.

In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a confidential review, current physician listees 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.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.
Congratulations to the following physicians:

Physician Name Specialty
Baldwin, James L. Allergy and Immunology
Leflein, Jeffrey G. Allergy and Immunology
Oberdoerster, Deborah Allergy and Immunology
Sanders, Georgiana M. Allergy and Immunology
Stryk, Steven V. Allergy and Immunology
Cleary, Robert Colon and Rectal Surgery
Eggenberger, John C. Colon and Rectal Surgery
Flanagan, Jr., Richard Andrew Colon and Rectal Surgery
Altman, David A. Dermatology
Cukrowski, Tiffany Dermatology
Fivenson, David P. Dermatology
Gildenberg, Stuart R. Dermatology
Gill, Jona K. Dermatology
Gillard, Montgomery Dermatology
Stewart, Daniel Dermatology
Veremis-Ley, Mary Dermatology
Sanfield, Jeffrey A. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Adams, Robert P. Family Medicine
Breakey, Robert Family Medicine
Bruderly, Mike I. Family Medicine
Burnard, Karen S. Family Medicine
Chen, Roger H. Family Medicine
Deighton, Kevin G. Family Medicine
Heck, Maria Family Medicine
Janet S. Hubert Family Medicine
Nacif, Alberto Family Medicine
Thiry, Steven Family Medicine
Vettraino, Jr., Anthony Family Medicine
Zawisa, Mark Family Medicine
Adler, Larry A. Gastroenterology
Barnett, Jeffrey L. Gastroenterology
Krasman, Manus Gastroenterology
Stoler, Robert L. Gastroenterology
Craig, Darrell Geriatric Medicine
Dengiz, Alan N. Geriatric Medicine
Morrison, Evan Geriatric Medicine
Sabnis, Salas Geriatric Medicine
Upton, Catherine Geriatric Medicine
Wisely, Mary P. Geriatric Medicine
Dengiz, Alan N. Internal Medicine
Halasyamani, Lakshmi K. Internal Medicine
Hopper, John Alexander Internal Medicine
Leon, Joyce E. Internal Medicine
Lindley, Mark K. Internal Medicine
Liu, Eugene Internal Medicine
Martin, Donald K. Internal Medicine
Peppin, Gary Internal Medicine
Reza, Pary Leslie Internal Medicine
Sabnis, Salas Internal Medicine
Salameh, Mohammad Internal Medicine
Shellenberger, Richard Internal Medicine
Tai, Arthur Internal Medicine
Taylor, Kevin M. Internal Medicine
Vandenberg, David M. Internal Medicine
Yarows, Steven Internal Medicine
Beekman, Kathleen Medical Oncology and Hematology
Stella, Philip J. Medical Oncology and Hematology
Hickenbottom, Susan Lynn Neurology
Saper, Joel R. Neurology
Segall, John Neurology
Freitas, John E. Nuclear Medicine
Beemer, Wesley H. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bryant, David Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deenadayalu, Rajiv J. Obstetrics and Gynecology
DeLancey, John O. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jones, Jody Obstetrics and Gynecology
Marley, Jr., James L. Obstetrics and Gynecology
O'Connor, Kelly Obstetrics and Gynecology
O'Leary, Sharon Obstetrics and Gynecology
Portz, Douglas M. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reynolds, R. Kevin Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stager, Robert D. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Walker, Karen D. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clark, Robert T. Ophthalmology
Dass, Ashvani B. Ophthalmology
Farjo, Ayad A. Ophthalmology
Farjo, Qais A. Ophthalmology
Hassan, Tarek S. Ophthalmology
Tewari, Asheesh Ophthalmology
Cotton, Jenny P. Pathology
Finn, William G. Pathology
Schapiro, Brian L. Pathology
Beltzman, David G. Pediatric Specialist
Crowley, Dennis Charles Pediatric Specialist
Ehrlich, Peter F. Pediatric Specialist
Gajarski, Robert Pediatric Specialist
Garver, Kimberly Pediatric Specialist
Geiger, James D. Pediatric Specialist
Hurwitz, Martin E. Pediatric Specialist
Koopmann, Charles Pediatric Specialist
Krasnow, Charles Gale Pediatric Specialist
Leo, Harvey L. Pediatric Specialist
Mychaliska, George B Pediatric Specialist
Ohye, Richard G. Pediatric Specialist
Polley, Jr., Theodore Z. Pediatric Specialist
Sanders, Georgiana M. Pediatric Specialist
Sayed, Albert J. Pediatric Specialist
Stryk, Steven V. Pediatric Specialist
Teitelbaum, Daniel Pediatric Specialist
Trivedi, Dushyant Pediatric Specialist
Anastasi, Nancy Comeau Pediatrics
Becker, Jennifer Pediatrics
Dumont, Allen D. Pediatrics
Gitlin, Tarin Pediatrics
Green-Lee, Carmen Patrice Pediatrics
Hall, Bethany S. Pediatrics
Hopper, John Alexander Pediatrics
Judge, Bradley Allen Pediatrics
Kucera, Michael P. Pediatrics
Meisenhelder, Kimberly Lynn Pediatrics
Mikhail, Amy Pediatrics
Profera, Lisa M. Pediatrics
Rosen, Roy Pediatrics
Sansone, James F. Pediatrics
Soskolne, Errol l. Pediatrics
Spangler, Nancy P. Pediatrics
Vander Roest, Lorri Pediatrics
Waier, Matthew Robert Pediatrics
Weinberg, Neal R. Pediatrics
Chodoroff, Brian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Handelsman, Lawrence Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perlman, Owen Z. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Steinberg, David P. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Beltzman, David G. Psychiatry
Brooks, Michael F. Psychiatry
Falit, Harvey H. Psychiatry
Gimbel, Bruce Psychiatry
Krasnow, Charles G. Psychiatry
Pegeron, Jean-Paul Psychiatry
Rao, Dwarakanath G. Psychiatry
Sayed, Albert J. Psychiatry
Trivedi, Dushyant Psychiatry
Walsh, Denis Psychiatry
Zelnik, Thomas C. Psychiatry
Bowerman, Richard A. Radiology
Ferguson, Eric Radiology
Garver, Kimberly Radiology
Joynt, Lynn Radiology
Knake, James E. Radiology
Lal, Nirish Radiology
Sarosi, Michael G. Radiology
Garber, Martin Rheumatology
Solomon, Michael Hugh Urology
Whitehouse, Jr., Walter M. Vascular Surgery

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, four urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.

A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed improving the health of its communities by reinvesting its profits back into the community through new technologies, vital health services, and access for all. The hospitals of SJMHS provide approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit

About Best Doctors, Inc.:

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions.

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