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Congratulations to All of Our Extraordinary Doctors

Annual list published in New Orleans Magazine’s August issue

One hundred twenty-eight doctors from across the LCMC Health system have been named to New Orleans Magazine’s annual list of “Best Doctors.” Published in the August issue, the physicians were nominated and voted on by their peers.

The editors of New Orleans Magazine partners with Best Doctors, Inc.®, a global health company headquartered in Boston, which, according to the company, serves more than 40 million users in every major region of the world and works with the best four percent of doctors practicing in the United States to find the right diagnoses and treatment plans. Doctors are evaluated by their peers nationwide – not just by doctors in their community.

Best Doctors® contacts each doctor on the list from the previous year and asks the same question: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, and you couldn’t treat them yourself, to whom would you refer them?” Every doctor has the opportunity both to comment (confidentially) on the other doctors included in his or her specialty and related specialties, and to make additional nominations. As new names are added to the pool, each undergoes the same peer-evaluation process.

Congratulations to the 63 Touro Medical Staff physicians named a "Best Doctor":

  • Dr. James Ahmed, Cardiovascular Disease

  • Dr. Murtuza Ali, Interventional Cardiology

  • Dr. John Barbara, Pediatrics

  • Dr. Jennifer Bertsch, Family Medicine

  • Dr. David Borne, Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Michael Brummund, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Dr. Louis DuTriel, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. George Ellis, Ophthalmology

  • Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Rheumatology

  • Dr. Eric Finley, Dermatology

  • Dr. Timothy Finney, Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Kelly Gajewski, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Dr. Kyle Happel, Pulmonary Disease

  • Dr. Wayne Hellstrom, Urology

  • Dr. Deidre Hooper, Dermatology

  • Dr. Anand Irimpen, Interventional Cardiology

  • Dr. David Jansen, Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Virendra Joshi, Gastroenterology

  • Dr. Vernilyn Juan, Family Medicine

  • Dr. Margie Kahn, Urogynecology

  • Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. L Spencer Krane, Urology

  • Dr. Peter Krause, Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr. Eugene Kukuy, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Dr. Stephen LaCour, Urology

  • Dr. Reita Lawrence, Pediatric

  • Dr. Christopher Lege, Family Medicine

  • Dr. Paul LeLorier, Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Dr. Rebekah Lemann, Gastroenterology

  • Dr. Jesus Lovera, Neurology

  • Dr. Peter Lu, Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Dr. Christopher Marrero, Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr. Kevin Martinez, Pain Management

  • Dr. Sean Mayfield, Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Dr. Mary Oates, Pediatrics

  • Dr. Piotr Olejniczak, Neurology

  • Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan, Opthalmology

  • Dr. Kenneth Paris, Allergy and Immunology

  • Dr. Rebecca Perret, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. Gabriella Pridjuan, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • Dr. Daniel Raines, Gastroenterology

  • Dr. Janet Ross, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. Christopher Roth, Pediatric Urology

  • Dr. Belinda Sartor, Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Dr. Richard Sherman, Dermatology

  • Dr. Jennifer Silinsky, Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Dr. Margarita Silio, Pediatric Infectious Disease

  • Dr. Ernest Siwik, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Dr. Frank Smart, Cardiovascular Disease

  • Dr. Scott Sonnier, Medical Oncology

  • Dr. Raju Thomas, Urology

  • Dr. Andrew Todd, Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr. Christopher Trahan, Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Scott Tucker, Orthopaedics

  • Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, Urology

  • Dr. Donna Waters, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. Sean Weiss, Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Frank Wilklow, Interventional Cardiology

  • Dr. Felton Winfield, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Dr. Matthew Wise, Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Royce Yount, Cardiology

  • Dr. Ellen Zakris, Radiation Oncology