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191 Yale New Haven Hospital physicians among Connecticut Magazine's 'top docs'

3/31/2011 — Connecticut Magazine has named 191 Yale New Haven Hospital physicians among the best in the state in its annual "Top Doctors" issue. The YNHH doctors, who provide a wide range of specialties, were among 837 doctors throughout the state selected from the results of a questionnaire sent to 5,000 Connecticut physicians and then combined with Connecticut Magazine's surveys from 2008-2010. In this year's survey, the focus was on eight specialties, including four new areas: bariatric medicine, nephrology, plastic and reconstructive surgery and pulmonary medicine, and spans 25 areas of expertise, from allergy and immunology to urology.

The Yale New Haven Hospital physicians in Connecticut Magazine's April 2011 "Top Doctors" are:

  • Sumaira Z. Aasi, MD, Dermatology
  • Bernard R. Adelsberg, MD, Internal Medicine, Immunology
  • Ronald Angoff, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Richard J. Antaya, MD, Dermatology
  • Stephen A. Atlas, MD, Internal Medicine
  • A. Joseph Avni-Singer, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Sharon H. Barrett, MD, Dermatology
  • Robert L. Bell, MD, Gastroenterology Surgery
  • Michael C. Bennick, MD, Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases
  • Michael R. Berman, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Richard A. Bernstein, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Peter A. Blume, DPM, Orthopedics, Podiatry
  • Samuel N. Bobrow, MD, Internal Medicine, Oncology
  • Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Dermatology
  • Sandra P. Boltax-Stern, MD, Psychiatry
  • Myron H. Brand, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Peter J. Branden, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Irwin M. Braverman, MD, Dermatology
  • Joseph J. Brennan, Jr., MD, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • Stephen D. Brenner, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Karen E. Brown, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Cristina M.Brunet, MD, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • Henry S. Cabin, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • Joseph A. Camilleri, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • David S. Caminear, DPM, Orthopedics, Podiatry
  • Christopher R. Canny, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Hugh Carey, MD, Nephrology
  • Frank M. Castiglione, MD, Dermatology
  • Zeno Chicarilli, MD, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • John W. Colberg, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • Leo M. Cooney, Jr., MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
  • Dennis Cooper, MD, Internal Medicine, Oncology
  • Joseph E. Craft, MD, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • John P. Daigneault, MD, Orthopedics
  • Richard J. Dean, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • Peter A. DeLuca, MD, Orthopedics
  • Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Phillip S. Dickey, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Charles DiSabatino, MD, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • John W. Dobbins, MD, Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases
  • Andrew J. Duffy, MD, Gastroenterology Surgery
  • Thomas Duffy, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Charles C. Duncan, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Israel Dvoretzky, MD, Dermatology
  • John W. Edelglass, MD, Dermatology
  • Richard L. Edelson, MD, Dermatology
  • John A. Elefteriades, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Matthew S. Ellman, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Serle M. Epstein, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • John A. Federico, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Alan H. Feldman, MD, Podiatry
  • Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Bruce G. Freeman, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Gary E. Friedlaender, MD, Orthopedics
  • Edmund F. Funai, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Stefano Fusi, MD, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Helmuth W. Gahbauer, MD, Radiology
  • Paul A. Gaudio, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Joel F. Geffin, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Gerald Germano, MD, Pediatrics
  • Brett Gerstenhaber, MD, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Michael Girardi, MD, Dermatology
  • Edward H. Gleich, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Philip A. Goldberg, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Isaac Goodrich, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Jonathan Grauer, MD, Orthopedic
  • Donald R. Greene, MD, Dermatology
  • Jeffrey A. Gruskay, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Joni Hansson, Nephrology
  • Moshe Hasbani, MD, Neurology
  • David G. Hesse, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • Elizabeth Holt, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Nina R. Horowitz, MD, General Surgery
  • Gordon J. Hutchinson, MD, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • Suguru Imaeda, MD, Dermatology
  • Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Raymond J. Ippolito, MD, General Surgery
  • John F. Irving, MD, Orthopedics
  • Steven S. Jacoby, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • Wendy S. Jacoby, MD, Dermatology
  • Grace Y. Jenq, MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
  • Fred. S. Kantor, MD, Internal Medicine, Immunology
  • Mario W. Katigbak, MD, Thoracic Surgery
  • Martin E. Katz, MD, Oncology & Hematology
  • Richard E. Kaufman, Internal Medicine, Immunology
  • Kristaps J. Keggi, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Robert A. King, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth M. Kressley, MD, Psychiatry
  • John F. Kveton, MD, Otolaryngology
  • James F. Leckman, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • David J. Leffell, MD, Dermatology
  • Robert L. Lesser, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Andrew J. Levada, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Susan R. Levy, MD, Pediatrics, Neurology
  • Charles J. Lockwood, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Walter E. Longo, MD, Surgery, Gastroenterology
  • Janet A. Madigan, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Richard J. Mangi, MD, Allergy & Immunology
  • Cynthia F. Mann, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Marc E. Mann, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Peter W. Marks, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Ellen A. Markstein, MD, Dermatology
  • Andres S. Martin, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Thomas V. Martin, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • Adam B. Mayerson, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Laura R. Ment, MD, Pediatrics, Neurology
  • Elias M. Michaelides, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Mark S. Milner, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Ellen B. Milstone, MD, Dermatology
  • Sandip K. Mukherjee, MD, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • Helena C. Nolasco, MD, Rheumatology
  • David C. Novicki, DPM, Orthopedics, Podiatry
  • Regina Palazzo, MD, Pulmonary Medicine
  • John Persing, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joseph M. Piepmeier, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Gary Price, MD, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joseph L. Quaranta, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Christopher Randolph, MD, Allergy & Immunology
  • Norman A. Ravski, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Alan M. Reznik, MD, Orthopedics
  • David S. Rosenblum, MD, Physical Medicine/Orthopedics
  • Ronald Salem, MD, Surgical Oncology
  • Clarence T. Sasaki, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Robert Berke Schlessel, MD, General Surgery
  • Alan P. Siegal, MD, Psychiatry
  • Howard Simon, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Brian G. Smith, MD, Orthopedics
  • Scott M. Soloway, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Dennis Spencer, MD, Neurosurgery
  • John G. Strugar, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Dorothy E. Stubbe, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Lynn T. Tanoue, MD, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Francine M. Testa, MD, Pediatrics, Neurology
  • Mary E. Tinetti, MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
  • Kevin J. Twohig, MD, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Eugenia M. Vining, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Kalman L. Watsky, MD, Dermatology
  • Anthony G. Wayne, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Mark H. Weinstein, MD, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Norman S. Werdiger, MD, Neurology
  • J. Michael Willett, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Kai H. Yang, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Joseph H. Zelson, MD, General Pediatrics


  • Julian B. Ferholt, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Denis J. Miller, MD, Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases
  • Sydney Z. Spiesel, MD, General Pediatrics


  • Gary M. Bloomgarden, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Howard P. Boey, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Thomas M. Buckley, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • David A. Carlson, Psychiatry, MD
  • Paul Fischer, MD, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Judith Gorelick, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Gary Grippo, MD, Podiatry
  • Martin P. Hasenfeld, MD, Physical Medicine/Orthopedics
  • Christopher M. McLaughlin, MD, Surgery, Colorectal
  • John W. O'Brien, MD, Physical Medicine/Orthopedics
  • James F. Passarelli, MD, Surgery
  • Stanley G. Possick, MD, Psychiatry
  • Patrick A. Ruwe, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mark B. Taylor, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Jerome M. Schnitt, MD, Psychiatry
  • Patrick Tomak, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Elmer Valin, MD, Bariatric Medicine


  • Jeffrey N. Alter, MD, Dermatology
  • Andrew V. Atton, MD, Dermatology
  • Ian M. Cohen, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Richard M. Freedman, MD, Pediatrics
  • Barry S. Goldberg, MD, Dermatology
  • Maria S. Guoth, MD, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
  • Stanley B. Hersh, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Seth P. Lerner, MD, Dermatology
  • Robert H. Lovegrove, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • John A. Magaldi, MD, Rheumatology
  • Robert S. McWilliam, MD, Child Psychiatry
  • Alan H. Morelli, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Jeremy E. Moss, MD, Dermatology
  • York Paul Moy, MD, Urology
  • Ellen S. Naidorf, MD, Dermatology
  • Sanath K. Nallainathan, MD, Neurology
  • Mark I. Oestreicher, MD, Dermatology
  • David N. Podell, MD, Rheumatology
  • Andrew Rice, MD, Podiatry
  • Harry S. Romanowitz, MD, Pediatrics
  • Douglas A. Ross, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Camille G. Salame, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Timothy L. Sharpe, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Joseph F. Sproviero, MD, Allergy & Immunology
  • Alan S. Waitze, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Jonathan A. Waxberg, MD, Surgery, Urology
  • Gary A. Zimmerman, MD, Neurosurgery

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.

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