21 Roswell Park Physicians Included on Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctors’ List

Friday, February 4, 2011

BUFFALO, NY — Twenty-one physicians from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have been named to the 2011 list of America’s Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The list is compiled annually on the basis of recommendations from more than 230,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals from across the nation. Those surveyed are asked to identify the best doctors in every specialty, both within their respective regions and nationwide.

The 21 RPCI faculty highlighted in this year’s list are:

Dermatology
Ilene Rothman, MD
— Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Dermatology
Nathalie Zeitouni, MDCM, FRCPC — Associate Professor of Oncology and Interim Chair, Department of Dermatology

Gynecologic Oncology
Adekunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
— Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology

Infectious Disease
Brahm Segal, MD
— Associate Professor of Oncology and Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine

Medical Oncology
Myron Czuczman, MD
— Professor of Oncology and Chief, Lymphoma/Myeloma Service, Department of Medicine
Ellis Levine, MD, FACP — Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Donald Trump, MD, FACP— Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine; President and CEO

Neurological Surgery
Robert Fenstermaker, MD, FACS
— Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Director, Neuro-Oncology Program

Otolaryngology
Wesley Hicks, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
— Professor of Oncology and Director, Head & Neck Surgical Fellowship Program, Department of Head and Neck & Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Pain Medicine
Oscar DeLeon, MD
— Professor of Oncology and Chief, Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Martin Brecher, MD
— Associate Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Pediatrics; The Waldemar J. Kaminski Chair in Pediatrics

Radiation Oncology
Michael Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA
— Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Radiation Medicine; The Barbara C. and George H. Hyde Chair in Radiation Medicine
Dheerendra Prasad, MBBS, M-Ch — Associate Professor of Oncology and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Medicine; Director, CNS & Pediatric Radiation Medicine; Director, Gamma Knife Center

Surgery
William Cance, MD, FACS
— Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology; Surgeon-in-Chief
Stephen Edge, MD, FACS — Professor of Oncology and Chair, Breast and Soft Tissue Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology; The Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology
John Gibbs, MD, MHCM, FACS — Professor of Oncology and Chief, GI Surgery & Endoscopy, Department of Surgical Oncology

Thoracic Surgery
Todd Demmy, MD
— Associate Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Urology
Khurshid Guru, MD
— Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Urology, and Director, Center for Robotic Surgery
James Mohler, MD — Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Urology; Associate Director; Senior Vice President for Translational Research

The regional Top Doctors list appeared in the January/February 2011 issue of Buffalo Spree magazine. For more information, see http://www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/January-February-2011/2011-Top-Docs.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

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Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org