Physicians from RPCI Named to Best Doctors in America List

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BUFFALO, NY - Twenty-nine physicians from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center were named to the Best Doctors® in America list for 2009-2010. For almost 20 years, Best Doctors® has been conducting a continuous, peer-to-peer survey of the medical profession to develop the proprietary Best Doctors database of over 50,000 expert physicians in 30 countries. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid to provide their input. Only 5% of the doctors in America earn a spot on the list.

“Roswell Park is extremely proud of members of its dedicated clinical faculty who are consistently included among the Best Doctors® in America,” said Judy Smith, MD, Medical Director, Roswell Park. “This database may assist patients in the selection of high quality physicians.”

Roswell Park physicians named to the list, cited by specialty are:

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Kelli M. Bullard Dunn, MD

Infectious Disease
Brahm Segal, MD

Medical Oncology and Hematology
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD; Asher Chanan-Khan, MD; Myron S. Czuczman, MD; Marwan Fakih, MD, Ellis G. Levine, MD; Philip McCarthy, MD; Roberto Pili, MD; Donald L. Trump, MD; Meir Wetzler, MD; Michael Wong, MD, PhD

Neurological Surgery
Robert Plunkett, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shashikant B. Lele, MD

Wesley Hicks, DDS, MD

Pain Medicine
Oscar deLeon-Casasola, MD

Pediatric Specialist
Martin Brecher, MD

Radiation Oncology
Mohamed Khan, MD; PhD; Michael Kuettel, MD, MBA, PhD; Dheerendra Prasad, MD, MCh

Surgical Oncology
William Cance, MD; Stephen Edge, MD; John F. Gibbs, MD; Wesley Hicks, DDS, MD; John Kane, MD; Boris W. Kuvshinoff, MD; Hector R. Nava, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Todd L. Demmy, MD

The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Roswell Park, 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 Roswell Park's website at, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email


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