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October 23, 2008

SIU Faculty Physicians named "Best Doctors"

Twenty-six faculty physicians at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are included in Best Doctors® in America 2007-2008 database.  Best Doctors includes more than 40,000 U.S. physicians, chosen by peer-review and representing the top five percent of physicians in more than 400 medical subspecialties.  The SIU physicians included are –

Dr. Daniel G. Batton, professor of pediatrics and chief of the neonatology division,
Dr. Carol A. Bauer, professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery,
Dr. Lucinda S. Buescher, associate professor of dermatology,
Dr. Robert A. Buzzell, assistant professor of dermatology,
Dr. Lanie E. Eagleton, professor emeritus of pulmonary and critical care medicine,
Dr. Rodger J. Elble, Ph.D., professor and chair of neurology,
Dr. Jonathan N. Goldfarb, associate professor and division chief of dermatology,
Dr. Stephen R. Hazelrigg, professor and division chair of cardiothoracic surgery,
Dr. Jerry E. Kruse, professor and chair of family and community medicine,
Dr. Wilfred Lam, professor of cardiology,
Dr. J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, associate professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology,
Dr. Mark McAndrew, professor of orthopaedic and rehabilitation surgery,
Dr. Patrick H. McKenna, professor and division chair of urology,
Dr. Michael W. Neumeister, professor and division chair of plastic surgery,
Dr. Cameron C. Olson, associate professor of family and community medicine,
Dr. Michael Pranzatelli, professor of pediatrics and neurology and division chief of child neurology,
Dr. Jan Rakinic, associate professor of general surgery,
Dr. K. Thomas Robbins, professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and director of the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU,
Dr. Leonard P. Rybak, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and SIU Distinguished Scholar,
Dr. David E. Steward, professor and chair of internal medicine,
Dr. Stephen P. Stone, professor of dermatology,
Dr. Theodore R. Sunder, professor of child neurology,
Dr. Thomas Tarter, associate professor of urology,
Dr. Andrew J. Varney, associate professor of general internal medicine,
Dr. Gayle Woodson, professor and chair of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, and
Dr. Casey Younkin, associate professor and division chief of general obstetrics and gynecology.

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, service and research.  The School has more than 220 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services.  The medical school works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois.  Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 50 Illinois communities.  For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.  Its Web site is www.siumed.edu.

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