St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Physicians Named to Boston Magazine’s Annual Top Doctors List

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Steward Health Care family hospital and teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, honors 17 physicians who were named to Boston Magazine’s 2012 annual Top Doctors list. The St. Elizabeth’s-affiliated physicians are:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery: Alan W. Hackford, MD, chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology: Roger Mitty, MD, chief of Gastroenterology
  • Interventional Cardiology: Lawrence Garcia, MD, chief of Interventional Cardiology; co-director of Vascular Medicine
  • Ophthalmology: Jay S. Duker, MD (affiliated through the New England Eye Center)
  • Plastic Surgery: A. George Volpe, MD, chief of Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Medicine: Armin Ernst, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology: Michael Zinaman, MD, chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (newly-affiliated with St. Elizabeth’s Department of Pulmonology): Cameron D. Wright, MD and Henning Gaissert, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Frank B. Pomposelli Jr., MD, chairman of the Department of Surgery
  • Dermatology:
    • Alan S. Rockoff, MD
    • Also, affiliated with St. Elizabeth’s through Skin Care Physicians in Chestnut Hill are:
    • Kenneth Arndt, MD
    • Jeffrey Dover, MD
    • Kay S. Kane, MD
    • Thomas Rohrer, MD
    • Jeffrey M. Sobell, MD
    • Robin Travers, MD

Boston Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., a health care research company, to compile the list of 645 physicians.

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include cardiology, neurosciences, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Quincy Medical Center and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton.  Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Home Care, Laboure College, and Por Cristo.   Further information is available at



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