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January 6, 2016

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Physicians Named to Prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List

BRIGHTON, MA – Jan. 5, 2016 – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is proud to announce that more than 50 members of its medical staff, representing a broad spectrum of expertise in specialties including cardiac surgery,  cardiovascular disease and orthopedics, have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

“The inclusion of our physicians across more than a dozen specialties speaks to the broad array of expertise our physicians have perfected throughout their careers. While a badge of honor to be included among the “Best” in America by their peers, this kind of accolade also signals to our patients and to our community that we are providing the highest quality of care and expertise. Our physicians are masters of their craft and the benefit to patients and their families is immeasurable,” said St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center President Beth Hughes.

Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. 

Members of the St. Elizabeth’s Medical staff who appear on the list include:



Rae Allain, MD
Luca Bigatello, MD


Cardiovascular Disease
Joseph Carrozza, MD

Cardiac Surgery
Stanley Tam, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Alan Hackford, MD

Critical Care Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine
John Unterborn, MD

Kenneth Arndt, MD 
Jeffrey Dover, MD
Michael Kaminer, MD
Karen Kim, MD 
Brooke Sikora, MD
Jeffrey Sobell, MD 
Robin Travers, MD 
Infectious Disease
Michael Worthington, MD

Kenneth Gorson, MD
Judith Hinchey, MD
Ellen Lathi, MD
David Weinberg, MD 

Neurological Surgery
Mohamed Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD
E. Antonio Chiocca, MD
Ian Dunn, MD 

Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan, MD         
Bertrand Jaber, MD 
Nicolaos Madias, MD 
James Strom, MD 

Jay Duker, MD
Cynthia Mattox, MD
Jill Ann Smith, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Gill, MD
Sang-Gil Lee, MD
Francis Pedlow, MD 
Daniel Ward, MD

Pediatrics/Pediatric Specialist
Jennifer Benjamin, MD
Robert Geggel, MD 
Terri Gorman, MD 
Anne Hansen, MD 
Elisabeth Anderson Keller, MD 
Jonathan Rhodes, MD 
Stephen Ringer, MD
Linda Van Mater, MD

Radiation Oncology
Thomas FitzGerald, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
David Ryley, MD

Scott Johnson, MD
Peter Mowschenson, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Dean Donahue, MD
Michael Lanuti, MD
Douglas Mathisen, MD 
Christopher Morse, MD 
John Wain, MD 
Cameron Wright, MD 

Vascular Surgery
Nikhil Kansal, MD
Frank Pomposelli, Jr., MD 

In bringing together the best medical minds in the world, Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment.

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List.  In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”  Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.   

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

About Best Doctors, Inc.:

Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes in polling physicians to discover the doctors they would choose for their own care. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, the global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with Fortune 1000 employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. For further information, visit Best Doctors at www.bestdoctors.com.

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 vascular and endovascular surgery, 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 www.semc.org