More Than 200 Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Named to Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctors List

More CHLA Physicians Named to List Than Any Other Pediatric Medical
Facility in the Region

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pasadena Magazine recently released its annual Top Doctors issue for
2016, which recognizes more than 200 physicians with privileges to
practice at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), ranked among the top
pediatric academic medical centers in the U.S.

Many of the honorees are members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Medical Group and are academically affiliated with the Keck School of
Medicine of the University of Southern California.

“It is an honor for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to have more than
200 physicians on its hospital staff named to this year’s list. And it
is a significant achievement to have more honorees than any other
pediatric institution in the region,” says Paul S. Viviano, president
and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “It also
is further confirmation to our community that we are home to an
impressive array of experts in pediatric care who collectively oversee
the more than 350 pediatric services and programs we offer.”

The esteemed list includes doctors from 28 CHLA clinical departments and
divisions, including specialties like cardiology and cardiothoracic
surgery; hematology; oncology and bone marrow transplantation;
neurology; neurosurgery; orthopaedics; and many others. Many of CHLA’s
areas of expertise also rank among the best in the country in U.S.
News & World Report
’s Best Children’s Hospitals Survey for
2016-17, which lists CHLA in the top ten pediatric medical institutions
overall nationally.

This is the ninth year Pasadena Magazine has developed and released its
list of Top Doctors. Through a secure website ballot, doctors from the
San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area voted for the most esteemed
physician in their own specialty areas. The online votes were tabulated
and participating physician credentials were verified by an independent
law firm.

“It is truly an honor to have Pasadena Magazine recognize so many
members of our medical group,” says Larry Harrison, chief executive
officer of the CHLA Medical Group. “It signifies that the physicians in
our group are held in high esteem by other physicians and are known for
delivering the highest quality care for infants, children and young
adults.”

This year’s honorees include physician staff from CHLA’s outpatient
center in the San Gabriel Valley, Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles – Arcadia
. Just a block north of “Restaurant
Row” in Arcadia, off the Huntington Drive exit on the 210 Freeway, this
medical facility supports about 7,500 patient visits annually, providing
San Gabriel Valley families access to the same expert physicians who
care for children at our nationally renowned main campus. Specialty
services offered at the Arcadia outpatient center include: allergy and
immunology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology,
hematology-oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics,
otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, pulmonology, and urology. Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles – Arcadia also offers laboratory and radiology
services on site.

Families and children across the greater Los Angeles area also have
access to CHLA’s award-winning care through four other neighborhood
pediatric outpatient centers located in Encino, Santa Monica, South Bay
and Valencia.

The 2016 Top Doctors edition of Pasadena Magazine will be available soon
on newsstands across Los Angeles. Following is the list of physicians
with privileges at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles who were voted to the
“Top Docs” list:

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Marvin
Belzer, MD

Johanna
Olson-Kennedy, MD

Michele
Roland, MD

Diane
Tanaka, MD

Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Timothy
Deakers, MD

Sylvia
Del Castillo, MD

Karen
Flotildes, DO

Joanna
Green, MD

George
Istaphanous, MD

Barry
Markovitz, MD

Marla
Matar, MD

Sabine
Mellinger, MD

Lara
Nelson, MD

Christopher
Newth, MD

Sameh
Nour, MD

Kristin
Richards, MD

Niurka
Rivero, MD

Patrick
Ross, MD

Sarah
Rubin, MD

Michelle
Schlunt, MD

Gary
Scott, MD

Randall
C. Wetzel, MB, BS

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sarah
Badran, MD

Craig
Baker, MD

Yaniv
Bar-Cohen, MD

Jon
Detterich, MD

Cynthia
Herrington, MD

Frank
Ing, MD

Jondavid
Menteer, MD

Jay
Pruetz, MD

Arash
Sabati, MD

Michael
Silka, MD

Vaughn
Starnes, MD

Ram
Kumar Subramanyan, MD

Jacqueline
Szmuszkovicz, MD

Frances
Travelli, MD

Winfield
Wells, MD

Pierre
Wong, MD

John
Wood, MD

Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Joseph
Church, MD

Ronald
Ferdman, MD

Peck
Ong, MD

Endocrinology and Metabolism
Juliana
Austin, MD

Lily
C. Chao, MD

Clement
C. Cheung, MD

Lynda
K. Fisher, MD

Mitchell
Geffner, MD

David
Geller, MD

Steven
Mittelman, MD

Brian
Miyazaki, MD

Roshanak
Monzavi, MD

Kathleen
Page, MD

Pisit
Pitukcheewanont, MD

Anna
Ryabets-Lienhard, DO

Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Harry
Cynamon, MD

Tanaz
Danialifar, MD

Rula
Harb, MD

Russell
Merritt, MD

Sonia
Michail, MD

Hillel
Naon, MD

D.
Brent Polk, MD

Jaya
Punati, MD

Nisreen
Soufi, MD

Dan
Thomas, MD

Jacques
Van Dam, MD

Ardath
Yamaga, MD

George
Yanni, MD

Yuhua
Zheng, MD

General Pediatrics
Robert
Adler, MD

Lukas
Austin-Page, MD

Eyal
Ben-Isaac, MD

Faisal
Chawla, MD

Pamela Clark, MD
Danielle Fernandes, MD
Ara
Festekjian, MD

Yvonne
Gutierrez, MD

Dana
Marseille, MD

Ameer
Mody, MD

Cynthia
Munoz, PhD

Jeranil
Nunez, MD

Mona
Patel, MD

David
Peng, MD

Laura
Piper, MD

Gabriel
Poliboy, MD

Jennifer
Rafeedie, PsyD

Jessica
Rankin, MD

Sheela
Rao, MD

Suzanne
Roberts, MD

Joshua
Sherman, MD

Karen
Sherwood, MD

Michelle
Thompson, MD

Douglas
Vanderbilt, MD

Kevin
Waloff, MD

Elizabeth
Weiner, MD

Cynthia
Wong, MD

Irina
Zamora, PsyD

Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Shahab
Asgharzadeh, MD

Leslie
Ballas, MD

Thomas
Coates, MD

Yves
DeClerck, MD

Girish
Dhall, MD

Andrew
Dietz, MD

Anat
Erdreich-Epstein, MD

Cecilia
Fu, MD

Paul
S. Gaynon, MD

Josephine
Haduong, MD

Thomas
Hofstra, MD

Araz
Marachelian, MD

Ashley
Margol, MD

Leo
Mascarenhas, MD

Alicia
McFarren, MD

Etan
Orgel, MD

Michael
Pulsipher, MD

Nathan
Robison, MD

Robert
Seeger, MD

Amanda
Termuhlen, MD

David
Tishler, MD

Judith Villablanca, MD
Alan
Wayne, MD

Kenneth
Wong, MD

Guy
Young, MD

Hospital Medicine
Denizhan
Akan, MD

LaToya
Barber, MD

Grant
Christman, MD

Jennifer Maniscalco Dhanireddy, MD
Heidi
Morris, MD

Kendra
Mitchell, MD

Kathleen
Ostrom, MD

Christopher
Russell, MD

Margaret
Trost, MD

Susan
Wu, MD

Infectious Diseases
Jeff
Bender, MD

Jill
Hoffman, MD

Kanokporn
Mongkolrattanothai, MD

Michael
Neely, MD

Pia
Pannaraj, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Brendan
Grubbs, MD

Medical Genetics
Susanna
Sorrentino, MD

Neonatology
Timur
Azhibekov, MD

Rachel Chapman, MD
Steven
Chin, MD

Philippe
Friedlich, MD

Anna
Ganster, MD

Arlene
Garingo, MD

Narayan
Iyer, MD

Claire
McLean, MD

Srikumar
Nair, MD

Shahab
Noori, MD

Lisa
Paquette, MD

Theodora
Stavroudis, MD

Linda
Tesoriero, MD

Nephrology
Carl
Grushkin, MD

Neurology
Nusrat
Ahsan, MD

Jay
Desai, MD

Rebecca
Hanson, MD

Eugenia
Ho, MD

Deborah
Holder, MD

Wendy
Mitchell, MD

Nancy
Niparko, MD

Sharon O’Neil, PhD
Arthur
Partikian, MD

Leigh
Ramos-Platt, MD

Tena
Rosser, MD

Terence
Sanger, MD

Michele
Van Hirtum-Das, MD

Neurosurgery
William Mack, MD
R.
Aaron Robison, MD

Ophthalmology
Bibiana
Reiser, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Lindsay
Andras, MD

Paul
Choi, MD

Bianca
Edison, MD

Rachel
Goldstein, MD

J.
Lee Pace, MD

David
L. Skaggs, MD

Milan
Stevanovic, MD

Vernon
Tolo, MD

Curtis
Vandenberg, MD

Otolaryngology
Debra
M. Don, MD

Rick Friedman, MD
Christian
Hochstim, MD

Dennis
Maceri, MD

Eric
Wilkinson, MD

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Floyd
Gilles, MD

David
Parham, MD

Timothy
Triche, MD

Shengmei
Zhou, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Dean
Anselmo, MD

Kiran
Dhanireddy, MD

Henri
Ford, MD

Christopher
Gayer, MD

Cathy
E. Shin, MD

James
E. Stein, MD

Claire
Templeman, MD

Manuel
Torres, MD

Kasper
Wang, MD

Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lori
Howell, MD

Ketan
Patel, MD

Mark
Urata, MD

Pulmonology
Monique
Margetis, MD

Iris
Perez, MD

Sally
Ward, MD

Psychiatry
Robert
Holloway, MD

Bradley
Peterson, MD

Susan
Turkel, MD

Radiology
Vicente
Gilsanz, MD

Fariba
Goodarzian, MD

Susan
R. Harlan, MD

Natalie
Mahieu, MD

Marvin
Nelson, MD

Skorn
Ponrartana, MD

Amit
Sura, MD

Benita
Tamrazi, MD

Chadi
Zeinati, MD

Rehabilitation
Phoebe
Scott-Wyard, DO

Rheumatology
Andreas
Reiff, MD

Urology
Siamak Daneshmand, MD
Roger
E. De Filippo, MD

Mary
Samplaski, MD

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s
hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation for clinical
excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World
Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research
Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research
facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of
America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932
with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern
California.

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