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PHILADELPHIA, April 26, 2012 – The wealth of clinical excellence at Einstein Healthcare Network was exemplified with 31 doctors recognized as "Top Doctors" in the May 2012 issue of Philadelphia magazine. The Einstein doctors selected this year represent a broad range of clinical areas including orthopedic surgery, cardiology, medical oncology, nephrology, diagnostic radiology, endocrinology, and others.
This group, the largest ever for Einstein in recent years, affirms the reputation of Einstein doctors for providing superior, quality care and continues a long tradition of the network’s doctors earning this honor. Each year, Philadelphia magazine teams with Castle Connolly Medicine Ltd., a well-known healthcare research and information company and surveys the region’s physicians, asking them to identify other doctors who are highly skilled caregivers. Castle Connolly then reviews the information along with the doctors’ educational and professional experience before final selections are made.
This year, the "Top Doctors" issue showcases Einstein and MossRehab in the Medical Miracles feature, including a story about Dan Webb a man with a spinal cord injury who uses ReWalk™ as a form of physical therapy at MossRehab. The story describes the ReWalk device and notes that MossRehab physiatrist Alberto Esquenazi helped develop the technology. A photo of Mr. Webb in the ReWalk suit is also included. The second story features Army Sergeant Leonard Wilson who was successfully treated by Einstein’s Dr. Sumeet Mainigi for atrial fibrillation using catheter ablation,a procedure where electrical wires are fed to the heart through veins in the legs to destroy cells, repair the arrhythmia and prevent heart failure. Dr. Mainigi is quoted about the procedure and a study he conducted using this treatment. A photo of Mr. Wilson at an early morning run is included.
"It’s gratifying for so many of our physicians to earn this recognition from theirpeers," says Barry R. Freedman, President and Chief Executive Officer ofEinstein Healthcare Network. "Congratulations to our doctors, nurses and entireworkforce for the outstanding quality care they deliver each day. Thisrecognition is well deserved."
The following 31 physicians (up from 25 in 2011) fromacross Einstein Healthcare Network were recognized as "Top Doctors" (listed inalphabetical order).
S. Nadeem Ahsan, MDPain MedicineSpecialty: Chronic pain management, complex regionalpain syndromes, neuropathic pain
Russell H. Amundson, MDNeurological SurgerySpecialty: Brain injury, spinal surgery
Victor R. Araya, MDGastroenterologySpecialty: Transplant medicine-liver, liver disease, clinical trials, hepatology
Eric J. Bloom, MDNephrologySpecialty: Electrolyte disorders, fluid/electrolyte balance, hypertension, diabetic kidneydisease
Lawrence H. Brent, MDRheumatologySpecialty: Lupus/SLE, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis
Mark J. Capkin, MDInternal MedicineSpecialty: Preventive medicine
Arthur Chernoff, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismSpecialty: Diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, eating disorders/obesity
Arnold W. Cohen, MDMaternal & Fetal MedicineSpecialty: high-risk pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy
Debra Copit, MDDiagnostic RadiologySpecialty: Mammography, breast imaging
Alberto Esquenazi, MDPhysical Medicine & RehabilitationMossRehabSpecialty: Amputee rehabilitation, mobility evaluation and treatment, gait analysis,spasticity management
Robert A. Fischer, MDInfectious DiseaseSpecialty: Travel medicine
Richard H. Greenberg, MDColon & Rectal SurgerySpecialty: minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic abdominal surgery
John A. Handal, MDOrthopedic SurgerySpecialty: Spinal surgery, trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures, minimally invasivespinal surgery
Lisa K. Jablon, MDSurgerySpecialty: Breast surgery, sentinel node surgery, breast cancer, breast cancer riskassessment
Mark J. Kaplan, MDSurgerySpecialty: Trauma, laparoscopic surgery
Philip O. Katz, MDGastroenterologySpecialty: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), swallowing disorders, Barrett’sesophagus, esophageal disorders
Mark J. Kotapka, MDNeurological SurgerySpecialty: Pituitary tumors, skull base surgery, spinal surgery
Michael Lippmann, MDPulmonary DiseaseSpecialty: Pulmonary, critical Care
Sumeet Mainigi, MDCardiac ElectrophysiologySpecialty: Atrial fibrillation, pacemakers, arrhythmias
Nathaniel H. Mayer, MDPhysical Medicine & RehabilitationMossRehabSpecialty: Motor control analysis, spasticity management, brain injury rehabilitation
Michael J. Metro, MDUrologySpecialty: Incontinence, Peyronie’s disease, reconstructive surgery, kidney stones
D. Lynn Morris, MDCardiovascular DiseaseSpecialty: Cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology
Carlene E. Quashie, MDMaternal & Fetal MedicineSpecialty: HIV in pregnancy, high-risk pregnancy
James S. Raphael, MDHand SurgerySpecialty: Reconstructive microvascular surgery, upper extremity trauma, limbsurgery/reconstruction
Lawrence J. Solin, MDRadiation OncologySpecialty: Breast cancer
C.R. Sridhara, MDPhysical Medicine & RehabilitationMossRehabSpecialty: Electromyography, chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain, spinal rehabilitation
William Tester, MDMedical OncologySpecialty: Lung cancer, prostate cancer
Thomas K. Watanabe, MDPhysical Medicine & RehabilitationMossRehabSpecialty: Brain injury rehabilitation, spasticity management
Kenneth L. Zeitzer, MDRadiation OncologySpecialty: Lung cancer, head and neck cancer
Marc Zisselman, MDGeriatric PsychiatrySpecialty: Depression, dementia, electroconvulsive therapy
Seth Zwillenberg, MDOtolaryngologySpecialty: Pediatric otolaryngology