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Top Doctors 2017

Scripps AMG Physicians Named ‘Top Docs’ in 2017 Survey

Congratulations to physicians named “2017 – Top Doctors” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey!

Over 100 of our doctors have been recognized, many of whom have made the list several times before.



Lars Newsome, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

James Hemp, MD
Michael Peter Koumjian, MD
J. Jeffrey Tyner, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Nassir Ahmad Azimi, MD
Roy Takai Avalos, MD
John Randolph Backman, MD, FACC, FACP, FACSM
Maurice Buchbinder, MD
Raghava Rao Gollapudi, MD
Eric Anson Hong, MD
Bruce John Kimura, MD
Jan Kulhanek, MD
Patrick Martin McGinty, MD
Damian R Rasch, DO

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Ali Reza Hamzei, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

M. Jonathan Worsey, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Julian Lichter, MD


Vishakha Vora Gigler, MD
Judith Koperski, MD
Sheila Meena Krishna, MD
Alice Liu, MD
Sherry Rotunda, MD
Robert Scheinberg, MD
Susan Shimomaye, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Paul Speckart, MD

Family Medicine

Marianne A McKennett, MD


Suja Dubois, MD
Ronald Eugene Feldman, MD
Kishore V Gaddipati, MD
Robert Goldklang, MD
Ananthram Reddy, MD

General Surgery

Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
Adam Fierer, MD
Dan I. Giurgiu, MD, FACS
Paul Hyde, MD
Cheryl Olson, MD
Mark Sherman, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Afshin Bahador, MD
Bridgette D Duggan, MD

Internal Medicine

Karen Jamison, MD
Bhupinder S. Khehar, MD, FACP
Brian Lenzkes, MD
Katherine Nguyen, MD
Raymond Pigeon, MD
Venugopal Prabaker, MD
Howard Williams, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Martin L. Charlat, MD, FRCP, FACC
Jerrold Glassman, MD
Vimal I. Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Medical Oncology

Pushpendu Banerjee, MD
Steven Edward Kossman, MD
Marilyn Sandra Norton, MD
Charles Redfern, MD
Alfred Saleh, MD

Neurological Surgery

Donald John Blaskiewicz, MD
Sohaib Ahmad Kureshi, MD
Scott Patrick Leary, MD
Richard Cyrus Ostrup, MD
Jeffrey Schweitzer, MD
Vikram Udani, MD


Ian Purcell, MD


James Anthony Cooper, MD


Ritvik Prakash Mehta, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wendy Buchi, MD
Kim Bui, MD
Valerie Gafori, MD
Laurie Greenberg, MD
Heather Gunnarson, MD
Keerti Gurushanthaiah, MD
Amita Jain, MD
Jon H Lischke, MD
Colleen McNally, MD
Lauren Robertson, MD


Hamid Mani, MD
Nasrin Mani, MD
Georgios Papastergiou, MD
Mauricio Edgardo Pons, MD
Ayham Rod Skaf, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher Behr, MD
Larry Dodge, MD
David Fabi, MD
Peter Hanson, MD
Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD
Franz Kopp, MD
Bryan Leek, MD
Ralph Rynning, MD
F. Craig Swenson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Maneesh Bawa, MD


Jeffrey Stuart Eaton, MD
Hernan Goldsztein, MD
Perry Mansfield, MD
Theodore Mazer, MD
Michael J O’Leary, MD
Brian Weeks, MD

Pain Medicine

Keeran Kumar, MD

Pediatric Dermatology

Bari B. Cunningham, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Sherry Franklin, MD


Stephen Carson, MD
Angelo Michael Del Re, MD
Shakha Gillin, MD
Tami Nakahara, MD
Lori Beth Taylor, MD
Robert Warner, MD
Christine Wood, MD

Plastic Surgery

Srinivas S Iyengar, MD

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Scott Eisman, MD
Marisa Monique Magana, MD
Samir S Makani, MD

Radiation Oncology

Reza Shirazi, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Arlene Morales, MD
Susanna Jung-A Park, MD

Sports Medicine

Lee Ralph, MD

Surgery of the Hand

Richard Brown, MD


Carol Salem, MD

Vascular Surgery

Jack C. Yang, MD, FACS



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