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37 Physicians at WIH named Top Doctors by U.S. News
05/04/2012

Thirty-seven physicians representing 15 specialties at Women & Infants Hospital have been named to the list of U.S. News Top Doctors.

Charles A. Adams, MD, surgeon; Brenna L. Anderson, MD, perinatologist; Nathan B. Beraha, MD, pediatric cardiologist; John J. Bert, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist; Joseph J. Brady, MD, surgeon; Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist; *Stephen R. Carr, MD, perinatologist; *Sandra A. Carson, MD, reproductive endocrinologist; Michael C. Coburn, MD, surgeon; Mara G. Coyle, MD, neonatologist; Jane M. Dennison, MD, pediatrician; Marc W. Diamond, MD, pediatrician; Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD, gynecologic oncologist; Don S. Dizon, MD, medical oncologist; Candace L. Dyer, MD, surgeon; Gary N. Frishman, MD, reproductive endocrinologist; *Cornelius O. "Skip" Granai, MD, gynecologic oncologist; Pamela C. High, MD, pediatrician; Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD, pediatric surgeon; *Robert D. Legare, MD, medical oncologist; Francois Luks, MD, pediatric surgeon; *David E. Mandelbaum, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist; Pierre R. Michaud, MD, plastic surgeon; John H. Moran, MD, pediatrician; *Deborah L. Myers, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist; Athena Poppas, MD, cardiologist; Donald A. Ramos, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist; Roger D. Raymond, MD, cardiologist; Serena A. Sposato, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist; Barbara S. Stonestreet, MD, neonatologist; Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist; Lonice M. Thomas, MD, pediatrician; *Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, pediatric surgeon; Betty R. Vohr, MD, pediatrician; *Katharine D. Wenstrom, MD, perinatologist; Carol A. Wheeler, MD, reproductive endocrinologist; and Vincent J. Yakavonis, MD, orthopedic surgeon (* indicates a Top Doctor who, in Castle Connolly's estimation, is among the top 1% in his or her specialty).

The goal of the U.S. News list is to help guide consumers to top specialists and primary care doctors in their area. The doctors on the list are chosen based on recommendations from their medical peers who view them as being "worthy of referral." The list, which can be found online at usnews.com, was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Top Doctors differs from U.S. News rankings like Best Hospitals, Best Diets, and Best Colleges in that no single cardiologist, oncologist, or other specialist can be the No. 1 doctor for all patients with heart disease, cancer, or any other medical condition. Rather, the Top Doctors is a data-rich directory of excellent doctors, coupled with sophisticated searching and sorting tools, to help each consumer find the doctor who is right for his or her needs.

About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns.A U.S. News Best Hospital in Gynecology and Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology, Women & Infants was ranked number one in the Providence metro area and a top-performer in cancer, and has achieved a 5-star rating in Maternity Care for 2011 from HealthGrades.The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the seventh largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 8,500 deliveries per year.In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England's premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.It is home to the nation's only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence.It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group.

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