Eleven Taubman Scholars named to "Best Doctors in America" roll
The following Taubman Scholars and Emerging Scholars are among the University of Michigan Medical School physicians recently named to the 2013-2014 "Best Doctors In America" list.
Frank (Chip) Brosius III, M.D.
Valerie P. Castle, M.D.
Sung Won Choi, M.D.
Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.
Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry L. Paulson, M.D.
Max S. Wicha, M.D.
The new national list includes 493 U-M physicians — and places them among the best 5 percent of doctors in their specialties. UMHS has more physicians recognized than any other health system in Michigan.
The list is compiled every year by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., and based on an in-depth survey, the List contains more than 53,000 U.S. physicians in 40 specialties and more than 400 subspecialties of medicine. 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?”
This yields a preliminary set of doctors who meet the initial criteria for inclusion. These physicians are then checked for credentials, disciplinary actions and clinical activity. Only doctors who meet all evaluation criteria are selected for the list.
A full list of the UMHS doctors on this year’s list is available at http://umhealth.me/bestdoc14.
11 Taubman Scholars named to "Best Doctors in America" list
They're among 493 U-M physicians to receive the honor from their peers
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New Emerging Scholar named
Scott Tomlins, M.D., an assistant profesor of pathology at U-M, has been designated the A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar
U-M offers new early detection prostate cancer test
Research by Taubman Scholar Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan has let to the development of a new test for prostate cancer that is far more accurate than the standard PSA test, the University of Michigan has announced.
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Study: Two types of cancer stem cells lead to metastasis
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