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SLUCare Best Doctors 2020

National List Includes More Than 160 SLUCare Physicians Selected by Professional Peers

Best Doctors 2020

Each summer, St. Louis Magazine publishes its Best Doctors issue, featuring the top physicians in the region as selected by their professional peers. Doctors were asked: “If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” This year, respondents selected more than 160 providers from SLUCare Physician Group. 

The annual list is compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., founded by Harvard Medical School to help identify outstanding physicians throughout the United States. Through more than 1 million peer evaluations, Best Doctors, Inc., has created a database of approximately 50,000 doctors in dozens of medical specialties.

The following SLUCare physicians have been added to this year's Best Doctors in America database.

Allergy and Immunology

Mark S. Dykewicz, MD


Lisa J. Alderson, MD
Bernard R. Chaitman, MD
Michael Forsberg, MD
Steven C. Smart, MD


Ramona Behshad, MD
Nicole M. Burkemper, MD
Dee Anna Glaser, MD
A. Mary Guo, MD
M. Yadira Hurley, MD
Daniel A. West, MD


Stewart G. Albert, MD
Raymond E. Bourey, MD
Alan B. Silverberg, MD

Family Medicine

Denise Hooks-Anderson, MD
Christine K. Jacobs, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Mary S. Burton, MD
Christine Y. Hachem, MD
Jennifer L. (LaBundy) Palagiri, MD
Charlene Prather, MD
Katie S. Schroeder, MD
Jason Taylor, MD
Brent A. Tetri, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Julie K. Gammack, MD
Gerald Mahon, MD
Angela M. Sanford, MD

Hematology and Oncology

Mark J. Fesler, MD
John M. Richart, MD

Infectious Diseases

Donald J. Kennedy, MD
Marcia Sokol-Anderson, MD

Internal Medicine (General)

Fred R. Buckhold, III, MD
Robert M. Heaney, MD
Thomas J. Olsen, MD
Douglas Walden, MD


Bahar Bastani, MD
John C. Edwards, MD
Krista Lentine, MD
Kevin J. Martin, MD
Rosemary Ouseph, MD
Marie Philipneri, MD
Rupinder K. Sodhi, MD
Thanh-Mai Vo, MD


Aninda B. Acharya, MD
Pratap Chand, MD
Randall C. Edgell, MD
Ghazala S. Hayat, MD
Jafar Kafaie, MD
L. James Willmore, Jr., MD

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health

Erol Amon, MD
E. Cristian Campian, MD
Katherine M. Childress, MD
Jennifer M. Goldkamp, MD
Gil Gross, MD
John T. Hoff, MD
Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, MD
Ming-Shian Kao, MD
Cherie A. LeFevre, MD
Fah Che Leong, MD
Leslie McCloskey, MD
Mary McLennan, MD
Dorothea J. Mostello, MD
Diane M. Petersen, MD
Amy J. Ravin, MD
Mitul B. Shah, MD
Jaye M. Shyken, MD
Andrew C. Steele, MD
Michael Thomure, MD
Tracy M. Tomlinson, MD
D. Gregory Ward, MD
Francisco P. Xynos, MD
Pericles Xynos, MD
Patrick Yeung, Jr., MD


Oscar A. Cruz, MD
Bradley Davitt, MD
Sean Edelstein, MD
Gabriela M. Espinoza, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

John A. Boudreau, MD
Thomas J. Fox, MD
David Greenberg, MD
Scott Kaar, MD
David Karges, DO
Djoldas Kuldjanov, MD
Randall Otto, MD
Thomas J. Otto, MD
Howard Place, MD
Jeffrey B. Whiting, MD

Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery

John F. Eisenbeis, MD
Frank Simo, MD
Ronald Walker, MD


Douglas P. Blackall, MD
David Brink, MD
Nancy J. Phillips, MD
Carole Vogler, MD

Pediatrics (General)

Joshua D. Arthur, MD
Matt A. Broom, MD
Ken Haller, MD
M. Susan Heaney, MD
Gene LaBarge, MD
Jennifer S. Ladage, MD
Martin Schmidt, MD
Aline Tanios, MD

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Alan P. Knutsen, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

B. Craig Weldon, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Kenneth Schowengerdt, MD
Jamie S. Sutherell, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Andrew C. Fiore, MD
Charles B. Huddleston, MD

Pediatric Child Protection

Linda Shaw, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

Teresa L. Andreone, MD
Jeremy Garrett, MD
Lia Lowrie, MD
Robert S. Ream, MD
Jason A. Werner, MD

Pediatric Dermatology

Elaine Siegfried, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Katherine R. Forrester, MD
James M. Gerard, MD
Steven P. Laffey, MD
John R. Peter, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

David P. Dempsher, MD
Susan Myers, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Ajay Jain, MD
Nisha Mangalat, MD
Jeffrey Teckman, MD

Pediatric Medical Genetics

Stephen R. Braddock, MD

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

William S. Ferguson, MD
Christopher Hugge, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Aaron Miller, MD

Pediatric/Internal Medicine

Marilyn Maxwell, MD
Nora L. Porter, MD

Pediatric Neonatology

Robert E. Fleming, MD
Noah H. Hillman, MD
Amit M. Mathur, MD
H. Farouk Sadiq, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Anne Marie Beck, MD
Craig W. Belsha, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Glen Fenton, MD
Sean E. Goretzke, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Elizabeth Engel, MD
Aki S. Puryear, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jennifer V. Brinkmeier, MD
Dary J. Costa, MD
John A. Stith, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Gary M. Albers, MD
Blakeslee E. Noyes, MD
Kurtis T. Sobush, MD

Pediatric Toxicology

Anthony J. Scalzo, MD


Catalina Belean, MD
Anjan Bhattacharyya, MD
Alan R. Felthous, MD
George T. Grossberg, MD
Philip J. Lefevre, MD
Mirela D. Marcu, MD
William Newman, MD
W. Maurice Redden, MD


Joseph Espiritu, MD
Ravi P. Nayak, MD
David Stoeckel, MD


Jeffrey J. Brown, MD
Christina M. Doherty, MD
Medhat M. Osman, MD


Rama Atluri, MD
Terry L. Moore, MD

Surgery (General)

Kevin Behrns, MD
Eddy Hsueh, MD
Theresa L. Schwartz, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Keith S. Naunheim, MD