Physicians Who Practice At The Nebraska Medical Center On Best Doctors List

A total of 192 physicians who practice at The Nebraska Medical Center have been recognized on this year’s list of Best Doctors in America®. The doctors include 156 full and part-time faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and who are also affiliated with UNMC Physicians, the UNMC practice group.


The list of physicians was excerpted from the Best Doctors in America® 2009-2010 database of over 45,000 doctors in more than 40 specialties, which represents the top 3 to 5 percent of specialists in the country.


Physicians are selected on the basis of the question: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” A peer-review survey by thousands of doctors determines the doctors included in the database. Only those doctors who earn the consensus support of their peers are included and only physicians in the Best Doctors database are allowed to receive the survey, nominate others and vote.


Best Doctors in America® was founded in 1989 by two physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is today a leading resource to those seeking medical advice and information.


The Nebraska Medical Center physicians featured in the 2009-2010 database are identified below.


UNMC Physicians


Joseph C. Anderson, Radiology
Dean L. Antonson, Pediatric Specialist
Kimberly Ann Apker, Radiology
James O. Armitage, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Hari Bandla, Pediatric Specialist
Teri Jo Barkoukis, Sleep Medicine
Teresa Grace Berg, Obstetrics and Gynecology
John M. Bertoni, Neurology
Joel Bessmer, Internal Medicine
Philip J. Bierman, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Jean Frederick Botha, Surgery
Susan Boust, Psychiatry
Julia A. Bridge, Medical Genetics & Pathology
Bruce A. Buehler, Medical Genetics
William J. Burke, Psychiatry
Wing C. (John) Chan, Pathology
Peter F. Coccia, Pediatric Specialist
Samuel M. (Sam) Cohen, Pathology
John L. Colombo, Pediatric Specialist  
Kevin P. Corley, Pediatric Specialist
Kenneth H. Cowan, Medical Oncology and Hematology
David A. Danford, Pediatric Specialist
Cyrus Victor DeSouza, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Kim F. Duncan, Pediatric Specialist
Arthur R. Easley, Cardiovascular Disease
Catherine M. Eberle, Geriatric Medicine
James Edney, Surgical Oncology
Charles A. Enke, Radiation Oncology
Christopher C. Erickson, Pediatric Specialist
Paul Esposito, Pediatric Specialist
Pierre B. Fayad, Neurology
Edward Vincent Fehringer, Orthopaedic Surgery
David Finken, Pediatrics
Mark H. Fleisher, Psychiatry
Kenneth A. Follett, Neurological Surgery & Pain Medicine
Alison Gail Freifeld, Infectious Disease
Kevin L. Garvin, Orthopaedic Surgery
James Gigantelli, Ophthalmology
Glen M. Ginsburg, Pediatric Specialist
Dennis P. Goeschel, Family Medicine
John L. Gollan, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Whitney Sears Goldner, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Bruce Gordon, Pediatric Specialist
Carl Greiner, Psychiatry
Timothy Greiner, Pathology
Carl H. Gumbiner, Pediatric Specialist
Jud W. Gurney, Radiology
Daniel E. Halm, Family Medicine
James Martin Hammel, Thoracic Surgery
Christine P. Hans, Pathology
Jeffrey Harrison, Family Medicine
Brian Hasley, Pediatric Specialist
Kristie Denise Hayes, Dermatology
Leslie Hellbusch, Pediatric Specialist/Neurological Surgery
Steven H. Hinrichs, Pathology
Ronald R. Hollins, Plastic Surgery 
Barbara J. Hurlbert, Anesthesiology
Thomas J. Imray, Radiology
Kimberly Jean Jarzynka, Family Medicine
Sonny L. Johansson, Pathology
Perry Johnson, Plastic Surgery
Andre Kalil, Infectious Disease
Margaret Anne Kessinger, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Lynell W. Klassen, Rheumatology
Christopher J. Kratochvil, Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
John Dale Kugler, Pediatric Specialist
Rudy Paul Lackner, Thoracic Surgery
Amy E. Lacroix, Pediatrics
James T. Lane, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Alan N. Langnas, Surgery
Jennifer L. Larsen, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Paul D. Larsen, Pediatric Specialist/Neurology
Audrey Lazenby, Pathology
Subodh M. Lele, Pathology
Peter J. Lennarson, Neurological Surgery
Donald A. Leopold, Otolaryngology
Gary Stephen Lerner, Pediatrics
Richard E. Lutz, Pediatric Specialist
Daniel D. Lydiatt, Otolaryngology
William M. Lydiatt, Otolaryngology
Thomas G. Lynch, Vascular Surgery
William L. Lyons, Geriatric Medicine
Lynn Mack-Shipman, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Thomas M. Magnuson, Psychiatry 
Mark E. Mailliard, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Timothy Raymond, Malloy Geriatric Medicine
Rodney S. Markin, Pathology
Monty S. Mathews, Family Medicine
Timothy M. McCashland, Hepatology
Rodney D. McComb, Pathology
Ted Mikuls, Rheumatology
Timothy E. Moore, Radiology
Matthew A. Mormino, Orthopaedic Surgery
Debra E. Mostek, Family Medicine
Robert Muelleman, Emergency Medicine
Sandeep Mukherjee, Hepatology
Peter James Murphy, Pulmonary Medicine
Amy S. Neumeister, Endocrinology and Metabolism
J. Scott Neumeister, Internal Medicine
Nils Nystrom, Hand Surgery
David V. O’Dell, Internal Medicine
James R. O’Dell, Rheumatology
Jennifer Parker, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Audrey Paulman, Family Medicine
Paul M. Paulman, Family Medicine
Craig Arnold Piquette, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine
Samuel Pirruccello, Pathology
Sheryl L. Pitner, Pediatrics
Jill Adair Poole, Allergy and Immunology
Thomas R. Porter, Cardiovascular Disease
Jane F. Potter, Geriatric Medicine
Laurel C. Preheim, Infectious Disease
Mohammed Abdul Quader, Thoracic Surgery
Elizabeth C. Reed, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Stephen I. Rennard, Pulmonary Medicine
William Bradley Rizzo, Pediatric Specialist
William H. Roccaforte, Psychiatry
Kerry J. Rodabaugh, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Debra J. Romberger, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Mark E. Rupp, Infectious Disease
Paul H. Sammut, Pediatric Specialist
Aaron R. Sasson, Surgical Oncology & Surgery
Daniel F. Schafer, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Susan A. Scherl, Pediatric Specialist
Tina Scott-Mordhorst, Pediatrics
Patricia Seivert, Pediatrics
Byers W. Shaw, Jr., Surgery
Vijay Shivaswamy, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Edibaldo Silva-Lopez, Surgical Oncology
Joseph H. Sisson, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine
Michael A. Sitorius, Family Medicine
Carl V. Smith, Obstetrics and Gynecology
John Lloyd Smith, Family Medicine
Philip W. Smith, Infectious Disease
Russell B. Smith, Otolaryngology & Surgery
Michael F. Sorrell, Hepatology
John Wesley Sparks, Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Sharon Stoolman, Pediatrics
Todd W. Stull, Psychiatry
Thomas Gerald Tape, Internal Medicine
John H. Tinker, Anesthesiology
Edward Vandenberg, Family Medicine & Geriatric Medicine
Jon A. Vanderhoof, Pediatric Specialist
Susanna Gertrude Von Essen, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine
Julie M. Vose, Medical Oncology and Hematology
John N. Walburn, Pediatrics
Craig W. Walker, Radiology
Phyllis I. Warkentin, Pathology
Dennis D. Weisenburger, Pathology
Steven Wengel, Psychiatry
Douglas H. Wheatley, Family Medicine
Robert Swift Wigton, Internal Medicine
John Windle, Cardiovascular Disease
James L. Wisecarver, Pathology
Renee L. Young, Gastroenterology
Weining (Ken) Zhen, Radiation Oncology

Private Practice Physicians

Garnet J. Blatchford, Colon and Rectal Surgery
David E. Brown, Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles Burt, Orthopaedic Surgery
Derek Burdeny, Radiology
James Canedy, Orthopaedic Surgery
John Joseph Cannella, Internal Medicine
Robert M. Cochran, Hand Surgery
James Richard Commers, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Harris A. Frankel, Neurology 
Mark E. Goebel, Orthopaedic Surgery
George Greene, Neurological Surgery
Michael A. Halsted, Ophthalmology
T. J. Holmes, Internal Medicine
Brett Kettelhut, Allergy and Immunology
Timothy K. Kingston, Surgery
Sarah B. Konigsberg, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Lonny Joe Legino, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rodney P. Lusk, Pediatric Specialist/Otolaryngology
Paul H. Meissner, Family Medicine
Gordon S. Moshman, Family Medicine
Randall D. Neumann, Orthopaedic Surgery
Mark D. Omar, Internal Medicine
Richard K. Osterholm, Internal Medicine
William R. Palmer, Rheumatology
Douglas Ramos, Plastic Surgery
Edwin Conrad Schafer II, Gastroenterology
Joseph F. Shehan, Internal Medicine
Kent H. Siemers, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ann Meissner Sjulin, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Karen J. Stacey, Internal Medicine
Britt A. Thedinger, Otolaryngology
Alan G. Thorson, Colon and Rectal Surgery & Surgical Oncology
Timothy O. Wahl, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Peter J. Whitted, Ophthalmology
Thomas Whittle, Vascular Surgery

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