The Top Doctors 2006: Part 2

How we did it: This list was taken from a survey conducted by Best Doctors, a Boston-based company founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School–affiliated physicians. Each year, Best Doctors polls the medical profession, asking, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, who would you choose?” Only physicians identified by their peers in previous years as the “best doctors” receive the Best Doctors in America survey. If you have questions about the methodology used by Best Doctors to compile its list, please call Lucienne Stec at 304-206-5157.

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Steven L. Ablon
Chestnut Hill, 617-734-3279
Mark J. Albanese
Cambridge Health Alliance, 617-591-6020
Jonathan E. Alpert
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-5948
Roberta J. Apfel
Jamaica Plain, 617-983-8733
Kenneth L. Appelbaum
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-6580
Ross J. Baldessarini
McLean Hospital, 617-855-3203
Arthur J. Barsky
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5236
James C. Beck
Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 617-626-9460
Anne Becker
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-7792
Sheldon Benjamin
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-5127
Eugene Victor Beresin
Mass General, 617-726-8471
Joseph Biederman
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-1743
Renee S. T. Brant
Newton Highlands, 617-964-6982
David H. Brendel
McLean Hospital, 617-855-3498
Carl J. Brotman
Belmont, 617-489-1181
Harold J. Bursztajn
Cambridge, 617-492-8366
Domenic A. Ciraulo
Boston Medical Center, 617-414-1995
David Curtiss
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6022
James S. Dalsimer
Cambridge, 617-868-2479
David R. DeMaso
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-6724
James M. Ellison
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2532
Elissa Ely
Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 617-626-9300
William Falk
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-5600
Maurizio Fava
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-0838
Marshal F. Folstein
Tufts University, 617-636-7000
Brent Forester
Belmont, 617-855-3622
Rohn Samuel Friedman
West Newton, 617-332-7685
James P. Frosch
Cambridge, 617-491-5467
Jerome S. Gans
Wellesley, 781-235-1546
George Gardos
Brockton, 508-588-2425
W. Barry Gault
Newton-Wellesley Psychiatry, 617-332-2047
Daniel A. Geller
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-5600
Donald Charles Goff
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-912-7899
Robert Michael Goisman
Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 617-626-9549
Stuart Goldman
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-6745
Gary L. Gottlieb
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5537
William E. Greenberg
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-2740
Shelly Faith Greenfield
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2241
John G. Gunderson
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2293
Thomas G. Gutheil
Brookline, 617-626-9658
Edward M. Hallowell
Sudbury, 978-287-0810
Alexandra M. Harrison
Cambridge, 617-576-1330
Lawrence Hartmann
Cambridge, 617-876-8488
Stuart T. Hauser
Harvard Medical School, 617-278-4293
David B. Herzog
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-0799
James M. Herzog
Brookline, 617-731-4839
Marie Helen Hobart
UMass Memorial Medical Center, 508-421-4411
Axel Hoffer
Brookline, 617-232-5595
Dan Iosifescu
Mass General, 617-726-8895
Daniel H. Jacobs
Brookline, 617-232-6066
Michael S. Jellinek
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-2711
David C. Jimerson
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-4667
Edward J. Khantzian
Haverhill, 978-372-0240
Trude Kleinschmidt
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2227
John Terry Maltsberger
Brookline, 617-731-2488
Alfred Margulies
Cambridge Hospital, 617-244-0915
Julia Matthews
Needham, 781-449-8382
David Mischoulon
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8895
Gary Stuart Moak
Moak Center for Healthy Aging, 508-366-2106
Robert Muellner
Cambridge, 617-547-2728
Michael J. Mufson
Boylston Consultation Center, 617-731-3703
Jeffrey D. Nason
Newton, 617-965-4646
Andrew Alan Nierenberg
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-4820
Jonathan Palmer
Newton Center, 617-964-2801
Alan S. Pollack
Newton, 617-964-4407
Mark H. Pollack
Mass General, 617-726-6944
Derek Polonsky
Brookline, 617-566-7508
Harrison G. Pope Jr.
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2911
Charles W. Popper
McLean Hospital, 617-855-2843
Jefferson B. Prince
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-5600
Robert L. Pyles
Wellesley Hills, 781-235-6211
John J. Ratey
Cambridge, 866-668-5885
Paula Karen Rauch
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-5600
John Arthur Renner Jr.
VA Outpatient Clinic, 617-248-1022
Ana Maria Rizzuto
Brookline, 617-232-5363
E. Samuel Rofman
Veterans Administration Medical Center, 781-687-2363
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-3482
Daniel Wohl Rosenn
Wellesley, 781-237-3134
Sheldon Roth
Newton, 617-332-6150
Anthony J. Rothschild
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 508-856-5928
Gary S. Sachs
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-6188
Carl Salzman
Brookline, 617-998-5006
Luis T. Sanchez
Newtonville, 617-527-7071
Maria C. Sauzier
Cambridge Hospital, 617-876-4297
Elliot Schildkrout
Chestnut Hill, 617-332-2469
Ronald Schouten
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-5195
Evelyne Albrecht Schwaber
Brookline, 617-232-3088
Edward Silberman
Tufts–New England Medical Center, 617-636-0218
Bennett Simon
Jamaica Plain, 617-983-8733
Naomi Simon
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-7913
Henry F. Smith
Cambridge, 617-354-3369
Thomas J. Spencer
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-5600
Larry H. Strasburger
Belmont, 617-484-8271
Bessel A. van der Kolk
Trauma Center, 617-232-1303
Russell G. Vasile
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-4735
Alexander Vuckovic
McLean Hospital, 617-855-3570
Robert Waldinger
West Newton, 617-964-2270
Roger Weiss
Belmont, 617-855-2242
Henry Samuel White
Brookline Mental Health Center, 617-277-8107
Timothy E. Wilens
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-1731
Judith A. Yanof
West Newton, 617-527-8681

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
John Berk
Boston Medical Center, 617-269-7500
Bartolome Romulo Celli
Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 617-789-2554
David Center
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-7480
Barbara Ann Cockrill
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-3705
Gary R. Epler
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6770
Christopher Hardy Fanta
Center for Chest Diseases, 617-732-6770
Harrison Farber
Boston University School of Medicine, 617-638-4860
Erik Garpestad
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-6366
Leo Charles Ginns
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-1718
Jeffrey Glassroth
Tufts University School of Medicine, 617-636-2727
Charles Albert Hales
Mass General, 617-726-1721
Nicholas Hill
Tufts–New England Medical Center, 617-636-6377
Helen Hollingsworth
Boston University Medical Group, 617-638-7480
Richard S. Irwin
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-1919
Elliot Israel
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6770
T. Bernard Kinane
Mass General, 617-726-8707
Edward A. Nardell
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-7008
Stanley Anthony Nasraway Jr.
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-4630
Walter Joseph O’Donnell
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-9112
Christine C. Reardon
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-4860
John J. Reilly
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6770
Arthur Theodore
Boston University School of Medicine, 617-638-7480
John Unterborn
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-6366
Aaron B. Waxman
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-1721
Scott T. Weiss
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-525-2278
Alexander White
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-1353
David White
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5778

Radiation Oncology
Elizabeth Baldini
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-632-3591
Paul M. Busse
Mass General, 617-724-1548
J. Robert Cassady
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8780
Noah C. Choi
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-6050
Anthony D’Amico
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-7936
Thomas DeLaney
Mass General, 617-726-7869
Thomas J. Fitzgerald
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-5551
Claire Y. Fung
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-376-6400
Jay R. Harris
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 617-632-4739
Irving Kaplan
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-667-2345
Jay S. Loeffler
Mass General, 617-724-1548
Karen J. Marcus
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-8399
Peter M. Mauch
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6310
John E. Munzenrider
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-6876
Abram Recht
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-667-2345
Anthony H. Russell
Mass General, 617-726-1285
William U. Shipley
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8146
Mary Ann Stevenson
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-667-2345
Nancy J. Tarbell
Mass General, 617-724-1836
Eric T. Weber
NSMC Cancer Center, 978-977-9400
Anthony L. Zietman
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-1158

Piran Aliabadi
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6269
Donald M. Bachman
Metrowest Medical Center-Leonard Morse Campus, 508-383-1300
Richard A. Baker
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8170
Janet Kleinman Baum
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-2515
Carl F. Beckmann
Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, 781- 744-8170
Beryl Benacerraf
Diagnostic Ultrasound, 617-739-0245
Karl T. Benedict Jr.
Metrowest Medical Center-Leonard Morse Campus, 508-650-7333
Carol B. Benson
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6280
Robyn L. Birdwell
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6269
Robert T. Bramson
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-3180
In Sup Choi
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-3330
Ashley C. Davidoff
Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 617-789-2740
Christine M. Denison
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6269
Peter M. Doubilet
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6757
Joseph T. Ferrucci Jr.
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-6620
Mary C. Frates
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-4195
Geoffrey Gardiner Jr.
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8170
Stuart C. Geller
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8795
Peter H. Gordon
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, 508-427-3106
David B. Hackney
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-754-2007
Peter G. Hildenbrand
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8170
Marc J. Homer
New England Medical Center, 617-636-0045
Ferenc Jolesz
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5961
Krishna Kandarpa
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-3252
Daniel B. Kopans
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-3093
Faye C. Laing
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6280
Robert Lebowitz
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-6286
Theresa C. McLoud
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-4255
Jack E. Meyer
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6269
Michael F. Meyerovitz
Saint Vincent Hospital,508-363-6060
Steven L. Miller
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 617-243-6162
Peter R. Mueller
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8396
Courtney C. Neff
North Shore Medical Center, 978-354-4420
Alexander Norbash
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-6610
Robert A. Novelline
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8796
John A. Patti
North Shore Medical Center, 978-354-4420
Joseph F. Polak
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-0040
Vassilos Raptopoulos
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-5696
Pablo R. Ros
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-7667
Daniel I. Rosenthal
Boston, 617-726-8784
Barry A. Sacks
Metrowest Medical Center-Leonard Morse Campus, 508-650-7333
Robert Sarno
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-0044
Francis J. Scholz
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8170
Steven E. Seltzer
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6273
Jo-Anne O. Shepard
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-4256
Gregory M. Shoukimas
West Suburban Imaging Center, 781-239-0033
G. Silverman
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6299
Darrell Nolan Smith
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6269
Edward H. Smith
Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 617-789-2740
Clare M.C. Tempany
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-8772
Ajay K. Wakhloo
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-2300
Arthur C. Waltman
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8314
Barbara Weissman
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6295
Amir Zamani
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-7260

Ronald James Anderson
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5345
Jonathan S. Coblyn
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5325
Deborah DeMarco
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-334-5224
William P. Docken
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-9500
David F. Giansiracusa
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 617-632-6464
Don L. Goldenberg
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 617-243-5440
Simon M. Helfgott
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5323
Eric W. Jacobson
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-334-5224
Lloyd B. Klickstein
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5325
Matthew H. Liang
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5356
Nancy Y. Liu
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus, 508-334-5224
Peter A. Merkel
Boston Medical Center, 617-414-2501
Robert W. Simms
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-7460
Patricia N. Soscia
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-334-5224
Allen C. Steere Jr.
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-1527
Michael E. Weinblatt
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5325
Robert A. Yood
Fallon Clinic, 508-595-2855
Robert B. Zurier
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-334-5224

Sleep Medicine
Richard Ferber
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-6663
David P. White
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 781-271-0588

Stanley Ashley
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6730
Christopher C. Baker
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-632-9929
James M. Becker
Boston University Medical Center, 617-638-8600
Michael Belkin
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6816
Desmond H. Birkett
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8576
David C. Brewster
Vascular Surgery, 617-726-3567
David C. Brooks
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6337
Mark Callery
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-667-3798
Richard P. Cambria
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8278
A. Benedict Cosimi
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8256
Bruce S. Cutler
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-2219
Francis L. Delmonico
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-2825
Patricia Donahoe
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-0518
Magruder C. Donaldson
Metrowest Medical Center, 508-383-1745
Daniel Patrick Doody
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-2913
Steven Jeffrey Fishman
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-3040
Richard Benton Freeman Jr.
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-5592
Jonathan Dean Gates
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-7715
Randall David Gaz
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-3510
Gary W. Gibbons
Boston Medical Center, 617-414-6840
Allen D. Hamdan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-632-9953
Douglas W. Hanto
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-632-9700
Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-2570
Tom Jaksic
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-9600
Roger L. Jenkins
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-2500
Pardon R. Kenney
Faulkner, 617-983-7212
Edward M. Kwasnik
South Shore Hospital, 781-340-3426
Craig Walton Lillehei
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-7800
Demetrius E. Litwin
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-7551
Frank W. Lo Gerfo
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-632-9955
Francis Moore Jr.
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6830
Peter Mowschenson
Brookline, 617-735-8868
John Lawrence Munson
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8377
Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr.
Tufts–New England Medical Center, 617-636-5660
Elizabeth A. Pomfret
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-2500
Frank B. Pomposelli Jr.
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-632-9847
David W. Rattner
Mass General, 617-726-1893
Michael J. Rohrer
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, 508-856-5599
Richard J. Rohrer
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 617-636-5592
Daniel Patrick Ryan
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8878
Jay Jeffrey Schnitzer
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-1602
Steven David Schwaitzberg
The Cambridge Hospital, 617-665-3565
Robert Shamberger
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-8326
Mark Stoker
Fallon Clinic at Worcester Medical Center, 508-368-3183
Joseph P. Vacanti
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-1725
Anthony D. Whittemore
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-8515
Michael J. Zinner
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-8181

Surgical Oncology
James M. Becker
Boston University Medical Center, 617-638-8600
Monica M. Bertagnolli
Brigham and Women’s, 617-632-5122
Michele Annette Gadd
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8548
J. Dirk Iglehart
Brigham and Women’s, 617-632-5178
Carolyn Mary Kaelin
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-8111
Maureen T. Kavanah
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-8473
Russell J. Nauta
Mount Auburn, 617-864-3857
Robert T. Osteen
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-6718
Robert M. Quinlan
UMass Memorial Medical Center, 508-334-6216
David J. Schoetz Jr.
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8889
Paul C. Shellito
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-0365
Barbara L. Smith
Mass General, 617-726-6500
Michael D. Stone
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-8655
David J. Sugarbaker
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-5922
Kenneth K. Tanabe
Mass General, 617-724-3868
Susan Troyan,
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-667-2066
Michael J. Zinner
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-8181

Thoracic Surgery
Cary W. Akins
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-8218
Alan Conlan
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus, 508-334-8996
Benedict D. T. Daly
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-5600
Malcolm M. DeCamp Jr.
Beth Israel Deaconess, 617-632-8383
Alan D. Hilgenberg
Mass General, 617-726-5548
Douglas J. Mathisen
Mass General, 617-726-6826
John E. Mayer Jr.
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-8258
Pedro Del Nido
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-8290
O. N. Okike
UMass Memorial Medical Center, 508-856-3962
David J. Sugarbaker
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-5004
John C. Wain Jr.
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-5200
Cameron Wright
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-5801

Richard K. Babayan
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-8485
David M. Barrett
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-5796
Stuart B. Bauer
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-7796
Robert D. Blute Jr.
Associates in Urology of Worcester, 508-756-3509
Joseph Gerard Borer
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-3340
Marc Cendron
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-955-2932
William C. DeWolf
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-8903
David A. Diamond
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-3345
Patricia Donahoe
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-724-0518
Christopher J. Doyle
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-6325
Stephen P. Dretler
Mass General, 617-726-3512
Robert Eyre
Urology Practice Associates, 617-975-2321
Irwin Goldstein
Milton, 617-698-8928
Timothy B. Hopkins
Worcester Urological Associates, Worcester, 508-756-6293
Liam Hurley
Northeast Urologic Surgery, 978-686-3877
John A. Libertino
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-8420
John P. Long
New England Urology Associates, Framingham, 508-370-7703
Kevin R. Loughlin
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-4848
James Mandell
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-8555
W. Scott McDougal
Mass General, 617-726-4530
Francis J. McGovern
Massachusetts General Hospital, 617-726-3574
Abraham Morgentaler
Men’s Health Boston, 617-277-5000
Michael P. O’Leary
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-4848
Craig A. Peters
Children’s Hospital Boston, 617-355-3338
Jerome P. Richie
Brigham and Women’s, 617-732-4848
Robert A. Roth
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-3770
Brian Saltzman
Newton, 617-332-0116
Martin George Sanda
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 617-667-2960
Mike B. Siroky
Boston Medical Center, 617-638-8485
John J. Smith III
Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 617-787-8181
Ingolf Tuerk
Lahey Clinic, 781-744-2503