More Than 40 Physicians from LBMMC, MCHLB and CHLB Recognized as Best in their Fields by Leading Report

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“2012 Southern California Super Doctors” Recognizes Top Five Percent of Physicians

Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach today announced that more than 40 of its physicians have been recognized among the best in their fields by the 2012 Southern California Super Doctors report.

The 2012 Southern California Super Doctors report recognizes approximately the top five percent of active doctors in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The selection process relies on peer review, surveying more than 30,000 physicians in Southern California to ensure that the physicians named are the most respected and talented in their fields.

“I’m proud of all the recognized physicians at Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. As an organization, it is our mission to provide the highest quality of care, while also developing the most advanced treatments in the region,” said Diana Hendel, PharmD, CEO of Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s and Community Hospital Long Beach. “Year after year our physicians consistently achieve these standards of excellence and are rightly honored as some of the best throughout Southern California.”

Since the Super Doctors list expanded to include all of Southern California in 2008, several doctors have appeared on the list every year. Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s and Community Hospital Long Beach have seen 22 physicians achieve that status.

The Super Doctors peer review selection process asks doctors to nominate fellow physicians by answering the question, “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” In addition, candidates were evaluated based on professional achievement, as well as the Super Doctors’ ‘blue ribbon panel review’ process, where physicians in more than 30 specialties evaluate the list of nominees.

Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s and Community Hospital Long Beach physicians were recognized in areas including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, urology, family medicine, medical oncology and hematology, dermatology, gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology and more.

Super Doctors 2012

Long Beach Memorial
Daniel Bethencourt, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Jonathan B. Blitzer, MD
Hematology/Oncology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

Barry B. Ceverha, MD
Surgery, Neurological

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Eli L. Chang, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

William Chen, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Andrew E. Choy
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Anthony A. Ciarolla, MD
Hematology/Oncology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

David A. Drake, MD
Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Cary E. Feibleman, MD
Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Edward Glassberg, MD
Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Diemha T. Hoang, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Bryna Kane, MD
Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
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Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Stanley K. Kawanishi, MD
Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Peter Richard Kurzweil, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

James D. Leo, MD
Critical Care Medicine; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

William J. Lyons, MD
Hematology/Oncology; Geriatric Medicine; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

John C. Messenger, MD
Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

William T. Naftel, MD
Urology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Stephen G. Romansky, MD
Pathology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Teresa O. Rosales, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Donald N. Schwartz, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Stephen R. Severance, MD
Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Ronald W. Smith, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

N. Simon Tchekmedyian, MD
Hematology/Oncology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Serge M. Tobias, MD
Cardiovascular Disease; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
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Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Ann T. Vasile, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Emmanuel C. Vasilomanolakis, MD
Cardiovascular Disease; Internal MEdicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

James H. Wells, MD
Plastic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Nina S. Yoshpe, MD
Otolaryngology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Barry J. Zamost, MD
Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Daniel M. Zinar, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Karen A. Zoller, MD
Nephrology; Internal Medicine

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Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach

Kimberly K. BeDell, MD
Pediatric Rehabilitation

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Michael L. Berman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology; Obstetrics/Gynecology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

Narender N. Bhatia, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology; Urology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Mario I. Brakin, MD
Endocrinology; Pediatrics

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Barry B. Ceverha, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Eli L. Chang, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

William Chen, MD
Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Andrew E. Choy, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Cary E. Feibleman, MD
Pediatric Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Jerry Z. Finklestein, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011

Edward Glassberg, MD
Pediatric Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Paula K. Groncy, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

Diemha T. Hoang, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Bryna Kane, MD
Pediatric Dermatology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Peter Richard Kurzweil, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Jean L. Lake, MD
Pediatric Neurology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

William T. Naftel, MD
Urology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Michael P. Nageotte, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Stephen G. Romansky, MD
Pathology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012

Teresa O. Rosales, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Judson R. Schoendorf, MD
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Ronald W. Smith, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Barry A. Steinmetz, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010

James H. Wells, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Nina S. Yoshpe, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Los Angeles Super Doctors 2007

Daniel M. Zinar, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

Community Hospital Long Beach
Emmanuel C. Vasilomanolakis, MD
Cardiovascular Disease; Internal MEdicine

Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2011
Southern California Super Doctors 2010