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Geisinger physicians named to Best Doctor's list

CONTACT: Matthew Van Stone : 570-808-3248 
May 22, 2013

DANVILLE, Pa. — Sixty-three Geisinger Health System physicians in 19 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2012-2013.
The highly selective Best Doctors list recognizes the top five percent of American doctors in their specialties, and is based on survey responses from peer physicians. More than 45,000 U.S. physicians were polled.

“This national recognition serves as evidence of the commitment to quality by all Geisinger physicians. Honoring these individuals is a reflection of the superior professionals throughout the entire system,” said Albert Bothe Jr., MD, FACS, executive vice president, chief medical officer, Geisinger Health System. “With this acknowledgement, we continue to put patient care first in everything we do.”

For more than 20 years, Best Doctors Inc. has served as a highly reputable resource for identifying the best physicians in the nation. 

Geisinger physicians named among Best Doctors for 2012-2013 include:


  • Abraham Joseph Layon, M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

  • James C. Blankenship, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
  • Henry F. Fesniak, M.D.
  • Randle Storm, M.D., FACC
  • Steven R. Steinhubl, M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

  • Jason A. Stamm, M.D., FACP
  • Abraham Joseph Layon, M.D.


  • Paul R. Long, F.A.A.D., M.D.
  • Christine Elizabeth Cabell, M.D.
  • Tammie Ferringer, M.D.
  • Victor A. Marks, M.D.
  • Michele S. Maroon, M.D., FAAD
  • O. Fred Miller III, M.D., FAAD
  • Christen Mowad, M.D., FAAD
  • Michael L. Ramsey, M.D.
  • Howard B. Pride, M.D., FAAD


  • Jeffery Lichtenstein, M.D.

Infectious Disease

  • William James Malone, M.D., FAAP
  • Michael E. Ryan, D.O., FAAP, FACOP

Medical Oncology and Hematology

  • Albert T. Quiery Jr., M.D., FACP
  • James C. Wade, M.D.


  • Glenn Howard Bock, M.D.
  • Dianne G. Muchant, M.D.


  • Steven A. Toms, M.D., FACS, MPH


  • Mitchell Jay Gross, M.D.
  • Jonathan P. Hosey, M.D.
  • John P. Carlson, M.D.
  • Scott Friedenburg, M.D.
  • Stuart Hoffman, D.O.
  • Todd D. Rozen, M. D.
  • Linda M. Famiglio, M.D., FAAP
  • Jill Gotoff, M.D.
  • James F. Hora, M.D., Ph.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Gregory Fanelli, M.D.
  • William M. Mirenda, M.D.


  • John L. Frodel, Jr., M.D., FACS
  • Joseph Scott Greene, M.D., FACS
  • Thomas Kennedy, M.D., FACS
  • W. Edward Wood, M.D.


  • William B. Tyler III, M.D.

Pediatric Specialist

  • John Bell, M.D.
  • Paul J. Bellino, M.D., FAAP
  • Glenn Howard Bock, M.D.
  • Linda M. Famiglio, M.D., FAAP
  • Jill Gotoff, M.D.
  • Frank A. Maffei, M.D.
  • William James Malone, M.D., FAAP
  • William M. Mirenda, M.D.
  • Dianne G. Muchant, M.D.
  • Scot M. Myers, M.D., FAAP
  • Howard B. Pride, M.D., FAAD
  • Michael E. Ryan, D.O., FAAP, FACOP
  • John S. Sullivan, M.D.
  • W. Edward Wood, M.D.


  • Paul J. Bellino M.D., FAAP
  • Janis Maksimak, M.D.
  • Saralyn S. Vogel, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

  • Joseph G. Desantis, M.D., FACS
  • John L. Frodel, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.


  • Stephen J. Paolucci, M.D.
  • Susan L. Paolucci, M.D.
  • Marie E. Rueve, M.D.
  • John Bell, M.D.

Pulmonary Medicine

  • Paul Simonelli, M.D., Ph.D., FCCP
  • Jason A. Stamm, M.D., FACP


  • Thomas Michael Harrington, M.D.
  • Eric D. Newman, M.D., FACP
  • Dennis Torretti, M.D., FACP

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 20,000 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and the 400,000-member Geisinger Health Plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit Geisinger, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and  Facebook.

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