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Geisinger physicians named to Best Doctor's list

CONTACT: Matt Van Stone, 570-808-3652,
July 17, 2014


DANVILLE, Pa. — Fifty-four Geisinger Health System physicians in 17 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2013-2014.

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 representation of the superior professionals throughout the entire system,” said Albert Bothe Jr., M.D., FACS, executive vice president, chief medical officer, Geisinger Health System. “With this acknowledgement, we continue to put patient satisfaction 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 2013-2014 include:

Cardiovascular Disease
James C. Blankenship, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Henry F. Fesniak, M.D.
Randle Storm, M.D., FACC

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.

Jeffery Lichtenstein, M.D.

Infectious Disease
Militza E. Suarez-Favetta, M.D.

Medical Oncology and Hematology
James C. Wade, M.D.

Steven A. Toms, M.D., FACS, MPH
Robert J. Weil, M.D., FAANS., FACS

Mitchell Jay Gross, M.D.
Jonathan P. Hosey, M.D.
John P. Carlson, M.D.
Scott Friedenburg, M.D.
Todd D. Rozen, M. D.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Gregory Fanelli, M.D., FAAOS

Dean M. Clerico M.D.
John L. Frodel, Jr., M.D., FACS
Joseph Scott Greene, M.D., FACS
Thomas Kennedy, M.D., FACS

William B. Tyler III, M.D.

Pediatric Specialist
John Bell, M.D.
Paul J. Bellino, M.D., FAAP
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.

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 one of the nation’s largest rural health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 21,000 employees, including a 1,100-member multi-specialty group practice, eight hospital campuses, two research centers and a 467,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $7.4 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, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.