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Alabama's Best Doctors Lists Many Children's of Alabama Doctors

BIRMINGHAM (Dec. 18, 2013) – Children’s of Alabama recently had 96 specialists recognized on this year’s list of Alabama’s Best Doctors that was published by Birmingham magazine’s 2014 Best Doctors Award in partnership with Best Doctors, Inc.
Alabama’s Best Doctors 2014 features more than 700 Alabama physicians from varying specialties. The list appears in its December issue.

Best Doctors, Inc. maintains a database of more than 45,000 doctors worldwide with approximately five percent of practicing U.S. doctors included on its annual list. Physicians receive the honor exclusively through votes cast by doctors currently selected by Best Doctors, Inc. Many of the doctors also serve as faculty at UAB.
Alabama’s Best Doctors 2014 featured the following Children’s physicians:

Medical Genetics
Bruce Korf

Frederick J. Elsas
John Alva Long
Matthew G. Vicinanzo

Orthopaedic Surgery
William P. Garth Jr.

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
T. Prescott Atkinson

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Jennifer R. Dollar
Juan F. Gutierrez

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Robert J. Dabal

Pediatric Cardiology
Edward V. Colvin
Walter Harvey Johnson, Jr.
Yung R. Lau
Mark A. Law
William S. McMahon
Frank Bennett Pearce
Robb L. Romp

Pediatric Critical Care
Jeffrey Alten
Santiago Borasino
Mark Buckmaster
Priya Prabhakaran
Margaret Winkler

Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Myriam Peralta-Carcelen

Pediatric Endocrinology
Joycelyn A. Atchison
Michael Shane Stalvey

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Reed Dimmitt (See also Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
Jose R. Mestre, Jr.

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Frederick D. Goldman
Lee Michelle Hilliard
Thomas H. Howard
Raymond G. Watts
Kimberly F. Whelan

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Suresh B. Boppana
William J. Britt
Kevin Cassady
Susan Cecelia Hutto
David Kimberlin
Shannon A. Ross
Masako Shimamura

Pediatric Nephrology
Daniel Feig

Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Jeffrey Blount
W. Jerry Oakes
Curtis J. Rozzelle

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
John Scott Doyle

Pediatric Otolaryngology
J. Scott Hill
W. Peyton Shirley
Brian Wiatrak
Audie Lee Woolley

Pediatric Pathology
David R. Kelly
Elizabeth C. Mroczek-Musulman

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
John H. Grant III

Pediatric Pulmonology
Hector H. Gutierrez
Wynton Hoover
David J. Lozano
Christopher M. Makris

Pediatric Radiology
Eric Howell
Stuart A. Royal
Yoginder Vaid
Daniel William Young

Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Christopher M. Makris

Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Lee I. Ascherman
Samuel Ernst Rubin

Pediatric Specialist/Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
S. Lane Rutledge

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Namasivayam Ambalavanan
Waldemar A. Carlo
Carl H. Coghill
Reed Dimmitt (See also Pediatric Gastroenterology)
Rees E. Oliver
Rune Toms

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Epilepsy
Monisha Goyal

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General
Leon Dure
Jan Eddy Mathisen
Alyssa Reddy

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Movement Disorders
Leon Dure

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
Alyssa Reddy

Pediatric General Surgery
Elizabeth A. Beierle
Mike K. Chen

Pediatric Urology
David B. Joseph

Carolyn Ashworth
C. John Cortopassi
David J. Fugazzotto
Richard David Glasgow
Joseph L. Hamm
William E. Hardwick, Jr.
Phillip W. Harmon
Elizabeth Hodges
John Mark Lytle
Jamie H. Odrezin
John Simpson
Anne G. Stafford
Linda J. Stone
Richard Stone
Margaret Anne Thiele
Terry C. Wall
William V. Whitaker

Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Derek DuBay
Devin Eckhoff
Carlton Young

Thoracic Surgery
Robert J. Dabal
James K. Kirklin

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by U.S. News & World Report. More information is available at