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B-Metro Honors 24 Physicians as Top Docs

BIRMINGHAM (Dec. 20, 2013) – Twenty-four doctors who practice at Children’s of Alabama were recently recognized by b-Metro magazine and honored at a reception to celebrate the magazine’s Top Doctors issue. The reception was held on Nov. 7 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.

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 physicians listed below also hold academic appointments at UAB.
The doctors recognized and honored at the reception were:

  • J. Toren Anderson
  • Prescott T. Atkinson
  • Roger L. Berkow
  • Mark A. Buckmaster
  • Mike K. Chen
  • John C. Cortopassi
  • Randall Q. Cron
  • Leon S. Dure, IV
  • Coralie S. Hains
  • Joseph L. Hamm
  • Thomas H. Howard
  • S. Cecelia Hutto
  • Suthida Kankirawatana
  • David R. Kelly
  • Erica L. Liebelt
  • David J. Lozano
  • Christopher M. Makris
  • Kenneth L. McCormick
  • Nathaniel H. Robin
  • Stuart A. Royal
  • Sergio B. Stagno
  • William V. Whitaker
  • Richard J. Whitley
  • Margaret K. Winkler

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