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Finding a physician isn’t easy. It’s a matchmaking process that involves linking patients and physicians by such intangibles as trust, honesty or being a good listener. The issue is frustrated by a fundamental question that typically drives physician selection: Is the doctor in the patient’s health plan? Where does quality care come in? Everywhere. It’s […]

Finding a physician isn’t easy. It’s a matchmaking process that involves linking patients and physicians by such intangibles as trust, honesty or being a good listener. The issue is frustrated by a fundamental question that typically drives physician selection: Is the doctor in the patient’s health plan?

Where does quality care come in? Everywhere. It’s a given.

“I don’t think people have to worry about the threat of some bumblebum taking care of them,” says cardiologist Dr. Michael Keelan. “There always will be bad apples… but it’s tougher and tougher for people like that to exist. There was a time when they could exist in a vacuum in a solo practice. But there is too much going on with oversight.”

Which is where the emphasis on matchmaking enters in. If quality care is a given, the physician-patient relationship rises as the most prominent concern in choosing a doctor.

For the fourth time in the past 13 years, Milwaukee Magazine has endeavored to help patients in the pursuit of finding a good match in a physician. We expanded the number of specialty areas, acting on advice from the Milwaukee County Medical Society. We turned to survey experts to determine the best route to solicit credible opinion on this issue, and they advised that the most unbiased results would come from a pure, random survey of thousands of healthcare professionals. We took their advice. By far, this top physicians survey is the largest undertaking since Milwaukee Magazine first provided a physician guide in 1987.

Chatting with some of these top doctors revealed some common themes. All were quick to note that there are many worthy physicians whose names would not surface in this kind of survey.

Dermatologist Dr. Evonne Winston made the list for the first time this year. She values the recognition but hopes that it alone will not sway a patient’s decision to seek her care.

“I would feel bad if a patient only saw me because I was on the list or wouldn’t see me because I wasn’t on the list,” says Winston. “It’s just another piece of data.”

What matters, says Winston, is whether patients and physicians connect to work together to remedy medical problems or sustain health to prevent illness or disease.

“I believe more than three-quarters of the medical interaction is whether your personalities click,” says Winston. “Day-to-day medicine is pretty straightforward stuff… so you have to be good on a personal level.”

That said, Winston and other physicians say the list provides a valuable service, as it’s derived from the most reliable source for such information Ð healthcare professionals.

“Let’s face it,” says Winston, “we are going to have some of the inside dope.”

All told, 2,500 doctors and 2,500 nurses were asked to name the top physicians in 27 specialties. Those sent surveys were randomly selected from a pool of 4,331 doctors and 16,727 nurses from data provided by the state Department of Regulation and Licensing. They included doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO) and licensed nurses in the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Follow-up reminder postcards were sent to all 5,000. When a final cutoff was made, 10 percent of the surveys had been returned, a response rate survey experts describe as credible.

Physicians responded in greater numbers, with a nearly 13 percent response rate. Slightly more than 7 percent of nurses who received surveys responded. Of the 502 ballots received, 64 percent were from physicians and 36 percent were from nurses.

Among the 502 respondees, there were just six who objected to the survey, all of whom were physicians. That translates into less than 0.02 percent of responding physicians who refused to answer. Extrapolated over the entire pool of physicians polled, that would translate to about 47 of 2,500 who would likely refuse to respond. Other nonresponders likely fall into the categories of no time, survey tossed because deadline had passed or never saw the survey because it was lost in burgeoning stacks of incoming mail.

Of more than 1,500 physicians nominated, 216 rose to the top, garnering a minimum of 10 votes for most specialty areas, with a high of 77 votes. On average, top physicians earned a minimum of 30 votes from their peers, although the spreads ranged. Among nurses, the average number of votes for top physicians was nine. Family, geriatric and psychiatric medicines were the only specialties where physicians with as few as six votes made the list. In geriatric medicine, there were fewer than a couple dozen physicians named, resulting in a small pool who rose to the top. In family medicine and psychiatry, scores of physicians were identified as top in the field, but only a few repeatedly so.

Together, the 216 doctors named garnered more than 4,000 votes from physicians and nurses alike. Nurses and physicians agreed on the top physician in eight categories. In six specialty areas, nurses named physicians who didn’t surface on the final list, which combined votes from nurses and physicians.

Those who returned the surveys took the task to heart. While there were 27 medical specialty categories listed Ð and many commented that more should have been included Ð respondents refrained from simply filling in the blanks. Some felt comfortable enough to slide in names in virtually all areas. Most were selective, listing names in as few as half the categories, a handful or even just one, suggesting these healthcare professionals are unwilling to provide a name just to fill in a blank.

That is indeed how doctors we spoke to responded when asked for a referral. If they can give one, they do. If they can’t, well, they can’t. And even if they can, there is no guarantee it will be a good match. The reason, they say, is that finding the right doctor is a highly subjective affair.

“We all know people have different tastes,” says Dr. Edmund Duthie, who practices geriatric medicine. “People that I have been to, who I think are the finest physicians I have ever met Ð wonderful, smart doctors, caring, easy to talk to Ð and I have recommended them to neighbors and friends, and they’ve come to me and said, ÔHe’s a dud. I couldn’t connect.’

“Matchmaking has blown up in my face time and time again. There is a chemistry between people. You can be referred to someone with impeccable credentials, and your experience doesn’t mirror that.”

So why bother with the survey? It’s a tool, a guide, a reference for people who are faced with choosing a physician for themselves or their loved ones.

There is no single best resource to find a physician. Rather, multiple factors can, do and should come into play (see “Medical Matchmaking,” page 92).

“There is no science to measure quality when it comes to physicians,” says endocrinologist Dr. Jay Findling. “Unfortunately… their HMO book turns out to be the most important list.”

Ultimately, though, it’s knowledge of patients, their medical history, their lifestyle and nurturing a personal relationship that also surfaced as a common thread among top physicians.

Spending time with patients in a bottom-line, get-them-out-the-door era was mentioned as among the factors these physicians felt may have given them an edge.

Another distinction they cited is a tie to academia. It may be that their academic roles put them at a different level or give them more exposure through teaching and training Ð a sort of built-in name recognition that could cause them to rise to the top of a ballot, though that wasn’t a survey criteria.

Radiologist Dr. Jack Sty has written more than 300 papers and six textbooks. While important, he doubts those publishing credentials were sole determinants for how well he fared in the survey.

“I imagine I provide a helpful service to people who need questions answered,” Sty says of why he rose to the top among radiologists. “People who need help call, and they get it, and that’s what they need.”

So, in that vein, here is the largest list of physicians Ð 216 in 27 different categories Ð considered top in their field, presented with the hope of providing a helpful service.

Physicians who gained the greatest number of votes from doctors and nurses are noted in bold at the top of each specialty. Physicians are then listed in order of the number of combined votes received. In cases where there was a tie, physicians are listed alphabetically.








ALLERGY

Doctors’ Choice: Jordan Fink
Nurses’ Choice: Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly, 8/31/54. 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., 607-5280. Children’s, Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chief, pediatric allergy and immunology, MCW; director, Asthma and Allergy Center, MCW. Pediatric allergy and immunology.

+Jordan Fink, 10/13/34. 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., 607-5280. Children’s, VA, Froedtert. Professor, MCW. Allergic and immunological lung disease, occupational allergy, asthma.

Michael Zacharisen, 2/17/62. 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 411, 266-6840. Children’s, Froedtert. Assistant professor of pediatrics, MCW. Immunology and pediatrics.

Terry Graves, 1/28/47. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 220, 475-9101. St. Luke’s. Chief of allergy, St. Luke’s; assistant clinical professor, MCW; associate instructor, VA.

B. Lauren Charous, 2/26/46. 3003 W. Good Hope Rd., 352-5161. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; director, Allergy and Respiratory Care Center, Milwaukee Medical Clinic. Latex allergy, chronic cough, severe asthma.

Steven Cohen, 5/15/46. 11121 W. Oklahoma Ave., 545-1111. St. Luke’s, West Allis, Children’s, Froedtert, St. Joseph’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, Waukesha. Associate clinical professor, MCW; clinical professor, UW.

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CARDIOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Michael Keelan
Nurses’ Choice: James Schulgit

+Michael Keelan, 11/5/35. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6741. Froedtert, Waukesha. Professor of medicine, MCW. Cardiovascular diseases.

Bruce Wilson, 1/4/52. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-5000. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Chief, division of cardiology, Columbia; chairman, medical education, Columbia. Stress management.

James Schulgit, 3/29/56. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 105, 649-3610. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, West Allis. Interventional cardiology.

Robert Roth, 8/9/55. 2315 N. Lake Dr., Suite 613, 271-1633. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia, St. Luke’s, St. Michael, St. Francis. Clinical instructor, MCW; medical director, cardiac cath lab/cardiography, St. Mary’s. Cardiovascular diseases.

Carol Meils, 3/9/53. 3070 N. 51st St., 449-1900. St. Joseph’s, Community Memorial. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; preceptor, Marquette University advanced-practice nursing students and MCW bioethics.

Thomas Mahn, 6/19/54. 3070 N. 51st St., 442-9911. St. Joseph’s. Clinical professor, MCW; chief, cardiology, St. Joseph’s. Invasive and interventional cardiology.

Mark Leitschuh, 8/26/53. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 600, 961-5000. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Medical director, cardiac rehab, Columbia.

Thomas Palmer, 10/5/45. 721 American Ave., Waukesha, Suite 403, 549-1516. Elmbrook, Waukesha. Assistant clinical professor, MCW.

Dianne Zwicke, 10/27/52. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 440, 649-3319. St. Luke’s, Sinai Samaritan, West Allis, Columbia, St. Joseph’s. Clinical associate professor, UW; director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Sinai/St. Luke’s. Pulmonary hypertension.

Steven Port, 11/23/47. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 300, 649-3530. St. Luke’s, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical professor, UW; president, Cardiovascular Associates LTD.

Gregory Schuchard, 7/25/53. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 575; 649-3599. St. Luke’s, St. Francis. Interventional cardiology.

Ron Siegel, 1/16/45. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6777. Froedtert. Associate professor of medicine, MCW. Heart transplantation, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease in adults and congestive heart failure.

Thomas Hastings, 4/8/49. 4448 W. Loomis Rd., Suite 202, 281-0229. St. Luke’s, West Allis, St. Francis, St. Joseph’s, Froedtert. Associate clinical professor, MCW; instructor, UW; medical director, heart failure clinic, St. Luke’s; executive vice president, Milwaukee Division of Heart and Vascular Clinics.

Timothy Vellinga, 9/8/55. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 575, 649-3599. St. Luke’s, West Allis, St. Francis. Medical director, cardiac cath lab, St. Luke’s. Cardiovascular diseases.

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CARDIAC SURGEON

Doctors’ Choice: Alfred Tector
Nurses’ Choice: (Tie)
Robert McManus and Alfred Tector

+Alfred Tector, 5/29/34. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 649-3780. St. Luke’s. Clinical professor of engineering, MSOE. Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.

Robert McManus, 3/17/55. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 271-5119. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, Froedtert, St. Michael, Waukesha. Associate clinical professor, MCW; chairman, department of cardiothoracic surgery, Columbia. Cardiothoracic surgery.

Paul Werner, 5/28/51. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 310, 649-3990. St. Luke’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Mary’s, St. Francis. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Valve procedures, coronary bypass.

Gordon Olinger, 5/18/42. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6906. Froedtert, Columbia. Professor, MCW; chief, division of cardiothoracic surgery, MCW; director, American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Charles Reuben, 3/5/46. 3070 N. 51st St., Suite 411, 873-5800. St. Joseph’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Cardiac valve disease.

Deborah Manjoney, 7/5/52. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 511, 649-3780. St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, Waukesha. Clinical instructor, MCW; medical director, Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center. Adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, cardiac disease in women.

Leonard Kleinman, 10/21/46. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 310, 649-3990. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, St. Mary’s, Columbia, Children’s, St. Mary’s-Racine. Assistant clinical professor, MCW.

W. Dudley Johnson, 4/3/30. 3300 S. 16th St., 643-9880. St. Mary’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, St. Luke’s. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Cardiothoracic surgery.

Frank Downey, 7/18/60. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 511, 649-3780. St. Luke’s, Columbia, Sinai Samaritan, Waukesha, St. Francis. Assistant professor of clinical engineering, MSOE. Heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support.

John Crouch, 8/24/54. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 310, 649-3990. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, St. Mary’s, Columbia. Cardiopulmonary transplantation.

Paul Seifert, 10/9/53. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 511, 649-3780. Waukesha, St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s. Chief, thoracic surgery, Waukesha. Valve repair/replacement surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery.

Saed Saedi, 8/31/43. 2315 N. Lake Dr., Suite 1015, 271-8181. St. Mary’s, Sinai Samaritan. Cardiothoracic surgery.

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DERMATOLOGY Doctors’ Choice: Thomas Russell
Nurses’ Choice: Evonne Winston


+Thomas Russell, 12/25/36. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., 259-1115. Froedtert, St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, Columbia, VA. Clinical professor, MCW. Psoriasis and tumors of the skin.

Barbara Wilson, 3/10/54. 324 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 925, 271-2721. Columbia, St. Mary’s. Clinical assistant professor, MCW.

Evonne Winston, 9/1/51. 2315 N. Lake Dr., Suite 701, 271-4211. St. Mary’s.

Kathleen Stokes, 10/18/54. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd, Suite 855, 259-1115. St. Luke’s, Froedtert, VA. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Treatment of cutaneous malignancies and systemic diseases.

Marcy Neuburg, 4/24/55. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3666. Children’s, Froedtert, VA. Associate professor of dermatology, MCW. Mohs micrographic and cutaneous surgery.

Janet Fairley, 11/19/51. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5320. Froedtert, VA, Children’s. Professor, MCW. Autoimmune skin diseases, psoriasis, skin signs of internal disease.

William LeFeber, 5/11/54. 324 E. Wisconsin Ave., 271-2721. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Luke’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW.

Nancy Esterly, 4/14/35. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 607-5280. Children’s, Sinai Samaritan. Professor of pediatrics and dermatology, MCW. Pediatric dermatology.

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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: James Cerletty
Nurses’ Choice: Jay Findling

Jay Findling, 1/1/49. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 245, 649-6421. St. Luke’s. Clinical professor, MCW and UW; Director, Endocrine-Diabetes Center, St. Luke’s. Pituitary-adrenal disorders.

James Cerletty, 10/18/34. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6801. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; vice chairman for education, department of medicine, MCW. Thyroid disorders.

Joseph Shaker, 4/23/54. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 245, 649-6421. St. Luke’s. Chairman, St. Luke’s endocrinology and metabolism section; associate clinical professor, MCW and UW. Endocrinology/metabolic bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism.

Mitchell Jacobson, 8/28/39. 788 N. Jefferson St., 276-1906. Columbia, St. Mary’s, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical professor, UW and MCW; director, Diabetes Treatment Center of America, Columbia.

Irene O’Shaughnessy, 11/25/56. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6815. Froedtert, VA. Associate professor, MCW. Diabetes, thyroid disease and osteoporosis.

Rajeev Jain, 11/04/57. 3003 W. Good Hope Rd., 352-3100. Columbia. Director, Diabetes Treatment Center, Columbia.

Robert Brickner, 3/13/61. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway, Suite 245, 649-6421. St. Luke’s. Assistant professor, UW. Metabolism and management of cholesterol disorders.

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FAMILY PRACTICE

Doctors’ Choice: John Miller
Nurses’ Choice: Venkata Thota
(not a finalist)

John Miller, 6/14/52. 1901 E. Capitol Dr., 962-7477. St. Mary’s, Columbia. Assistant clinical professor, MCW.

Curtis Kommer, 8/17/55. 6900 N. Port Washington Rd., 270-8100. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael, Columbia. Associate clinical professor, MCW; chairman, department of family practice, St. Mary’s; medical director, Healthcare for the Homeless.

Kim Merriman, 12/28/54. 1901 E. Capitol Dr., 962-7477. St. Mary’s, Columbia. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Geriatrics.

Michael Featherston, 10/23/50. 9233 N. Green Bay Rd., 270-8150. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia, St. Michael. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Preventive medicine, sports medicine, family dynamics.

David Lillich, 1/1/48. 1155 N. Mayfair Rd., 456-5990. Froedtert. Associate professor, family and community medicine, MCW; medical director, Plank Road Clinic, MCW. Family practice-geriatrics.

Mark Meier, 1/23/58. 14555 W. National Ave., Suite 160, 827-0621. St. Luke’s, St. Francis. Chairman of board of directors, Commonwealth Medical Group. Sports medicine.

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GASTROENTEROLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Walter Hogan
Nurses’ Choice: (Tie) Mark Dreyer (not a finalist), Joseph Geenen and Sekon Chang

+Walter Hogan, 7/14/31. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6836. St. Luke’s, Froedtert, Sinai Samaritan, VA, Columbia. Professor, MCW; director, MCW Dysphagia Institute. Esophagus, pancreas, liver, colon and functional GI diseases.

Drew Elgin, 12/15/54. 13133 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite G16, 243-5000. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia, St. Michael. Sub-section chair, gastroenterology, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Pancreatic/bile duct and liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease.

Joseph Geenen, 8/31/35. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 570, 649-5200. St. Luke’s, South Shore Medical Clinic. Clinical professor, MCW; treasurer, World Organization of Gastroenterology.

Sekon Chang, 11/24/37. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 276-8499. St. Mary’s, St. Michael, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; director, GI lab, St. Mary’s.

John Stone, 12/16/53. 10400 W. North Ave., Suite 445, 454-0600. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Waukesha, Oconomowoc. Associate clinical professor, MCW. General GI diseases, Crohn’s disease, colitis.

FPatrick Regan, 11/20/47. 788 N. Jefferson St., 272-8950. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael, Froedtert. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; chairman, department of medicine, Columbia. Gastroenterology and hepatology.

David Carron, 5/5/60. 10400 W. North Ave, Suite 445, 454-0600. St. Joseph’s, Oconomowoc, Elmbrook, Waukesha. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening.

Helmut Ammon, 12/20/37. 788 N. Jefferson St., 272-8950. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael, Froedtert. Clinical professor, MCW; gastroenterology chairman, Columbia.

Jose Franco, 3/7/63. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6850. Froedtert, Children’s, VA. Assistant professor, MCW; medical director, liver transplantation, MCW; chairman, Wisconsin Chapter, American Liver Foundation. Hepatology, liver transplantation.

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GENERAL SURGERY

Doctors’ Choice: Lyle Henry
Nurses’ Choice: Joseph Battista

Lyle Henry, 10/7/44. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 305, 961-2120. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Associate clinical professor, MCW; chairman, department of surgery, Columbia. Vascular and laparoscopic surgery.

Richard Cattey, 9/20/57. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-3254. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Clinical instructor, MCW; chief of surgery, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. General, laparoscopic and vascular surgery.

+Stuart Wilson, 7/16/35. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5723. Froedtert, Children’s, VA. Professor and chief, division of pancreaticobiliary/endocrine surgery, MCW. Endocrine surgery, hepatic-biliary-pancreatic surgery and general surgery procedures.

Joseph Battista, 12/31/53. 3070 N. 51st St., 871-9500. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Children’s, West Allis. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Laparoscopic and vascular surgery, diseases of the breast.

William Deshur, 3/22/48. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 330, 649-3240. St. Luke’s. Vascular and pancreatic surgery.

Anthony Linn, 9/18/49. 2388 N. Lake Dr., 291-1540. St. Mary’s. Clinical instructor, MCW; president, Physician Network, Columbia and St. Mary’s. Burn, peripheral vascular, general.

Alonzo Walker, 11/27/49. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5737. Froedtert. Associate professor, MCW; medical director, Froedtert Breast Care Center. Breast diseases.

Dean Klinger, 6/26/54. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 649-3240. St. Luke’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. General vascular and laparoscopic surgery.

Ed Quebbman, 7/6/46. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5835. Froedtert. Chairman, Clinical Information Committee, MCW.

+James Woods, 8/22/43. W231 N1440 Highway 164, Suite 301, 896-6420. St. Joseph’s, West Allis, Elmbrook, St. Luke’s. Clinical professor, MCW; academic chairman, department of surgery, St. Joseph’s. Vascular surgery, breast care, endoscopies.

James Mahoney, 7/3/57. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 830, 649-3240. St. Luke’s, St. Francis. Laparoscopic surgery.

Steve Kappes, 8/27/52. 3003 W. Good Hope Rd., 352-3100. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; chairman, division of general surgery, Columbia.

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GERIATRICS

Doctors’ Choice: Edmund Duthie
Nurses’ Choice: (Tie) Edmund Duthie and Michael Malone

Edmund Duthie, 1/11/51. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-2000. Froedtert, VA. Professor, MCW; director, Senior Health Program, Froedtert.

Michael Malone, 8/25/57. 1020 N. 12th St., 219-7300. Sinai Samaritan. Associate professor, UW; medical director, Geriatrics Institute, Sinai Samaritan; head of geriatrics,Sinai Samaritan.

Mary Cohan, 3/16/56. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-2000. Froedtert, VA. Assistant professor, MCW; medical director, Clement Manor Health Center.

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HAND SURGERY

Doctors’ and Nurses’ Choice:
James Sanger

James Sanger, 4/16/48. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5451. Froedtert, VA, Children’s. Professor, MCW; chief, plastic and reconstructive surgery, VA. Nerve, hand and upper extremity disorders, brachial plexus surgery, microsurgery, breast reconstruction.

Ron Stark, 9/11/51. 2949 N. Mayfair Rd., 258-2323. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook. Clinical assistant professor, MCW.

Curtis Crimmins, 7/25/62. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 570, 453-7418. Columbia, St. Michael, St. Luke’s, St. Francis, West Allis, St. Mary’s, Sinai Samaritan, Elmbrook, Waukesha, St. Joseph’s. Carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist disorders, trauma and arthritis.

David Olson, 8/30/47. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 570, 453-7418. St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Mary’s, Columbia, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Francis, St. Luke’s, West Allis, Children’s, Waukesha, Elmbrook. Clinical instructor, MCW.

Lewis Chamoy, 3/28/46. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 570, 453-7418. St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Francis, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, West Allis, St. Michael. Clinical assistant professor, MCW.

Greg Watchmaker, 3/19/63. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 490, 423-4263. St. Mary’s, St. Luke’s, Children’s. Upper extremity.

Hani Matloub, 9/9/47. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5446. Froedtert, Children’s, St. Mary’s, Elmbrook, St. Francis, Waukesha, VA, Columbia. Professor, MCW; director, MCW Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship.

John Siegert, 6/18/56. 12300 N. Port Washington Rd., 243-5400. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Children’s, St. Luke’s. Complex fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow; carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome.

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OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: David Hoogerland
Nurses’ Choice: Amar Jaglan (not a finalist)

+David Hoogerland, 12/13/44. 2320 N. Lake Dr., 291-1230. St. Mary’s, Columbia, St. Luke’s, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical professor, MCW, UW.

Dwight Cruikshank, 4/10/44. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 257-5323. Froedtert, Waukesha, St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s, Children’s. Program director, MCW Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology; professor and chairman, OB/GYN, MCW.

James Linn, 1/30/53. 2388 N. Lake Dr., 291-1528. St. Mary’s, St. Francis, St. Joseph’s. Associate clinical professor, MCW; chairman, department of OB/GYN, St. Mary’s. High-risk obstetrics.

Patricia Dolhun, 6/22/51. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 707, 961-2445. Columbia, St. Mary’s. Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Brian Bear, 12/22/58. 2457 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 103, 476-0306. St. Joseph’s, West Allis. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Advanced endoscopy, high- and low-risk obstetrics.

Gloria Halverson, 7/2/47. 20611 Watertown Plank Rd., 798-1910. Waukesha, Elmbrook. Associate clinical professor, MCW; co-director, Advanced Regional Fertility Services, Waukesha. Infertility and endometriosis.

Paul Burstein, 5/13/47. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 272-3000. St. Mary’s, Columbia, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical associate professor, UW, MCW; director, medical education, St. Mary’s; vice chairman, OB-GYN, St. Mary’s. Midlife issues.

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Doctors’ and Nurses’ Choice:
Brian Buggy

Brian Buggy, 9/2/51. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 475, 649-3577. St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s. Clinical professor, MCW; board of directors, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin; chair, Infection Control Committees at St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s.

Charles Brummitt, 9/11/56. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 475, 649-3577. St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s. Assistant clinical professor, UW, MCW.

Thomas Taft, 6/24/55. 3070 N. 51st St., Suite 506, 871-8486. St. Joseph’s, West Allis, Elmbrook, Waukesha, Community. Associate clinical professor, MCW; chairman, Infection Control of West Allis.

Claudia Altmann, 7/7/55. 2025 E. Newport Ave., 961-3089. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Sinai Samaritan. Director, Infection Control Department, Columbia.

Gerald Dorff, 5/30/38. 3070 N. 51st St., Suite 506, 871-8686. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, West Allis, Waukesha, Community. Clinical professor, MCW.

Susan Russler, 6/9/48. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 475, 649-3577. St. Luke’s. Clinical assistant professor, UW; chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, St. Luke’s.

Jill Babbitt, 11/9/48. 2025 W. Oklahoma Ave., 647-6995. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, St. Mary’s. Board of directors, Milwaukee County Medical Society; chairman, Infection Control Committee, St. Francis. Tropical medicine.

William Timm, 5/27/63. 3070 N. 51st St., Suite 506, 871-8686. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, West Allis, Community. Assistant professor, MCW; associate clinical director, Milwaukee Comprehensive Wound Healing Center.

Peter Havens, 1/24/52. 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., 456-4122. Children’s. Professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, MCW. Pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric/adolescent HIV.

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INFERTILITY

Doctors’ and Nurses’ Choice: Grace Janik

Grace Janik, 8/9/57. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 289-9668. St. Mary’s, Columbia, St. Joseph’s. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, recurrent miscarriage, advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Charles Koh, 11/19/42. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 289-9668. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia, St. Joseph’s. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Assisted reproductive technologies, laparoscopic surgery.

+K. Paul Katayama, 5/3/35. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 535, 645-5437. Waukesha, Sinai Samaritan, St. Luke’s. Clinical professor, UW; co-director, Advanced Institute of Fertility; director, Advanced Regional Fertility Services, Waukesha. Reproductive endocrinology.

+Gloria Halverson, 7/2/47. 20611 Watertown Plank Rd., 798-1910. Waukesha, Elmbrook. Associate clinical professor, MCW; co-director, Advanced Regional Fertility Services, Waukesha. Infertility and endometriosis.

Estil Strawn, 1/14/55. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-5540. Froedtert, Waukesha, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s. Assistant professor, MCW; director, in vitro fertilization, MCW; associate residency program director, OB/GYN, MCW. In vitro fertilization, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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INTERNAL MEDICINE

Doctors Choice: Bruce Berry
Nurses’ Choices: Stephen Bielke (not a finalist), Glenn Ragalie (not a finalist), Daniel Tanty, Gerald Berman (not a finalist), Rebekah Wang-Cheng, Scott Jorgensen and John Zandt (not a finalist)

Bruce Berry, 3/10/58. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 465, 649-3560. St. Luke’s, West Allis. Associate clinical professor, UW.

Scott Jorgensen, 7/24/61. 13133 N. Port Washington Rd., G16, 243-5000. St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia. Clinical instructor, MCW; medical director, Bradford Terrace and Milwaukee Protestant Home.

Andrew Norton, 3/26/56. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-5540. Froedtert. Associate professor, MCW.

Daniel Tanty, 11/28/45. 3070 N. 51st St., 871-9300. St. Joseph’s. Clinical instructor, MCW.

Rebekah Wang-Cheng, 5/26/53. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6850. Froedtert. Professor, MCW.

Kathleen Baugrud, 1/5/60. 788 N. Jefferson St., 272-8950. Columbia, St. Mary’s. Women’s issues.

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NEUROLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Steven Park
Nurses’ Choice: Jonathon Spivack

+Steven Park, 1/25/43. 2315 N. Lake Dr., 298-9900. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Adult headache and stroke.

Safwan Jaradeh, 2/7/57. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5223. Children’s, VA, Columbia. Associate professor and chief of adult neurology, MCW; director, neuromuscular and autonomic programs and muscle nerve histology lab, MCW. Neuromuscular disorders, autonomic disorders, neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring.

Judith Carlson, 4/20/56. 2433 N. Mayfair Rd., 256-7999. St. Mary’s, St. Michael, West Allis, St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook. General adult neurology.

Jonathan Spivack, 10/14/58. 3070 N. 51st St., Suite P507, 442-2177. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, St. Michael. Movement disorders and headaches.

Marc Novom, 5/7/46. 8989 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite 122, 351-6250. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Joseph’s. Instructor, Family Practice Residency Program, Columbia.

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NEUROSURGERY

Doctors’ Choice: (Tie) Wade Mueller and Glenn Meyer
Nurses’ Choice: Wade Mueller

Wade Mueller, 9/16/50. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5402. Froedtert, Children’s. Associate professor, MCW. Functional mapping, awake surgery, malignant tumor surgery, epilepsy, spinal fixation and instrumentation, Parkinson’s disease.

+Glenn Meyer, 3/8/34. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5404. Froedtert, Children’s. Professor, MCW. Microneurosurgery of brain and spinal cord tumors, especially acoustic neuromas.

Arvind Ahuja, 7/22/62. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy, Suite 201, 649-3232. St. Luke’s, West Allis, St. Francis. Director, Neuro-Endovascular Services, St. Luke’s. Cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-endovascular procedures.

Joseph Cusick, 5/10/39. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-3666. Froedtert, VA. Professor, MCW. Neurovascular surgery, neuroendocrine and degenerative spine surgery.

+J. Patrick Walsh, 12/31/41. 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., 454-5403. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook. Clinical assistant professor, MCW. Cancer surgery.

Dennis Maiman, 7/20/53. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3645. Froedtert, VA, Children’s. Professor, MCW; director, Spine Surgery Fellowship. Spinal disorders.

Jack Deckard, 5/8/51. 2025 E. Newport Ave., Suite 140, 961-0089. Columbia, St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Children’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Michael, St. Mary’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; chairman, neurosurgery department, Columbia and St. Joseph’s. Intracranial and spinal disorders.

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ONCOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Tom Anderson
Nurses’ Choice: Ajit Divgi

+Tom Anderson, 9/4/42. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3666. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chief, division of hematology/oncology, MCW. Medical oncology and hematology.

+Nicholas Geimer, 1/2/38. 250 W. Coventry Ct., Suite 200, 228-8668. St. Michael’s, Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Clinical associate professor, MCW; director, division of hematology/oncology, Columbia.

Ronald Hart, 5/27/50. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 135, 384-5111. St. Francis, St. Luke’s, West Allis. Lecturer, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York; medical director, Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, St. Luke’s. New drug development.

Kurt Oesterling, 12/28/51. 10400 W. North Ave., Suite 440, 476-8450. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Waukesha. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; president, Physician Association, St. Joseph’s.

+Howard Dubner, 8/12/44. 250 W. Coventry Ct., Suite 200, Glendale, 228-8668. St. Joseph’s, St. Michael, Columbia. Associate clinical professor, MCW; medical director, Covenant Hospital Cancer Program.

John Hanson, 10/12/38. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 415, 385-3086. St. Luke’s, West Allis, Sinai Samaritan, Hartford. Director, Immunotherapy Research and Treatment Laboratory, St. Luke’s. Medical oncology/hematology, immunotherapy.

Ajit Divgi, 8/18/46. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy, Suite 135, 384-5111. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, West Allis. Section chief, medical oncology/hematology, St. Luke’s; Family Practice Teaching Service preceptor.

Robert Taylor, 8/29/50. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 135, 384-5111. St. Luke’s, West Allis, St. Francis. Chairman, research committee, St. Luke’s; director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, St. Luke’s. Bone marrow transplant.

Charles Tiber, 1/8/52. 2388 N. Lake Dr., 291-1840. St. Mary’s. Medical director, St. Mary’s Hospice.

+Edward Filmanowicz, 3/28/36. 10400 W. North Ave., Suite 440, 476-8450. St. Joseph’s. Associate clinical professor, MCW.

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OPHTHALMOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Peter Foote
Nurses’ Choice: John Ridley

Peter Foote, 4/10/53. 1684 N. Prospect Ave., 271-2020. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Elmbrook, West Allis, St. Michael, St. Francis. Medical director, Milwaukee Eye Care Associates. Cataract and refractive eye surgery.

Fred Reeser, 5/31/39. 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 901, 774-3484. St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Joseph’s, West Allis, Elmbrook, Sinai Samaritan, St. Francis, Children’s. Clinical professor, MCW; ophthalmology section chief, St. Mary’s. Retina and vitreous.

Greg Kwasny, 5/18/45. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 1030, 259-1022. St. Joseph’s, VA, Elmbrook, St. Mary’s, West Allis. Clinical professor, MCW. Cataract and laser refractive surgery.

+Russell Gonnering, 11/21/49. 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., 257-0170. St. Luke’s, Children’s, St. Joseph’s. Chief of staff elect, St. Luke’s. Diseases and surgery of the eyelids, orbits and tear drainage system.

John Ridley, 4/5/35. 3003 W. Good Hope Rd., 352-3100. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Joseph’s, Columbia. Coordinator for glaucoma screening, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin.

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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Doctors’ Choice: Donald Hackbarth
Nurses’ Choice: Brian Black (not a finalist)

Donald Hackbarth, 6/14/52. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 375, 643-8800. St. Luke’s, Children’s, Froedtert, St. Francis, West Allis, St. Joseph’s, Columbia. Associate clinical professor, MCW; medical adviser, Wisconsin Tissue Bank. Musculoskeletal oncology.

Jeff Schwab, 10/8/45. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-7458. Froedtert, Children’s. Professor and chairman of orthopedic surgery, MCW. Trauma and cerebral palsy.

Dale Bauwens, 1/14/53. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 500, 257-2525. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook. Vice president, medical staff, St. Joseph’s.

Rory Wright, 7/6/62. 2350 N. Lake Dr., 225-5840. St. Mary’s; St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael, Children’s. Sports medicine, fracture care, total joint replacement/reconstruction.

James Stoll, 5/16/55. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 962-8600. Columbia, St. Luke’s, St. Francis, St. Mary’s. Adjunct professor, MCW; chairman, Low Back Pain Study Group, State Medical Society. Reconstructive spinal surgery.

Charles Klein, 6/29/56. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 500, 257-2525. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook.

Joseph Davies, 4/6/54. 1218 W. Kilbourn Ave., Suite 301, 276-6000. Sinai Samaritan, St. Mary’s, St. Luke’s, Columbia. Clinical instructor, MCW. Arthritis and adult reconstructive surgery.

Thomas Flatley, 2/7/33. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-7428. St. Francis, St. Joseph’s, Children’s, Froedtert, Elmbrook.

Jeff Butler, 8/31/56. 2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 102, 384-6700. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Hartford. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Total joint replacement.

+William Smith, 9/18/44. 625 E. St. Paul Ave., 223-2727. Children’s, Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Francis. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Knee surgery.

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OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Doctors’ and Nurses’ Choice:
Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, 3/10/55. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-5583. Froedtert, Children’s, VA. Professor, MCW; residency program co-director, MCW. Head and neck cancer, tumors of mouth, throat, saliva glands, thyroid and neck.

David Beste, 3/2/54. 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 208, 266-2761. Children’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Joseph’s, Froedtert. Associate professor, MCW; chairman, Foreign Body Committee of American Bronchoesophogus Association; chief of otolaryngology, Children’s. Head and neck surgery of infants and children.

Thomas Kidder, 10/2/42. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-5584. Froedtert, Children’s, St. Luke’s. Associate professor, MCW; medical director, Wisconsin Lion’s Foundation Hearing Aid Program.

Robert Gogan, 5/24/49. 10520 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, 262-241-8000. St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Columbia, St. Mary’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Head and neck surgery.

James Barton, 2/21/45. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 345, 649-3900. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, VA, St. Joseph’s-West Bend, West Allis, Sinai Samaritan. Associate clinical professor and surgical clinical instructor, MCW.

Robert Toohill Jr., 6/7/35. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3666. Froedtert, Children’s, VA. Professor, MCW. Nasal and sinus diseases, laryngeal and swallowing disorders.

Phillip Wackym, 12/25/57. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-5582. Children’s, Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chairman, department of otolaryngology and communication sciences, MCW. Cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, ear surgery, Ménière’s disease.

Harvey Kleiner, 12/9/46. 2323 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 300, 771-9701. Children’s, Elmbrook, West Allis, St. Joseph’s, St. Francis. Clinical professor, MCW.

Steve Dankle, 4/25/55. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 345, 649-3900. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Children’s, West Allis, Sinai Samaritan, Hartford. Associate clinical professor, MCW. Pediatric, head/neck cancer, sinus surgery.

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PEDIATRICS

Doctors’ Choice: W. Craig Leach
Nurses’ Choice: Michael Gutzeit

W. Craig Leach, 10/11/52. 10909 W. Blue Mound Rd., 258-0606. Children’s, St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, West Allis, Froedtert. Clinical instructor, MCW; chief, section of pediatrics, Children’s.

Michael Gutzeit, 10/26/57. 14555 W. National Ave., New Berlin, 789-6020. Children’s, West Allis, St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s. Clinical instructor, MCW; chairperson, Department of Pediatrics, West Allis.

Catherine Slota-Varma, 4/19/51. 2315 N. Lake Dr., Suite 301, 272-7009. Children’s, St. Mary’s, Columbia, Froedtert. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; immediate past chief of staff, Children’s.

+Arthur Dorrington, 11/8/46. 11035 W. Forest Home Ave., 425-5660. Children’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s, St. Francis, West Allis. Associate clinical professor, MCW; board of directors, Children’s Medical Group.

Ellen Hing, 4/21/56. 2315 N. Lake Dr., Suite 301, 272-7009. Children’s, St. Mary’s, Columbia, Froedtert. Associate clinical professor, MCW.

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PLASTIC SURGERY

Doctors’ Choice: Harvey Bock
Nurses’ Choice: Thomas Kinney

+Harvey Bock, 1/3/46. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 530, 649-8283. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, West Allis, St. Luke’s, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, Children’s, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical instructor, MCW. Cosmetic surgery, cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, breast surgery.

Paul Loewenstein, 9/21/50. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., 479-3500. St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, West Allis, Elmbrook, Children’s, St. Luke’s, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Chairman, department of plastic surgery, St. Luke’s. Cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction.

Thomas Kinney, 10/7/58. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 795, 479-3500. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, St. Joseph’s, Children’s, Elmbrook, Oconomowoc, St. Joseph’s-West Bend. Microsurgery, breast reconstruction, soft-tissue reconstruction.

James Sanger, 4/16/48. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5451. Froedtert, VA, Children’s. Professor, MCW; chief, plastic and reconstructive surgery, VA; chairman, International Scholars Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgery. Nerve and hand disorders, brachial plexus surgery, microsurgery, head and neck cancer and breast reconstruction.

Philip Sonderman, 7/13/59. 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., 479-3500. Children’s, Community, Elmbrook, St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s, Waukesha, West Allis, West Bend. Chairman, department of plastic surgery, St. Joseph’s, Waukesha. Cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction.

John Yousif, 4/1/50. W231 N1440 Highway 164, Suite 201, 352-2766. St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Froedtert, Columbia, St. Luke’s, Elmbrook, Waukesha. Clinical professor, MCW. Hand and microvascular surgery, facial rejuvenations.

Hani Matloub, 9/9/47. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5446. Froedtert, Children’s, VA, Columbia. Professor, MCW; director, MCW Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship.

+David Larson, 12/9/43. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 454-5440. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chairman, plastic and reconstructive surgery, MCW. Breast reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, head and neck cancer surgery.

Terrence Wilkins, 2/9/46. 2015 E. Newport Ave, Suite 401, 963-1700. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael. Clinical instructor, MCW; chief, plastic surgery, Columbia. Cosmetic surgery.

Lawrence Sterkin, 6/26/59. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy, Suite 530, 649-8283. St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Luke’s, West Allis, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, Children’s, Sinai Samaritan, Columbia, St. Francis, Elmbrook. Clinical instructor, MCW. Microsurgery, breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery.

Andreas Doermann, 10/16/55. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 963-1700. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee; St. Mary’s; St. Michael, St. Luke’s. Plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery.

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PSYCHIATRY

Doctors’ Choice: Walter Todd Davison
Nurses’ Choice: Patty Guedet

Walter Todd Davison, 3/7/41. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-3600. Columbia. Clinical professor of psychiatry and family practice, MCW; chairman, psychiatry, Columbia; medical director, behavioral medicine, Columbia; president, Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Foundation. Adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology.

Patty Guedet, 9/8/59. 9455 Watertown Plank Rd., 257-4721. Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, Froedtert. Assistant professor in psychiatry, behavioral medicine, MCW. Inpatient psychiatric care of the chronic mentally ill.

Raymond Moy, 4/15/52. 6917 W. Oklahoma Ave., 545-7245. Rogers Memorial, St. Francis, St. Luke’s, West Allis. Clinical instructor, MCW; medical director, addictive diseases, Rogers Memorial. Family practice, addiction medicine.

Bruce Stevens, 5/26/65. 6980 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite 202, 352-6500. St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s. Clinical instructor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, MCW. Adult and geriatric psychiatry, electroconvulsive therapy.

Harold Harsch, 10/14/50. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 257-5373. Froedtert, Milwaukee Country Mental Health Center. Associate professor, MCW. Psychopharmacology, geriatric psychiatry and new psychoactive agents.

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RADIOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Jack Sty
Nurses’ Choice: Guillermo Carrera (not a finalist)

Jack Sty, 4/18/44. 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., 266-3110. Children’s. Clinical professor of pediatrics, MCW; clinical professor of orthopedic surgery, MCW; chief of radiology, Children’s. Pediatric radiology.

James Beres, 10/7/54. 2025 E. Newport Ave., 961-3800. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Angiography, interventional radiology.

Lawrence Goodman, 5/6/43. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-3120. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chairman, scientific program (CHEST). Diagnostic radiology, cardiopulmonary imaging, computed tomography.

David Olson, 8/30/47. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 570; 453-7418. St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Mary’s, Columbia, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Francis. Clinical instructor of orthopedics, MCW. Hand surgery.

Edward Stewart, 8/31/36. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 805-3749. Froedtert, VA. Professor, associate professor, MCW; chief, GI radiology, Froedtert. Abdominal radiology, pancreaticobiliary disease, colon cancer.

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RHEUMATOLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Steve Berquist
Nurses’ Choice: (Tie) Lawrence Ryan and Allan Goldman

+Lawrence Ryan, 11/27/46. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3666. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; chief of rheumatology, MCW.

Steve Berquist, 3/9/60. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 409, 961-4009. Columbia, St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, Sinai Samaritan. Clinical faculty, UW-Madison; board of directors, Wisconsin Arthritis Foundation. Rheumatoid arthritis.

Larry Pearson, 4/2/49. 601 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield, 785-0777. Waukesha, Elmbrook, West Allis, St. Joseph’s, Oconomowoc. Assistant clinical professor, MCW. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and pregnancy.

+Allan Goldman, 5/22/40. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-4009. Columbia, St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, St. Michael, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan. Chairman, division of rheumatology, Columbia.

Steve Hinkle, 10/2/48. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-4009. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, St. Michael, Sinai Samaritan, St. Luke’s. Chronic pain management, performing arts medicine.

Paul Halverson, 2/22/47. 5000 W. Chambers St., 447-2597. St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, Froedtert. Professor, MCW.

Mirian Hanna, 9/21/55. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-4009. Columbia, St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, Sinai Samaritan, St. Michael.

Mark Pearson, 9/10/56. 601 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield, 785-0777. Waukesha, Elmbrook, Oconomowoc, West Allis, St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s. Assistant clinical professor, MCW.

Mark Schrager, 12/21/43. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 409, 961-4009. Columbia, Sinai Samaritan, St. Luke’s, St. Mary’s, St. Francis. Associate professor, UW. Connective tissue diseases.

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UROLOGY

Doctors’ Choice: Jeffrey Derus
Nurses’ Choice: Robert Donnell

Jeffrey Derus, 9/22/58. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 370, 672-6006. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Children’s, St. Mary’s, St. Michael, Sinai Samaritan, St. Joseph’s. Chairman, section of urology, department of surgery, St. Luke’s.

+Richard Boxer, 5/9/47. 2350 W. Villard Ave., 527-3000. St. Michael, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Sinai Samaritan, Columbia, St. Luke’s. Clinical professor, UW and MCW; presidential appointment, National Cancer Advisory Board. Prostate, kidney and bladder cancer and kidney stones.

Mark Waples, 11/10/62. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 672-6006. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, St. Michael, St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Children’s, St. Mary’s.

Peter Slocum, 12/6/56. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 500, 961-7323. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Community. Clinical instructor, MCW; chairman, division of urology, Columbia. Urologic oncology, urinary incontinence, kidney stones.

Robert Donnell, 6/7/57. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6950. Froedtert, VA. Assistant professor, MCW, Marquette University; co-director, Prostate Center, Froedtert. Prostate disease.

Frank Begun, 5/16/52. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 259-3666. Froedtert, VA. Associate professor, MCW; program committee, American Urologic Association, North Central section. Female urology, laparoscopy (kidney stones), incontinence.

Jack Pope, 4/19/53. 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 430, 258-2640. West Allis, St. Luke’s, St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Waukesha. Prostate cancer, kidney stone disease, incontinence.

Samuel Otto, 3/22/45. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 672-6006. St. Luke’s, St. Francis, West Allis, St. Michael, Sinai Samaritan, Children’s, St. Mary’s, Elmbrook. Clinical instructor, MCW. Prostate and bladder cancer, urinary incontinence.

Charles Durkee, 6/11/50. 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 545, 476-0430. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, Children’s. Chairman, section of urology, St. Joseph’s. Pediatric urology.

J. Patrick Walsh, 12/31/41. 2600 N. Mayfair Rd., 454-5403. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook. Clinical assistant professor, MCW. Cancer surgery.

Douglas Dewire, 10/7/59. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 500, 961-7323. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee, Community. Clinical instructor, Columbia Family Practice Residency Program. Male infertility, erectile dysfunction.

Christopher Kearns, 4/3/63. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-7323. Columbia, Community, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Urologic oncology, renal stone disease.

+Stuart Fine, 6/28/38. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 672-6006. St. Luke’s, St. Michael, St. Francis, West Allis, St. Mary’s, Columbia. Teaching preceptor, MCW; medical director, Men’s Health Services, St. Luke’s. Male sexual dysfunction.

Elliot Silbar, 2/26/55. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., 672-6006. St. Luke’s, St. Michael, St. Francis, Sinai Samaritan, Children’s, Columbia, St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s. Section head, urology, Sinai Samaritan.

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VASCULAR SURGERY

Doctors’ and Nurses’ Choice:
Jonathan Towne

Jonathan Towne, 1/10/42. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6972. Froedtert. Professor, MCW; president, Society for Vascular Surgery.

Gary Seabrook, 6/10/53. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 456-6970. Froedtert, VA. Professor, MCW; president, Milwaukee Academy of Surgery. Aortic aneurysm disease, carotid artery disease, vascular complications of diabetes.

Lyle Henry, 10/7/44. 2015 E. Newport Ave., Suite 305, 961-2120. Columbia, St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Associate clinical professor of surgery, MCW; chairman, department of surgery, Columbia. Vascular and laparoscopic surgery.

Richard Carballo, 3/3/63. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 330, 649-3240. St. Luke’s, St. Francis. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; resident preceptor, Family Practice Residency at St. Luke’s. Carotid disease.

Robert Cambria, 2/17/60. 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., 257-5516. Froedtert, VA. Associate professor, MCW; chief, vascular surgery, VA.

Dennis Vincent, 5/3/55. 14555 W. National Ave., New Berlin, Suite 175, 827-3144. West Allis, St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, St. Luke’s. Chief of vascular surgery, St. Joseph’s. Laparoscopic surgery, breast cancer care.

James Woods, 8/22/43. W231 N1440 Highway 164, 896-6420. St. Joseph’s, Elmbrook, West Allis, St. Luke’s. Clinical professor, MCW; academic chairman, department of surgery, St. Joseph’s.

Richard Catty, 9/20/57. 2015 E. Newport Ave., 961-3254. Columbia, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Assistant clinical professor, MCW; chief of surgery, St. Mary’s-Ozaukee. Laparoscopic and vascular surgery.

William Deshur, 3/22/48. 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy., Suite 330, 649-3240. St. Luke’s. Vascular and pancreatic surgery.

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