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Physicians Named to 'Best Doctors'

By Doug Boyd

More than 30 physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2007-2008 “Best Doctors” list.

The annual list is compiled by Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based group that surveys more than 30,000 physicians across the United States who previously have been included in the listing asking whom they would choose to treat themselves or their families. Approximately 5 percent of the physicians who practice in North Carolina make the annual list.

ECU physicians on this year’s list are Dr. Joseph Babb, cardiology; Dr. Paul Bolin, nephrology; Dr. William A. Burke, dermatology; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., thoracic surgery; Dr. David N. Collier, general pediatrics; Dr. James J. Cummings, pediatric specialist; Dr. John M. Diamond, psychiatry; Dr. Raymond Dombroski, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Irma Fiordalisi, pediatric specialist; Dr. David Goff, general pediatrics; Drs. David Hannon and Glenn Harris, pediatric specialists; Dr. Karin Hillinbrand, general pediatrics; Dr. Howard Homesley, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Thomas G. Irons, general pediatrics; Dr. Bruce E. Johnson, internal medicine; Dr. Cynda A. Johnson, family medicine; Drs. Yash Kataria and Mani S. Kavuru, pulmonary and critical care medicine; Dr. Kaye McGinty, psychiatry; Dr. Daniel P. Moore, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Dr. Robert J. Newman, family medicine; Dr. Dale A. Newton, general pediatrics; Dr. Edward R. Newton, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Ronald M. Perkin, pediatric specialist; Dr. Charles S. Powell, surgery; Dr. Kathleen V. Previll, general pediatrics; Dr. Keith M. Ramsey, infectious disease; Drs. Michael Reichel and Charlie J. Sang Jr., pediatric specialists; Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, family medicine; Dr. Debra A. Tristram, pediatric specialist; Dr. Ricky Watson, family medicine; Drs. Charles Willson, Judy Wheat Wood and Joseph Zanga, general pediatrics.

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This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at