ECU physicians chosen by peers as "Best Doctors"

GREENVILLE, N.C.  (Sept. 30, 2005)  —  Twenty-one faculty members from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2005 "Best Doctors" listing.

A portion of the annual list was published in the July edition of Business North Carolina magazine. Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based group, surveyed 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. According to Business North Carolina, about 4 percent of the 20,000 physicians who practice in North Carolina are on the 2005 list.

The ECU physicians selected this year are Dr. William Burke, dermatology; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., thoracic surgery; Dr. John M. Diamond, psychiatry; Dr. Raymond Dombroski, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. David Hannon, pediatrics; Dr. George Ho Jr., rheumatology; Dr. Howard D. Homesley, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Thomas Irons, pediatrics; Dr. Bruce E. Johnson, general internal medicine; Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, surgery; Dr. Robert J. Newman, family medicine; Dr. Dale Newton, pediatrics; Dr. Ronald Perkin, pediatrics; Dr. C. Steven Powell, surgery; Dr. Kathleen Previll, pediatrics; Dr. Marcus E. Randall, radiation oncology; Dr. Michael Reichel, pedatrics; Dr. Charlie Sang, pediatrics; Dr. Debra Tristram, pediatrics; Dr. Judy Wheat Wood, pediatrics; and Dr. Joseph Zanga, pediatrics.

Also included in the 2005 list are Greenville private practice physicians who hold clinical appointments with the medical school. They are Dr. H. Alexander Easley III, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. W. Ray Gammon of Eastern Dermatology and Pathology and Dr. Robert Shaw of Physicians East, pulmonary and critical care medicine.

More information is available at www.bestdoctors.com.

Contact: Jeannine Manning Hutson | 252-744-2481