Dr. Elaine Cabinum-Foeller, a child advocacy specialist in the Brody School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, has been named one of North Carolina's "Best Doctors" by her peers. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

Nov. 24, 2014

ECU News Services

Forty-seven physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 "Best Doctors in America" list.

The annual list is compiled by Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based group that surveys more than 45,000 physicians across the United States who previously have been included in the listing, and asks who they would choose to treat themselves or their families.

Approximately 5 percent of the physicians who practice in the United States make the annual list. A partial list of the state's best doctors will appear in the December issue of "Business North Carolina" magazine. The full list is online at

The ECU physicians on the list are Dr. Diana J. Antonacci, child and adolescent psychiatry; Dr. Mary Jane Barchman, nephrology; Dr. L. Lorraine Basnight, pediatrics; Dr. Paul Bolin Jr., nephrology; Dr. Susan B. Boutilier, pediatric neurology; Dr. Mark Bowling, pulmonary medicine; Dr. Nathan Brinn, internal medicine and pediatrics; Dr. William A. Burke, dermatology; Dr. Elaine Cabinum-Foeller, pediatric child advocacy; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., cardiothoracic surgery; Dr. David N. Collier, pediatric healthy weight; Dr. Paul P. Cook, infectious diseases; Dr. John M. Diamond, child and adolescent psychiatry; Dr. Raymond Dombroski, maternal fetal medicine; Dr. Jonathan Firnhaber, family medicine; Dr. John W. Gibbs III, neurology; Dr. David Hannon, pediatric cardiology; Dr. Robert Harland, surgery; Dr. Eleanor Harris, radiation oncology; Dr. Glenn Harris, pediatric critical care; Dr. Karen Hillenbrand, pediatrics; Dr. Thomas G. Irons, pediatrics; Dr. Yash P. Kataria, pulmonary medicine; Dr. Susan Keen, family medicine; Dr. Greg W. Knapp, family medicine and Dr. Lars C. Larsen, family medicine.

Also listed are Dr. Suzanne Lazorick, pediatrics; Dr. Gary I. Levine, family medicine; Dr. Scott S. MacGilvray, neonatal medicine; Dr. Kaye L. McGinty, child and adolescent psychiatry; Dr. Daniel P. Moore, rehabilitation and physical medicine; Dr. Dale A. Newton, internal medicine and pediatrics; Dr. Edward R. Newton, maternal fetal medicine; Dr. William E. Novotny, pediatric critical care; Dr. John M. Olsson, pediatrics; Dr. Ronald M. Perkin, pediatric critical care and pediatric sleep medicine; Dr. C. Steven Powell, vascular surgery; Dr. Keith M. Ramsey, infectious diseases; Dr. Michael Reichel, pediatric developmental and behavioral problems; Dr. Charlie J. Sang Jr., pediatric cardiology; Dr. Robert A. Shaw, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine; Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, family medicine; Dr. Eric Toshlog, trauma and critical care surgery; Dr. Danielle S. Walsh, pediatric surgery; Dr. Ricky Watson, family medicine; Dr. Charles Frederick Willson, pediatrics and Dr. Emmanuel Zervos, surgical oncology.

Information on Best Doctors can also be found at, or