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ECU physicians named to annual 'Best Doctors' list

Dr. Diana Antonacci is one of the state's "Best Doctors."
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Oct. 28, 2009)   —   Forty physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2009-2010 "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. A partial list of the state's best doctors is in the November issue of "Business North Carolina" magazine.

The ECU physicians on the list are Drs. Diana J. Antonacci, John M. Diamond and Kaye L. McGinty, psychiatric medicine; Drs. Joseph D. Babb, W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. and Charles S. Powell, cardiovascular sciences; Drs. Mary Jane Barchman and Paul Bolin, nephrology; Dr. William A. Burke, dermatology; Drs. Paul P. Cook and Keith M. Ramsey, infectious diseases; Dr. James J. Cummings, pediatric neonatal-perinatal medicine; Dr. Paul R. G. Cunningham, surgery; Drs. Raymond Dombroski and Edward R. Newton, obstetrics and gynecology; Drs. David N. Collier, Irma Fiordalisi, Glenn Harris, Karin Marie Hillenbrand, Thomas G. Irons, Dale A. Newton, William E. Novotny, Kathleen V. Previll, Michael Reichel, Debra A. Tristram, Charles F. Willson and Judy Wheat Wood, pediatrics; Dr. David A. Goff, internal medicine/pediatrics; Drs. David Hannon and Charlie J. Sang Jr., pediatric cardiology; Drs. Yash P. Kataria and Mani S. Kavuru, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine; Drs. Lars C. Larsen, Robert J. Newman, Kenneth K. Steinweg and Ricky Lee Watson, family medicine; Dr. Daniel P. Moore, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Dr. Ronald M. Perkin, pediatric critical care and sleep medicine; Dr. Eric A. Toschlog, surgery and critical care medicine; and Dr. Emmanuel Zervos, surgical oncology.

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