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Named to Best Doctors List

By Jeannine Manning Hutson

Twenty-five physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2006 “Best Doctors” listing.

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 5 percent of the physicians who practice in North Carolina are on the 2006 list.

The ECU physicians on the list are Dr. William A. Burke, dermatology; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., thoracic surgery; Dr. John M. Diamond, psychiatry; Dr. Raymond Dombroski, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. David Hannon, pediatrics (specialist); Dr. George Ho Jr., rheumatology; Dr. Howard Homesley, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Thomas G. Irons, pediatrics (general); Dr. Bruce E. Johnson, internal medicine (general); Dr. Cynda A. Johnson, family medicine; Dr. Mani S. Kavuru, pulmonary and critical care medicine; Dr. Kenneth G. MacDonald Jr., surgery; Dr. Robert J. Newman, family medicine; and Dr. Dale A. Newton, pediatrics (general).

Also, Dr. Edward R. Newton, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Ronald M. Perkin, pediatrics (specialist); Dr. Charles S. Powell, surgery; Dr. Kathleen V. Previll, pediatrics (general); Dr. Keith M. Ramsey, infectious disease; Dr. Marcus Randall, radiation oncology; Dr. Michael Reichel, pediatrics (specialist); Dr. Charlie J. Sang Jr., pediatrics (specialist); Dr. Debra A. Tristram, pediatrics (specialist); Dr. Judy Wheat Wood, pediatrics (general); Dr. Joseph Zanga, pediatrics (general).

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This page originally appeared in the Sept. 1, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at