UConn Health Faculty on 2015 Best Doctors List

UConn Health's Outpatient Pavilion, which opened in 2015. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)
UConn Health's Outpatient Pavilion, which opened in 2015. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)

Hartford Magazine’s 2015 list of Best Doctors in Connecticut includes 53 UConn Health faculty members practicing in such areas as dermatology, geriatrics, surgery, orthopedics, and oncology. The list was drawn from the database of Best Doctors in America, an independent service that offers second opinions online.

Best Doctors physicians are selected by other doctors as part of a comprehensive review process. Doctors answer questions about diagnosis and treatment plans.

A recent Wall Street Journal article on the importance and accessibility of second opinions referenced a study on the use of Best Doctors Inc. Researchers reviewed 6,791 second opinions offered through the service; there were changes in diagnosis 15 percent of the time, and changes in treatment 37 percent of the time. About 60 percent of the patients ended up following the recommendations from the second opinion, according to the study, published in April in the American Journal of Medicine.

UConn faculty cited:

Edward Grimes, Anesthesiology
Marc Paradis, Anesthesiology
Amir Tulchinsky, Anesthesiology
Jason Ryan, Cardiovascular Disease
Peter Schulman, Cardiovascular Disease
Jeffrey Cohen, Colon Rectal Surgery
Jane Grant-Kels, Dermatology and Pathology
Hanspaul Makkar, Dermatology
Marti Rothe, Dermatology
Bruce Strober, Dermatology
James Whalen, Dermatology
Jeffrey Spiro, Ear, Nose, and Throat
Andrew Arnold, Endocrinology
Carl Malchoff, Endocrinology
Pamela Taxel, Endocrinology
Robert Cushman, Family Medicine
Patrick Coll, Geriatrics
Anne Kenny, Geriatrics
Margaret Rathier, Geriatrics
Gail Sullivan, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
Craig Rodner, Hand Surgery
Jennifer Wolf, Hand Surgery
Elizabeth Appel, Internal Medicine
Rebecca Andrews, Internal Medicine
Lynn Kosowicz, Internal Medicine
Thomas Manger, Internal Medicine
Jacqueline Nissen, Internal Medicine
Naveed Hussain, Neonatology
Andre Kaplan, Nephrology
Nazir Chahin, Neurology
Molly Brewer, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Winston Campbell, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Anthony Luciano, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Garry Turner, Obstetrics/Gynecology
William Ehlers, Ophthalmology
Robert Arciero, Orthopedics
Augustus Mazzocca, Orthopedics
Kevin Shea, Orthopedics
Denis Lafreniere, Otolaryngology
David Steffens, Psychiatry
Andrew Winokur, Psychiatry
Nausherwan Burki, Pulmonology
Robert Dowsett, Radiation Oncology
Micha Abeles, Rheumatology
David McFadden, Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Peter Albertsen, Urology
Carl Gjertson, Urology
John Taylor, Urology
James Menzoian, Vascular Surgery

Pediatrics Faculty at Connecticut Children’s
Karen Rubin, Endocrinology
Juan Salazar, Infectious Diseases
Victor Herson, Neonatology
Michelle Marie Cloutier, Pulmonology