ECU physicians named best of the best

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Dec 182013

Forty-nine 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 asking whom 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 is in the December issue of “Business North Carolina” magazine. The full list is online at

The ECU physicians on the list are Dr. William A. Burke, dermatology; Drs. Jon Firnhaber, Susan Keen, Greg W. Knapp, Lars C. Larsen, Tae Joon Lee, Gary I. Levine, Kenneth Steinweg and Ricky Watson, family medicine; Drs. Paul P. Cook and Keith M. Ramsey, infectious diseases; Dr. Nathan Brinn, pediatrics and internal medicine; Drs. Mary Jane Barchman and Paul Bolin, nephrology; Drs. Raymond Dombroski and Edward R. Newton, obstetrics and gynecology; Drs. David Hannon and Charlie J. Sang Jr., pediatric cardiology; Dr. Glenn Harris, pediatric diabetologist; and Dr. William E. Novotny and Ronald M. Perkin, pediatric critical care; Dr. Susan Boutilier, pediatric neurology and sleep medicine; and Dr. John Gibbs, neurology.

Also listed are Dr. Michael Reichel, pediatric developmental and behavioral problems; Dr. David N. Collier, pediatric obesity; Dr. Daniel P. Moore, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Dr. Elaine Cabinum-Foeller, pediatric abuse; Dr. Diana J. Antonacci, John Diamond and Kaye L. McGinty, child and adolescent psychiatry; Dr. Scott S. MacGilvray, neonatal medicine; Drs. Lorraine Basnight, Karin Marie Hillenbrand, Thomas G. Irons, Suzanne Lazorick, Dale A. Newton, John Olsson, Kathleen V. Previll and Charles Willson, general pediatrics; Drs. Robert A. Shaw, Yash Kataria and Mark Bowling, pulmonary medicine; Drs. Robert Harland and Eric Toschlog, surgery; Dr. Emmanuel Zervos, surgical oncology; Dr. Danielle Walsh, pediatric surgery; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., cardiothoracic surgery; Dr. Eleanor Harris, radiation oncology; and Dr. Charles S. Powell, vascular surgery.


Women Surgeons of the 19th Century – Ahead of the Times

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Mar 232012

ECU physician from Best Doctors in America list will speak on the history of women surgeons. Dr. Danielle Saunders Walsh, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine, will present “Women Surgeons of the 19th Century – Ahead of the Times” on Monday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the 4th floor Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery of the Laupus Library.

 Through vignettes of pioneers, this presentation will discuss the background of women entering medical school and surgery in the 19th century and the issues they faced. As the daughter of a history and religion teacher, Dr. Walsh will combine her loves of surgery, mentoring of women, and history into one presentation.

 Walsh specializes in pediatric surgery and is the current Vice President of the Association of Women Surgeons In November of 2011 she was one of 47 BSOM physicians named on the Best Doctors in America list which represents the top 5 percent of physicians in the country and has more than 46,000 doctors in 400 different specialties

 For additional information on the Medical History Interest Group presentations, go to Presentations have been filmed and can be viewed by clicking on the “Previous Presentations” link.