Top Docs

A national survey lists "the very best physicians" in Memphis.




Your child comes home from school one afternoon, coughing and running a high fever. That nagging chest pain that you thought was just a pulled muscle from raking leaves doesn't seem to go away, and in fact gets worse when you exert yourself. And then there's the strange headache, a dull pain that spreads over one side of your face.

The human body is a marvelous machine -- when everything works properly -- but like any finely tuned piece of equipment, things can go wrong. And when they do, that's not the time to start asking friends or neighbors who is the best doctor to visit, or begin thumbing through the Yellow Pages trying to pick a physician whose name you might recognize.

To help our readers find the very best physicians in town, we present our 2006 guide to the city's Top Doctors. With only 45 physicians named here, representing 25 specialties, this is by far the most exclusive list of physicians we have ever published.

This year, we contacted a New York-based research group called Castle Connolly Medical, which annually conducts national surveys of the best doctors in America. Their physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select the top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail and telephone surveys, as well as electronic ballots, they ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors.

Careful screening of these doctors' educational and professional experience is essential before any final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Physicians selected for inclusion in our magazine's "Top Doctors" feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at www.castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly's national guides, such as America's Top Doctors, or America's Top Doctors for Cancer.

Choosing a physician is an important, and very personal, decision. If you are happy with the care you are receiving from your doctor, there is no reason to change physicians. But if you are new to town, are searching for a new physician, or perhaps need access to a specialist, this list can be your guide to some of the most qualified physicians in the Memphis area.

Memphis' Top Doctors:

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Phillip L. Lieberman
Allergy and Asthma Care
7205 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 200
Germantown, TN 38138
901-757-6100

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Frank A. McGrew III
Stern Cardiovascular Center
8060 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
901-271-1000

Karl T. Weber
Medplex Cardiology Clinic
877 Jefferson Ave., Floor 5
Memphis, TN 38103
901-545-6969

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Jerry D. Heston
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Associates
1135 Cully Rd., Suite 100
Cordova, TN 38106
901-752-1980

DERMATOLOGY

Rex A. Amonette
Memphis Dermatology Clinic
1455 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
901-726-6655

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Beverly Williams-Cleaves
UT Medical Group
1325 Eastmoreland Ave., Suite 360
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-4801

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Caroline Riely
UT Medical Group
920 Madison Ave., Suite 240
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-5218

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Stephen T. Miller
Methodist Teaching Practice
1211 Union Ave., Suite 721
Memphis, TN 38104
901-516-0758

Robert Morrison
UT Medical Group
842 Jefferson Ave., Room A607
Memphis, TN 38103
901-545-6969

Kathryn Ryder
UT Medical Group
66 N. Pauline St., Suite 381
Memphis, TN 38105
901-448-7000

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Mohammad Jahanzeb
UT Cancer Institute
1331 Union Ave., Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-1785

Furhan Yunus
UT Cancer Institute
1331 Union Ave., Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-1785

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Frederick A. Boop
Semmes-Murphey Clinic
1211 Union Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38104
901-259-5340

Allen Sills
Semmes-Murphey Clinic
1211 Union Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38104
901-259-5340

NEUROLOGY

Tulio E. Bertorini
Wesley Neurology Clinic
1211 Union Ave., Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-8920

William Pulsinelli
UT Health Sciences Center
855 Monroe Ave., Room 415
Memphis, TN 38163
901-522-7700

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Frank Wen-Yung Ling
Women's Health Specialists
7800 Wolf Trail Cove
Germantown, TN 38138
901-682-9222

Veronica Mallet
UT Medical Group
7945 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 320
Germantown, TN 38138
901-347-8320

Owen P. Phillips
UT Medical Group
7945 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 320
Germantown, TN 38138
901-347-8320

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Barrett Haik
UT Medical Group
930 Madison Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-6650

James N. Holliday
Holliday Vision Clinic
4571 Summer Ave.
Memphis, TN 38122
901-680-0043

Matthew Wilson
UT Medical Group
930 Madison Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-6650

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

James H. Beatty
Campbell Clinic
1211 Union Ave., Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38104
901-759-3125

James L. Guyton
Campbell Clinic
1400 S. Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
901-759-3111

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Neal S. Beckford
Otolaryngology Associates of the Mid-South
7675 Wolf River Circle, Suite 202
Germantown, TN 38138
901-737-3021

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY

Wayne L. Furman
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St., MS 260
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-2403

Melissa Hudson
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St., MS 735
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-3384

Ching Hon Pui
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-3335

John T. Sandlund Jr.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St., MS 260
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-3300

Winfred C. Wang
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St., Room R6010
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-2051

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

P. Joan Chesney
UT Medical Group
50 N. Dunlap Ave., Suite 4624
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-2060

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

Robert J. Wyatt
UT Medical Group
50 N. Dunlap St., Room 301
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-2070

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Andrew Davidoff
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-4060

Stephen J. Shochat
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-2911

PEDIATRICS

John R. Hill
UT Medical Group
777 Washington Avenue, Suite P110
Memphis, TN 38105
901-448-2000

Stephen Andrew Spooner
UT Medical Group
50 N. Dunlap Street, Room 4624
Memphis, TN 38103
901-448-2000

PLASTIC SURGERY

Robert D. Wallace
UT Medical Group
7945 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
901-347-8290

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Larry E. Kun
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St., Room C2002F
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-3565

Thomas Merchant
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
332 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105
901-495-3604

RHEUMATOLOGY

Stanley B. Kaplan
UT Medical Group
7945 Wolf River Blvd., Suite 120
Germantown, TN 38138
901-448-7260

SURGERY

Raza Ali Dilawari
Memphis Surgical Specialists
1325 Eastmoreland Ave., Suite 410
Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-1921

Guy R. Voeller
UT Medical Group
50 Humphreys Center, Suite 30
Memphis, TN 38120
901-747-2312

THORACIC SURGERY

Christian Gilbert
UT Medical Group
50 N. Dunlap St., Floor 2
Memphis, TN 38103
901-572-5958

UROLOGY

H. Norman Noe
770 Estate Place
Memphis, TN 38120
901-681-4096

Robert W. Wake
UT Medical Group
956 Court Avenue, Room H216
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-1026

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