Skip to main content

Saint Louis University Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

SLUCare Physicians Named To St. Louis Magazine's Best Doctors 2019 List

by Maggie Rotermund
Media Inquiries

Maggie Rotermund
Media Relations Specialist

Reserved for members of the media.

St. Louis Magazine has released its 2019 Best Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians as selected by other doctors. The list includes physicians representing SLUCare Physician Group across more than 40 different specialties.

Ramona Behshad

Ramona Behshad, M.D., a SLUCare dermatologist, cares for skin cancer patients using the latest treatment and surgical techniques, including Mohs surgery. SLUCare photo. 

In addition to the SLUCare doctors who made the Best Doctors List, the magazine also featured a number of stories about medical faculty affiliated with Saint Louis University.   

Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Ramona Behshad, M.D., was quoted about the dramatic increase in the rate of skin cancer.

Otolaryngologist Greg Ward, M.D., talked about how a flexible robotic surgical system at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital allows better access to treat tongue and tonsil cancer.

Pediatrician Ken Haller, M.D., family medicine physician Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D., and geriatrician John Morley, M.D., were quoted in a story about vaccinations for patients of all ages.  

The magazine profiled father-son medical duo Paul A. Young, Ph.D., who said he misses teaching after retiring from SLU last year at age 93, and Paul H. Young, M.D., a neurosurgeon and SLU alum.

The magazine also highlighted work to identify and end period poverty coming out of SLU's College for Public Health and Social Justice. The lack of access to menstrual supplies and education, was an issue in both Ethiopia and St. Louis, according to research from Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral science and health education.  

Kuhlmann received a grant from the Incarnate Word Foundation to study how low-income women in high-resource countries like the United States manage their periods, publishing her findings in January.

The list is based on the annual “Best Doctors in America” database, which considers more than one million peer evaluations to create a directory of approximately 40,000 doctors, from 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties.

Founded by Harvard Medical School physicians in 1989, Best Doctors, Inc., helps identify outstanding physicians across a range of medical specialties.

The selected SLUCare physicians — listed by specialty — are:

Adult Medicine

Allergy and Immunology
  • Mark S. Dykewicz, M.D.
  • Lisa J. Alderson, M.D.
  • Bernard R. Chaitman, M.D.
  • Michael Forsberg, M.D.
  • Tarek A. Helmy, M.D.
  • Steven C. Smart, M.D.
  •  Ramona Behshad, M.D.
  •  Nicole M. Burkemper, M.D.
  • Dee Anna Glaser, M.D.
  • A. Mary Guo, M.D.
  • M. Yadira Hurley, M.D.
  • Daniel A. West, M.D.
  •  Stewart G. Albert, M.D.
  • Raymond E. Bourey, M.D.
  • Alan B. Silverberg, M.D.
Family Medicine
  •  Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D.
  • Christine K. Jacobs, M.D.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  •  Bruce R. Bacon, M.D.
  • Mary S. Burton, M.D.
  • Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, M.D.
  • Christine Y. Hachem, M.D.
  • Jennifer L. LaBundy, M.D.
  • Charlene Prather, M.D.
  • Katie S. Schroeder, M.D.
  • Jason Taylor, M.D.
  • Brent A. Tetri, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine
  •  Julie K. Gammack, M.D.
  • Gerald Mahon, M.D.
  • John E. Morley, M.D.
  • Angela M. Sanford, M.D. 
Hematology and Oncology
  • Mark J. Fesler, M.D.
  • John M. Richart, M.D.
Infectious Disease
  •  Donald J. Kennedy, M.D.
  • Marcia Sokol-Anderson, M.D.
Internal Medicine (General)
  •  Fred R. Buckhold, III, M.D.
  • Robert M. Heaney, M.D.
  • Thomas J. Olsen, M.D.
  • Douglas Walden, M.D.
  • Bahar Bastani, M.D.
  • John C. Edwards, M.D.
  • Krista Lentine, M.D.
  • Kevin J. Martin, M.D.
  • Rosemary Ouseph, M.D.
  • Marie Philipneri, M.D.
  • Rupinder K Sodhi, M.D.
  • Thanh-Mai Vo, M.D.
  • Aninda B. Acharya, M.D.
  • Pratap Chand, M.D.
  • Randall C. Edgell, M.D.
  • Ghazala S. Hayat, M.D.
  • Jafar Kafaie, M.D.
  • L. James Willmore, Jr., M.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
  •  Erol Amon, M.D.
  • E. Cristian Campian, M.D.
  • Katherine M. Childress, M.D.
  • Jennifer M. Goldkamp, M.D.
  • Gil Gross, M.D.
  • John T. Hoff, M.D.
  • Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, M.D.
  • Ming-Shian Kao, M.D.
  • Cherie A. LeFevre, M.D.
  • Fah Che Leong, M.D.
  • Becky K. Lynn, M.D.
  • Leslie McCloskey, M.D.
  • Mary McLennan, M.D.
  • Dorothea J. Mostello, M.D.
  • Diane M. Petersen, M.D.
  • Amy J. Ravin, M.D.
  • Mitul B. Shah, M.D.
  • Jaye M. Shyken, M.D.
  • Andrew C. Steele, M.D.
  • Michael Thomure, M.D.
  • Tracy M. Tomlinson, M.D.
  • D. Gregory Ward, M.D.
  • Francisco P. Xynos, M.D.
  • Pericles Xynos, M.D.
  • Patrick Yeung, Jr., M.D.
  • Sophia Chung, M.D.
  • Oscar A. Cruz, M.D.
  • Bradley Davitt, M.D.
  • Sean Edelstein, M.D.
  • Gabriela M. Espinoza, M.D.
  • John F. Eisenbeis, M.D.
  • Frank Simo, M.D. 
  • Ronald Walker, M.D.
  • Douglas P. Blackall, M.D.
  • David Brink, M.D.
  • Nancy J. Phillips, M.D.
  • Carole Vogler, M.D.
Plastic Surgery
  • Bruce A. Kraemer, M.D. 
  • Catalina Belean, M.D.
  • Anjan Bhattacharyya, M.D.
  • Alan R. Felthous, M.D.
  • George T. Grossberg, M.D.
  • Philip J. Lefevre, M.D.
  • Mirela D. Marcu, M.D.
  • William Newman, M.D.
  • W. Maurice Redden, M.D.
  • Joseph Espiritu, M.D.
  • Ravi P. Nayak, M.D.
  • David Stoeckel, M.D.
  • Jeffrey J. Brown, M.D.
  • Christina M. Doherty, M.D.
  • Medhat M. Osman, M.D.
  • Rama Atluri, M.D.
  • Terry L. Moore, M.D.

Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics (General)
  • Joshua D. Arthur, M.D.
  • Matt A. Broom, M.D.
  • Ken Haller, M.D.
  • M. Susan Heaney, M.D.
  • Gene LaBarge, M.D.
  • Jennifer S. Ladage, M.D.
  • Jay E. Noffsinger, M.D.
  • Martin Schmidt, M.D.
  • Aline Tanios, M.D.
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Alan P. Knutsen, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
  • Kenneth Schowengerdt, M.D.
  • Jamie S. Sutherell, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Andrew C. Fiore, M.D.
  • Charles B. Huddleston, M.D. 
Pediatric Critical Care
  • Teresa L. Andreone, M.D.
  • Jeremy Garrett, M.D.
  • Lia Lowrie, M.D.
  • Robert S. Ream, M.D.
  • Jason A. Werner, M.D.
Pediatric Dermatology
  • Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Katherine R. Forrester, M.D.
  • James M. Gerard, M.D.
  • Steven P. Laffey, M.D.
  • John R. Peter, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
  • David P. Dempsher, M.D.
  • Susan Myers, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Ajay Jain, M.D.
  • Nisha Mangalat, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Teckman, M.D.
Pediatric Medical Genetics
  • Stephen R. Braddock, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • William S. Ferguson, M.D.
  • Christopher Hugge, M.D.
Pediatric Internal Medicine
  • Marilyn Maxwell, M.D.
  • Nora L. Porter, M.D.
Pediatric Neonatology
  • Robert E. Fleming, M.D.
  • Noah H. Hillman, M.D.
  • William J. Keenan, M.D.
  • Amit M. Mathur, M.D.
  • H. Farouk Sadiq, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrology
  • Anne Marie Beck, M.D.
  • Craig W. Belsha, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
  • Glen Fenton, M.D.
  • Sean E. Goretzke, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Elizabeth Engel, M.D.
  • Aki S. Puryear, M.D
Pediatric Otolaryngology
  •  Jennifer V. Brinkmeier, M.D.
  • Dary J. Costa, M.D.
  • John A. Stith, M.D. 
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Gary M. Albers, M.D.
  • Blakeslee E. Noyes, M.D.
  • Kurtis T. Sobush, M.D.
  • Robert W. Wilmott, M.D.
Pediatric Toxicology
  •  Anthony J. Scalzo, M.D.



Surgery (General)
  • Kevin Behrns, M.D.
  • Eddy Hsueh, M.D.
  • Theresa L. Schwartz, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
  • John A. Boudreau, M.D.
  • Thomas J. Fox, M.D.
  • David Greenberg, M.D.
  • Scott Kaar, M.D.
  • David Karges, DO
  • Djoldas Kuldjanov, M.D.
  • Thomas J. Otto, M.D.
  • Howard Place, M.D.
  • Jeffrey B. Whiting, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery
  • Keith S. Naunheim, M.D. 

Best Doctors 2019

SLUCare Physician Group is the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, with more than 500 health care providers and 1,200 staff members in hospitals and medical offices throughout the St. Louis region. SLUCare physicians are among the most highly trained in their fields - more than 50 specialties in all - and are national and international experts, renowned for research and innovations in medicine.