USC physicians dominate magazine’s ‘Top Doctors’
The current “Top Doctors” issue of Pasadena Magazine recognizes 273 USC physicians, the most since the magazine began publishing its issue five years ago.
The number of USC physicians honored on the list increased by 61 percent this year over the 170 listed last year. The annual edition showcases more than 950 medical doctors, nominated by peers as the best in their profession, who practice in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area.
“This recognition is evidence that the reputation of our faculty physicians is growing,” said Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito. “We’re proud of their accomplishments and achievements, as well as their commitment to education and equipping the next generation of doctors with the skills they need to provide superior health care to patients.”
The Keck School includes more than 500 physicians who are full-time faculty members practicing at the Keck Medical Center of USC (including Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital), Doheny Eye Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and several medical offices, including the Keck Medical Center of USC Pasadena, which opened in April.
“When our physicians began seeing patients at the Keck Medical Center of USC Pasadena, we realized a long-time goal of bringing more of our world-class services to San Gabriel Valley residents,” said Scott Evans, chief operating officer and interim CEO of the USC hospitals, a part of the Keck Medical Center. “Our physicians are proud to serve the Pasadena community, and we’re proud to see so many of their names in the ‘Top Doctors’ list.”
To be considered for inclusion, physicians in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area were nominated and voted on by their peers, who submitted confidential ballots to the magazine. The votes were tabulated and the physicians’ credentials verified by Yee & Belilove LLP, a law firm in Pasadena. Doctors cannot pay to be included on the list.
USC doctors appeared in 48 of 59 specialty categories recognized by the magazine. In 16 of those categories, more physicians from USC appeared than doctors from any other health provider in the area. Specialties included adolescent medicine, bone marrow/transplant, cardiothoracic surgery, neonatology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatrics/bone marrow transplant, critical care, gynecology, radiology, vascular surgery, endocrinology/diabetes/ metabolism, geriatric medicine, gynecologic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and pathology.
Other specialties in which USC faculty physicians appeared were allergy and immunology, breast cancer/breast surgical oncology, cardiology, colon/rectal surgery, cosmetic surgery/medicine, dermatology, emergency care, gastroenterology, general surgery, general/family practice, hematology/hematologic malignancies/oncology, infectious diseases, infertility, internal medicine, nephrology, OB/GYN, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine/critical care, reproductive endocrinology/infertility, rheumatology, surgical oncology, urologic surgical oncology and urology.
The issue also features profiles of more than 50 faculty physicians in digestive health, gynecological oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery.
Pasadena Magazine is a monthly regional publication serving the greater San Gabriel Valley. It is available for purchase at major newsstands, bookstores and grocers in the Los Angeles metro area. Launched in September 2007, the magazine has published its “Top Doctors” directory since 2008.