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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston VA Docs Among the Best in the World

August 16, 2012

A significant number of physicians affiliated with the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center are recognized as the best in their field by such organizations as Best Doctors, Inc. (only 5% of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor), U.S. News Top Doctors (top 10% in their region), and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty).

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this list. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™.  Castle Connolly bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.

Horacio J. Adrogue, M.D.
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Specialty: Nephrology

Daniel Albo, M.D. 
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Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Daniel Anaya, M.D. 
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Samir S. Awad, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine

Elizabeth F. Baze, M.D.
Eye Care Line
Specialty: Ophthalmology

David H. Berger, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Carol Bodenheimer, M.D.
Spinal Cord Care Line
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Timothy Boone, M.D.
Operative and Spinal Cord Care Lines
Specialty: Urology

Biykem Bozkurt, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Blase A. Carabello, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Petros E. Carvounis, M.D.
Eye Care Line
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Peter T. Chang, M.D. 
Eye Care Line
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Michael Coburn, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Urology

Maria Dajoyag-Mejia, M.D.
Spinal Cord Injury Care Line
Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rabih Darouiche, M.D.
Medical and Spinal Cord Care Lines
Specialty: Infectious Disease & Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

Charles S. DeJohn, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Anita Deswal, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Cardiology

Donald T. Donovan, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Otolaryngology

Bruce L. Ehni, M.D. 
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D.
Research Care Line
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Aimée D. Garcia, M.D., C.W.S., F.A.C.C.W.S.
Extended Care Line
Specialty: Geriatrics

Fae H. Garden, M.D
Rehabilitation Care Line
Specialty: Physiatrics Physical Medicine

John A. Goss, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Surgery

David Y. Graham, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Richard J. Hamill, M.D.
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Specialty: Infectious Disease

Jennifer Harrison, M.D.
Spinal Cord Care Line
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Teresa Hayes, M.D.
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Specialty: Medical Oncology

Michael H. Heggeness, M.D., Ph.D.
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Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Helene K. Henson, M.D.
Rehabilitation & Extended Care Line
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sally Ann Holmes, M.D.
Spinal Cord Injury Care Line
Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dov Kadmon, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Urology

Biswajit Kar, M.D., F.A.C.C. 
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Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Thomas Kent, M.D.
Neurology Care Line
Specialty: Neurology

Thomas R. Kosten, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Panagiotis Kougias, M.D.
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Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Mark E. Kunik, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Laura Marsh, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Sanjay J. Mathew, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Daniel M. Musher, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Infectious Disease

David T. Netscher, M.D.
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Specialty: Hand Surgery & Plastic Surgery

Thomas F. Newton, M.D.
Research Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

Ida F. Orengo, M.D. 
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Specialty: Dermatology

Silvia D. Orengo-Nania, M.D.
Eye Care Line
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Robert B. Parke, Jr., M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Otolaryngology

Waqar A. Qureshi, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Theodore Rosen, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Dermatology

Yasser Shaib, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Christopher P. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.S.
Operative Care Line
Specialty:Urology

Stephanie F. Sneed, M.D.
Rehabilitation & Extended Care Line
Specialty: Physiatry

Samuel Stal, M.D., F.A.C.S
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Andrea Stolar, M.D.
Mental Health Care Line
Specialty: Psychiatry

George E. Taffet, M.D.
Extended Care Line
Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Robert S. Tan, M.D.
Extended Care Line
Specialty: Family Medicine

Marcelo Vela, M.D.
Medical Care Line
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Mitchell P. Weikert, M.D.
Eye Care Line
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Daniel Yoshor, M.D.
Operative Care Line
Specialty: Neurosurgery