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Cancer 'Top Docs' Are Almost All UPMC Cancer Centers Oncologists in Pittsburgh Magazine Annual Survey

Pittsburgh, PA April 29, 2010 – UPMC Cancer Centers oncologists swept the Pittsburgh Magazine annual “Top Docs” list, a selection of the region’s top physicians, categorized by specialty and compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The list is published in the May issue of the magazine, available on newsstands today.

29 UPMC Cancer Centers oncologists were chosen as "Top Docs"; in the categories of Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology, UPMC Cancer Centers doctors represented almost 80% of the selected oncologists. Overall, of the 159 physicians on the Top Docs list, 123 are UPMC physicians.

“UPMC’s dominant presence on this list reflects the broad excellence and extensive expertise of our medical staff. We are very proud of our physicians,” said Elizabeth Concordia, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the Hospital and Community Services Division. “This extensive list reflects UPMC’s commitment to excellence in patient care as well as the broad expertise of our medical staff. We are very proud of our physicians.”

The UPMC Cancer Centers doctors chosen for the 2010 UPMC Top Docs list are:

Colon & Rectal Surgery - Dr. Linda Farkas

Gastroenterology - Dr. Adam Slivka

Geriatric Medicine - Dr. Stephanie Studenski

Gynecologic Oncology - Drs. Robert Edwards and Joseph Kelley

Hematology - Drs. Stanley Marks, G. David Roodman and Michael Sherry

Medical Oncology - Drs. Athanassios Argiris, Nancy Davidson and John Kirkwood

Neurological Surgery - Drs. L. Dade Lunsford, Joseph Maroon and Ian Pollack

Otolaryngology - Drs. Jennifer Grandis, Barry Hirsch, Jonas Johnson, and Carl Snyderman

Radiation Oncology - Drs. John Flickinger and Joel Greenberger

Surgery - Drs. David Bartlett, Sally Carty, Howard Edington, Ronald Johnson, Kenneth Lee, and J. Wallis Marsh

Urology - Drs. Ronald Hrebinko, Stephen Jackman, and Joel Nelson

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Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s physician-led research team follows a rigorous screening process to select the Top Docs on national and regional levels. For more information about "Top Doctors" at UPMC, visit