Leaders Of Influence: Top L.A. Doctors

   

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal


Los Angeles is home to many of the nation’s best healthcare practitioners and centers of excellence and this is our annual opportunity to shine a light on some of the finest. For our Top Doctors profiles this year, we analyzed each of the many nominations received and pulled a few particularly outstanding medical professionals each from 21 disciplines of focus: Anesthesiology; Cardiology; Colon & Rectal; Dermatology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology; Infectious Disease; Internal Medicine; Neurology; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Oncology; Ophthalmology; Orthopedics; Pediatrics; Plastic/Reconstruction; Pulmonology; Radiology; and Urology. Doctors were selected based on their good standing, reputation, thought leadership and success here in Los Angeles.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.


Top Doctors in Los Angeles
ANESTHESIOLOGY
Debra Lotstein- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

CARDIOLOGY
Harry Balian- Adventist Health Glendale
Sunny Bhatia- Prime Healthcare
Saar Danon- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Ravi Dave- UCLA Health
Ivan C. Ho- Keck Medicine of USC
Guy Mayeda- PIH Health
Marc Sakwa- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Shaun Setty- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
David Shavelle- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Amir Solhpour- Adventist Health Glendale
Karol Watson- UCLA Health

COLON AND RECTAL SPECIALTY
Sang W. Lee- Keck Medicine of USC

DERMATOLOGY
Rachael Moore- PIH Health

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Dinesh Chhetri- UCLA Health
Michael Johns III- Keck Medicine of USC
Hossein Mahboubi- PIH Health
Maie St. John- UCLA Health

EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Scott Braunstein- Sollis Health LA
Sergio Hernandez- Emanate Health
Jan Shoenberger- Keck Medicine of USC

ENDOCINOLOGY
Christian Gastelum- PIH Health
Anthony Heaney- UCLA Health
Raynald Samoa- City of Hope
Stephanie Smooke Praw- UCLA Health

FAMILY MEDICINE
Cynthia Chen-Joea- Emanate Health

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Ashwin Ashok- PIH Health
Lin Chang- UCLA Health
Lynn Connolly- UCLA Health
Marc Edelstein- Cedars-Sinai

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Sohanjeet Bassi- Emanate Health
David Del Bello- PIH Health
Maita Kuvhenguhwa- MLK Community Medical Group
Elizabeth Maslow- Adventist Health Glendale

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Arleen Brown- UCLA Health
John Lindberg- Emanate Health
Stuart Miller- Huntington Health Physicians

NEUROLOGY
Yaser Badr- Adventist Health Glendale
Said R. Beydoun- Keck Medicine of USC
Adrian Burgos- PIH Health
Susan Durham- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Shafali Jeste- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Gregory Lekovic- PIH Health
Nima Ramezan- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Richard M. Young- Emanate Health

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Jacqueline Bracy- Emanate Health
Howard C. Mandel- Jhpiego International Advisory Board
Jennifer McNulty- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Joseph Ouzounian- Keck Medicine of USC
Sara Soto- PIH Health

ONCOLOGY
Avo Artinyan- Adventist Health Glendale
Kristi Funk- Pink Lotus Breast Center
Stacy Gray- City of Hope
Heinz-Josef Lenz- Keck Medicine of USC
Jessica Rayhanabad- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Angela Sie- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Dennis Slamon- UCLA Health
Nilesh Vora- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Lisa Wang- PIH Health
Ronald Wolf- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Lori Birndorf- A Medical Corporation

ORTHOPEDICS
Neel Anand- Cedars-Sinai
Amandeep Bhalla- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
William Gow- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Raymond Hah- Keck Medicine of USC
Ronald Kvitne- Cedars-Sinai, Kerlan-Jobe Institute
Andrew Wassef- MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Paul Yang- Emanate Health

PEDIATRICS
Shital Arya- Huntington Health Physicians
Kavitha Bhatia- Prime Healthcare
Jacqueline Casillas- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Rachel Chapman- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Torin Cunningham- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Juan Espinoza- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Inderpal Randhawa- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Nick Shillingford- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Antoine Soliman- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Barry Steinmetz- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Graham Tse- MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

PLASTIC/RECONTRUCTIVE
Robert Kotler- Robert Kotler, MD, Inc.
Kimberly Lee- Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center

PULMONOLOGY
Santhi Iyer Kumar- Keck Medicine of USC
David R. Nelson- Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Paryus Patel- Prime Healthcare
Saeid Safaee- Adventist Health Glendale

RADIOLOGY
Patricia Acharya- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Amit Sura- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

UROLOGY
Andre Abreu- Keck Medicine of USC