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LA BioMed researchers among 'America's Top Doctors'

29 of the Institute's physician-scientists honored

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IMAGE: Eric Daar, M.D., LA BioMed principal researcher and AIDS/HIV expert, ranks among "America's Top Doctors, " a guide to the top 1 percent of physicians in the country. view more

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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 14, 2011) - Based on a survey of thousands of medical and healthcare professionals from around the country, 13 physician-researchers from Los Angles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) ranked among "America's Top Doctors," a guide to the top 1 percent of physicians in the country.

Castle Connolly, the publisher of "America's Top Doctors," chose another 16 LA BioMed physician-researchers as among the top doctors in the region. To make its selections, Castle Connolly said it surveys thousands of physicians and healthcare professionals every year and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.

The publisher said its physician-led research team also makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures.

"We are delighted that so many of LA BioMed's outstanding physician-researchers received recognition from America's Top Doctors," said LA BioMed President and CEO David I. Meyer, PhD. "LA BioMed's strength has always been its exceptional research staff, and we congratulate those who received the honor of being listed among the nation's and the region's best physicians."

The LA BioMed physician-researchers listed in the 9th edition of "America's Top Doctors" are:

Arnold Bayer, MD
Carol D. Berkowitz, MD
Matthew J. Budoff, MD
Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD
Eric S. Daar, MD
John E. Edwards, MD
Jerry Finklestein, MD
Eli Ipp, MD
Sherwin J. Isenberg, MD
Adam J. Jonas, MD
Jacob Rajfer, MD
Ronald S. Swerdloff, MD
Rodney A. White, MD

The LA BioMed and physician-researchers listed among the Top Doctors in the region are:

Sharon G. Adler, MD
Thomas L. Anderson, Jr., MD
Peter Van Doren Barrett, MD
Viktor E. Eysselein, MD
William J. French, MD
Charles S. Grob, MD
Kenneth R. Huff, MD
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD
Ira M. Lesser, MD
C. Mark Mehringer, MD
Ricardo Patrick Mendoza, MD
James N. Scharffenberger, MD
Lance Sieger, MD
Bruce E. Stabile, MD
Mallory D. Witt, MD
Henry Chang-Lien Yang, MD

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About LA BioMed

Founded in 1952, LA BioMed is one of the country's leading nonprofit independent biomedical research institutes. It has more than 150 principal researchers conducting studies into improved treatments and cures for cancer, inherited diseases, infectious diseases, illnesses caused by environmental factors and more. It also educates young scientists and provides community services, including immunization and childhood nutrition programs. LA BioMed is academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and located on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.LABioMed.org

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